Have you ever felt frustrated at being unable to eat something you are craving? You find yourself thinking of one particular food but then realize your diet does not include said meal or snack. Luckily, there are food and diet experts who are creating healthy recipes to help you stay on track with your diet. Cookbook Author Erika Schlick shares her paleo banana bread recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you aligned with your dietary restrictions.
After being diagnosed with Lyme disease and other autoimmune diseases, including Celiac disease, Schlick started a blog where she could share her experience with the world, give advice, offer her health coach services, and share some of her best recipes. The Trail to Health is a safe haven in the overwhelming online world for people who find themselves struggling with health issues.
Among those delicious recipes that Schlick has created throughout the years — some of them included in her book The Wandering Palate — is her Paleo banana bread recipe. She was seen live on Portland’s KATU AMNW virtually from LA cooking one of the trendiest snacks of 2020.
Schlick’s recipe calls for 70 minutes in which you will prep and bake the banana bread in seven easy steps with 13 ingredients.
- Overly ripe bananas – 3.
- Large eggs – 3.
- Butter or coconut oil – ½ cup.
- Maple sugar – ¼ cup.
- Vanilla extract – 1 tablespoon.
- Ground cinnamon – 1 tablespoon.
- Ground nutmeg – ½ teaspoon.
- Otto’s Naturals Cassava flour – 1 cup.
- Baking powder – 1 ½ teaspoons.
- Baking soda – ½ teaspoon.
- Sea salt – ½ teaspoon.
- Chopped walnuts or hazelnuts – 1 cup.
- Chocolate chips – optional, ½ cup.
- You must preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C and grease a 9x5inch/23x13cm loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, peel and mash the ripe bananas.
- If you have a stand mixer, use it to beat the eggs with butter or coconut oil, maple sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Once everything is mixed, add the mashed bananas and beat until smooth.
- Use a separate bowl to whisk the Cassava flour with the baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients slowly, keep mixing until they are combined. Once they have combined, fold in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.
- When your mix is done, pour it into the greased loaf pan and smooth the top. You will bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
- Make sure you let the banana bread cool completely on a wire rack before slicing and serving it.
Following specific diets can be challenging when you are unable to find options for your favorite meals. Cookbook Author Erika Schlick offers several options for people with different diets to enjoy a good meal and a tasty snack. Based on her own dietary restrictions, she has created a variety of recipes to satisfy every craving. If you want to follow more of her recipes, take a look at her website and check out her YouTube Channel.