As it turns out, this love obsession of mine was meant to be. My gut issues prohibit me from eating most of the things that people who eat Paleo/grain-free would bake with. Plaintains are one of the few starches that don't give me brain fog, the crankies, or bloat me up to the point that I look like I am 10 months pregnant. For this reason, they've pretty much become a staple in my household.
A couple months ago, I discovered that when you put a plantain and eggs into the blender, you get this amazing batter that you can do just about anything with. I've been on a plantain baking spree, making everything from pancakes, to Dutch babies, cookies, muffins, flat breads etc. After fooling around, I finally perfected a bread recipe.
I'm going to be honest, it's not like opening up a loaf of regular store bread. It's nothing like that at all. It's almost like a sweetbread, but not so sweet that you wouldn't be able to pair it with something delicious like chicken salad, or tuna salad, or even some ham. It sort of reminds me of that delicious Hawaiian bread that I used to eat way back in my gluten days. I'm pretty thrilled about this because it's nice to finally find a bread recipe that doesn't require coconut flour, nut flour, rice flour, or any other ingredients that give me inflammation when consumed in excess. I can't even say that I miss bread that terribly, unlike so many people I know that have given up gluten or grains say. It's just that sometimes, it's nice to have something to put your meat patty on, or an easy sandwich for on the go.
You will need:
A bread loaf pan
2 slightly blackened plantains (not too black)
Preheat your oven to 325°
Next, lightly grease your loaf pan. If you have parchment paper, I strongly suggest you cut out a rectangular piece to put on the bottom of the bread pan.
Cut and peel your plantains.
Put them in the blender with your eggs. Blend on high for maybe 30 seconds? It really depends on your blender. I'm using a Vitamix, so it puréed pretty fast.
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Last step is to just pour it into your loaf pan, and put it into a preheated oven for one hour.
Once it's done, take it out and allow to cool for some time. It is much easier to cut once it has cooled.
It's probably one of the easiest loaves of bread you'll ever make in your entire life.
I love it! It even looks like bread. I hope you find it to your liking.