Grain Free Banana Bread

When 3pm hits and you want something sweet, instead of reaching for the chocolate or processed cookies go for something much healthier!  Cut yourself a slice of this delicious Grain Free Banana Bread.  Free from any nasties and full of good-for-you ingredients you can have your cake and eat it!  If you’re a fan of the banana flavour you could also try making my Chocolate Banana Muffins with PecansGrain Free Banana Bread by Emma Eats & Explores

Start by preheating the oven to 180C (350F).  Make sure that the bananas that you use are very ripe (plenty of brown spots on them).  This makes them sweeter and easier to mash and means you don’t need so much sweetener in the Banana Bread.  In fact, if you’re used to a sugar-free diet you can skip the honey altogether as it will be plenty sweet enough without it.

Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl and add the almond flour (ground almonds), eggs, melted coconut oil and honey.  Mix well to combine all the ingredients together.  Add the bicarbonate of soda and mix again.

Line or grease a Loaf Tin (9x5ins) and pour the Banana Bread mixture into the tin.  I like to use these Loaf Tin Liners just because they make everything so much simpler but you could always cut some parchment paper to size if you prefer.Grain Free Banana Bread by Emma Eats & Explores

Bake the Banana Bread in the oven for 35-40 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  If the top starts to brown before the cake is ready, cover with a piece of tin-foil to prevent it burning.  I like to take it out after about 35 mins as it’s only just cooked through which means you get a more moist, gooey cake.Grain Free Banana Bread by Emma Eats & Explores

Allow to cool before slicing as it will be easier to do so when it’s not straight out of the oven.

This banana bread is moist and gooey and so delicious.  Sweet enough that you can eat it on its own with a cup of tea or you can top it with bananas, peanut butter, honey, anything that you like.  Perfect as a snack when you want to treat yourself to something delicious.  Try my Cinnamon Raisin Bread too if you like a great tea time snack!Grain Free Banana Bread by Emma Eats & Explores

It will keep for up to a week in an airtight container and can also be frozen easily.Grain Free Banana Bread by Emma Eats & Explores

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Grain Free Banana Bread by Emma Eats & Explores
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Grain Free Banana Bread by Emma Eats & Explores
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  2. Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl and add the almond flour (ground almonds), eggs, coconut oil and honey. Mix well.
  3. Add the bicarbonate of soda and mix again.
  4. Line or grease a loaf tin and pour the banana bread mixture into the tin.
  5. Bake in the oven for 35-40 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. If the top starts to brown before the cake is ready, cover with a piece of tin-foil to prevent it getting too brown.
  6. Allow to cool before slicing.
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Dietary & Allergy Information for Grain Free Banana Bread

This Grain Free Banana Bread is suitable for the following diets:

Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Primal, Specific Carbohydrate Diet – SCD, Vegetarian.

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72 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh my goodness! This is right up my alley. I am gluten free and love coming across new recipes for snacks and sweets! 🙂

  2. I love banana bread! This is a great healthier and allergy-friendly loaf. I especially love the use of coconut oil 🙂

  3. Christine says:

    Yum! Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Stoian Ciprian (comunicarepr) says:

    This looks so amazing, but what about the taste?

    I usually like normal white bread. 🙂

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      It’s a cake – it’s very sweet and very banana tasting – You wouldn’t use it like normal bread. It’s a cake or dessert

  5. blogthirtyminusone says:

    I don’t eat bananas but this look so good that I may give it a try.

  6. fromdreamtoplan says:

    Hi Emma! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Looking forward to following you ?

    Lisa |

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Thanks so much lisa
      Have followed you on Instagram too!

      1. fromdreamtoplan says:

        My pleasure!
        Oh thank you! 🙂

  7. Lea says:

    Hmmmm looks yummy! Great post makes me hungry 😀

  8. lrf673 says:

    Thank you for a great recipe!

  9. joulebody says:


    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I wondered if you had a substitute for bicarbonate soda?

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      What is the reason that you cannot eat bicarbonate of soda? It should be fine without it, just more dense and wont rise as much. You can make the loaf and just leave that ingredient out.

  10. Alexa Rosario says:

    Oh man… I freaking LOVE banana bread. I can literally taste it now. Definitely going to have to make this!

  11. It looks like a very sweet recipe! I have tried something like this the day I was in Belgium and it was so good. I have to cook it next week 🙂

  12. Sarah Kranz says:

    This looks delicious and its always good to have some grain free recipes on hand!

  13. Daniella says:

    Wow the end result looks absolutely mouth watering. I am definately book marking this one for the future!

  14. RaNesha says:

    Wow grain free hmm. I prefer grain, but not gluten this sounds delicious.

  15. thanks for puttying this together! I am totally making it for the hubs

  16. Flo says:

    This looks so good and easy. I try to eat gluten free for the most part and I struggle with snacks. I can eat off this all week. I love banana bread!

  17. Ah this literally looks so delicious!

  18. This looks so delicious!

  19. Milijana says:

    Can’t wait to serve this bread to my friends! We all love gluten-free bread and this one looks just perfect!

  20. Annie says:

    This looks so good! And healthy!

  21. annemarkey1 says:

    its always good to have a few grain free recipes on hand.

