Hi guys! Thank you for following along with my journey to this website. I am so incredibly grateful for your support! I’ve been wanting to get this up and running for a while so that I can share more details about my life and provide inspiration for a healthy, balanced life. As some of you know, I recently became a Registered Dietitian (RD). I’ve worked very hard to get here, and could not be happier to be considered a nutrition expert. One thing I admire about dietetics so much is that it is a science-backed field. I can’t wait to share recipes and lifestyle tips that are based off of scientific evidence.
One of my goals for this blog is to share “RD approved” recipes. The recipes I share on this blog (and through my Instagram) will all meet certain evidence-based criteria. This way, you know when you create them for yourself, you are making a nutritionally balanced recipe that you can feel good about eating. In each recipe, I will also share the health benefits of some highlighted ingredients.
I am so excited to share this recipe with you all – it’s definitely a keeper! I love this recipe for many reasons. First, and most importantly, it is absolutely delicious! You would never know there is no processed flour and is only sweetened with banana and a minimal amount of maple syrup. Second, it is full of nutritious ingredients. Third, it is SO easy to make! I love one bowl recipes, and this one is a one BLENDER recipe!
Here are some of the highlighted ingredients:
- Almond Flour
- Primal Palate Apple Pie Spice
And the nutrition breakdown:
- Bananas: Bananas are rich in potassium, which is an essential mineral and an important electrolyte. Potassium has many functions in your body, such as maintaining fluid balance, lowering blood pressure, and regulating muscle contractions.
- Almond Flour: Nuts are an excellent addition to a healthy diet! They are full of the “healthy” unsaturated fats to keep you full, a good source of plant-based protein, and contain important micronutrients and minerals. Almonds are always a great choice – even in almond flour form – because they are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and low in saturated fat. Make sure the almond flour you’re purchasing has just one ingredient – almonds!
- Eggs: Eggs are one of my favorite vegetarian protein sources. They protein in eggs is one of the highest in terms of bioavailability – this means that pretty much all the protein in eggs will be utilized by your body. Egg yolks are a good source of Vitamin D (a vitamin many of us are deficient in) and choline, which is another heart-healthy nutrient.
- Primal Palate Apple Pie Spice: Spices in general are an important part of a healthy diet. Not only can they reduce sodium intake by contributing delicious flavors and aromas to food, but spices also have nutritional actions of their own. Ginger, found in Primal Palate Apple Pie Spice, can help with nausea and an upset stomach, and may also be anti-inflammatory. Cinnamon is full of antioxidants, and may also be anti-inflammatory.
These superstar ingredients all combine to make this RD Approved Recipe. Ready to get baking?
2 medium-large very ripe bananas
2 large eggs
3 tbsp avocado oil
2-3 tbsp maple syrup or honey (can use less if bananas are riper)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups almond flour
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease pan.
- In a small bowl, mash bananas with a fork.
- Add mashed bananas, eggs, avocado oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a high-speed blender, and blend on medium until smooth.
- Add almond flour, apple pie spice, baking powder and salt to the blender, and blend again until smooth and well combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into the loaf pan and smooth out with a spatula. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips, if desired.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes until edges are just starting to brown
- Let cool before slicing. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Tag your photos with #Daisybeet so I can see your creations 🙂