Healthier Banana Bread; almond flour, no oil, no butter

Healthier Banana Bread; almond flour, no oil, no butter
almond flour banana bread recipe

I wanted to create a healthier banana bread recipe that was gluten-free, with almond flour with no oil or butter. My low carb, almond flour banana bread hits the mark. My banana bread recipe is sweetened only with banana and a little maple syrup. This banana bread recipe includes ground almonds or almond flour making it gluten-free. This low carb, almond flour banana bread is perfect for anyone wanting a sweet treat that isn't too bad for them.

I was inspired to create a banana bread recipe for a few friends and family members following special diets for their health. You can enjoy a slice of banana bread but without the side effects. Perfect on it's on or pop in the toaster to warm up.

Takes = 10 minutes
Bakes = 40-50 minutes
Makes = 1 small loaf cake about 10 slices


  • Almond flour (ground almond meal) –  200g (2 cups)
  • Ground cinnamon – 2 teaspoons
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Bi Carbonate of Soda (baking soda) – 1 teaspoon
  • Mashed bananas – 3
  • Large eggs, beaten (or flax eggs, see how to make below) – 3
  • Maple syrup, honey or brown rice syrup – 3 tablespoons


Step 1
PREHEAT the oven 170˚C fan-forced. Grease and paper line a small loaf tin. Prepare the flax egg if wanting it eggless.

Step 2
WHISK all dry ingredients together. Then in a separate bowl mash the bananas, mix in oil, eggs and sweetener. Fold this liquid mixture with the flour mix.

Step 3
SCOOP out into the prepared cake tin then bake for about 40-50 minutes or until the centre is cooked. Check with a skewer and if it comes out clean it is cooked through. Allow to cool completely before serving at least an hour or two before slicing.

How to make a flax egg using flax seeds
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