Now you can have your coffee and eat it to with this Slow Cooker Paleo Banana Bread with a Mocha Swirl! Its also gluten-free and vegan-friendly!
Whats the first thing you think about in the morning? Is it “I’m so excited to go to work!” No. Is it “I can’t wait to work out at 5 am and run 10 miles in the cold!” No. Is it ” I need Cawfee!” Thats a big FAT YES! If your like 95% of America, then you need a cuppa joe first thing in the morning. I don’t blame ya, I guzzle 3-4 cups a day. Coffee is life, and without coffee, nothing good happens. Think about the last time you when a day without coffee. It was probably a horrible day, just saying’. But what most people don’t know is that when you bake with coffee, magical things can happen. It does wonders in baked goods with chocolate, and is basically like coffee you can eat. Banana bread is a great breakfast treat, am I right? Now how bout adding coffee and chocolate to banana bread? Hallo Mocha Swirl Banana Bread goodness! And its so simple and made in the slow cooker because slow cookers are Ah-maz-ing, am I right? Of course I am!
- 1 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup arrowroot starch
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. instant coffee granules
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs, beaten ( sub flax eggs for vegan option)
- 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- Combine almond flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, instant coffee and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir well to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine mashed bananas, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, making sure to mix to form a smooth batter.
- Set a side 1 cup of batter in a separate bowl and mix in coconut oil and cocoa powder.
- Set slow cooker to low heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Spoon in batter, alternating between regular batter and chocolate batter. Using a knife, swirl the batters together.
- Let cook on low heat for four hours, or until done.
- Let cool, and remove from crockpot.
- Adapted from the Roasted Root
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