A Date w/ Carrot and Banana

 Hi, my name is Chelsy and I’m addicted to breakfast foods.

If you know me, you know that this statement is without a doubt, truth.

My fave breakfast is from my favorite breakfast place near my childhood neighborhood.

My dad and I still go there often to eat breakfast on the weekends.

The last time I ate breakfast there was a Monday, a rough Monday, the Monday that my pup Annabelle past away.

My dad and I were sooooo distraught, so we took sick days from work and headed to Frank’s for the ultimate veggie omelets and a stack of mile high hash brown’s…I love my hash brown’s crisp to perfection.

It was the perfect comfort food.

My dad is on a 3-month work trip internationally and these next 3 months I am going to miss without a trip to Frank’s.

It’s not the same going without him.

I almost feel like I’m cheating him.

So, with my mom and I here, I have to create my own comfort breakfast food.

Y’all know I’m a huge fan of banana bread.

So is my dad.

My mom is as well.

It’s a win-win-win situation in our house.

Soooooo…I made a health-ified version of banana bread…

and called it breakfast.

IMG_0974

Oh yes, I chocked that thing full of carrot and dried dates…

IMG_0982

because you need something chewy, and slightly sweet for breakfast.

IMG_0989

Y’all…

IMG_0988

this stuff is like cake.

IMG_0986

Like a breakfast carrot cake.

IMG_0991

I love that I can cut right through it, one handed, with my fork.

IMG_0992

That is just how tender it is.

IMG_0996

Did I mention…

IMG_0994

it’s vegan, gluten-free,

IMG_0995

and paleo?

IMG_0997

It just gets better & better :)

Carrot Banana Breakfast Bread
Author: 
Recipe type: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 

Serves: 9
 

Slightly sweet bread perfect for breakfast packed w/ chewy dried dates, sweet banana, and grated carrot. Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, refined sugar-free, flour-less.
Ingredients
  • 2 flax eggs (2 T. flaxseed meal + 6 T. warm water, mix let sit 10 minutes)
  • 2 large, ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ c. slightly melted coconut butter
  • ½ c. cashew butter
  • ½ c. granulated stevia
  • 1 t. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ t. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • ¼ c. dried dates, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • melted coconut butter, for topping

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 in. baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flax egg, bananas, coconut butter, cashew butter, stevia, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and baking soda until smooth.
  3. Fold in the dried dates and grated carrots.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  5. Let cool. Cut into 9 squares and drizzle w/ melted coconut butter if preferred.

MANGIA!!!

Secret Recipe Club

IMG_0954

 Happy Monday y'all! I've been thinking a lot lately about what is super super important to me. All I can come up with is family. Just when I think I can't love them enough, they do something to make me love them even more :) So, that's my … [Continue reading]

Skinnygirl Snack Swap Review and Giveaway!

IMG_0975

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Skinnygirl.  Y'all. I can't even begin to explain my absence last week. I have been super busy with school and well...life. Last week was one of those weeks that I was soooooo busy … [Continue reading]

Ninja Skills

IMG_0925

I cannot tolerate procrastination. Unfortunately, I have some family members who have a gold medal in that sport. My dad takes the cake on it...sorry Dad. Let's just say, I like to get sheeeeet done. If I get an assignment for school and it's due … [Continue reading]

Labor-less Day

IMG_0938

I know it's Labor Day and I'm supposed to be talking about some amazing glazed, fall of the bone, succulent pork rib dinner, followed by a homemade peach pie with a scoop of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.....buuut, you know I like to break the … [Continue reading]