Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Coconut Flour Banana Bread

I found this recipe on SparkPeople today.... and then of course had to tweak it because that's just how I do.  I shaved off only 26 calories, but almost 8g fat, and added almost 11g of protein.  Score! **If you look at the recipe in the link above, notice I did not use Butter - I used applesauce instead.  AND the sodium count on their nutrition information is very incorrect because most of the sodium in this recipe comes from the baking soda & baking powder)**
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 2/3 small bananas, peeled
4 large eggs
4tbsp liquid egg whites
1tsp baking soda
1tsp reduced sodium baking powder
2tbsp Light Agave Nectar
1/3 cup no sugar added applesauce
1/2 tsp salt substitute
1tbsp Cinnamon
3 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used Body Fortress)
Preheat oven to 350.  Grease loaf pan with coconut oil.
In food processor, 'mash' bananas until smooth.
In large bowl, combine bananas, eggs, egg whites, agave nectar, & applesauce.  Mix well, make sure eggs are mixed well.
In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (baking soda/powder, salt substitute, cinnamon, protein powder, coconut flour).
Pour dry ingredients into bowl with banana/egg mixture.
Mix thoroughly.
Pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Let Cool
Makes 8 servings.
178 Calories
4g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Fiber
16g Protein
188mg Sodium
Side note: you can also add nuts to this if you like, Chope them up and add to batter, and/or sprinkle on top before baking.  I just didn't have any nuts.  Also, this will change the nutrition information.

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