Flourless Banana Bread


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The BEST healthy banana bread recipe made with almond flour and NO flour and no oats! Tender on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside, this healthy banana breakfast bread is paleo, vegan, gluten-free and sugar free! 

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Oh the things you discuss or speculate when you have brunch. 

The other day, I was having enjoying a meal with a mate and we were playing the ‘what if‘ game and the question put forward was the cliche ‘What would you do if you won a million dollars?’ 

My mate pretty much answered a cliche answer- He’d buy a shoebox apartment and maybe furnish it with Ikea furniture. 

Good man.

Times have changed where a million bucks can only go so far.


Well, enter the randomness.

Flourless Banana Bread Recipe

Long term readers know I’m the biggest fan of Harry Potter. I died a little inside when the final book came out, but that was because I went to a house party and someone gave me peppermint schnapps mixed with wine.


Okay, back to the topic.

I died a little inside (again) upon finishing the book. I seriously felt like part of me had ended. If I won a million dollars, I would hold a contest for anyone in the world to continue the Harry Potter novels and write a 9th book, 10th book, 11th book…you get the picture. This wouldn’t mean they would be published- It would be for me to (selfishly) continue the Harry Potter adventure. 

A big reason for this is perhaps my inability to start a new book. Once I finished the final Harry Potter book, I went back to the very first book and continued down the road of each book until I had finished them all again….and repeat.

A stack of thick slices of healthy flourless banana bread

So what does this have to do with today’s recipe?

Absolutely nothing. 

So there. 

Well, I guess now you know what I’d do with a million bucks, should I ever win such an amount. While this banana breakfast cake doesn’t cost a million bucks to make, it sure tastes like it could be worth that!

Banana Bread Without Oats and Flour

This healthy flourless banana breakfast cake is fluffy and light on the inside, tender on the outside and loaded with banana flavor! For a light and fluffy cake, it is extremely filling and perfect to enjoy for breakfast or even as a healthy snack or dessert! Unlike traditional banana cakes, this version contains no butter, oil, flour (unless you opt for the paleo version, in which it is grain free!) or sugar- Yet you’d never tell! This recipe is totally suitable for most dietary lifestyles out there- It’s gluten free, vegan, dairy free, sugar free and comes with a paleo option too! 

HACK! I usually opt for a ‘protein packed frosting’ on these breakfast cakes but for some reason, this worked better without it! However, my taste buds might differ from yours so if you’d like a bigger protein punch, use the frosting used in this recipe, using one of these tested protein powders!

Close up shot of thick slices of homemade healthy banana bread

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Flourless Banana Bread

5 from 751 votes
The BEST healthy banana bread recipe made with almond flour and NO flour and no oats! Tender on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside, this healthy banana breakfast bread is paleo, vegan, gluten-free and sugar free! 
Servings: 12 Slices
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 33 minutes
Total: 38 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease a loaf pan or 10 x 10-inch square pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, melt your coconut oil. Add your mashed bananas and flax eggs/eggs and whisk together. 
  • Combine wet and dry mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Pour into the greased pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes (square pan tends to be around the 40-minute mark, loaf pan 45-50 minute mark!), or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. 
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and enjoy. 


* Optional- Only add if you prefer a sweeter banana bread/breakfast cake
Healthy Flourless Banana Bread (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free) should be kept refrigerated, for up to 3 days. It is also freezer friendly. 


Serving: 1SliceCalories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 12gFat: 8gFiber: 4gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 2.5mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.7mgNET CARBS: 4g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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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. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe. I made 2 loaves. They were moist and delicious. I loved that there are minimal ingredients. I added chopped walnuts to my loaves. Thank you for this delicious and healthy option to traditional banana bread.

  2. So I found this recipe and tried it. Tastes wonderful! So moist and such. (Added mini chocolate chips to mine…) however, I noticed that where I had placed it on the counter, there was a residue of coconut oil left when I picked it up. I only used the amount in the recipe. Thoughts?
    And as a side note, I love love loved Harry Potter! Reread each book several times, went to the midnight release of the last one. Watched all the shows many times over!

  3. i am thinking about making this bread/cake right now,I love harry potter, but i think i will leave it where it is.wit a million bucks i would buy some new furniture mine are so old.

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