Healthy Flourless Banana Bread (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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! 

A stack of the BEST healthy flourless banana bread

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.

Easy Paleo Vegan Banana Bread

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

Make this healthy Flourless Banana Breakfast Cake and maybe it will spur you to write a Harry Potter book 9.

….No monetary compensation attached.


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Healthy Flourless Banana Bread (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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! 
4.71 from 155 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, flourless, grain free banana bread, no added sugar banana bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld



  • 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: 1Slice | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg | NET CARBS: 4g
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A collage of thick slices of homemade healthy banana bread- Tender on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside.

Let’s be cliche. If you won a million dollars, you’d buy….

Do you re-read your favorite books? Clearly. I have a friend who says they find out something new each time (when they re-read Harry Potter!)

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83 thoughts on “Healthy Flourless Banana Bread (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

  1. I always re-read my favorite books! I am not a big fan of Harry Potter (sorry), but I love Vladimir Nabokov and read his books again and again. I am definitely reccomend him if you ever want something more “classic” 😉

  2. Harry Potter!
    I am still not sure I would actually read a 9th book. That might be because it’s like warmed up food to me. Have I ever told you that I didn’t read the final book for over 1,5 years because I refused to let it end?

    For a million dollars I would pay my rent and buy plane tickets to everywhere. I would spend all money travelling and I wouldn’t come back until it was gone completely.

  3. I keep trying to buy enough bananas to have a couple left for baking with no such luck. I’m pathetic and always say if I ever won money I’d pay off debt and then give the rest back. Although you’re right in that 1m doesn’t really get you very far now!

  4. If you won a million dollars, I could see you building a Harry Potter wizardland to live in. Oh wait, Disney already did that? Then I could see you buying Disney. Oh wait, a million dollars won’t do that? Fine then. I could see you mailing me some of this delicious breakfast cake.

  5. So I double checked the recipe to see if you made the chocolate chips “optional” again, but it turns out they’re not even on there!! Arman!
    As far as books go, I’m notorious for re-reading a series. I do the same with Netflix shows. I just can’t let go once I”m invested!

  6. Haha i appreciate your randomness, this is why we are friends! If I could win a million dollars, I would totally buy a wawa aka an east coast gas station that has the BEST FOOD EVER!

  7. If I had a million dollars I’d pay off my car loan, my student loans and then I’d move to Florida and save the rest. Really boring, but I’m a simple person. I’d probably donate some of it to MFA or fund a few kick starters too if I got bored.
    You know I’m a Harry Potter fan, so I’ve definitely reread them 🙂 I used to reread more books when I was younger.

  8. I re-read Gone with the Wind so many times when I was younger I could actually recite it! Nerd alert.

    If I won a million dollars…I would definitely invest a lot of it for future real estate and early retirement 🙂

      1. After reading the comments it appears that there are 2 recipes versions, where is the oat flour version? I thought the picture above was the result of the recipe that was listed below it. thank you.

  9. Peppermint schnapps and wine eh? You had some kind friends back then…
    Never knew you were such a HP fan. But that explains your suave hairdo 🙂
    If I won a million dollars I’d be off with my backpack stomping through Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and India.

  10. I love to re-read books, and have one book I have read 3 times. Anyway, I love this banana bread, and will be making it with coconut flour and adding Lily’s chocolate chips.

  11. I would be right there with you sharing that dream! I was devastated when the final book ended. I remember when it came out. I literally didn’t put it down until I finished. My mum was yelling at me to sleep and eat, but nope!

  12. That’s an unusual but actually quite good reply to the million Dollar question. I think I’d set some money aside as savings – yes, I knooow -, donate some to good causes and use the remainder for any wishes I might have. Including all the fancy but pricey foods for recipe experimentation ;). Like nut butter, coconut flour and alternative sweeteners …

  13. Such a good answer Arman! I died a little inside when I finished the final book too… Actually I just cried. That could have something to do with the fact that I was heavily sleep deprived – I bought the book at midnight and was finished by 5am… How could I sleep when it was waiting for me!?

  14. Arman, I wanted to make the paleo version. I noticed that the recipe doesn’t list milk, but the instructions say to add milk. Do I add milk to not?
    Many thanks, for all your recipes!!

  15. What do you suggest to replace thre almond flour if I’m allergic to nuts? But would still love the gluten free, vegan sugar free!

  16. I made the healthy banana bread and it looks nothing like the one in the picture. It didn’t rise at all just stayed flat like the bread you make in the video above. Tried to take it out of the pan and it fell apart, even having parchment in it. Could you be more specific on what type of pan you used.

    1. Coming to this recipe late, but how long should it bake? At the top it says 33 minutes, but under instructions it says 40-50 minutes.

  17. Delicious! Made this twice. First made a loaf and this time made 16 muffins. Can make into 12 larger muffins, but wasn’t sure how much they’d rise. Gonna warm and put organic peanut butter on it! Mmmm! Thank you!

  18. Just made this recipe into muffins and I am obsessed!! Sooo moist and flavorful!! Cant believe they are healthy

  19. This looks so light and fluffy, I’m so excited to make it!
    Has anyone had luck substituting some of the coconut oil with a nut butter instead? I’m thinking of doing 1/4 cup coco oil and maybe 1/4 cup of tahini or cashew butter.

  20. Just made this again with walnuts in it in a loaf pan. PERFECT! It’s the only banana bread recipe I make. You are coming up with more recipes that are delicious! Great work and I’m grateful 😃

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