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Recipe For Gluten Free Banana Bread

Updated on September 20, 2014

Recipe For Gluten Free Wheat Free Low Carb Banana Bread

Here's my favorite gluten free banana bread that is also low carb. Obviously banana bread is NOT the lowest carb dessert but this wheat free, gluten free version makes it quite acceptable. This recipe doesn't have any fake stuff in it: no fake sugar, no fake flavor. Just wholesome ingredient for an healthy snack.

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Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

Some notes regarding this recipe. The coconut sugar is optional, you can leave it or replace with honey. I use only natural vanilla extract but if you don't have it on hand, just use vanilla essence. Not as good, but will do. I use a mix of almond meal and flax meal. You can do this recipe using only almond meal if you prefer. Makes around 12 slices.

recipe for gluten free banana bread
recipe for gluten free banana bread


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup of butter (non salted)
  • 1 1/2 Cup of almond meal
  • 1/2 Cup of Flax meal
  • 2 Teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 Cup of pecans (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven at 350F
  2. In a large bowl add your bananas (I cut them in pieces), eggs, vanilla and butter.
  3. Mix everything together (I use a hand mixer). Everything must be well mixed and blended.
  4. Add almond meal, sugar and baking soda and keep mixing. Scrape the side of the bowl if needed
  5. Add the nuts and incorporate to the mix with a spoon
  6. Put the mix into a greased loaf pan (7.5 Inch x 3.5 Inch)
  7. Bake for 50 minutes at 350F
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My Yummy Low Carb Wheat Free Banana Bread - A delicious result

recipe for gluten free banana bread
recipe for gluten free banana bread
gluten free banana bread
gluten free banana bread

Nutritional Values

Values given below is for the whole piece of cake with the ingredients I gave. Changing ingredients and/or quantities will impact the nutritional values. I make easily 12 to 14 parts with this cake. I love serving it with either butter or thick fresh cream.

So, how low carb is this gluten free banana bread made with real bananas (not some fake chemical banana "essence"). If you make 12 parts: 8.8 net carbs. 7.5 net carbs if you divide in 14 pieces.

This gluten free banana bread is NOT Atkin's induction friendly. It's rung 7.

For The Whole Bread

Calories: 2406

Fat: 183.6

NET Carbs: 105.6

Proteins: 73.7

Serve It With Butter

Delicious with butter!
Delicious with butter!


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      anitabreeze 4 years ago

      Yes, I make a similar one with coconut flour. So yummy!

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      poppy mercer 4 years ago from London

      This looks mouthwatering. You make gluten-free seem inviting!

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @retta719: I also usually add walnuts (it's classic with banana bread) but I love pecans so much. As for the recipe, the texture is really good, really tender, not dry at all. Depending how sweet you love your cake you may add more sugar/honey to it because the recipe is basically very nature and unsweetened.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love baking with almond meal. Cookies are so good. Bet this banana bread is, too!

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      Loretta 4 years ago from United States

      My last batch of gluten-free banana bread was missing "something" and I just couldn't figure out what it was. I'll give your recipe a try for my next batch ;-) Thank you for sharing! <3

      Also, interesting that you used pecans, I usually grab walnuts for banana bread but pecans will be a nice change-up from the ordinary ~ great idea.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is the latest in a great series of wheat free recipes Nathalie. I am not a fan of bananas as an ingredient (prefer them as an energy booster in their raw state) but I have to admit that photo of your Gluten Free Banana Bread has me tempted.

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      oh my I have never tried the Gluten Free recipe you have here, but it looks fabulous. This is on my to make list for sure!

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      Richard 4 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Not yet, but I'll try this one :)