Guilt Free Banana Loaf. ~ Jessie Groveman

Via Jessie Groveman
on Aug 21, 2013
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This is the most beautiful, tasty and guilt free banana loaf you will ever make.

My friend Tara of the Tara List Solution came over to help me bake a healthy (without dairy, soy, refined sugar, and entirely gluten free) banana bread.

I’m telling you, this recipe is so good you will never want to eat any other banana bread. Keep it in the fridge after it cools and then enjoy a slice as a snack with a cup of tea or coffee.

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2 cups of almond flour (depending on number of bananas used)

1 cup of coconut flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of maple syrup

3 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup) of coconut oil or ghee, melted

2 eggs (room temp)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-3 very ripe bananas

Optional: One cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit (we used chia seeds, yellow raisins, pecans, walnuts- the more the merrier.)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Mash bananas well with a fork, then add in eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla and mix until well blended

3. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, and whisk to mix well.

4. Add dry ingredients into the wet, and mix well

5. Add melted coconut oil/ghee and fold into the batter until well combined. (Now is also when you should fold in chocolate chips, walnuts, cranberries, raisins, chia seeds etc. if you’d like!)

6. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the loaf. You want it to be browned at the top, that’s the part that tastes best!

7. Eat warm or cooled, and make sure to refrigerate the leftovers!


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Ed: Cat Beekmans

 Photos: The Tara List


About Jessie Groveman

Jessie Groveman has a true passion for healing and all things life enhancing. She is living proof that living a healthy, holistic and balanced life does not mean sacrificing fun, glamour and adventure. Jessie feels that one’s life and body is a work of art that deserves to be nurtured, loved and catered to. With a masters degree in art therapy from NYU, a yoga teaching certification from Kripalu, and an Urban Zen Integrative Therapy certification, Jessie combines her passion for creative arts with yoga, aromatherapy, meditation and various healing modalities to create a unique wellness session that nurtures the mind, body and spirit. Check out her website to learn more.


5 Responses to “Guilt Free Banana Loaf. ~ Jessie Groveman”

  1. Kristen says:

    Has anyone used anything other than almond flour? I'm allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Thank you!

  2. Switch to rice flour. 🙂

  3. Atlantya says:

    I was hoping to find some words of wisdom about how to enjoy a slice of banana bread mindfully without all the moral judgments we seem to need to place on food these days. Instead I found a recipe for a banana bread that I'm still not sure why it's "guilt-free" and what most people think of as banana bread needs to be "guilt-laden".

  4. Leslie says:

    Egg free option recommendations?

  5. Chantelle says:

    Flax seeds, a tbsp with 2-3tbsp of water x 2 for 2 eggs, mix it with a fork then add that mixture to the rest of the ingredients.