Oh, boy Banana bread. Just saying that makes most people say YES, let me have some. But we need to start thinking about all the carbs and gluten that can be in it.
This banana bread is simply delicious. You would never ever think that it is as healthy as it is. Here is some nutritional fact:
Flax Seeds: Omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods
Almond Butter: A 1 tablespoon serving of almond nut butter contains 100 calories, 10 grams of fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 0 milligrams sodium, 4 grams total carbohydrates, 1 gram dietary fiber, and 2 grams protein.
Almond Flour: Almond flour, also known as almond meal, is an alternative to wheat flour for baking and cooking. The only ingredients in blanched almond flour are ground, whole almonds with the skin removed. This flour is gluten-free, low in carbohydrates, high in fiber and a high source of protein.
Regular table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup don't contain any vital nutrients and therefore supply "empty" calories.
However, coconut sugar does retain quite a bit of the nutrient found in the coconut palm.
Most notable of these are the minerals iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium, along with some short-chain fatty acids like polyphenols and antioxidants.
Then it contains a fiber called inulin, which may slow glucose absorption and explain why coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than regular table sugar
Even though coconut sugar contains some nutrients, you would get a lot more from real foods.
Coconut sugar is very high in calories (same as regular sugar) and you'd have to eat a ridiculous amount of it to satisfy your need for the above nutrients.
Forget about all that great information, just give this a try, it will make you smile because it tastes SO GOOD!!