Almond Flour Banana Bread

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Almond Flour Banana Bread

It may sound crazy to start a recipe post for Almond Flour Banana Bread with a declaration that our family eats grains. In fact, we thoroughly like grains and have no issues consuming them. We enjoy homemade pancakes, homemade bread, and homemade pizza. Just to name a few.

I understand that some people truly can not tolerate gluten, but I believe organic and/or prepared grains are a good choice for many people, including our family. You can read more about how our family eats here.

With that said, I am going to share a banana bread recipe made with a grain-free flour, almond flour.

Almond Flour - THE BEST Banana Bread Grain-Free

Last year a friend was looking to go in on a bulk almond flour order from Honeyville. I’m always game for trying “new” real food so I went in on a few pounds. At first I was clueless on how to use it! (NOTE: This was written back in 2013. I now use almond flour regularly in my kitchen, and make this banana bread recipe often.)


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This grain-free almond flour banana bread gets rave reviews! Plus, no oils or processed sugars are needed for this recipe.

Some of my experiments were total flops and others were more than praiseworthy. This recipes is one of those praiseworthy results.  Perfectly moist,  naturally-sweetened, and absolutely delicious. So heavenly, it’s now a regular staple on our breakfast table and quite simply the best banana bread ever, whether you consume grains or adhere to a grain-free diet.

This grain-free almond flour banana bread gets rave reviews! Plus, no oils or processed sugars are needed for this recipe. This grain-free almond flour banana bread gets rave reviews! Plus, no oils or processed sugars are needed for this recipe.

I regularly break out the almond flour for its moist texture when baked and added nutritional benefits. The texture it provides baked goods cannot be matched by any wheat variety which is why this almond flour banana bread is simply the best. Trust me, friend!

This grain-free almond flour banana bread gets rave reviews! Plus, no oils or processed sugars are needed for this recipe.

This grain-free almond flour banana bread gets rave reviews! Plus, no oils or processed sugars are needed for this recipe.

Almond FlourTHE BEST Banana Bread Grain-Free
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Almond Flour Banana Bread

So heavenly, it’s now a regular staple on our breakfast table and quite simply the best banana bread ever, whether you consume grains or adhere to a grain-free diet.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 2854 kcal
Author Kristin Marr

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Grease a large bread pan with butter or coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients: almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda.
  4. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the eggs. Add in the honey, yogurt, mashed bananas, and vanilla. Whisk together until combined.
  5. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  6. Pour the batter into a large bread pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until the center is firm.
  7. Allow to cool. Remove from pan.
  8. Slice and enjoy with lots of pastured butter!

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240 Comments

  • Can’t wait to try this – just got a huge bag of almost flour so love recipes where you can use just that flour instead of 5 or 6!

    • This was great. I usually feel these recipes are too dense. This one rose. I used applesauce for the honey. 10 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per slice. Makes for a good breakfast.

        • Hi I made your Almond Flour banana bread today. delicious and simple to make. However, it’s not low carb enough for my needs. What can I substitute for the honey that’s not sugar based? Love the almond flour (although I substituted Almond Meal from Trader Joe’s..much cheaper and just as good for this cake).

      • Do you know how many carbs there are per serving? My father is a diabetic and has to count carbs. We are trying to find alternative baking tips for him.

        • Hey Tonya, I don’t. According to our nutritional calculator, the loaf has 291 grams of total carbs. I’m guessing you could divide your number of slices by this number?

  • Great recipe, and there is definitely a reason that gluten-free is popular today – whole wheat kills, and scientists are slowly starting to prove it, but linking it to autoimmune disease and cancer.

  • Cannot wait to make this! Would it be possible to substitute 0% fat yogurt in place of the whole milk? It’s all I have on hand. Thank you! Lori

  • I made this recipe on Friday night and I have to tell you that this is the most delicious banana nut bread I have ever had. This will be my standard from now on! The yogurt is a great idea, too. Did not bother with any fat free anything. Live a little, I say!

    • So glad you liked it! It’s a favorite in our house. The yogurt really does make it so moist. I must have moist banana bread. Full fat all the way 🙂

  • whereas i totally appreciate as many gluten free recipes as possible, it’s really hard to read all the “we love gluten and eat it and bread and pancakes and pizza” stuff. having to be gluten free totally stinks sometimes and makes eating challenging. add to that being a lifelong vegetarian and, well… i miss pizza. i miss bagels. i hate not being able to eat out freely because of cross contamination. maybe because you eat gluten you don’t realize how challenging it can be sometimes, so instead of leaving your site and slamming the door, i just want to say maybe be a little less woo-hooo we can eat gluten. it would make me, and maybe others like me, well, it would just be nicer. that’s all. thanks, and sorry if i seem snippy. i’m hungry and i really want a bagel.

