Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I gave my friend a slice of this banana bread and I was essentially issued a death threat if I didn't put it on the blog, "tonight!". That, in conjunction with my oldest son's (the best food critic around) opinion that it was "awesome!", let me know that this recipe was definitely a keeper.
I got the original recipe from the back of the Namaste gluten-free Perfect Flour Blend package. I modified it a bit, baked it up, and luckily it turned out perfectly! I really like Namaste all-purpose flour because the rice flour in its composition is 100% brown-rice flour instead of a brown/white rice flour mix, like many gluten-free flour blends are.
Namaste Banana Bread
2 cups Namaste Perfect Flour Blend
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil (liquefied)
3/4 cup coconut sugar
2 large eggs
3 bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I use Frontier vanilla flavor)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
In a medium sized bowl, sift together the Perfect Flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl mix together the coconut oil and sugar. Add eggs, mashed bananas and vanilla, stirring until well blended. Fold in the dry ingredients and walnuts.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for approximately 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer loaf to wire cooling rack to cool before serving.