Coconut Banana Bread

IMG_8185So, this whole baking thing may become a trend in our household. Don’t get me wrong, I love baking – but this past Sunday I woke up super early, went to the kitchen, put my headphones on, made a cup of tea & began baking away.

Am I weird? It swear, it was so peaceful! Better yet, I was listening to Nat King Cole…okay now I know that makes me even more weird or a little to old for my age, but I loved it! Anywho, I whipped up this delicious coconut banana bread & also strawberry-lime flaxseed muffins all before 7am (recipe for the latter will come once it is perfected)!

Lets get to it…

  1. Preheat oven to 350degrees & prep loaf baking dish with coconut oil/spray
  2. Combine 1/2C melted coconut oil & 1/2C honey in a small bowl
  3. In a large bowl combine 6 eggs, 2t vanilla extract, 1t almond extract & 3/4t salt
  4. Whisk in the oil/honey bowl, then 3/4C coconut flour
  5. Add in 2 mashed bananas & 2T shredded coconut – stir til all lumps are gone
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pan & top off with a sprinkling of coconut shreds

If the sides begin to darken, tent the pan with aluminum foil to prevent burning, if not then you are good to go & let it bake for 45minutes!

Make sure to let it cool before digging in & refrigerate, if you can hold off for that long!

Nutritional Info Per Slice (12 Slices): 200 calories – 12 grams of fat – 20 carbs – 4 grams of protein

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Dublin Coddle & Soda Bread

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An Irish stew on a cold day & some Irish soda bread to mop up the juices! Shout out to my step mom who gave me the recipe for the Dublin Coddle.

Dublin Coddle

  • Preheat oven to 375degrees, spray cookie sheet with cooking oil & place 6 strips of chicken bacon directly on – bake until crisp/remove 
  • Grab a skillet, spray with cooking oil & add 6 hot italian pork sausages – turn frequently until slightly cooked -place to the side
  • Begin to layer crockpot – a thickly sliced onion, 1.5 thickly sliced potatoes, all the strips of chicken bacon, all sausages, handful of baby carrots, one thick sliced onion & the final layer of 1.5 thick sliced potatoes – whew!
  • Then for the last touch add one beer – any kind. I used a Sam Adams Alpine Spring..it was the only beer in the fridge.
  • Turn on crockpot to low and let cook for 5-6hours

Irish Soda Bread

  • Preheat oven to 400dregrees & spray cookie sheet with baking oil – set aside
  • In small bowl add 2 & 1/4C almond milk & 1T apple cider vinegar. Let stand for 5minutes
  • In a large bowl at 4C whole wheat flour, 1t baking soda, 1/2t baking powder & 1t salt – blend with hands & add more flour if sticky ( I added a few more tbsp’s)
  • Once ball formed place on prepared cookie sheet & slice a large X on the top (soda bread tradition)
  • Bake for 45minutes – set on wire rack & let cool

To serve add fresh parsley to the coddle & slice up the soda bread- use to mop up the goodness!

This will be a must on St. Patty’s Day, Enjoy!

Nutritional Info Per Serving for Coddle (serves 6):
360 calories – 19 grams of fat – 23 carbs – 21 grams of protein 
Nutritional Info for Bread Per Slice (10 slices): 165 calories – 1.5 grams of fat – 36 carbs – 5 grams of protein
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