by Olena

Almond Flour Banana Bread

by Olena

5 from 4 reviews

Almond Flour Banana Bread is moist and melt in your mouth loaf entire family will love! Paleo, low sugar and gluten free. Your kids will go bananas for it!

We eat grains but absolutely love goodies with almond flour like almond flour banana muffins, almond flour waffles and almond flour pancakes.

almond flour banana bread in a loaf pan with bananas on a side

Gluten Free Banana Bread

This almond flour banana bread always disappears fast in my kitchen. It is moist, tender and melts in your mouth banana bread loaf. Only lemon zucchini bread disappears faster. It’s OMG crazy good. We fight for it. Anyways…

Let me preface by saying we do eat grains. I know some people are truly sensitive to gluten. For us, organic whole grains make vital part of our wholesome diet. I’m not a huge baker but I bake a lot of healthy muffins and quick breads. So perfect for healthy breakfast and snacks.

And even though we can eat “regular” banana bread, I like to make almond flour banana bread too.

almond flour, eggs, maple syrup, oil and vanilla

How Ripe Bananas Should Be?

Attention! Make sure your bananas are ripe. From my experience with almond flour banana muffins, I know some people use just yellow or even (scary to think) 50 shades of green bananas.

For tasty and easy almond flour banana bread use bananas:

  • Deep yellow with plenty of black spots on the outside
  • Soft inside

Seriously, have you ever tried to mash green bananas?:)

peeled bananamashed banana in a bowl

Using Almond Flour

Almond flour tastes different from any other flour. It is basically finely ground raw blanched almonds. Just like eating nuts, you will consume high amount of healthy fat, protein and some fiber.

Almond flour adds moist and that melt in your mouth texture I often refer too. Almost like a cotton candy. “Almost” haha.

For all of the above reasons, I like to make banana bread recipe with almond flour. From time to time.

Can I use different flour? No. The texture almond flour provides baked goods cannot be matched by any wheat, coconut or other gluten free flour.
almond flour inside the bagalmond flour banana bread batter

almond flour banana bread batter in a loaf pan

Making It Paleo

The only thing that’s not paleo in this banana bread is baking powder. You can make your own at home easy-peasy.

How to Store and Freeze Almond Flour Banana Bread

We store banana bread on a counter wrapped in plastic or straight in the loaf pan covered with plastic. Then cut a slice each time.

You can slice it fully and wrap each slice in plastic but in my opinion it is not environmentally friendly option.

Banana bread stays fresh on a counter for up to 3 days. After you can refrigerate for another 3 days.

sliced almond flour banana bread

Can I freeze quick bread? Yes. Any.

Bake banana bread and cool completely. I recommend you do not slice bread before freezing. It retains its moisture better this way. Place in a gallon size Ziploc container, let out as much air as possible and seal. Freeze for up to 3 months.

To thaw, defrost on a counter. Takes about 3-4 hours. Bread will taste just like freshly baked. Pop it into a toaster for a minute for that freshly baked bread warmth and aromas.

Enjoy this almond flour banana bread!

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Almond Flour Banana Bread

5 from 4 reviews

Almond Flour Banana Bread is moist and melt in your mouth loaf entire family will love. Paleo, low sugar and gluten free.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Muffins and Quick Bread
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

  • 3 large very ripe bananas with brown spots
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup avocado or any mild oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups almond flour (not almond meal)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line 9 x 5 loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add bananas and mash with a masher.
  3. Then add eggs, maple syrup, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt; whisk until combined.
  4. Add almond flour and stir and mix gently with spatula to combine. Pour batter into previously prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Remove almond flour banana bread from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool off for 10 minutes. Holding onto the flaps of parchment paper remove bread from a loaf pan and let it cool off completely before slicing with sharp serrated knife.

Store: Store covered in a cool dry place for up to 5 days. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. This was really easy to make and it came out supper moist. I used monk fruit as the sweetener which is plant based. I also added chia seeds in the batter for more fiber. My kids and husband loved this recipe.

  2. I made this using extra virgin olive oil and it turned great! First time using almond flour too, but the flavor mixed well with the banana.

  3. I really enjoy your recipes I recently made the Almond flour lemon bread, and the garlic hummus, and the banana bread I love how simple,healthy and delicious they all are.I have been making the Chicken zucchini and corn recipe for a couple years it is one of my husbands favorite that we rotate into or dinner menu.Thank you so much for sharing I plan to make a lot more of your recipes as well.

  4. Been using this recipe for a year and love it. It’s a real crowd pleaser! I make it for a healthy snack on the weekend then my husband and I can have it during the week. *really good with tiny organic chocolate chips

      1. Hi Olena! So far, I’ve made 3 loaves of Almond Flour Banana Bread. It’s now my favourite banana bread since it’s not sweet. It is nutritive and filling, the first 2 loaves disappeared when I had my back turned to them. Everyone loves it, and while it bakes the scent is reminiscent of Almond Croissants. Thanks for helping me discover healthier ways of cooking!

  5. I’ve been looking for a gluten-free option of banana bread! Thanks for this recipe, I’m going to try soon. A question about the oil – can I use grape seed or olive oil?

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