Princess Snack Time

Nourishing Banana Bread

When Sara said “Let’s make banana bread!”, I had to comply. What’s more fun that baking with your kids? Inspired by Elena’s Pantry Carrot Banana MuffinsI modified my Breakfast Cupcakes and came up with this fantastic banana bread. Traditionally banana bread is made with refined sugar, oils and flour, but that kind of baking doesn’t sound fun to me. However, creating Nourishing Banana Bread, full of healthy fats and powerful antioxidants, is very fun. It’s moist and just slightly spicy with a hint of vanilla. The girls had a great “Princess Snack Time” with their freshly baked muffins.

Nourishing Banana Bread

This grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free recipe is sure to help you understand that healthy food is not bland and boring.


  • 4 carrots
  • 6 medjoul dates, pitted
  • 2 bananas
  • 3 organic or omega-3 enriched eggs
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted, or organic canola oil
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon iodized sea salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the ends off of the carrots.
  3. In a food processor, or with a hand grater, shred the carrots and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Place pitted dates, bananas, eggs, vinegar and oil in a food processor. Process for about 15 seconds, until blended.
  5. Add the walnuts and pulse about 5 times, until the walnuts are chopped.
  6. Transfer mixture from food processor to the mixing bowl.
  7. Add the almond flour, baking soda, sea salt, coconut, spices and vanilla to the mixture and mix until combined.
  8. Line muffin tins with paper liners or grease muffin tin or 2 bread pans with oil. This recipe makes about 18 muffins; fill muffins about halfway. We made 12 muffins and 1 mini-loaf.
  9. Bake 15 minutes for muffins and 20-25 minutes for bread, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the bread/muffins.

Nutrition Details

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian

How are you doing with the Foolproof Your Ticker Challenge? Nourish your heart with this Banana Bread. Every single ingredient in this recipe will move you closer to longevity. Well, except baking soda. Here’s how:

  • Carrots and almond flour provides antioxidants beta carotene and vitamin E, along with fiber.
  • Bananas provide potassium and fiber.
  • Dates are naturally sweet and allow you to not use added sugar.
  • Walnuts, omega-3 eggs and canola oil provide anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Coconut provides anti-inflammatory polyphenols.
  • The spices are anti-inflammatory and additional sources of phytonutrients.
  • Apple cider vinegar helps to regulate blood glucose (although that is not why it is included in this recipe, here it is used to improve the texture of the bread).

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