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Welcome to my home away from home. I'm sharing my life in San Diego, and beyond. I hope you're here to stay awhile!      ~ caitlin

Horchata Swirl Paleo Banana Bread

Horchata Swirl Paleo Banana Bread

Paleo Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

You've seen me make it on instagram at least a hundred times; I can't stop eating it, talking about it, making it, and sharing it.

Finally, you can make this guilt-free (paleo) dish at home, too.


The original recipe is from New York Times Bestseller, The Paleo Kitchen, by Juli Bauer & George Bryant.

This is my secret weapon for clean cooking (abs are made in the kitchen, y'all)!

ANYWAY, this is their recipe, but with my modifications. I promise if you make it exactly as I describe below, it will be PERFECT every time.



  • 1 9-inch metal pie pan
  • prep time 10-15 minutes
  • cook time 45 minutes
  • coconut oil, to grease the pan


  • 4 medium bananas (I wait until mine start to get freckles)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted grass-fed butter, melted (but not hot, it will cook the eggs)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted grass-fed butter
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey (OR agave OR maple syrup!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a round metal pie pan with the coconut oil.
  2. Mix bananas, eggs, butter, and almond butter in a food processor or mixing bowl  (I find a mixing bowl less messy, and I get chunky bananas in it!) until well blended. I use a potato masher for this part :)
  3. Add the coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Continue to mix until well combined and set aside.
  4. Over LOW heat (you can easily burn the chocolate!), mix all the swirl ingredients until it is melted.
  5. Pour the bread mix into your metal pie pan evenly. Pour the chocolate cinnamon sauce on top of the bread batter, and using a bread knife or something similar (my favorite part) SWIRL your heart out. Have fun with the design because no two swirls are the same:)
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick (or knife) comes out clean when you insert it into the center of the bread. Let the bread cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  7. STORE IN THE FRIDGE! I left mine out once, and I'll just save you the trouble.

Let me know if you try it!

xx, Caitlin

When to visit San Diego, California

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