Moist, fluffy, and sweet healthy banana bread is a staple in my house. Made with healthy and wholesome ingredients this banana bread is perfect for breakfast, snacks, and dessert. This recipe is made with gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free ingredients that are all paleo approved as well.
A loaf of healthy banana bread will forever be my recipe staple. I mean, it is just so versatile.
You can have a couple of slices of banana bread topped with some yogurt and fruits for breakfast, with ice cream for dessert, or smudged with some nut butter and chocolate chips for a healthy snack.
You may already know this, but I love using bananas as a sweetener in my recipes.
One of my all-time favorite breakfast pancake recipes is made with bananas. Moreover, sweet potato is also a great natural sweetener. Like these Paleo and flourless sweet potato brownies. They are a hit!
A Healthy Banana Bread Recipe made Grain-Free
Yes, this banana bread recipe is grain-free.
That’s why the texture is super gooey. It melts in your mouth. If you are team gooey, this recipe is for you!
But if you are team fluffy, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with an optional ingredient to give this recipe a fluffy factor. Tom, my husband devoured half a loaf on the first night I made it. Then he made a comment “ I think you could make it a little fluffy next time.”
So here it goes, I added extra coconut flour the second time around. And voila! It gives it a little extra cloudy texture.
Ingredients to make Healthy Banana Bread
Updated with extra coconut flour on July 20th, 2019.
- Ripe Bananas
If you’ve got some spotty bananas on hand, this would be a perfect time to make this super easy banana bread. When bananas are spotty, they are sweet and perfect for baking. They also act as a binder in healthy paleo recipes like this.
- Almond Butter
The almond butter gives this healthy dessert a nutty sweet flavor and makes it so moist. More importantly, almond butter does the magic of holding the bread together. The nut butter also gives this healthy gluten-free recipe a protein boost.
If you are not following a paleo diet, you can also use peanut butter. Because peanut butter and bananas are the best combination.
- Coconut Flour and Almond Flour
I tested and tweaked this recipe many many times. And I have decided to include coconut flour. The addition of the paleo-approved and grain-free coconut flour makes the texture of this banana bread a little more fluffy and soft.
To make vegan loaf you can try using flax eggs instead of real eggs.
- Baking soda
optional Ingredients to Spice up the Grain-Free Banana Bread
I am usually pretty extra when it comes to baked goods. As much as I love to keep it simple, I also enjoy adding a few fun ingredients to spice up my recipes.
Below are suggestions on extra add-ins to make the healthy banana bread a little extra.
1. Chopped Walnuts
Chopped walnuts go hand in hand with this dessert. They are made for each other. Chopped walnuts give a slice of banana bread that nice crunch when you bite into it.
2. Chocolate Chips and Sea Salt
Fold in a handful of chocolate chips and a generous sprinkle on top along with a little sea salt. This combination will take this delicious banana bread to the next level.
3. More Bananas
To top the paleo dessert I have sliced a whole banana vertically and placed it on top. You could also cut some banana rings to top off your banana bread.
Since this healthy banana bread is refined sugar-free, adding a little extra banana will do the trick for your extra sweet cravings.
How to make easy paleo banana bread
Start with preheating the oven to 375 F.
Then, mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and almond butter and whisk together using a hand mixer.
Now, add the almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda to the wet mix and combine well.
If you prefer a sweeter banana bread, add some coconut sugar to the mixture as well.
Then, gently fold in chocolate chips and walnuts (optional) to the healthy banana bread batter.
Line an 8×4 loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil.
Pour the banana bread mixture into the loaf pan and top with bananas or more chocolate and walnuts (optional).
Lastly, bake the banana bread in the preheated oven for 35 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let the banana bread cool, cut into slices, and top with some nut butter, ice cream, or yogurt.
How to serve the Healthy Banana Bread
If chomping down a hunk of banana bread is one way to enjoy it, that is my favorite way.
1. Sweet Breakfast
This banana bread is so healthy it’s perfectly fit for breakfast. It is paleo, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Just the perfect options for a quick and satisfying breakfast.
And I guarantee, it will for sure kick your sweet tooth to the curb.
2. Guilt-Free Dessert
A slice of healthy banana bread for dessert? Yes, please! Top it with some ice cream and some more almond butter.
The line between breakfast and dessert is quite blurred in my house.
How to store the healthy banana bread
This paleo banana bread can be stored at room temperature for 3 days, or in the fridge for up to 5 days.
And YES! This banana bread can be stored in the freezer as well. I recommend slicing the loaf before freezing it for easy access. Simply defrost in the microwave for a few seconds when you are craving this delicious bread, for breakfast, or as a late-night dessert.
Now scroll down to check out the full recipe for this healthy banana bread.
Not only can it fit into a lot of diets, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, but it is also only made with 6 ingredients. This banana bread is so easy to whip up!
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- 1 1/2 cup ripe banana (about 4 medium bananas)
- 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup almond flour, packed (60g)
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 pinch of seal salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 - 3 tbsp coconut sugar (if you prefer sweeter)
- Start with preheating the oven to 375 F.
- Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and almond butter and whisk together using a hand mixer.
- Add the almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda to the wet mix and combine well.
- If you prefer a sweeter banana bread, add some coconut sugar to the mixture as well.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips and walnuts (optional) to the healthy banana bread batter.
- Line an 8x4 loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil.
- Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and top with bananas or more chocolate and walnuts (optional).
- Bake the banana bread in the preheated oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let the banana bread cool, cut into slices, and top with some nut butter, ice cream, or yogurt.
- For optional ingredient ideas, check the "Extra ingredients to spice up your banana bread" in the post.
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Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 7g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.