Almond Flour Banana Bread

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This almond flour banana bread is so moist and tender; it’s perfect for leftover bananas! Naturally gluten-free, it uses simple and delicious ingredients.

almond flour banana bread.

It’s no secret that I love baking with almond flour. It’s versatile, delicious, and always yields fantastic results.

Desserts and sweets are my go-to and I love trying out new things! While I love using it to make some cookies and cupcakes, when leftover bananas are on my countertop, I love making some banana bread with it.

Why this recipe works

  • Moist, fluffy, and with a tender crumb. It ticks all the boxes in what a good banana bread recipe should contain!
  • Lower in carbs than traditional banana bread. While it isn’t completely low carb (try a keto banana bread instead!), it still has over half the amount of sugar and carbs compared to traditional banana bread. 
  • Made in just one bowl. No lengthy cleaning up required once the bread is baking. 
  • Easily made without eggs. You have the option to make it with eggs or an egg substitute.

What I love about this banana bread with almond flour is its versatility. It is easy to fit into many diets out there and has no almond taste at all!

Ingredients needed

If you’ve ever made any of my almond flour recipes before, you’ll surely have everything on hand. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Almond flour- Either blanched almond flour or almond meal can be used. I recommend the blanched variety, as it yields a much better texture. 
  • Granulated sweetener of choice- White sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, or a brown sugar substitute
  • Baking powder- Gives a little fluffiness and slight rise to the bread. 
  • Salt- Brings out the sweetness of all the other ingredients. 
  • Cinnamon- A must for any good banana bread recipe. 
  • Bananas- Overripe bananas, mashed. 
  • Eggs OR flax eggs- You can use either large eggs or egg substitutes, like flax eggs. I’ve used both interchangeably. 
  • Coconut oil- Refined coconut oil that is measured in its melted state. You can also use softened butter. 
  • Vanilla extract- Gives a slight vanilla flavor and is essential for all baked goods! 
  • Chocolate chips- optional, but I love folding through some sugar free chocolate chips

How to make almond flour banana bread

This recipe comes together in one bowl; the hands-on time is less than five minutes! Ready to make a loaf?

Step 1- make the batter

Start by mixing your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk your wet ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well until combined. Next, combine your wet and dry ingredients until combined. Fold through your chocolate chips if using them.

Step 2- bake the bread

Now, transfer your batter into a loaf pan. Bake the bread for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out mostly clean. Remove the banana bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan completely before slicing. 

how to make almond flour banana bread.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Do not over-bake the banana bread as it continues to cook as it cools down.
  • Oven makes and models differ. While my bread took around 45 minutes, yours could take about 60 minutes. As always, do the skewer test to see. 
  • Add some tin foil over the top of the loaf to avoid overcooking the tops.
  • For some added texture, add some chopped walnuts or even some raisins, especially if you love banana nut bread.

Storage instructions

To store: If you intend to enjoy your banana bread within two days, it can be stored at room temperature in a sealed container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week to keep it longer.

To freeze: Place loaf slices in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

banana bread with almond flour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does almond flour rise with baking powder?

Almond flour doesn’t rise as well as traditional flour when baking powder is added to it. However, it provides some structure.

Is almond flour healthier than regular flour?

Almond flour is lower in carbs and higher in protein than regular flour. It’s also popular in keto desserts. However, it is higher in fat and calories.

Why is my banana bread so dense?

If you find your banana bread dense, it’s because of over-baking. Remember, the banana bread continues to bake as it cools down in the pan.

How do I prevent the top of the banana bread from burning?

If you notice the top of the banana bread is browning too soon, cover it with tin foil around the 20-minute mark.

Can I use coconut flour?

No, coconut flour can be substituted for almond flour as it does requires a different proportion of liquids. You may prefer making coconut flour banana bread.

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Almond Flour Banana Bread

5 from 327 votes
This almond flour banana bread is so moist and tender, it's the perfect use of leftover bananas! Naturally gluten free, it uses simple and delicious ingredients.
Servings: 12 Slices
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 45 mins

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease and line a loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk together your banana, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix until combined. If using chocolate chips, fold them through at the end.
  • Transfer the batter into the lined pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out mostly clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let the loaf cool completely, before slicing it up.

Notes

* Use any egg substitute
TO STORE: If you intend to enjoy your banana bread within 2 days, it can be stored at room temperature in a sealed container. To keep it longer, store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
TO FREEZE: Place slices of the loaf in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSodium: 101mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 7g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Hello

    I took a quick look at the recipe. Thank you so much.

    How many slices does this yield please? I am watching my carbs.

    Thanks

  2. Can i make this without the granulated sweetener? Or can i substitute unsweetened applesauce?
    Transitioning to Vegan and also avoiding white flour and sweeteners. TIA

    1. 5 stars
      I haven’t tried with applesauce yet, but I do use Splenda 0 cal sweetener and it taste just as good 👍.

  3. 5 stars
    LOVE this banana bread!! I used golden swerve as the sweetner which was perfect. It is so so moist, moister than regular flour banana breads i’ve made in the past. Will definitely be a staple in my recipe book.

  4. This is the best B-bread recipe I have ever tried/made! While I do not have a gluten allergy, I find I feel better and less ‘bloated’ by not eating food with regular flour. While I have not made with the choc. chips and I’ve used Splenda as the sweetener, the item I try to change quite grequently is the fruit; bananas work great, mix of blueberries and rasberries also goood but our fav is with mango! Thanks so much for sharing this excellent recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    My first Keto bread.
    Recipe. It was so simple and quick.It turned out beautiful, moist and tasteful. I did not add sugar sweetener because i added a cinnamon-sugar mix in the middle creating a cinnamon twist to your recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    My husband loves this recipe. He eats this for dessert 3x a day! I add chopped pecans, sliced almonds and shredded coconut for crunch and texture.

  7. 5 stars
    Smells wonderful and tastes delicious. I made this exactly as the recipe directed and used eggs and the optional chocolate chips. Lovely.

  8. 5 stars
    I made the banana bread yesterday and oh my God it’s so good. I’m making another loaf today. it’s so moist and taste better than regular banana bread using all purpose flour. This will definitely be my go to banana bread from now on

  9. 5 stars
    I found it a bit too oily other than that, amazing! I will try it with slightly less coconut oil next time.

  10. Have made your almond flour banana muffins and love them,can I use this same recipe and make banana bread instead