It was hard for me to imagine that a raw banana bread could actually taste like… well banana bread. It is mildly sweet, moist and slightly squishy just like real bread! After I experimented with the Cheese Bread, I figured I could just substitute some of the ingredients and hope it came out well! This bread really hit the mark for us!
Similar to the Cheese Bread, you do not need a dehydrator to make this. You can do it in a low oven with the door slightly open.
- 2 cups whole almonds
- 1/3 cup psyllium
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 3 ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 cups mashed)
- 4 large medjool dates
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or 1 teaspoon maple extract, (optional)
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
- 2 (or more) chopped medjool dates
First grind the almonds in a food processer. You do not want a fine meal or flour, but not chunks either, somewhere in between. Remove the ground almonds into a bowl and process the remaining ingredients. Pour the ground almonds back into the food processer and process until mixed. The dough should just stick together when pressed. Do not add water unless absolutely necessary. Fold the chopped walnuts and chopped medjool dates into the dough. Place dough onto a mesh dehydrator sheet or a parchment lined baking sheet (if you are using the oven). Shape into a loaf and score with a knife into slices. Place in the dehydrator at 145 F for about 1 hour or in the oven with the door ajar at 175 F (or as low as it will go) for the same amount of time. After an hour, the loaf should form a nice crust. Cut the loaf into slices and lay onto your tray. You can dehydrate/bake at the same temperature as before for about 3-4 hours or until the slices are at your desired dryness or you can turn the dehydrator down to 115F for 10 hours. If you are not using a mesh sheet, you will have to flip the slices have way through. Once cooled, store the slices in a sealed container in the fridge.