Healthy 1 Minute Banana Bread

A delicious banana bread ready in just one minute and using four ingredients! This healthy 1 minute banana bread is moist and gooey on the inside yet tender on the outside- It’s also naturally gluten-free, paleo, vegan, dairy free and refined sugar free- The perfect snack or light sweet treat! 

Healthy 1 Minute Banana Bread using 4 ingredients and SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside- It has NO butter, oil, sugar or white flour!- There is an oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}

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Firstly, big love to everyone who shared their oat-based recipes on Saturday– We are super excited to share the top three recipes this coming Saturday! As mentioned in the post, Amanda will be hosting this week and the theme is a favorite of ours- Bananas! As always, you’re welcome to link two of your recipes which feature that week’s theme!

Anyway, let’s talk today’s recipe. 

Healthy 1 Minute Banana Bread using 4 ingredients and SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside- It has NO butter, oil, sugar or white flour!- There is an oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}

I’m beyond thrilled with the emails/Instagram tags/Facebook messages you’ve been sending in over the past couple of weeks- It means the world and as always, makes me more and more thankful that I can share this with you, and do so on a full-time basis. 

While the 4 Ingredient breakfast brownies and no bake banana bread blondies were clearly the most popular and made (I don’t blame you- They are both personal favorites of mine!), coming a close third was this 4 ingredient chunky banana bread. To be honest, I’m not surprised- The texture is INSANE and I attest it to the fact that I went heavy on the bananas and very light on the other three ingredients. 

Unlike traditional banana bread which is generally light and fluffy, this version is dense, hearty and very filling- The kind of sweet bread you can eat for breakfast ON IT’S OWN and be satisfied for hours after. How do I know this? Because I practice what I preach. When I left with a loaf of it in my fridge (hello, amazing texture again!), I enjoyed the remaining three slices over 3 days for breakfast and DANG it kept me full- Not an easy feat. 

Healthy 1 Minute Banana Bread using 4 ingredients and SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside- It has NO butter, oil, sugar or white flour!- There is an oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}

When reader Kylie (Hi!) emailed me telling me she loved the recipe, I was thrilled. When she suggested a single-serve version of it, I was most certainly up for a solo kitchen party challenge. While the original recipe called for 3 cups of bananas (almost 6-7 if you have medium sized ones), I knew it would take some time to experiment to get proportions just right to have the same taste and texture. The first couple of attempts turned into rocks and the third was simply too thick- It wouldn’t firm up well. I thought of subbing out the maple syrup and that made it a hockey puck.

Thinking. Thinking. Thinking.

Bingo.

Swap out the maple for dairy free milk and voila- I was presented with a moist, gooey and tender banana bread which is single serve! 

Healthy 1 Minute Banana Bread using 4 ingredients and SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside- It has NO butter, oil, sugar or white flour!- There is an oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}

This healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Bread is a delicious single-serve sweet treat which takes just a minute in the microwave or 10 minutes in the oven! It’s incredibly moist and gooey on the inside while being tender on the outside! It’s also suitable for many dietary lifestyles out there- It’s naturally paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free! 

HACK! Because this recipe uses NO eggs whatsoever, taste test the batter before baking/microwaving it. If it’s not sweet enough, add some granulated sweetener of choice. Not only that, you can totally play around with the temperature to produce your desired texture. Bake it a little longer if you want a more tender cake VS a more moist one. 

Healthy 1 Minute Banana Bread using 4 ingredients and SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside- It has NO butter, oil, sugar or white flour!- There is an oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make this delicious healthy 1 minute 4 ingredient banana bread and have banana bread on demand! 

Healthy 1 Minute Banana Bread using 4 ingredients and SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside- It has NO butter, oil, sugar or white flour!- There is an oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Healthy 1 Minute Single Serve Banana Bread
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A delicious banana bread ready in just one minute and using four ingredients! This healthy 1 minute banana bread is moist and gooey on the inside yet tender on the outside- It's also naturally gluten-free, paleo, vegan, dairy free and refined sugar free- The perfect snack or light sweet treat!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 medium overripe banana, mashed very well
  2. 1 T coconut flour (can sub for almond flour)*
  3. 1 T nut butter of choice (I used cashew butter because it's so mild tasting)
  4. 2-3 T dairy free milk of choice**
  5. Dairy free chocolate chips (optional)
For the microwave version
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine your mashed banana and coconut flour and mix very well. Add your nut butter of choice and mix into it- It should be a VERY thick batter.
  2. Using a tablespoon at a time, add dairy free milk of choice until you reach a thick and creamy consistency. Stir through the chocolate chips is desired.
  3. Transfer to a mug or microwave safe cereal bowl and cook for 1 minute, or until desired texture is achieved (this varies microwave to microwave).
For the oven version
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit and coat an oven safe ramekin with oil and set aside.
  2. Do as above but transfer to the greased ramekin and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until desired consistency is achieved.
Notes
  1. * I prefer the coconut flour over the almond flour- The texture was more 'cake' like which I preferred.
  2. ** Depending on the flour you use and the consistency you want, adjust accordingly.
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Healthy 1 Minute Banana Bread using 4 ingredients and SO moist, gooey yet tender on the outside- It has NO butter, oil, sugar or white flour!- There is an oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}

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76 thoughts on “Healthy 1 Minute Banana Bread

  1. I will be buying some coconut flour today. But the chocolate chips in it don’t appeal to me. I’ve lost 40 pounds over the last 3 years without trying to! Stressful, long hours job, and not enuf food or sleep. So I’m looking for things like this to make quickly and easily to get some more nutrition and calories.

