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Flourless Banana Bread (Paleo, Gluten Free)

This flourless banana bread is wheat-free, grain-free, gluten-free, paleo and couldn’t be easier. All the ingredients are mixed in the blender for an easy batter that is ready to go in the oven in under 10 minutes. And it tastes delicious!

a close-up photo of a sliced loaf of flourless banana bread

I’ve been on the quest for creating a flourless banana bread that doesn’t require the use of nut butter. In the past, I’ve shared plenty of flourless quick breads that rely heavily on nut butters like my flourless peanut butter banana breadflourless Nutella banana breadflourless peanut butter bread, and flourless pumpkin bread.

While I love all of those recipes, they all use nut butter.

This recipe doesn’t use any nut butter. Instead, it uses almond flour. The almond flour adds a light nutty flavor to the bread and also creates a great texture so that you don’t miss the flour at all.

Ingredients

  • Large over ripe bananas
  • Large eggs
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Honey – to keep this paleo, use raw, unprocessed honey
  • Super fine almond flour
  • Baking powder – to keep this paleo mix together 1 tsp baking soda with 2 tsp cream of tartar instead of using commercial baking powder
  • Sea salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg

Add Ins: I like this bread plain but you can add chopped walnuts or chocolate chips if you don’t need it to be paleo.

a loaf of flourless banana bread with three slices on a baking rack

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan or you can line it with parchment paper.

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Place the pan in the lower half of the oven and bake the bread for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Can I use all-purpose flour?

I haven’t tested this recipe with all-purpose flour but I do use it to make my classic banana bread recipe.

My bread sunk in the middle. What happened?

If your bread sinks while it cools it could be that you didn’t bake it enough. Also, when you blend the batter, blend long enough to fully combine the ingredients but don’t over-blend it. This can put too much air in the batter which can cause the bread to collapse when it bakes.

overhead shot of slices of flourless banana bread

I really like this gluten-free banana bread. It’s so easy and the flavor and texture is great. It will keep for a few days at room temperature or you can store it in the refrigerator.

If you like easy recipes, be sure to check out more bread recipes I like to make:

More Easy Bread Recipes

Flourless Banana Bread

Servings: 12 slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
An easy blender recipe that is also wheat free, grain free, gluten free and paleo.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • large  overripe bananas
  • large  eggs
  • tsp pure vanilla extract
  • tbsp honey to keep this paleo, use raw, unprocessed honey
  • cups  super fine almond flour
  • tbsp baking powder to keep this paleo mix together 1 tsp baking soda with 2 tsp cream of tartar instead of using commercial baking powder
  • ¼  tsp sea salt
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼  tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8 x 4" baking loaf pan (or line it with parchment paper).
  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until everything is evenly mixed and becomes a smooth batter. Pour batter into loaf pan. Rap the bottom of the pan a few times against kitchen counter to allow the batter settle and evenly distribute.
  • Place bread loaf into the lower half of the oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until bread is cooked. A knife inserted should come out clean and when you press gently on the surface of the bread it should bounce back. Check on bread more frequently during the last few minutes of baking and if it appears that the surface of the bread is browning too fast, you may want to lower the oven temperature to 325°F for the last few minutes of baking.

Notes

Slightly adapted from The Roasted Root
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 162kcal, Carbohydrates: 17.2g, Protein: 5.5g, Fat: 8.3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 142.8mg, Fiber: 3.2g, Sugar: 9.2g, NET CARBS: 14g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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12 comments on “Flourless Banana Bread (Paleo, Gluten Free)”

  1. Hi!  Have you tried this recipe with Oat flour?

  2. First go I managed to follow the recipe and it turned out perfect.  In fact the best banana bread I’ve ever tasted.  I cooked it in a rotating shelf Fan-forced Convection oven.  I found that the cooking time a bit too long making the outside crust a slightly thicker that I envisaged [your image] and the top started to crack at the crust.  BUT I still thought it a Perfect Banana Bread in taste.  Next time I’ll get the colour right making it the Ultra-perfection of  Banana Bread.  I used very, very ripe banana (just the way I like them in a banana milk-shake made) and made with Coconut milk.

    • Thanks for sharing your experience with a convection oven – they definitely bake things faster than a conventional oven, which is what we use. So, we definitely recommend shortening the baking time. It makes us so happy that you love the recipe!

  3. Please is there any alternative if i don’t have or see tartar?

    • Sorry, but not sure what you mean about tartar? There isn’t any in this recipe.

      • I think Peace means “Cream of Tartar” used in baking and in Australia is also made by McKenzie’s and used for baking and to make Play Dough

      • Thanks for pointing that out! Yes, for a paleo version you would need cream of tartar – we’re not sure of sub or what would be available outside the US.

  4. My bread caved in the middle 🙁

  5. So inviting ingredients ! Thank you so much for sharing !

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