natural way to help control blood sugar. This is a recipe for coconut flour banana bread. Coconut flour naturally has a very high fiber content and is thus lower in net carbohydrates than common wheat flour. It has a less dramatic effect on blood glucose levels, important for those of us with type 2 diabetes. With the high fiber as well as a higher protein content then wheat flour, it also works great to help us feel fuller, longer... a bonus when trying to maintain a healthy weight. All of this is what makes coconut flour a great ingredient to use in creating more diabetic-friendly recipes.
Learning to bake with coconut flour can be challenging. Coconut flour just doesn't respond the same way in baked goods as traditional wheat flour. You can make little adjustments here and there in these recipes, but remember that a little bit of coconut flour goes a long ways - the high fiber content causes it to absorb a lot of liquid. You'll see that the recipe below also calls for coconut oil and coconut sugar. These are healthier substitutions but are not necessary - you can use regular butter and regular sugar if you prefer.
Remember that this treat should still be eaten in moderation, and in a smaller portion size. It still has carbohydrates and needs to worked into your overall eating plan.
Makes 1 - 9"x5" loaf
This is a wonderfully moist and nutrition-packed loaf. If you find the bread is browning too quickly, lightly place a piece of tinfoil on top for the last 15 or so minutes of baking time.
Banana bread is always a favorite, and this coconut flour banana bread is a more nutritious version with more protein and fewer net carbohydrates than traditional banana bread... but equally delicious!If you find you have leftovers or you want something a little different, try using the leftover slices and making them into French Toast for another yummy and healthy breakfast treat. There are many more wonderful, lower-carb coconut flour recipes - give them a try!