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Blissful summer time! I’ve had multiple reader/good friend ask about my lack of latest recipe posts, and I’ve been mentally replying for weeks (similar to I’m typically responsible of with texts!)

Life has a means of retaining issues attention-grabbing. This previous 12 months I’ve tried to loosen up and take higher care of myself. Typically which means prepping and maintaining a healthy diet meals, however not obsessing over testing the elements or technique essential to make it “good.” I like to share and provide useful ideas and recipes, however it felt proper to shift my focus a bit on the non-public {and professional} alternatives proper earlier than my eyes.

On a a lot easier degree, I additionally suffered the lack of my “studio” lighting and keyboard on my laptop computer (the previous on account of klutziness, the latter to underwhelming Google product efficiency…) So I simply can’t get the meals pics pretty much as good as I’ve over latest years. I’ve tried out a couple of new setups however I’m not completely glad.

In happier information, my husband and I purchased our little dream home on Cape Cod. I’m going to spend as a lot time in my joyful place as humanly potential till the varsity 12 months sneaks again upon us.

For those who’re nonetheless with me, thanks and congratulations. Now you get my new favourite banana bread recipe; it’s tailored from Arman of The Massive Man’s World, which is principally a assure of deliciousness.

Whilst you might make this bread utilizing eggs, I actually needed to check it with flax eggs as vegan AND grain-free baked items will be difficult to tug off. I discovered this bread actually gentle and fluffy, but agency sufficient to yield sturdy slices. As with many banana-based treats, this one doesn’t require numerous added sweetener due to the pure sweetness of the fruit. I additionally used almond meal versus blanched almond flour and threw in some Get pleasure from Life dairy-free chocolate chunks for additional awesomeness.

Hope you get pleasure from this bread as a lot as I do, and keep tuned for extra posts on the horizon!

Paleo & Vegan Banana Bread

tailored from The Massive Man’s World

2 tbs. floor flax
1/four cup + 2 tbs. water
2 cups almond meal
1 tbs. palm sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. floor cinnamon
1/four tsp. sea salt
2 overripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/three cup dairy-free chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 and line the underside of a loaf pan with parchment.

Combine flax with water in a medium bowl. Permit to sit down for 15 minutes or till thick.

In the meantime, mix almond meal, palm sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt within the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir in flax combination together with bananas, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Combine till clean, then stir in chocolate chunks.

Pour combination into ready loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clear.

Permit to chill totally earlier than slicing. Retailer in fridge.