This is a heavier, more filling banana bread than others. Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you - it comes together quickly! The almond flour, oat flour, and chia or hemp seeds may be found in your grocery store’s organic or gluten-free section, at Trader Joe’s®, or online. My family isn’t gluten free (my sister is!), but we all prefer this recipe to any others.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Puree bananas in a blender. Add eggs, yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla extract; briefly blend until smooth. Drizzle in melted butter while blender is running and mix until combined, about 10 seconds.
Whisk oats, oat flour, almond flour, brown sugar blend, chia seeds, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Add liquid mixture from the blender; mix until no dry spots remain. Add pecans and chocolate chips and mix until evenly incorporated.
Pour batter into 2 loaf pans and spread out evenly to the corners.
Bake in the preheated oven until tops are dark golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out with tiny crumbs attached, 70 to 80 minutes.
Per Serving: 254 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 24.3g; fat 16.2g; cholesterol 49.5mg; sodium 252.8mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can start it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.