PALEO PB CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD w/COOKIE CRUMBLES

I’ve been wanting to create and post this totally BANANAS recipe for a while, but as anyone who bakes with bananas knows, you have to wait until those bananas have almost no to absolutely no yellow left on the skin for the best results.

And once I had the most perfectly perfect over-ripe bananas, I moved into a new place without a finished kitchen for almost 3 weeks. The wait was killing me (first world problems, I know).

I actually kept the (essentially) rotting bananas in my fridge for 3 weeks until, at last, I was able to make this PB Chocolate Paleo Banana Bread of my dreams.

As with most recipes you’ll find here at Reformation Health, this bread contains no wheat, no grains, and scant to no sugar, without compromising taste whatsoever. As with the “Cookies and Milk” Energy Bites, I used Rootz Nutrition Paleo Protein Superfood Protein (use the code RHROOTZ for 10% off site-wide!) for because it has almost no sugar, and the ingredients are clean as can be in keeping alignment with the Paleo way of life. I myself don’t define myself as Paleo, but I do define myself as a clean eater and buy ingredients accordingly.

This would be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table, office party, holiday gathering, or just Sunday brunch. I recommend you serve it warm with a big scoop of Halo Top or the 365 by Whole Foods Coconut whipped topping.

What are some of your favorite Paleo treats???

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

- 3 Qty over-ripe Bananas, mashed

- 1C Almond Flour

- 1/4C Coconut Flour

- 1/4C Raw Cacao

- 2 Scoops Rootz Nutrition Paleo Protein Superfood (use the code RHROOTZ for 10% off site-wide!)

- 1 + 1/2tsp Baking Powder

- 1/2tsp Vanilla Bean Paste (or extract okay)

 - 1/4-1/2C unsweetened nut milk

- 2T Fourth & Heart Vanilla Bean Ghee, melted

- 1/4C no sugar Peanut Butter (I love Justin’s)

- (OPTIONAL) 1/2 Double Chocolate KNOW Foods paleo cookie, crumbled

- Bread loaf pan

LET’S DO THIS:

- Line a standard bread loaf pan with parchment, and grease with Fourth & Heart Ghee spray.

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

- In the bowl of a large food process (like this one), combine all of the ingredients except for the peanut butter and the cookie. Process until smooth and well combined.

- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top.

- With a knife, swirl the peanut butter throughout the top of the prepared batter.

- Sprinkle with cookie crumbles, and bake at 350 degrees for 350 minutes. Pull out of the oven and test the bake with a knife, it should come out clean. If the knifes comes out with batter on it, bake 5 minutes longer, or until done.