I know you are thinking low carb....and this has bananas in it??? Compared to regular banana nut bread which contains grain flour and plenty of sugar.....plus the bananas, yes this is lower carb and it tastes GREAT!! For those using ratios this is a 1.39:1 keto ratio. If you do not know about keto ratios ....when grams of fat compared to grams of net carbs + protein are balanced or 1:1 you are near the threshold of ketosis. This recipe would not please the extreme keto worshiper but you can push it closer buy using less banana. This recipe sits just a little over the 1:1 ratio ....a nice place to make camp on the way to more serious ketosis as diving into the big time 4:1 keto ratio diet can be a big challenge.
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups of mashed ripe banana
3/4 cup coconut flour
5 eggs (6 if the small healthy kind)
2g pure monk fruit (2 of the tiny scoops of jullian bakery pure monk fruit)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecans (optional and can use any nuts or seeds)
Topped with pasture butter or ghee
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare loaf pan, I grease with coconut oil
In a large bowl mash with a fork or use mixer to mash bananas
Add all other ingredients and mix until lumps are gone
Bake about 45 minutes, if using a dark loaf pan it might take a little less time. I do the tooth pick test, so if the tooth pick comes out of the center clean, its done.
After cooling I keep in the frig to keep me from eating it all at once, and rewarm it as needed :)
The target is about 12 slices from a standard loaf pan. You can see I am adding pasture butter for additional fat. Remember adding healthy fat to meals is the best way to not be hungry all the time. Important to note adding a bunch of healthy fat to a regular or standard american diet will nearly always result in weight gain. This recipe is target for those looking to sub out some sugar and balance their diet better.