Healthy Four Ingredient Chunky Banana Bread

The easiest and most delicious chunky banana bread you’ll ever have which needs just four ingredients! Moist and gooey on the inside and tender on the outside, this chunky banana bread is naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo and grain free! 

Healthy Four Ingredient Chunky Banana Bread which has NO butter, oil, white flour or sugar in it but is SO moist, gooey and tender on the outside! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

“I had the BEST banana bread the other day.”

“Where from?”

“White Wings”

“Oh, nice.”

“Seriously, I’ve never tasted a better banana bread. It was so flavorful and fluffy. I could have eaten the whole pan. Seriously, you could taste all of the banana in it”

“…Wait, White Wings isn’t a cafe?”

“No, *INSERT EXPLICIT WORD HERE*. It’s the brand from Coles”

“Niki, that doesn’t even have any real banana in it. It has banana essence or extract or whatever.”

“Ewwww. I don’t like that banana bread anymore.”

I think from this post forward, I will be sharing the conversations my sister and I have shared in the past.

Healthy Four Ingredient Chunky Banana Bread which has NO butter, oil, white flour or sugar in it but is SO moist, gooey and tender on the outside! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

I pride this blog on being 100% authentic, real and a true glimpse into what life was and is like in Australia….under our family roof. Whenever I’m homesick or missing mum’s cooking and Niki chauffeuring me around miss the company of mum and Niki, I think back to the random moments we’ve shared which ALWAYS leaves me rolling my eyes. 

This banana bread story is just one of a million. 

“Niki, you can’t suddenly not like the banana bread when you just proclaimed it was the best you’ve ever eaten.”

“That’s not banana bread.”

“……..”

“IT’S NOT BANANA BREAD. It has no bananas.”

“You make no sense whatsoever.” 

“Hey Arman, I tried the most delicious sugar bread ever which had fake banana in it. It’s sugar bread.” 

Bye, Felicia. 

Healthy Four Ingredient Chunky Banana Bread which has NO butter, oil, white flour or sugar in it but is SO moist, gooey and tender on the outside! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Even though Niki didn’t like the banana bread, she certainly liked the ‘sugar bread.’ She polished it off over three days, probably trying to convince herself it wasn’t banana bread. 

(It was).

Today’s recipe for chunky banana bread does NOT use banana essence or extract to maintain it’s banana flavor, and let’s face it- With the amount of bananas in this, it’s pretty much going overboard but I’d like to refer to my (old) favorite saying-

C’est la bloody vie. 

Healthy Four Ingredient Chunky Banana Bread which has NO butter, oil, white flour or sugar in it but is SO moist, gooey and tender on the outside! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

This healthy four ingredient chunky banana bread is hand down, the most gooey, moist and delicious banana bread you’ll ever eat, and the pictures are a prime example of that. While tender on the outside, it’s packed full of chunky banana pieces and cooled and enjoyed from the fridge- It’s bliss. Unlike most banana bread, recipes out there, these have no butter, white flour, oil or sugar in the entire recipe- It focuses on the natural sweetness of the overripe bananas and dash of maple syrup for it! It’s extremely diet friendly too, suitable for those following a paleo, vegan, gluten free and grain free lifestyle! 

HACK! Not all of us are big fans of chunks in their trunk banana bread. That’s okay- I forgive you. To have a delicious, smooth texture which still has the amazing taste, simple blend finely in a blender, food processor or by stick mixer. 

Healthy Four Ingredient Chunky Banana Bread which has NO butter, oil, white flour or sugar in it but is SO moist, gooey and tender on the outside! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make this healthy four ingredient chunky banana bread but please don’t call it sugar bread. 

Sugar bread just sounds incredibly silly. 

Healthy Four Ingredient Chunky Banana Bread
The easiest and most delicious chunky banana bread you'll ever have which needs just four ingredients! Moist and gooey on the inside and tender on the outside, this chunky banana bread is naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo and grain free!
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups overripe banana, mashed roughly
  2. 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
  3. 1/2 cup smooth almond butter (can sub for any nut butter)
  4. 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  5. Dairy free chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line loaf pan or baking tray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Stir through chocolate chips if desired.
  3. Pour batter into the loaf pan or baking tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden on top. Remove from oven and allow to sit until completely cool. Remove, slice and enjoy.
Notes
  1. Banana bread may seem undercooked when taken out, but they are incredibly moist/gooey and will maintain such texture even once cooled.
  2. Banana bread can be kept at room temperature in a sealed container, however, are best refrigerated. They are also freezer friendly.
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59 thoughts on “Healthy Four Ingredient Chunky Banana Bread

  1. This banana bread looks perfectly moist. I have to admit that I love boxed cake mix. I also love both peanut butters. I prefer crunchy when having it on toast with honey. And oh, Niki…

  2. Mmm sugar bread. That sounds good, I’ll have that. Lol JUST kidding, I’d definitely prefer actual bananas in my banana bread. I had a bunch of overripe bananas the other day and came super close to making banana nut bread but I ended up freezing them for smoothies instead. I see now that was a mistake.

