This was one of the very first attempts to make a healthy, gluten-free, sugar free dessert. I had no idea what I had stumbled upon when I first made this completely guilt-free and nutritious vegan, sugar free, gluten free, GEM! I use quinoa flour, coconut oil and coconut sugar. I originally made this Banana Bread with egg and butter, because I am strong believer that butter is an essential cooking ingredient, and I love eggs, and was quite happy with the results.
Nuts, the second food to watch, contain a fair amount of carbohydrate, and it’s very easy to unwittingly scarf down large quantities. Cashew nuts are among the worst carb-wise – you’ll find that they contain around 20% carbohydrate by weight. For someone following a strict keto diet with a 20 grams of carbs per day allowance, this means that consuming 100 grams (which happens in a flash!) will have filled their daily quota. Peanuts tend to be around 10-15% carbohydrate – not putting them in the clear either.

The sad truth is that conventional ideas – eat less, run more – do not work long term. Counting calories, exercising for hours every day and trying to ignore your hunger? That’s needless suffering and it wastes your time and precious willpower. It’s weight loss for masochists. Eventually almost everyone gives up. That’s why we have an obesity epidemic. Fortunately there’s a better way.
This recipe is like having last night's cake for breakfast — except it's fiber-filled chia seed pudding instead. This dessert-like breakfast from Healthy Sweet Eats is hardly a disappointing substitute, though. Fresh cherries add sweetness, while whole almonds add crunch (and more fiber). Plus, it's made with strongly brewed coffee to give you an extra jolt of caffeine with your usual cup of java.
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Hi Katrin – I made this cake tonight and although it tasted great (a little sweet still for me) it took 1.5 hours before it was set properly and not liquid in the centre. It had a very thin crisp top but quite a thick, hard layer around the edges, however it did not stick to the pan. The only sweetener I could find was a blend of granulated erythritol and stevia, which I powdered as per your tip – could this have caused it to take longer to bake?
Hi Consuelo, I’d definitely blitz your granulated erythritol in a food processor (or use the attachment of a stick blender) to powder it. In cakes with a “cakey” texture or in cookies it’s fine to use granulated sweetener. This cake is really fudgy, so it’s better if the sweetener is as fine as possible. Erythritol has the tendency to re-crystallise a bit when cooled, that’s why.
I adjusted the servings to halve the recipe. Your ingredient calculator only adjusts the first amount. For example: 300 g/10.5 oz. Unsweetened chocolate. Metric will adjust, but not the imperial. Ingredient measurements switch places for almond flour and powdered erythritol, so it’s the imperial instead of metric measurements that will adjust. Luckily I noticed prior to purchasing or cooking. It looks really good!
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TAKE YOUR TIME when melting the chocolate. If you overheat it, it can separate into cocoa and cocoa butter and become sludgy. If you melt it in the microwave, break it up as much as possible and heat it in 2 x 30 second bursts, followed by 10 second bursts. Take it out before it's fully melted and just stir a few times, letting the rest melt on its own.  
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Almond flour doesn’t spike your blood sugar, making it a sound alternative to white flour, no matter if you’re following keto or a low-calorie diet. The Journal of Nutrition published a study showing the positive effects of almonds on post-meal glucose levels. The study showed that almonds actually decreased the blood glucose levels of healthy individuals after their meals, along with their insulin levels and any oxidative damage. The control group consumed either almonds, potatoes, rice or bread. The participants that consumed the almonds actually had decreased levels compared to the other groups[*].
So glad it was a success! I’m happy to keep cakes out on the counter for a night (in a closed container) and 4-5 days in the fridge. The danger is though that you’ll keep on eating it! If I have lots of leftovers of a rich cake like that, I cut it into small pieces and freeze it. We have done that with this cake before and I can attest that it even tastes good frozen 😉
Nothing I tried that fit a keto diet tasted more like actual bread to me – and I was a bit discouraged, until I tried adapting a frico recipe with some eggs to make a puffy cheese-based bread that has a bread-like flavor (I love how fricos are literally just cheese but have a cracker-like flavor thanks to the way they are baked, and knew it could work for a bread!).
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Sleuthing for whole grains isn’t the only reason to look at the ingredient list. “You also want to look for a maximum of four ingredients, if a bread is made from a single grain,” says David Katz, MD, and the director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center. “You can make bread with a whole-grain flour, water, and yeast — trace amounts of salt and sugar may be acceptable, but if oils and texturizers come into play, be careful.”
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Too much can wreak havoc on your health — mainly in the form of unwanted calories. But choosing the right bread can be a real health boon. One ounce of whole-wheat bread provides significant fiber and protein, as well as B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium,  and zinc, points out Keri Gans, a registered dietitian and author of “The Small Change Diet.” Optimal health doesn’t have to be a matter of swearing off the bread basket entirely, but instead getting picky about which type you choose.

Okay, maybe not ALL of  you. But when I shared a glimpse of the Breakfast-Worthy Banana Bread from my book, Go Dairy Free, I was flooded with requests for the recipe. Because it is such a beloved breakfast bread, I decided to keep it in the 2nd edition of Go Dairy Free. The new version has 160 new and improved recipes, but I had to preserve some favorites, too. But of course, I couldn’t resist adding a new option to this favorite dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan banana bread recipe!
Keto was originally designed to treat difficult-to-control epilepsy in children because the diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates, which – and we're certainly not medically trained so insert pre-emptive mea culpa here – puts the body into a metabolic state called ketosis. This drastically improves the body's fat-burning efficiency, which increases energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which affects the brain, and ketogenic diets are linked to huge reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. There are several different versions of the diet, and because everybody is different, it's important to speak with a doctor or nutritionist before embarking on a new diet.
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Hi Rita, how disappointing! I’m sorry your cake did not turn out. I have never heard of ingredients separating in this recipe. To me it sounds like it may have something to do with the kind of chocolate you used, as this is the main ingredient. Maybe it was not suitable for baking? I’d be really interested to hear what the brand was and what ingredients it has. Cheaper brands use vegetable or palm oils instead of cocoa butter, and they may have caused the separation?
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Husband and I have been eating keto almost 6 weeks. We’ve found some delicious recipes and a few stinkers along the way, so I was a little apprehensive to make this French toast. Hubby is a devout real maple syrup person, so I wasn’t sure how this would work out. Happy to report that he thought it was pretty tasty! Only had some Aunt Jemima sugar free syrup on hand and even that tasted good! Also, I added about 1/2 tsp vanilla to the egg and HWC mixture as I always add vanilla when making regular French toast. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Quinoa has been a long time favorite grain of mine, and the flour is fluffy and flavorful to bake with. Quinoa, by the way, contains eight grams of protein, is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Coconut, meantime, is highly nutritious and adds a buttery consitancy without any guilt. I found Coconut sugar (naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI), improving glucose and lipid levels in people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes) and I was a happy camper. This recipe can be made 100% better vegan too! I know it sounds strange and hard to believe, but seriously, this Banana Bread is the best I’ve ever tasted. Healthy, every once and awhile, can actually taste better!
I am so sorry about the mess up, I hope all goes well round 2!! I have actually not tried almond flour yet in this recipe, but from what I understand, almond flour results in very moist baked goods, so you may want to experiment with just replacing a 1/4-1/2 of the oat flour first. Please let me know your results if you do replace the oat flour to any degree, I’d love to know!
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