  22. The Oryx Land Blogger-Sahar says:

    The recipe looks easy and fast. I am craving chocolate mud pies or chocolate globes with warm milk chocolate sauce. I guess these banana loaves with chocolate would make my day

  23. This looks absolutely delicious! I would love to try to make this healthy treat!

  24. I love this awesome recipe and your wonderful blog! That is why I am nominating you for a Blogger Recognition Award! Click here to view the rules! Congrats! Here is the link to the post that nominates you and the instructions for nominating others.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Thanks so much Sarah but I’ve already participated in this reward! Great post and site though – hope you continue to enjoy blogging!

  25. Flying Food Ninja says:

    I’m always trying to eat food like this so thank you for the recipe! I will have to test this one out. Great explanation of steps as well by the way

  26. kikiinteriors says:

    This looks fantastic and banana bread is a big hit in my house, too! I need to give this one a try!

  27. Aylin says:

    Yummm looks delicious

  28. you just made me wife of the year! I am totally surprising my husband and making this! It looks so delish!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Hope the hubby loves it!!!

  29. Ohh I love banana bread. It’s simple to make and always tastes delicious

  30. Caroline says:

    This looks so yummy. I make a very similar recipe with almond flour too. Best way to go !

  31. themomnoms says:

    This sounds delicious. I really want to try it. I don’t think I’ve ever had a paleo banana bread before!

  32. roseclearfield says:

    There’s nothing better than fresh baked bread! How nice to have a grain-free option for banana bread. Thanks for sharing!

  33. Nicole Anderson says:

    I have always been a major fan of banana bread but have never made it before. Your photos look so good and the method looks so easy, that I must try this out. Wish me luck!

  34. SC says:

    I love banana bread and this grain-free recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!
    xo, SC //

  35. dory says:

    Looks yumm.. i love banana bread

  36. Camela says:

    Sounds awesome! I’ve actually been looking for a good banana bread recipe!

  37. Amber Hill says:

    Grain-free banana bread is absolutely what I need in my life! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  38. lepetitchef says:

    love all the wonderful ingredients in this banana bread! Looks so moist too!

  39. Kate says:

    This looks so good! I have never tried using almond flour, but it is on my radar!

  40. I love how simple this recipe is! So easy to throw together.

  41. This looks so delicious! I will have to give it a try.

  42. I need this! I always crave chocolate in the afternoon so this would be a much better option to grab when I’m feeling snacky!

  43. Jenni Petrey says:

    I love baking with almond meal and I love Banana bread, so am going to have to try this.

  44. This sounds perfectly yummy. Love the way you express your ideas in this post. Good writing. I love raisin bread. I will try to make this. Hope it won’t be so horrible for my bad cooking. Thank you so much for sharing ?

  45. Kristi says:

    This looks delicious! As a Celiac, I am always on the lookout for GF recipes!

  46. Yummy! I love banana bread and now I have an alternative! This looks delicious that I can’t wait to make this weekend for my family. I hope mine’s come out this yummy 🙂

  47. Annie says:

    Delicious and so easy to make!

  48. Danay says:

    I make mine with Coconut flour. I’ll have to try the almond flour and see the difference. I’ll say, mine definitely does not look as nice as this one!

  49. Oh one of my favorite bread! And i find it so healthy. We also have the malunggay bread 🙂

  50. helenvella says:

    Love Banana bread and especially this recipe, shared on Pinterest for my tribe to see too.

  51. Moin says:

    Tried it but the bread felt soggy even after 3 hrs in the oven. Not done fully 🙁

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      it definitely shouldn’t do this – I’ve made it so many times and not had this problem. Do you have any pictures so we can try and work out what went wrong?

      1. Moin says:

        sure can send the pics, do let me know how to send them. i have omitted out honey from above recipe, cld that be causing this pblm.

        1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

          I’ll email you tomorrow so you can send me the pics – don’t want to put it here or I’ll get spammed! Honey shouldn’t make any difference. I’ve left it out before when I used really ripe bananas – it’s only for the sweetness and shouldn’t make any difference to the final cake other than flavour!

  52. LOVE banana bread and love that this recipe uses almond flour…I have to try it out

  53. I love banana bread, especially with a cup of coffee in the afternoons. The perfect way to use up bananas that are ready to be eaten. Your loaf looks so perfectly tender and delicious!

  54. This looks fantastic! My husband is going to love it!

  55. confettiandbliss says:

    I’m sending my niece a link to this post! She needs to maintain a grain-free diet, so this delicious grain-free banana bread is something she will really enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe!

  56. Kim says:

    Oh yum and so perfect for those of us who have grain allergies. Coconut anything makes everything delicious.

  57. I love a great banana bread, and it’s so great that it’s gluten free! Can’t wait to try it!

  58. Asma says:

    This is a nice change to the banana bread. Will try it out today 🙂

  59. This recipe looks delicious. I will have to try it. We love banana bread in my house!

  60. momi berlin says:

    I so love banana cake and bread. Since my husband got issues on his potassium count, I make sure to bake.banana bread for the whole family… something I will also try

  61. momi berlin says:

    I so love banana bread and cake. Since I learned of my husband’s condition about his potassium count, I always bake bread for the family. This is something I would love to try. Thanks for the recipe.

  62. Amanda Kruse says:

    Banana bread sounds so good right now!

  63. Looks so good. Saving this recipe!


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