YAY!! So much Paleo Kitchen in one post. Not only am I sharing another sneak peek recipe from my newest cookbook, The Paleo Kitchen, but I’m also announcing my first book tour that George and I will be going on starting next week!! I’ve never done an actual book tour before, so this should definitely be interesting. I’ve done some signings here and there for my first cookbook, OMG. That’s Paleo? but never speaking, or cooking, or discussing the book in several different cities. Now all I’ve been doing is figuring out what I’m going to wear and how I’m going to pack all of these outfits into one carry on bag.

This is what I’ve come up with: I’m going to pack each outfit, clothes and jewelry, into individual vacuum seal bags. That way they will all fit into the suitcase when I head out to all these stops. The only issue is, even though they will fit in the bag when vacuum sealed, I won’t exactly have a vacuum with me while I’m on the road, so packing the outfits back into the bag after I’ve already worn them will be tough. I’ll make it work, but it’s going to be a pain. I also really hope I can find an iron. Balls.

I’m so excited to hit some of these new cities!! I’ve never been to Seattle, Portland, or New York City. Most of these places I’ll only be in for a day or even just half a day, but I want to try to eat at cool restaurants while I’m there. So if you live in any of these towns below or have been to any great restaurants in those places, please let me know!! I’d love to try some local restaurants.

Here are the dates for upcoming book signings! Remember, this is just our first trip so we will soon be hitting other areas and cities throughout the summer all over the US! Hope to meet some new faces!

Tuesday June 10th 2014 in Colorado
Event Location: Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch at 7pm – 9315 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 – Discussion, Q&A and Book Signing

Wednesday June 11th 2014 – Seattle, WA – Event Location: Ravenna Third Place Books at 7:00pm – 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA  98115 – Reading and Signing

Thursday June 12th 2014– Portland, OR area – Event Location: Costco #111 – Tigard at 5:30-7:30pm – 7850 SW DARTMOUTH, Tigard, OR 97223 – Reading and Signing

Saturday June 14th 2014 – San Diego, CA – Event Location: Costco #488 – Mission Valley at 1:00-3:00pm – 2345 FENTON PKWY, San Diego, CA 92108 – Discussion and Signing

Monday June 16th 2014 – New York City – Event Location: Broadway Panhandler at 5:30-7:00pm – 65 E. 8th Street, New York, NY 10003- Cooking Demo and Signing

And don’t forget to preorder your copy of The Paleo Kitchen today! It comes out June 10th, in less than a week! So get it while it’s cheaper on Amazon! The cookbook will have over 100 never before seen recipes as well as helpful ideas to start up paleo and stick with it and even tear outs in the back of the book that you can put on your fridge! So excited for all of you to see it!

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Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread + Book Tour Dates Announced

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  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x



For the pan

For the banana bread:

  • 4 medium bananas (about 1 pound)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted grass-fed butter, melted
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fine-grain sea salt

For the swirl:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch metal loaf pan and line it with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the bananas, eggs, butter, and almond butter in a food processor or mixing bowl and mix until the ingredients are well blended. Add the coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and salt and continue to mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
  3. In a double boiler over medium-low heat, mix together the swirl ingredients. Heat, stirring often, until the chocolate has melted.
  4. Pour the bread batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. As soon as you pour the batter, pour the chocolate swirl directly on top and use a knife to swirl the chocolate throughout the loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before serving.

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  1. Madi says:

    THIS JUST CHANGED MY LIFE. my roommates and I are in the middle of finals week right now, so i decided to whip up a batch of banana bread and holy heaven this stuff is good. so easy to make, looks awesome, and makes the house smell so good. my friends can’t even belief how delicious this bread is. definitely eating it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks in between. Thank you for yet again another amazing recipe!!

  2. Nathalie says:

    Hands down my fav paleo treat! Thanks so much for the recipe.

  3. Sarah says:

    I just made this and it is AWESOME! So far it’s the best banana bread (paleo) I’ve made! Thanks!

  4. Dana says:

    My friend made this and replaced the butter with coconut oil and it came out AMAZING. I asked her for the recipe so I could make this for my mom but mom needs to avoid nuts and seeds.

    Any suggestions on what I can use instead of the almond butter? Could I replace with coconut oil, more bananas or maybe apple sauce?

    Just wondering if anyone has tried anything. Open to all ideas. 🙂

    1. Sara says:

      I wonder if you could use some sort of bean puree (though I believe that would make it not paleo).

  5. Xeno says:

    Is there any way to make this nut free?

    1. Sara says:

      You could try using sunflower seed butter.

  6. Sue says:

    Hi there
    Sorry for the dumb question but is it 1 pound of bananas peeled or unpeeled? Not sure if what I would consider a medium banana is actually what others might consider large.
    Looking forward to making this.
    Thank you

  7. lala says:

    Can I substitute the almond butter with more butter? applesauce? I do not like sun butter

    1. juli says:


  8. Michelle says:

    Just made this and only had 3 bananas so reduced some of the other ingredients like eggs, butter and nut butter to match. I also got lazy and just folded in the cinnamon, chocolate chips and honey instead of melting down to a sauce. 🙂 Made it as muffins (no loaf pan) and only baked for ~20 minutes! Came out great! So delicious! Added this to the recipe book!

  9. Meaghan says:

    I’ve been making this recipe for years now, I’m convinced it’s the best banana bread recipe on the internet. I’ve tried many others but always come back to this one. Thanks Juli!!