My friend Roger was talking about finding a healthier version of banana bread the other day, so I thought it’d be the perfect time to whip up this recipe. Banana bread was always one of my all-time favorite “bready” type things that I used to love in my gluten-eating days, so I’m glad I can still enjoy it.

This recipe is 100% grain-free AND added sugar free so it’s a very healthy alternative. Coconut flour is an excellent source of fiber and there are lots of eggs in this recipe, so it’s a good source of protein, with a relatively low carbohydrate load from the bananas.

And it is every bit as easy to make and as melt-in-your-mouth delicious as conventional banana bread. I’d say even more so!

I often play around with it and add 90% dark chocolate chips (this adds a nice little contrast to the sweetness of the banana), but it works just as well plain, or with any kind of chopped nuts you prefer. For this recipe I used pecans.

Paleo Banana Bread
Super easy to make, melt-in-your mouth deliciousness
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. 4 ripe bananas
  2. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  3. 1/4 cup flax meal
  4. 6 eggs
  5. 4 tbsp butter/coconut oil (melted)
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  8. 1 tsp vanilla
  9. 1 Tbs cinnamon
  10. 1 tsp all spice
  11. 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
  12. 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts (optional)
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. 2. Melt butter or coconut oil
  3. 3. Mash up the bananas until soft - you can use a fork, or a food processor, depending on how smooth you want the mixture to be. I use a blender just because it's the easiest way to get them smooth fast
  4. 4. Mix in eggs and butter and then add in the dry ingredients. Make sure to mix the coconut flour in very thoroughly - if not it'll clump up and you'll find nasty dry bits later
  5. 5. Pour into bread tin and bake for 45 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean
  1. I also use this recipe to make muffins sometimes - it should make 12. Just make sure you only bake these for 20 minutes as they'll bake quicker than the loaf.
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