  2. Oooh the gooey cakes are always so good. I usually just end up freezing the ripe bananas to use for smoothies. That’s usually because I notice at the last minute that they’re on their last leg and am too lazy to quickly come up with a use for them.

  3. Oh my Gawd I am eating this right now…but I didn’t microwave it and added protien powder. I call it my banana mash lol. Yours looks prettier and now it’s official, my random throw together so are a recipe. Happy MLK day Arman!

  4. I kid you not – I think Im going to have an Arman’s 1 minute party and just make ALL of your super quick brownies, cakes, breads, cookies, etc so that I can eat them all at once. There’s nothing wrong with that – right? I mean seriously, how on earth do you freaking expect me to choose?!

  5. I currently have about 12 bananas just rotting on the counter so I need to make use of them asap!! I need to freeze some and the rest I could make this little delicious cake! everytime I see one of your banana bread recipes I immediately get excited and start doing flips around the house!

  6. Why is it that everybody hates the word moist? Because moist is where it’s at for banana bread. Like you described, that kind of baked good keeps you going for hours while fluffy ones disappear into thin air. Long story short: this is my kind of banana bread and yes to single-serving [let’s make that a verb] ALL the baked goods and desserts!

  7. Hi Arman! These single serving recipes are so cute! Do you have any idea if this (or any of the other mug cakes) would work in the toaster oven? I don’t have a microwave and am just wondering if there’s another alternative to heaving the oven up! 🙂 Thanks!

  8. Okay, HOLD UP. I was just reading Alison’s blog and YOU SENT HER A DESSERT SAMPLER? I didn’t even finish reading her post, and high tailed it over here to leave you an angry note.

    WTF? What am I to you? Send me one please. Canada and Canadians in general are super poor right now so please send food.

  9. Dear Arman, what a treat! This sounds like a perfect quick fix for those busy weekday afternoons or mornings! I have not see you around but I hope the New Year is going splendidly well for you my friend. Take care..all the best, Catherine

  10. Hahaha, the rock! It so reminds me of the times when we used to start making protein powder mug cakes. Remember? We could have killed someone with those.

    I love Single serve. Literally. Cackle.
    No seriously, it looks delicious and pretty and I love that it is so easy. Maybe I attack my AirBnb hosts kitchen here in Bondi. She’ll love me.

  11. Fav for any bananas, ripe or not ripe is ICE CREAM! Oh yeah! Creamy, and can do that with fruit, nut butter, cocoa, maple syrup and almonds and probably lots of other things for variety in flavour!

  12. I was skeptical but this was very good. Easy and satisfies a sweet craving or snack need. I used sunflower seed butter. I will now have to try a few of your other one minute deals! Thanks for sharing! Where would I be without bloggers like yourself who share these types of recipes? Id be eating rice cakes like an 80’s dieter and craving banana bread!! This beats rice cakes!!!

      1. we have trademarks that are full of sugar and I do not like peanut butter, almond only, but I can hardly get it. Thanks, I’m going to try with coconut oil and a bit of sugar. Thanks!

  13. Arman…..oh my stars,this was delicious……I’m having it for breakfast……yeah me!!!! I used sunflower butter…I think that is mild also…and Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips…..they are gluten, dairy, nut and soy free…..this is going to be a go to recipe for me. Thank you Arman…You are the MAN….!!!!!!!!

  14. I tried it this morning and it didn’t work out for me. It’s just mush. I did mix the banana, flour, and peanut butter the night before, could this have been the reason it didn’t work. I wanted to have it for breakfast at work.

    1. Similar to Alisa’s experience, mine came out very mushy as well. I only used 2 T unsweetened Almond/Coconut milk and I did not leave overnight. Maybe I should try adding a bit more coconut flour and cooking longer??

  15. Love love love the banana bread! It adds the fun back into eating again…guilt free and happy tummy because it’s grain free!thanks for sharing!

  16. Found this recipe yesterday, made it and had another one today! Used blueberries instead of choc chips- it’s delicious and even healthier ?
    Thanks for a great recipe!

  17. This recipe is so delicious, I’ve made it a few times already; just wondering, how to you get it so that it doesn’t sink and/or explode in the microwave? Mine only exploded once (lol) but it never looks like it does in your picture )^o^(

      1. I have one more question (sorry omg), I tried baking it in the oven and it didn’t get done at all (I more than doubled the time in the instruction and it was still raw)… I’m wondering if I’m doing something wrong… How many tablespoons of almond milk do you put in exactly? It’s just that this recipe is so delicious but I have trouble getting it to bake perfectly

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