Updated: May 2, 2022
Banana walnut bread with no sugar or lectins, this easy baked fruit and nut bread is rich in healthy resistant starch, protein, B6, and manganese and big on taste.
Banana bread like mom used to make is within reach. This perfectly moist, bouncy, slightly sweet bread delivers big banana taste. And you get added benefits from hazelnut flour, green bananas, and walnuts that you can't get from that old sugary bread.
Just throw all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and bake. It's that easy. And you won't believe the taste and texture. Since green bananas don't taste much like bananas, I use real banana extract to get the big banana flavor in the first bite.
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And this big banana flavor isn't just a carnival in your mouth. The bread also has some amazing health benefits because we use ingredients from Dr. Gundry's YES list. Green bananas, hazelnut flour, polyphenol-rich olive oil, and walnuts give can do your body good.
First, green bananas are an unripe tropical fruit. When you consume bananas green, they have no sugar. Instead, they're mostly resistant starch, which helps feed your gut bugs. Second, hazelnuts are a good source of natural B6 and manganese. These nuts are known to increase oxidative capacity and reduce blood lipids. That means their heart healthy! Third, good olive oil has lots of polyphenols, and we all know by now how great those special antioxidants are for digestion weight management and cardiovascular health. Finally, walnuts are rich in fiber for digestion and good omega-3 fat for brain and heart health.
So let's make this healthy bread so we can start enjoying the health benefits together. Let's go!
LFG Green Banana Walnut Bread
3 Green Bananas
2 Pastured Eggs
1/4 C Green Banana Flour
1/4 C Hazelnut Flour
1/4 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 T Erythritol Granules
1 T Organic Full-fat Sour Cream
1 t Pure Banana Extract
1/2 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Baking Powder
1/4 C Walnut Halves
1 Additional Green Banana (for tops)
Step 1: Blend Ingredients
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare two small loaf pans by lining them with parchment paper. In a blender or food processor, blend green bananas, eggs, flours, oil, erythritol, sour cream, banana extract, baking soda, and baking powder until smooth and creamy.
Step 2: Bake Bread
Pour batter into prepared small bread loaf pans. Divide walnut halves and push into the tops of the bread batter. Slice the additional green banana the long way in half. Set each banana slice, cut side up, on top of each loaf. Bake for 45 minutes until loaves are risen and tops are rich brown.
Slice this bread and serve warm with pastured butter. Pairs great with coffee.