Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread

Delicious Healthy Banana Bread recipe is perfect served as cake to have as a healthy snack on it’s own, or served topped with a little butter. Try it is pan fried in butter on the stove top for a delicious treat. Ideal for anyone generally trying to reduce the carbs and sugar in their life. It’s also a great recipe for diabetics, celiacs, those with gluten intolerance, and for anyone following a low carb, keto or lchf way of eating.

You may have tried my other Low Carb Banana Bread Recipe which is equally as delicious as this one, but it does have the addition of nuts and seeds. This recipe is simply banana with the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg with no added nuts or seeds, aside from the almond flour/meal that is used as a base for the recipe. It is a really moist recipe that keeps really well and is also ideal for freezing.

Altering the Sweetness

As my intention is to keep this as low carb as possible, I have only used medium sized bananas in this recipe. You could increase that amount if you wish to give it a more intense banana flavor. Note that 2 banana’s divided into 18 serves does not equate to many carbs. You could also make this recipe without any added sweetener as well, as the banana could be adequate in sweetness for you- adding an additional banana may add a bit more sweetness if desired but will also up the carbs.

If you like this recipe, you should try my Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe as well, which inspired me to make this recipe with banana, as it is a fantastic base recipe. There is also another Banana Bread recipe that has lots of nuts and seeds added, for a bit of an additional nutritional boost. Both are lovely recipes so I can’t choose between one or the other.

Low Carb Cake Options

If you are after some other great low carb cake recipes, there are a lot more on this website. Just do a search for cake in the search bar and they will all come up. They include recipes for-

Low Carb Orange and Almond Cake
Sugar Free Mandarin Macadamia Cake
Low Carb Lemon Syrup Cake
Low Carb Carrot Cake
Low Carb Banana Loaf-a denser loaf with lots of nuts and seeds
Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake
Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Happy baking!

Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Cakes, Muffins and Sweets, Snack
Cuisine: Diabetic Recipe, Gluten Free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Sugar Free
Keywords: banana, banana bread, banana cake, banana loaf
Servings: 16


  • 2 medium bananas mashed
  • 2 cups almond meal/almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup EVOO- extra virgin olive oil light in flavor
  • 1/3 cup sour cream or Greek yoghurt
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Stevia Erythritol Mix or 1/4-1/2 cup Erythritol or Monkfruit Levanto- adjust sweetness to your taste. Tastes great without added sugar as well.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 160 C/320 F fan forced.
  • Mix all wet ingredients together in a large bowl and hand mix till combined.
  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl till well combined and add to the wet mixture, mix until well combined.
  • Pour mixture into a prepared 9"x 5"/23 x 13 cm loaf pan and level off the top of the mixture.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 55-60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean from the centre of the cake.
  • Leave cake to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

Try adding 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans for variation.
Delicious fresh served with butter or try it pan fried in butter on each side until golden.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Recipe is also suitable for freezing.
Adjust cooking temperature if cake foods and browns too quickly.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 3g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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  1. What oven temperature did you use. I don’t see it in the recipe

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