Paleo Banana Bread

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Now here is confession time, this recipe was a delicious mistake.  I was perfecting my paleo pancake recipe that will be coming soon and I thought, why not Banana bread.  Every recipe I have seen for Paleo Banana Bread has been loaded with nut flours and only 1 banana or so and ripe bananas at that.  Newsflash, it is banana bread so I wanted to make it about bananas.  And there was no better way then to throw 4 of them in here. The only reason I found out I did not need ripe bananas either, was because of my extreme impatience as well as hunger at the time.  So with that, I give you what I am naming my Perfect Paleo Bread.

Paleo Banana Bread

You can whip this batter up in probably 5 minutes if you are efficient and then move onto another meal or dessertWhen you are finished baking this, SLATHER it in grass-fed butter and drizzle with some raw honey. If you are feeling froggy you can also sprinkle with some cinnamon or eat as is.  I PURPOSELY left out all sweeteners in this recipe, and it is delicious as is but feel free to adjust if you like.  I honestly think this banana bread recipe has the ability to change lives, paleo or not.  It is the easiest and most delicious recipe I have made to date.

Paleo Banana Bread

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Paleo Banana Bread

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Paleo Banana Bread
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Combine your bananas, eggs, and nut butter, and grass-fed butter in a blendtec, blender, food processor, or mixing bowl and mix well (if using a mixing bowl you need a good hand-mixer)
  3. Once all of your ingredients are blended, add in your coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and sea salt and mix well
  4. Grease a 9x5 glass (see notes) loaf pan with a fat of your choice (I used grass-fed butter). If you use a metal pan it will probably bake in 35-40 minutes so start checking at 35 to ensure the middle stays moist
  5. Pour in your batter and spread it evenly throughout
  6. Place in your preheated oven and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  7. Remove from oven and flip your bread out onto a cooling rack
  8. Slice and serve
Variations
  1. Cranberry Orange - Only use 3 tablespoons of butter. Add zest of one whole orange diced, juice of one whole orange, and1 cup dried cranberries or fresh if you want
  2. Chocolate Blueberry - Add 1 cup of fresh blueberries and 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  3. Pumpkin Pecan - Reduce the almond butter to 1/4 cup and add 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree and 1 cup of roughly chopped pecan pieces
Notes
If you want to make these into muffins, use the same recipe and for mini muffins bake approximately 25 mins and normal size muffins 30-35 minutes.

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2,130 Comments

  1. Just made this into muffins! Tastes soo yummy! Only thing was I used sunflower seed butter since I was out of almond butter and it makes the muffins come out super dark and they almost look burnt( still tasty! Great recipe! Next time I’ll use almond butter!

  2. Just got done devouring this. Made it with crunchy Almond Butter because that’s all I had. Amazing, moist and delicious!

  3. Made this for the first time today! Tastes yummy and I think I’ll add some almond flour in addition to the coconut flour next time… a little too moist this time around. Thanks for sharing such deliciousness :)

  4. I had a serious banana bread craving, hadn’t had any since going paleo about 2 yrs ago, and these did the trick. We added blueberries and walnuts to make it extra super yummy. Tasted like the best banana bread ever in my book. And my 3 yr old who has never had banana bread (and LOVES bananas and blueberries) thought they were the best ever too and would have gobbled up the whole loaf if I let him. We didn’t have almond butter, so just put in a 1/2 cup almond flour and a 1/4 cup organic white rice flour (yes, not exactly paleo, but great resistant starch!) and skipped the coconut flour, it never sits well with me and is kind of tricky to work with. Turned out great! Almost too sweet, with 4 ripe bananas, maybe I’ll try 3 next time. Have to make it for the hubby when he is home from a work trip, cause this one isn’t gonna last! What a treat.

  5. I made this a few days ago and it was wonderful, will certainly be making again! I used sunbutter and it turned green LOL! Luckily I was expecting it or it would have been quite a shock! Thanks for a great recipe, I’m looking forward to trying more :-)

  6. This is great! Whipped it up before heading to work last night, so quick and it worked really well. I had no almond butter so used peanut butter. This is going to be a regular item from now on! Thanks :-). I took a big piece to work and it was a great guilt free meal.

  7. I make this bread often, and it is delicious! When I make it with sunflower butter, the top turns very dark and doesn’t look appetizing, but it tastes good. For this reason, I prefer almond butter. I really like the cinnamon and sometimes add walnuts. My toddler loves it as well. Thank you!

  8. I love this recipe! Quick and easy and my girls love it. I confess I put chocolate chips in though, but that’s because I have a thing for chocolate. And sometimes I add coconut, sunflower seeds, and raisins. I’m waiting for them to bake right now, because that’s supper tonight.

  9. Just had a go at making the Banana Bread. Disaster! The oven was far too hot so the bread was burnt on top, yet the mixture spattered out everywhere when I tried to turn it out. Very expensive, very messy and I’m very sad!

  10. Hi

    just made a loaf using 1 banana (all I had) and 1 egg plus 1 tblspn of chia seeds with water (so not technically fully paleo) didnt use the additional butter just the coconut butter and added in mixed spice, chopped dates,coconut syrup instead of honey and some vanilla extract. Tasted truly amazing. Great recipe!

    helenbeee

  11. I LOVE this recipe, easy and delish! I was wondering though could I sub 1 banana for some fresh pineapple for hummingbird cake/bread version?

    1. You wouldn’t want to sub Pineapple for the Banana. The Pineapple is watery, without the banana in there it will not hold together well at all. Adding in some fresh pineapple might be the way to go. Let me know how it comes out when you try it!

  12. I just made this recipe this morning, and baked in regular-sized muffins. Like many other posters, I also used half coconut flour, half almond flour. For the bananas, I used them from the freezer (we peel and freeze bananas that are getting too ripe). I added a cup of frozen blueberries and 1 tsp almond extract, plus an extra tablespoon each of coconut and almond flour to compensate for the added moisture. I also added half a cup of sliced almonds and used an additional half cup to top the muffins. We ate them with honey butter, because I was unsure if they would be sweet enough without any sugar in the recipe; they were delicious, but I think they would have been fine without the honey butter.

  13. This is SO delicious. I took a loaf to my construction site and it was gone in 5 minutes – no one even realised it was grain free!! And so thrifty to make too.

    Do you think this would work with pumpkin in lieu if bananas? It would need some sweetness, but want to be able to make something when bananas are unavailable (or have too large a carbon footprint to justify).

    Thank you!

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