Grain-free Banana Bread Bars

I debated calling them something else. Paleo is trendy and the recipe I used as a base has Paleo in the name. Technically, they fall under the Paleo rules I suppose. There is no white sugar; however, there is honey and banana. Honey and banana are ok depending on whom you talk to about this question. The honey isn’t noticed one way or the other so… The banana on the other hand… This bar tastes like banana bread. I don’t know how that bit got left out of the original recipe. Speaking of – Paleo Coconut Pecan Breakfast Bars

Craving something sweet at the start of week two of eating clean gets you compromises in what you consider a treat. So this morning, while making some pretty amazing eggs for breakfast (later post) I made this also. As I was adding everything into the bowl I got to thinking that it didn’t look like enough of anything. So I doubled the coconut flour and added almond flour, added cinnamon and nutmeg, threw it in the oven and hoped for the best.

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This is good. Very simple to make. No grains, no goofy extras. I could see it being a bit better with the addition of salt and chocolate chips, maybe. Heck, I might make a version of it with pumpkin to see how that goes.

So here is today’s treat experiment. I’m calling them Coconut Pecan Banana Bars. 

Grain-free Banana Bread Bars

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 Tbsp coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use the coconut oil to grease an 8x8 pan. Crack your eggs into a medium sized bowl and quickly whisk them up. Mash your banana and add to the bowl with the eggs along with the honey and vanilla. Measure and add your coconut flour and almond flour, cinnamon and nutmeg, making sure to combine everything well and ensuring there are no clumps. Measure and add the unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut milk and mix to ensure the batter is well combined. Spoon the batter into your pan and smooth it out. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over top. Bake your bars in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on them - when the edges are golden brown and the center is firm, they're done!
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