This post was updated on March 5th, 2023
Anyone who has completed my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge knows that sugar and PCOS do not mix well. However, there are many ways to still enjoy a sweet treat from time to time.
Banana bread is a cultural institution in Australia which I was happy to adopt when I moved here from the US. While I initially thought that I had to give up banana bread as part of my new PCOS-friendly lifestyle, as this recipe shows, with a little creativity we can usually find healthier ways to still enjoy a lot of the foods we love.
Here’s everything you’ll need to make this PCOS-Friendly Banana Bread:
- Almond butter
- Almond meal
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
The almond meal in this recipe is gluten-free and much more nutritious than regular flour, while the high-fat content helps slow the release of sugars from the sweet-tasting banana. I highly recommend you serve this bread with a big blob of butter on top. Butter is a healthy fat, remember!
I hope you enjoy this recipe.
P.S. If you are struggling to make the switch to a PCOS diet, I run a free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge every quarter which is the perfect way to really kickstart your health transformation. This live event includes weekly meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, and video lessons, all within a supportive community environment. However, if this recipe has inspired you and you want to get started right away, then I recommend downloading my free 3-Day PCOS Diet Meal Plan as well. It’s a 15-page PDF ebook that contains some of my most popular PCOS recipes, a shopping list ready to go, and some additional information about how to use food to heal your PCOS.
Enjoy this delicious and easy PCOS dessert recipe!
Banana Bread (PCOS-Friendly)
With a little creativity we can usually find healthier ways to still enjoy a lot of the foods we love!
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Almond butter
- 1 cup Almond meal
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 3 Bananas (very ripe)
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C, and grease a loaf pan.
- Mash bananas in a bowl with a fork and mix in the almond butter, almond meal and eggs.
- Once well combined, mix in the baking powder and baking soda. Combine well.
- Pour mixture into loaf pan and place in the oven for around 35-40 minutes.
- Check the banana bread is cooked through by inserting a toothpick into the middle - it’s ready if the toothpick comes out clean.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 318mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 8gSugar: 10gProtein: 15g
Please note that the nutrition information above isn’t always 100% accurate.
Since 2010, Kym Campbell has used evidence-based diet and lifestyle interventions to manage her PCOS. After getting her symptoms under control and falling pregnant naturally, Kym now advocates for dietary change as part of any PCOS treatment plan. Combining rigorous science and clinical advice with a pragmatic approach to habit change, Kym is on a mission to show other women how to take back control of their health and fertility. Read more about Kym and her team here.
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