This delicate blueberry bread, with its soft banana edge and crumbly finish, easily seizes the spotlight without any added sugar, eggs, or usual suspects. It’s hard to scoff at simplicity when this morning treat is bursting with full, fruity flavors followed by a tease of cinnamon.
- 1 & 1/4 cup mashed or blended bananas (approximately 4 very ripe bananas)
- 4 organic, pasture-raised eggs or 4 flax seeds (made with 4 tablespoons ground flax; see directions)
- 1/2 cup Once Again sunflower seed butter
- 2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
- 2 teaspoons organic ground cinnamon
- 1 & 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
- 1/2 cup frozen, organic blueberries
Crumb topping (optional):
- 1 tablespoon almond flour
- 2 tablespoons organic walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
- Oven: preheated to 350 degrees
- Bread pan, lined with parchment paper
- Alternatively use a disposable paper pan
- Food processor
- Cooling rack
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
If you wish to use flax eggs rather than regular eggs: 1 flax egg consists of 1 tablespoon ground flax with 3 tablespoons warm water. To make 4 flax eggs (as required for the recipe) combine 4 tablespoons ground flax with 3/4 cup warm water in a small bowl, then let the mixture sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. After the allotted time has passed, mix the ingredients together, noticing how the egg replacement has thickened.
Line a bread pan with parchment paper or use a prepared paper pan.
In a food processor, blend the bananas, eggs, nut butter, vanilla and apple cider vinegar until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until fully combined. Fold in the frozen blueberries, then transfer the dough into the bread pan, smoothing the top for even distribution.
Optionally, mix the crumb topping together in a separate bowl and sprinkle across the top of the dough. Increase the amount of crumb topping depending on preference.
Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 30 minutes before removing the bread (with the parchment still attached) out of the pan. Peel back the parchment, transfer the bread to a cooling rack and allow it to finish cooling. Wrap and store in the refrigerator. Alternatively, slice generous pieces and freeze in individual bags for later consumption.