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Let’s talk about what makes this recipe wonderful.
No processed sugars added
The sweetness of this banana flaxseed bread comes only from the banana and honey. There’s no processed sugars added. Yet, you could serve this as a dessert on the side of a hot tea. An absolutely guiltless dessert.
Calcium, protein, dietary fiber and iron
Milk is commonly used in baked goods – but I don’t use any in this banana flaxseed bread with almond flour recipe. I add sparkling water instead of milk. I add vegetable oil instead of butter. So where does the calcium come from? Almond flour.
Almond flour is rich in nutrients – Vitamin E, magnesium and calcium. It’s readily available in grocery stores and a great alternative to all purpose flour, for those watching their gluten intake. Calcium helps strengthen bones and teeth.
Every now and then I make macarons and I sift my almond flour beforehand. The almond flour that doesn’t make it into my macaron batter turns into bread. Chia seeds, like almond flour, are also rich in calcium. These seeds are a super food – packed with dietary fibers and a fantastic source of protein. Further, they are known to promote healthy looking skin and reduce signs of aging. This super food is always in the front of my pantry – right next to my flaxseed.
Grounded flaxseed can be used like almond flour. They are also gluten free and can be used in baking. They have less calories than almond flour. Further, they are rich in protein and fibers. Finally, they really help your digestive system.
Process of preparing
I made this bread similar to how I prepare a cake. I mix the eggs until they are frothy and bubbly. That adds air to the dough and gives it a light texture. I also love the sparkling water added to the bread dough. That makes the bread moist and light. Sparkling water is added last, so that the bubbles remain.
The recipe makes 24 individually sized breads (or muffins). Each one has 110 calories. I unfortunately ended up having 8 of them on Saturday. Given all of that flaxseed in these – my digestive system thanked me the day after.
So without further ado, here’s my banana flaxseed bread with almond flour.
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