26 Feb Healthy Banana Bread (Paleo, Flourless)
This healthy banana bread recipe is sweet, moist and so easy to make! It only requires 4 simple ingredients that you probably already have sitting in your kitchen. This easy banana bread recipe is not only so delicious, it is also paleo, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
A loaf of banana bread will forever be my recipe staple. I mean, it is just so versatile. You can have a couple slices of banana bread topped with some yogurt and fruits for breakfast, or with ice cream for dessert, nut butter and chocolate chips for a healthy snack.
You may already know this, but I love using bananas and sweet potato to as sweeteners for my recipes.
A little embarrassing, but I should seriously consider change my blog name to “Sweet Shuangy Potato”.
So now I am thinking, why don’t I recreate a healthy banana bread recipe?
Simple 4 ingredients you need to make this Banana Bread
I’d say this banana bread is pretty low maintenance . It only calls for FOUR ingredients.
1. Ripe Bananas
Ripe bananas are the natural sweeteners those cavemen were blessed with. (Is that why they could handle being on the paleo diet?)
If you’ve got some spotty bananas in hand, this would be a perfect time to make this super easy banana bread. Or you can peel them, put them in a Ziploc bag and stick it in the freezer to use for later (when you crave some banana bread).
2. Sweet Potatoes
You probably have already heard me saying this 20 times, sweet potatoes are my love language.
Here you will need 1-2 medium sized sweet potatoes that are cooked pretty soft.
You can either bake, steam or microwave them. See the instructions in this post.
3. Almond Butter
A jar of almond butter doesn’t last very long in my house. I use almond butter in almost everything.
I love almond butter as toppings.
Or bake with it.
It gives this banana bread a nutty sweet flavor and makes it so moist (sorry I hate this word but I can’t think of a more perfect descriptive adjective). More importantly, almond butter does the magic of holding the banana bread together since it is gluten free.
I don’t have much to say about this star ingredient. I can’t live without it. Period.
A Healthy Banana Bread Recipe made Flourless
You see, I didn’t use any flours here. Not even coconut flour or almond flour.
Yes, this banana bread recipe is truly flourless.
That’s why the texture is super gooey. It melts in your mouth. If you are team gooey, this banana bread 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 banana bread recipe a fluffy factor. 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 1 tbsp of coconut flour second time around. And voila! It gives it a little extra cloudy texture.
Extra Ingredients to Spice up this Banana Bread
I am usually pretty extra when it comes to baked goods. As much as I love keep it simple most of the time, I also enjoy adding a few fun ingredients to spice up the recipes.
1. Chopped Walnuts
Banana bread and chopped walnuts go hand in hand. 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
Here I 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 enjoy this Healthy Banana Bread
If chomping down a hunk of banana bread is one way to enjoy it, that would be my favorite way.
1. Sweet Breakfast
This banana bread is so healthy. It is paleo, gluten free and refined sugar free. Just the perfect options for a quick and satisfying breakfast. I guarantee it will for sure kick your sweet tooth to the curb.
2. Guilt Free Dessert
A healthy dessert? Yes please! Top it with some ice cream,
The line between breakfast and dessert is quite blurred in my house.
Now scroll down to check out the full recipe for this healthy banana bread. Not only it is perfect to fit in any diet restrictions, paleo, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, also with the only 4 ingredients it calls for, this banana bread is so easy to whip up.
Disclosure: some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This does not result in any extra cost for you, but it does mean that I make a commission if you click through and make a purchase.
- 1/2 cup ripe banana (1 large )
- 1 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp cassava flour (optional)
- 1 tsp big coarse seal salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (if you prefer sweeter)
- Cook the sweet potatoes, See cooking instructions and options in this post.
- Preheat the oven for 350 F
- Mash banana and cooked sweet potato together, then add egg, almond butter and baking soda.
If you prefer sweeter, add the coconut sugar here.
- Mixing all the ingredients well. Fold in some optional ingredients to spice up this recipe.
- Line 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil. Pour the banana bread mixture into the loaf pan.
- Bake 30 minutes
- Let the banana bread cool, cut into slices and top with some nut butter, ice cream or yogurt. Enjoy!
- For optional ingredients, please see notes above in this post under "Extra ingredients to spice up your banana bread"
- You can use either cassava flour or coconut flour to make it more fluffy rather than gooey. If you are adding flour, decrease the baking time by a few minutes, otherwise it may come out dry.
Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 22mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Protein: 5g
Don’t forget to save this pin on your favorite pinterest board and share it with your friends and family!