Whether you need a gluten-free recipe or one that’s low-carb, this almond flour banana bread is the perfect quick bread recipe.
Almond Flour Banana Bread
Turning old bananas into banana bread is a tradition that my mother and grandmother used to do. It’s a healthy and nutritious sweet bread that is packed with fiber. I took my favorite banana bread recipe and made it low-carb.
Instead of wheat flour, I used almond flour and xanthan gum. The result is a healthy and gluten-free banana bread that is also keto-friendly.
The chopped walnuts are optional, but they pack a nutritious punch. Leaving them out will decrease the carb count, but it will also make them lower in healthy fats. Walnuts are a wonderful source of an omega-6 fatty acid called linoleic acid.
If you need a low-carb way to increase how much fat you’re eating, try some walnuts.
Low-Carb Banana Bread
This banana bread is wonderfully low in carbs. There are only 4 grams net carbs per slice. You can enjoy it as a healthy breakfast, post-workout snack, or a filling after dinner dessert.
Want to make this banana bread portable and lunch-friendly? Make them into muffins! Just pour the batter into your favorite muffin tin and bake them until a toothpick comes out clean. They are so flavorful that your kids won’t even be able to tell that they are nutritious.
Are Banana Keto
The hard truth is that bananas are not keto-friendly. There are 22.8 grams of total carbs in one banana and only 2.6 grams of fiber. That means there are 20.2 grams net carbs in each banana! If you are on a low-carb diet, avoid bananas.
I didn’t use bananas in this bread – I used a banana extract to give it the flavor of bananas.
Kids don’t need to count carbs, so you can serve your kiddos some sliced banana along with this bread. Bananas are actually packed with valuable nutrients, so it’s good for kids to eat them.
Bananas are a wonderful source of vitamin B6, fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.
Banana Bread Without Bananas
The best thing about making banana bread without bananas is that you don’t have to worry about trying to ripen bananas or keep them from going bad. Just use some banana extract instead.
This recipe is perfectly balanced so that the texture almost perfectly resembles classic banana bread. You won’t miss the bananas!
How To Freeze Banana Bread
This is a freezer-friendly quick bread. To freeze it, bake a loaf and let it cool to room temperature. Then, wrap it up completely in plastic wrap and then wrap that in aluminum foil.
This will keep all the air off of it and prevent it from becoming freezer-burned. Keep it in the freezer for up to six months.
Low-Carb Almond Flour Banana Bread Recipe
Below are the ingredients that you’ll need to make this low-carb almond flour banana bread. Exact measurements and instructions are located below within the printable recipe card below.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Net Carbs: 4 net carbs per serving
Swerve confectioner’s sugar substitute
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a loaf pan well.
Blend together all of the ingredients except the walnuts in a mixing bowl until the batter is smooth.
Fold in the walnuts.
Spread the batter into the loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour, or until the bread is completely cooked through. You can cover the top with tin foil if it starts to get too browned towards the end of the baking time.
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Low-Carb Almond Flour Banana Bread
- Mixing Bowl
- Loaf Pan
- 2 1/2 cups Almond Flour
- 4 large Eggs
- 1/3 cup Almond Milk
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 tsp Banana Extract
- 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum ``
- 2/3 cup Swerve Confectioner's Sugar Substitute
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 6 tbsp Butter melted
- 1 cup Walnuts chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a loaf pan well.
- Blend together all of the ingredients except the walnuts in a mixing bowl until the batter is smooth.
- Fold in the walnuts.
- Spread the batter into the loaf pan.
- Bake for 1 hour, or until the bread is completely cooked through. You can cover the top with tin foil if it starts to get too browned towards the end of the baking time.
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
If you enjoyed learning how to make low-carb almond flour banana bread, here are some more tasty keto bread recipes you should make next! They are some of my favorites!