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!
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.
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.
So what does this have to do with today’s recipe?
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!
Make this healthy Flourless Banana Breakfast Cake and maybe it will spur you to write a Harry Potter book 9.
….No monetary compensation attached.
Healthy Flourless Banana Bread (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free)
- 2 cups blanched almond flour
- 2 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice * See notes
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large overripe bananas, mashed
- 2 flax eggs Can sub for 2 whole eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 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.
More delicious banana recipes? Gotcha covered!
Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Bread
Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies
Healthy No Bake Banana Bread Bites
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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You know about this right?
It may help your woes 🙂
😀 I may or may not be considering a trip to the UK purely to visit it!
My mom has been on pinterest a lot lately… the other day, she told me about this new blog she found that she loved– and it was Big Man’s World. She has been saving your easy, healthy dessert recipes to try 🙂
Hahaha your mum is my new favorite person!
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.
🙂 That sounds delicious, Joanne- Lily’s works really well in baked goods!
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!
OMG. I wish we had snapchat back then…I remember my uni lecture on Monday morning after the book came out..People were reading it in the lecture hall lol!
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 …
Definitely putting some towards ingredients!
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!?
Right? So worth staying up for!
Bahaha I love this. You know they’re coming out with a new Harry Potter book, right?
LOL. Stop. It’s that ridiculous play.
Can i substitute almond milk and use dairy milk? ?
Hi Aliza! You sure can! 🙂
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!!
Hi Linda! 🙂 Apologies for the confusion- The paleo option, as it has eggs, doesn’t need the milk 🙂
Thank you for your quick response!
Is 1 T a teaspoon or tablespoons? Recipe looks delish I’m gonna make it
Hi Morreen! 🙂
Yes, that is correct- T is tablespoon 🙂
Sounds delicious. What is your suggested measure for the chocolate chips?
Hi there! I’d start with 1/4 cup, but up to 3/4 if you want it super chocolate filled! 🙂