Best Paleo Banana Bread Recipe (2024)

By Laura

Posted Jan 04, 2018, Updated Feb 03, 2024

4.97 from 85 votes

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This is the best Paleo Banana Bread recipe you will ever try! It’s easy to make, moist with a beautiful crumb and tastes like it’s from a bakery but it’s grain-free & dairy-free, with no refined sugar.

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There’s something about the cold weather that makes me crave banana bread! Really, when are bananasnotin season? They’re always availableat the grocery store (or gas station or drug store)for a reasonable price, I always have some on hand in the freezer, and I’mnever without a few overripe bananas sitting on my counter.

This Paleo Banana Bread recipe makes the best healthy banana bread ever. It tastes like it’s from a bakery but it’s gluten & grain-free, dairy-free with no refined sugar.

And I have to say, that this is the very best grain-free banana bread I have ever eaten! Here are a few reasons why I love this recipe, and you will too:

  • It’s so moist and dense, yet has a beautiful crumb.
  • The ingredient list is short, and consists of things you probably always have on hand!
  • It’s a healthy and nutritious treat that tastes decadent but is actually good for you.
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How to make Paleo Banana Bread

This paleo banana bread recipe is easy to make! I love that all the ingredients can be mixed in one bowl, and that it only takes 5 minutes of prep time to make this recipe. Here are a few step-by-step photos showing how to make this paleo banana bread (don’t forget ot watch the video too)!

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Mix-in suggestions

Here are some suggestions on mix-ins for the paleo banana bread recipe.

  • Chocolate Chips (milk, dark, light, etc.)
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Cinnamon chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Blueberries
  • Dried fruit (cranberries, rasins, etc.)
  • Swirl ofpeanut butteror Nutella
  • Unsweetened coconut

Paleo Chocolate Chips & Bars

Sometimes it’s hard to figure out which chocolate chips are Paleo, so here are some of my favorite healthier chocolate options.

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Serve

Serve this bread warm with a slather of grass-fed butter (or cinnamon honey butter), almond butter (homemade vanilla almond butter), or peanut butter.

Store

Store this paleo banana bread recipe in an airtight container or plastic bag to ensure it does not dry out. If you plan on eating the entire loaf in a day or two, you can store it at room temperature. If it will take longer, I recommend storing it in the refrigerator.

How to freeze paleo banana bread

This paleo banana bread freezes very well. I recommend freezing it in slices in an airtight container. That way you can pull out a slice at a time to enjoy.

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Paleo Banana Bread: Substitutions

Here are a few potential substitutions that can be made in this recipe. I donotrecommend altering the amount or type of flour at all. Paleo baking is truly an art, and the ratios & kinds of flours used in this recipe were carefully tested and chosen!

  • Coconut oil.Grass-fed butter or ghee can be used in place of coconut oil.
  • Almond butter.I have also made this recipe with cashew butter with delicious results. Any nut or seed butter can be used in this recipe.
  • Maple Syrup.Honey is a good substitute for maple syrup.
  • Chocolatechips.They are optional, but not really. Use Enjoy Life Foods or hu kitchen chocolate chips for allergy friendly options, also see list of suggested mix-ins.
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Recipe FAQs

Are my bananas ripe enough to make banana bread?

Make sure you use overripe, brown bananas. They have the best flavor, maximum sweetness, and are the easiest to mash! They should be very dark brown or almost black and soft to the touch.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, you can double this recipe and bake it in two loaf pans.

Can I turn this into muffins?

Yes, fill the wells of a standard muffin tin with 1/4 cup of batter and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.

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Best Paleo Banana Bread Recipe

Laura

This is the best Paleo Banana Bread recipe you will ever try! It's easy to make, moist with a beautiful crumb and tastes like it's from a bakery but it's grain-free & dairy-free, with no refined sugar.

4.97 from 85 votes

Course bread, Breakfast

Cuisine American

Servings 10 slices

Calories 205.1

Prep Time10 minutes minutes

Cook Time30 minutes minutes

Total Time40 minutes minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×4” baking pan (you can use a 9×5” pan but your loaf will be thinner and baking time will be less) with parchment paper and grease. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl combine coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

  • In a large, glass mixing bowl melt together coconut oil and almond butter (for about 1 minute on high), stir until combined.

  • Add mashed banana, maple syrup and vanilla extract stir until combined.

  • Stir in egg.

  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until completely combined. Let it sit for 2-5 minutes to thicken slightly.

  • Gently mix in chocolate chips.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, until top is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  • Let cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before gently removing the loaf from the pan to a wire rack to cool.

  • Enjoy!

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Notes

Ingredient Substitution Notes

  • Coconut oil.Grass-fed butter or ghee can be used in place of coconut oil.
  • Almond butter.I have also made this recipe with cashew butter with delicious results. Any nut or seed butter can be used in this recipe.
  • Maple Syrup.Honey is a good substitute for maple syrup.
  • Chocolatechips.They are optional. Use Enjoy Life Foods or hu kitchen chocolate chips for allergy friendly options, also see list of suggested mix-ins.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 205.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.3g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 37.2mg | Sodium: 143.7mg | Potassium: 99.7mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 11.1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Did you enjoy this recipe? Have a question? Leave a comment below!

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  • Try this healthy banana bread! It’s delicious and no one can tell it’s good for you!

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