In effort to reduce the sugar in my diet, not to mention processed white flour, it’s fun to experiment with alternative flours, such as almond and coconut flour.
Think of a red and green apple, they are both whole real foods, just like almonds and coconuts. Almonds have more fat and protein with different minerals while coconut flour has more fiber and minerals.
You cannot, however, just swap 1:1 ratios for the alternatives flours – 1 cup white flour to 1 cup coconut flour – doesn’t work that way. If you LOVE, say, banana bread and want to test out almond flour, just search the internet for ‘almond flour banana bread.‘
Someone’s already done it, no need to reinvent the wheel. Save yourself the headache 😉
Here’s my favorite version of banana bread with alternative flours. It’s basic, so feel free to add walnuts or chocolate chips.