This shockingly moist and delicious homemade almond flour banana bread recipe might be the best banana bread you’ll ever try.
The naturally gluten free banana bread recipe can also be oil free, dairy free, low carb, and vegan, with NO added sugar and no coconut flour required.
While I know almond flour can be expensive and isn’t always easy to find, the results of this healthy breakfast or snack recipe are absolutely worth it.
So if you’re wondering what you can make with almond flour, definitely give this recipe a try. Honestly, I wasn’t prepared for it to taste so good!
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Forget everything you thought you knew about banana bread.
Without any white flour to weigh down the flavor, the wholesome and grain free banana bread has the most unbelievable melt-in-your-mouth texture.
I ate two slices with breakfast three hours ago, and I’m still dreaming about it.
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Low Carb Banana Bread
To make the banana loaf, I started by doubling this recipe for Keto Muffins, replacing the milk in the muffin batter with mashed banana.
But who ever heard of a banana bread with only half a cup of banana?
There were two extra bananas sitting on my counter, so I decided to throw them in too. Edible experiments are the best kind. And was it ever a good decision!
I’d planned to make the paleo bread for my parents when they came to visit, as a healthier breakfast option to help them eat fewer white carbs.
But I fell so in love that I ended up eating half the recipe by myself before they even arrived and thus had to make a second loaf to share.
It’s not a traditional texture at all… more like a dense and fudgy cheesecake texture. However it does make clean slices. I let the bread sit out overnight on the first night and then put leftovers in the fridge the next day.
*For nut-free, try this Flourless Banana Bread
Is the banana bread keto friendly?
Bananas are low in fat and sodium, cholesterol free, and packed with nutrition, including fiber, potassium, folate, vitamins and antioxidants.
However, bananas are also a high carb fruit, with over 20 grams of net carbs in one banana. This means that bananas are not keto diet friendly. So the idea of keto banana bread is an oxymoron.
(As someone who often adds bananas to smoothies, oatmeal, and baked goods, I don’t think I would be too great at following a keto diet.)
If you need a truly keto banana bread recipe, I recommend making your favorite basic regular keto bread recipe and just add banana extract for a banana flavor without as many of the carbohydrates.
The recipe below is lower carb than traditional banana bread. This one has about half the carbs of regular banana bread and around a third of the net carbs. There are 7 grams of net carbs in this banana bread recipe.
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Is the almond flour banana bread recipe vegan?
Without any milk, cream, or butter, the recipe is already dairy free.
For the eggs of choice in the recipe, you can use either 2 tablespoons of Bob’s egg replacer mixed with 6 tablespoons of water, or it also works with flax eggs for a plant based version.
I’m sure there are other egg replacers I haven’t tried that will also work here, so be sure to report back with results if you try.
What is almond flour? Is it the same as almond meal?
Almond flour is a paleo and grain free flour made from blanched almonds that have been ground into a fine consistency.
The skins are usually removed after blanching, resulting in a light color and smooth finish. Almond flour gets its name due to its texture resemblance to wheat flour, but it contains no gluten.
Almond meal is also made from ground almonds but tends to have a courser texture and darker appearance due to the skins being left on the unblanched and unpeeled almonds.
While there are differences between almond flour and almond meal, the two can be used interchangeably in many low carb recipes, including the almond banana bread recipe below and in my Keto Peanut Butter Cookies.
Above, watch the almond flour banana bread recipe video
How to make almond flour banana bread
To make the recipe, start by preheating the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease or lining a standard 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
Stir all of the almond banana bread ingredients to form a smooth batter.
Transfer to the prepared loaf pan, and bake on the oven’s center rack for 50 to 55 minutes, or until cooked through.
Let the banana recipe cook before going around the sides with a knife and very carefully popping it out onto a plate.
Let cool completely, then cover very loosely.
After one day, refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to five days. Or leftover banana bread can be sliced and frozen. Store with a layer of parchment in between each slice in an airtight container for a month or two. Defrost and enjoy.
Almond Flour Banana Bread
- 2 cups fine almond flour
- 3 overripe bananas
- 2 eggs, including the vegan options listed above or 2 flax eggs
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Grease or line a 9×5 loaf pan. Preheat oven to 325 F. Stir all ingredients until smooth. Pour into the loaf pan. Bake on the center rack 50-55 minutes. Let it sit until completely cool before going around the sides of the pan with a knife and carefully popping out. It is SUPER moist and fudgy. Refrigerate leftover up to 6 days, or slice and freeze for a rainy day.
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