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!
“I had the BEST banana bread the other day.”
“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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
- 3 cups overripe banana mashed roughly
- 1/2 cup coconut flour sifted
- 1/2 cup smooth almond butter can sub for any nut butter
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- Dairy free chocolate chips optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line loaf pan or baking tray with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Stir through chocolate chips if desired.
- 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.
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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Yum!! Cannot wait to try!
Just a lil typo – You missed the word Bananas! Lol ? No H8 Just ❤️
Thanks SO much for letting me know, Rima- It’s been amended 😀
These ingredients are just the bomb together no matter what you do with them! Well, as long as you don’t add too much coconut flour I guess! Just made something totally different but very similar ingredients!
I love using these 4 ingredients in different recipes- So versatile!
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…
ohhhhh YES. Crunchy with honey ALL the time. You’ve just made me have brinner.
I seriously want to meet Nicki so bad! She sounds hilarious! Chunky banana bread is totes my thing, I’m all about that texture life!
OMG! She used to do gymnastics!!! She used to cry before competitions because she was scared of ‘mean judges’
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.
I’d take a smoothie right now to be honest- The heater has been on all day and I’m boiling!
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.
You and me both- I end up going the cheaper route because they are both delicious!
this sounds amazing!
Thanks so much, Theresa!
Holy moly, yum!
Thank you, Becky! 🙂
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).
Right? That’s her only winning point there- the sugar bread- Especially when sugar is the first listed ingredient!
I love that your recipes always include ingredients I have on hand!
Thanks so much, Hilary!
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.
WHAT! Les- You need to rectify that, STAT!
This makes me so hungry right now.
😉 My goal is achieved then!
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.
That’s the intention in 2016- All our convos haha!
omg. Don’t. Seriously. I’m so embaressed.
This banana bread looks so moist, and it has my favorite flour, too! 🙂
😀 Seriously, I get anxious when my flour supply decreases!
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 🙂
Seriously, it’s SO moist and delicious, especially out of the fridge!