    • I am sorry. It took a couple years of rich healing foods to get to the point that I can enjoy properly prepared grains. Hope you enjoy the banana bread. Are you planning to make it?

      • I guess having a comments section invites people to give their opinion… but seriously, coming on to someone’s page and telling them what they should or shouldn’t say is a bit like going to someone’s house and telling them how they can act there. If Terry doesn’t like what you have to say, there are plenty of other gluten-free sites. This is my first time on your site, and it sounds like your diet is pretty similar to what ours was a few months ago. We recently went gluten free for my husband and daughters. Do I miss pizza? sure, but honestly, I didn’t seem to have gluten problems before, but even I wouldn’t go back. You are improving her gluten-free life by contributing this recipe. It was great by the way.

      • While Terry lacked tact, I understand his/her “feelings”, so perhaps I can help build a bridge. Those of us who have obvious reactions to even mild contamination with gluten find it almost impossible to eat out. Eating out is a wonderful convenience for those who can. Due to lack of education, folks like you can be termed as eating with “a gluten free preference”. That muddies the water for us, because they begin to believe that it’s a preference for all of us. Therein lies a huge problem. Those preparing and serving gf food grow lax in handling it. And we, in turn, end up in the ER of a hospital, or in our beds at home for anywhere from 2 days to 2 or 3 weeks. Once you’ve suffered from this ignorance not only once, but several times, you realize you’re placing the quality of your life in someone else’s hands who may or may not hurt you. And sometimes you just cannot pack food to take with you, for example, when I travel internationally. I’m suspicious that Terry is one of those people, who like me, become very ill. I apologize for Terry’s manner, but would ask that you all try to look past that to the injury that brings Terry to that point of desperation. Hope this helps. Thank you!
        And thank you very much for the recipe. I plan to make it tomorrow. 🙂

      • Kristen,

        fwiw, I’m glad you included the part about your family eating grains. I have celiac, but I hate using such a high glycemic load food as rice flour as the basis for cooking bread, and I am also suspicious of the “grading on a curve” that most gluten free recipes seem to get. the fact that your family can eat wheat but actually chooses to eat this wheat-free bread was of important informational value to me when deciding to make this recipe. it was very appropriate. thank you for posting this recipe. going off to make it presently!

    • I realize I’m responding to this years after the original comment but here goes….
      First, the recipe looks awesome and is baking in the oven as I write this. Thank you Kristin for the recipe.
      Second, I can’t really believe someone has the nerve to come to your site, take advantage of your free recipes and then tell you that you shouldn’t celebrate your family’s food culture. I know myself and I know that if I go to the grocery store on an empty stomach, I tend to make poor choices. Make this commenter should follow the same approach when leaving comments on a food blog. Try having a snack first to avoid making “snippy” and self-pitying complaints.

  • Made this bread, for the first time, this morning as a Birthday Gift for my gluten free friend. She loves banana bread as do I. I have been gluten free for 5 months due to celiac’s dx. I used no fat greek yogurt and used 1/2 cup of coconut and 2 cups of almond flour. Tryed this because my breads always seem to sink in the middle. My banana’s were frozen so my wet ingredIent’s are always a little “wetter”. The bread came out of the oven just beautiful and did not :sink”at all.
    Love your site and thanks for this recipe.

  • Really, really good recipe! This is my first time baking banana bread without traditional flour and you couldn’t tell the difference, great flavor. The only unusual thing that happened for me was that the bread REALLY stuck to the bottom of the pan, even though I heavily sprayed it with coconut oil before cooking. I’ll make this recipe again, no doubt!

  • My family LOVES this bread – recently I decided to do a Paleo challenge, which means this is great, except for the yogurt. Any idea what I could use in place? I wasn’t sure what the yogurt really added to the recipe, so not sure what to use for replacing? Maybe some applesauce instead? Thanks!

  • Wow! This is the very 1st GF recipe w almond flour thats turned out so moist & so absolutely delicioys!! I love that you used honey instead of sugar. So much healthier. Do u have a GF recipe that’s just as tasty for choc chip cookies?

    • Thank you so much! It really is delicious. We love this bread. Right now we use sprouted wheat to make our cookies. I haven’t tried a gluten alternative. I think I should start working on a recipe. Thank you for the suggestion!