  3. My sister loves Velveeta Mac and cheese (ok I do too) and it’s not even cheese. It’s just SO GOOD! However I would never call it Mac and pasteurized cheese product lol. I LOVE chunky nut butters. They are the best but I will eat creamy if it’s on sale or something. I am more frugal than addicted to chunky.

  4. Gahhh. Drooling after I just ate breakfast. Niki’s right— most of the boxed breads and muffins out there should just be called sugar bread. That’s why they’re so dang delicious.
    Chunky pb, chunky bread, chunky babies, chunky everything (k maybe not).

  5. I love the conversations you share with Niki – they are always hilarious! I love how simple this recipe is. I’ve never had chocolate chips in my banana bread (I have no idea why I haven’t) but I’m thinking it is a combo I need to try ASAP.

  6. Please please please share your conversations with Niki. They always make my day.
    I think chocolate chips should never be optional.
    As for the Cake Box Mix, I think Switzerland doesn’t even sell that. We’re so proper. And stubborn. And expensive.
    Ps. I was at Coles last night here in Bondi and they sold lemons for 1.50 each. Plus, I again tried to find a decent protein bar. Cry.

  7. I want this! Seriously! Now I only need to wait until I have ripe bananas again.
    I am not a fan of boxed cake mixes but I make one exception for a boxed brownie mix. It’s the best!
    And of course both peanut butters. It depends on what I want to do with it 🙂

  8. Hahahaha, I cannot believe that the “best banana bread” wouldn’t have any actual banana bread in it. That’s like saying pumpkin tastes the best in a Starbucks latte XD anyways, this banana bread looks UNREAL. So gooey, sweet, soft and delicious–can’t believe it’s only made of four ingredients!

  9. I’m Team Niki on this one. Sugar bread seems a more appropriate name for the version she ate.

    I don’t make cakes often, but when I do, I go all out with layers, zest, frosting….all from scratch.

  10. Owwwwwwwwwwwww my.. This is the best banana bread I have made in my whole baking life.. I will be an addict to it from now on!
    Mine isn’t that cool yellow collor but a bit more brown. I guess that’s because I didn’t have almond butter so I made butter of cashewnuts and added in some coconut oil.

    By the way.. In the north of Holland (where I life) we have a speciality/delicatesse it’s called.. Tadaaaaaaaa Sugarbread. And the name just discribes what it is.. A bread with a whole lot of sugar and sugarbits.. It’s sweet and sticky.. You eat it with butter.. Only butter..

  11. I made this yesterday, it tastes delicious! The texture is a little bit too gooey for my taste (kinda like half-cooked muffin centers haha), though I did have to use white flour instead of coconut so that might be why. Otherwise yum!

  12. This bread did not even cook. Left it in for 15 extra minutes and it does not resemble a solid in any way. It’s basically like eating cookie dough. Not sure what I did wrong.

  13. Hi Arman,
    This looks delicious 🙂 I’d love to make this in a few days (when the green bananas I have here are ripe enough). I was wondering if you know how much bananas would fill up 3 cups?
    And is it possible to omit the syrup? Or use less and perhaps some extra nut butter? I’m trying to use as little sugars as possible.
    Awesome site by the way… love all the recipes and their simplicity!!! 😀 thanks for sharing them!

    1. Hi Elise! Thank you so much for your kind words!

      Okay the banaan factor- I’ve once had to use 6 small ones and once 5 small/medium ones- I’d aim for 5 🙂

      To be honest, I haven’t tried it without syrup- You could try it and let me know- I’d be keen to hear!

      1. I made it yesterday, without syrup, but followed the rest of the recipe (only added some sunflower- and sesame seeds) and in my opinion it turned out great!! It’s indeed moist, soft, super-satisfying and I really find it sweet enough like this 🙂
        (Oh and of course ate some of the batter before putting it in the oven)
        I’ll be making this more often, i’m sure!

  14. Hi! Am really keen to try your recipe but I dont like coconut…do you think I can change it for like almond flour or any other suggestion??

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