Recipe by Vered DeLeeuw. Originally posted on Healthy Recipes Blog.
Quick nutrition facts:
- gluten free (almond flour)
- not vegan (egg)
- paleo and keto versions
- can use honey or substitute sweetener
- 12 servings (slices)
- 172 kcal* (1 serving)
- total time: 3 hr 5 min
- prep time: 15 min
- cook time: 50 min
- rest time: 2 hr
- Cooking spray for the pan (I used avocado oil spray)
- 3 large eggs
- 3 large very ripe bananas*, well mashed (1.5 cups)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons honey*
- 2 cups blanched finely ground almond flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a small loaf pan (8.5 X 4.5 inches) with parchment paper strips, leaving an overhang on each side of the pan. Lightly spray the lined pan with oil.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, vanilla, and sweetener.
Gradually whisk in the almond flour, cinnamon, kosher salt, and finally the baking soda. Whisk until smooth.
Using a rubber spatula, transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Gently tap the pan on the counter top to evenly distribute the batter.
Bake the banana bread until browned and set, and a toothpick inserted in its center comes out dry, 40-50 minutes.*
Using the excess parchment paper as handles, carefully remove the banana bread from the pan and transfer it to a wire rack. Carefully remove the parchment, to allow air to circulate.
Cool the bread completely on the cooling rack, about 2 hours. Slice it into 12 slices, and serve.
*For a keto version: Use just two bananas; replace the honey with 2 tablespoons of any sugar-free sweetener or the equivalent in stevia; and bake the bread for just 30-40 minutes (the batter will be drier with just two bananas). The keto version has 150 calories, 10 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber per slice.
Nutrition Facts (original/paleo version):
Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors. It is calculated using the SparkPeople.com recipe calculator or the WP Recipe Maker Plugin calculator. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
- Serving: 1 slice
- Calories: 172 kcal
- Calories from Fat: 99 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 15 g (5% DV)
- Protein: 6 g (12% DV)
- Fat: 11 g (17% DV)
- Saturated Fat: 1 g (6% DV)
- Sodium: 147 mg (6% DV)
- Fiber: 3 g (13% DV)
- Sugar: 8 g (9% DV)