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Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping

This Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread is delicious and crunchy from the walnut topping, and great for breakfast or any time of the day. It’s a comforting recipe all year round!

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If you know me at all, you know I’m not a sweets person. I can’t even remember the last time I got dessert at a restaurant, and I was perfectly fine not having cake for my birthday. I do enjoy a piece of extra dark chocolate daily but that’s pretty much it. However, with the weather getting slightly cooler, my sweet tooth has been acting up recently.

Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

After I was away for the weekend, I was delighted to come back to super brown and ripe bananas. Hello there, future delicious baked good. I guess I “forgot” to eat you. So in order to not let these bananas go to waste, I whipped up this paleo chocolate banana bread and I’m pretty dang obsessed.

paleo chocolate banana bread These paleo chocolate banana bread slices are sweet without being overpowering and the chocolate chips in them really make the banana flavors shine. They are moist, sturdy, and so amazing drizzled with butter or almond butter.

Crunchy Walnut Topping

When I’m eating anything, sweet or savory, I love biting into something crunchy. Bacon? Please overcook it so it’s almost burnt. Oh, did you over-bake those cookies? I’ll take them, no problem. For this paleo chocolate banana bread recipe, I added chopped walnuts for the topping to add the crunch factor and they are such a great combo with the soft and moist bread layer.

If you are not into the crunchy texture like me, you can leave it and it’ll still be super delicious and wonderful. Hope you enjoy this recipe, because it’s such a great breakfast on a busy day or if you just want to indulge in something slightly sweet and decadent in the afternoon!

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Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 274 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This paleo banana bread is deliciously sweet and crunchy from the cacao walnut topping. It's a comforting dessert all year round!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper so the edges are hanging over two sides.

  3. Mash the bananas in a large bowl. I like to leave them slightly clumpy so I taste small chunks of banana in the bread later.
  4. Add eggs, almond butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bananas and mix well.

  5. Add coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt and mix well.

  6. Fold in chocolate chips.

  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  8. In a separate bowl, mix together chopped walnuts and 1 tbsp coconut oil.

  9. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the bread batter.
  10. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  11. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing it, using the parchment paper edges. 

  12. Let it cool for 30 more minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Potassium 302mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream (AIP, Vegan) [VIDEO]

This simple and easy 3-ingredient paleo matcha ice cream is so delicious and creamy, you’ll never guess that’s dairy free and vegan!

3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream

So…. the June Gloom in LA is REAL, guys. If you’ve never heard of it before, it’s when the weather is overcast and chilly during late spring/early summer in southern California. AND IT’S DEPRESSING. I know, I know… I’m living in a place where it’s sunny and beautiful most of the year so I shouldn’t complain, but I did NOT expect this. Nothing like a delicious ice cream to brighten up the mood though, right?

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3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream

3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream Recipe

I haven’t had ice cream in forever, and it’s mostly because I just stopped eating sweets. Not only do I prefer salty foods in general, I still am dealing with candida symptoms especially when I’m under a lot of stress. However, this paleo matcha ice cream? It contains only clean, good-for-you ingredients that don’t give me any of the blood sugar symptoms or digestive issues. It’s just the gosh darn best!

I love the fact that this paleo matcha ice cream literally takes 3 ingredients to make and you don’t even need an ice cream maker. Also, it tastes AMAZING. I first had matcha ice cream when I was visiting Seoul, Korea in the summer back in middle school. The thought of green tea for ice cream seemed a bit strange to me, but once I tasted it, I was obsessed. The slightly bitter and smooth taste of matcha was so perfect with the sweet creaminess added to it.

3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream

So ever since I found out I’m intolerant to dairy (which seems like bajillion years ago), I’ve been eyeing every matcha ice cream I’ve come across with sadness because it really is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. And the fact that I can now enjoy it at home SO EASILY just in time for the summer brings me so much joy!

3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream

3 Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream Paleo Vegan

3-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 6 hours
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 186 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This simple and easy 3-ingredient paleo matcha ice cream is so delicious and creamy, you'll never guess that's dairy free and vegan!

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Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder Get 10% off with code: WGGA10
  • Optional toppings: chocolate chips, whipped cream, sprinkles, nuts, etc.

Instructions

  1. Peel the bananas, slice them into 3-inch chunks, and freeze them in a freezer bag for at least 6 hours.
  2. Add matcha powder to coconut cream, and whisk until smooth and creamy. Chill in the refrigerator for at 2 hours until the mixture sets and hardens.
  3. Place the frozen bananas and the matcha/coconut cream mixture in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the freezer until ready to eat.
  5. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings, if using!
Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 487mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 13.1%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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