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Grain Free Baked Goods!

April 15, 2014

I’ve experimented with many recipes from a lot of sites in my never-ending quest to find good non-grain based alternatives for home baked goods. While I’m not eating these right now (stupid Whole 30), there’s no reason you all should be deprived. These are both inspired by various paleo recipe websites, minus the peanut butter of course.

Keep in mind that although these are gluten free, they are NOT low calorie. There is a ton of (natural) sugar and fat in these bad boys. You can’t argue with their deliciousness though!

Banana Bread

  • 4 mashed brown/black bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut or almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Optional: chopped nuts, chocolate chips etc

Mix together the bananas, nut butter and regular butter.  You may want to use a hand mixer although I’ve always just used a spoon and some elbow grease. Once the wet ingredients are well mixed, add all the dry ingredients and mix again. If you’re using any optional ingredients, add those now!

Pour batter into a loaf pan and put in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Check whether it’s done before pulling it out of the oven. I sometimes find it needs an extra five minutes.

Carrot Bread

  • 2 big carrots, shredded (use your cheese grater)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut or almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Optional: raisins, chopped nuts etc.

Mix together the carrots, nut butter and honey. When well mixed, add in the rest of the ingredients and mix again. Fold in your optional ingredients.

Same cooking instructions as above but check on whether it’s done around the 35 minute mark.

For easy portion control, pour the batter into mini muffin tins instead. Keep in mind this will significantly reduce cooking time so keep an eye on them!

Now get baking so I can live vicariously through you!

 

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2 Comments
  1. I love banana bread!!!

  2. Me too! There’s something so “homey” about it. Reminds me of being a kid.

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