I did not know what to call this chocolate banana bread deliciousness. At it’s base, it is a banana bread. BUT it tastes more like a brownie/ chocolate cake hybrid. And I’m in love with it.

This Paleo Brownie Banana Bread Cake is a grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free decadent chocolate banana bread made with a mixture of almond flour, coconut flour, and chestnut flour, and flavored with coconut sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, apple sauce, and bananas. It is glorious.

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I originally had set out to make my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe because my husband and I love it. But then I got distracted…

I added some chestnut flour to the mixture… because the chestnut flour was just staring at me.

And then I added coconut sugar because I had never used it before (I know, shocking), and I had just bought some. It was for scientific experimentation purposes. 🙂

And my sister sent me some unsweetened cocoa powder from France, so I had to add that too.

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And before I knew it, I had made this brownie cake creature, which I hoped would be as delicious as my taste bud dreams desired.

(So I took notes of all of the proportions, just in case).

I put the batter into a loaf tin, and then I put the tin into the oven and waited.

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It was not ready after 40 minutes of baking, as I anticipated. But it was ready after 50 minutes, and I could not get over the beautiful brown hue of this Paleo Brownie Banana Bread Cake!

I prepared some tea, and cut two slices of it to taste. I did not tell my husband that I ended up straying from my original plan to make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

At first he did not notice that the plate I handed him did not have said Chocolate Chip Banana Bread ( I’m not sure how haha), but then he tasted it. And he nearly shouted to find out what I had made because he said it tasted like a “warm brownie cake” and was incredibly delicious.

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Now I know you may not have all of these ingredients on hand. But I highly suggest that you buy chestnut flour. It is my new favorite Paleo baking flour…. I recently made the best coffee cake of my life with it.

As for the rest of the ingredients, you will probably need those for most Paleo, grain-free, GF baking, which can be, and usually is, just as delicious as non-Paleo baking. Plus, Paleo baking is just easier for the body to digest, and with less chemicals. 🙂

Happy Baking!

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Paleo Brownie Banana Bread Cake (GF)

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover a loaf tin in parchment paper, or grease with coconut oil. My loaf tin was 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75 in.
  • In a large bowl, add 1/2 cup coconut sugar, 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup chestnut flour, 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp baking soda. Mix well with a fork.
  • In another large bowl, add 2 eggs and 1/2 cup almond milk and whisk. Then, add a scant 1/2 cup all natural apple sauce and the mashed bananas and whisk. Add the coconut oil and whisk.
  • Then, pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf tin, evenly distributing the batter and patting it down with the back of a spoon or fork.
  • Bake for 50 minutes, until the edges are hard and crispy and the middle is set.

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