  • Kristin, A really good recipe… before reading all the comments I did substitute the yoghurt (was out) with applesauce. The bread is oh so tasty but took 10-12 minutes longer in my oven and even though the bottom was crusty the center in some places was very moist. Probably the applesauce is culpable (and/or my wonky oven?). All this did not preclude the bread from being devoured anyway. 🙂

    This recipe is a keeper and next time I will make sure to have yoghurt on hand. Thank you!

  • This morning I really wanted something like a muffin, but using almond flour. Since I love every one of your recipes I’ve tried, I checked for “almond flour”, and voila! This is absolutely delicious bread – don’t notice it’s not made with wheat flour. Thanks for all your work!
    P.S. I also had some pumpkin puree to use and made this recipe – also yummy – you might like to try it too! http://www.realfoodwholehealth.com/2013/12/grain-free-gluten-free-pumpkin-spice-muffins-with-cinnamon-cream-cheese-spread/

  • I was looking for a recipe to try almond flour with and I am so glad I found this one! I was recently having a bad fibromyalgia flare up and some of the research suggests cutting out products with processed wheat (invokes a painful inflammatory response in the body) as well as refined sugar so this was perfect. I made it this afternoon and it tastes great. I did not have yogurt on hand so I used some sour cream instead and it did not seem to affect the taste although normally I will use the yogurt.

  • Should all-purpose gluten free flour (ingredients = whole grain brown rice flour, potato starch, rice flour and tapioca flour) work in lieu of almond flour, or is there something about almond flour that’s crucial to the bread’s success?

    • Hi Marla, I’m not sure how an all-purpose gluten-free flour would do in this recipe as I’ve never used one. If you choose to experiment, I’d love hear how it worked.

  • Hi Kristin, Thank you for sharing this beautiful recipe. I just baked it and had lovely results! I look forward to exploring your site and recipes more.

  • I’m doing “strict” paleo right now for a challenge at my xfit gym, so I subbed applesauce for the honey. Still delicious!

  • I can’t wait to make this recipe. I don’t have any yogurt on hand. do you think I could substitute milk or butter (I have 2% and half&half on hand). This sounds amazing.

  • Can I substitute almond/coconut milk for the yogurt in the banana bread recipe? If so how much would you suggest. Thanks!!!!

  • I just made this, but I substituted the almond flour for half almond meal and half cashew meal! It’s all I had. I also substituted the yogurt for 2 tablespoons coconut oil. I added some pecans and dried cranberry and poured the mixture into 12 muffin cups. DIVINE!!! This recipe is delish and I can testify that it works well with the almond meal! I can’t wait for breakfast!

  • i made this recipe this morning and calculated the nutritional info… the bad news is: sadly, even trying to get 12 servings out of this bread, it still weighs in at 240 calories per slice with almost 15 grams of fat. mine also ended up pretty brown after 45 minutes of baking.

    the good news: tastes great! thanks for the recipe! i will make it again and try to find a way to make it a little lighter.

    • Hi Ann, We don’t count calories (so I don’t post the info), but I know there are a couple sites online that allow you to input a recipe and the site calculates the nutritional info. If you scroll above, I believe another reader calculated the calories posted here in the comments. Hope that helps :).

  • Thanks for the recipe, I didn’t follow it exactly as I didn’t have almond ‘flour’ or yoghurt but it provided a fantastic base to experiment from – I used freshly ground almonds with a little banana flour and tapioca flour, and used coconut rice milk in the wet mix. I also didn’t have runny honey so used a mix of honey and coconut palm sugar instead (I am chronically unable to follow recipes..!), similarly with walnuts, used pecans instead. Used a food processor to blend the dry, then the wet ingredients, then hand mixed the lot. This banana bread is delicious! Thanks again 🙂

  • I don’t know what I did wrong with this recipe. The outside ended up over cooked and the inside was raw and mushy. The only thing I can think of is that instead of 1/2 cup raw honey I used 1/4 cup Agave syrup and 1/4 cup spun honey. The salvageable portions tasted good though 🙂

    • Oh no, Emily. I’m sorry it was mushy and raw. I don’t use agave, so I don’t have much experience with how it bakes, but that may be the issue. I believe agave is a bit runnier and than honey (which tends to be thick). You may try adding a few tablespoons of coconut flour to absorb the extra liquid if you’d like to try again with agave.

  • This bread is awesome! I’m choosing to eat grain/refined sugar free for a couple days each week. This fits the bill. All six of my children loved it. I will be recommending this to my family and friends on my blog with proper acknowledgement. Thanks!

  • Kristin,
    I made this following exactly your instructions and it could not be better.. Thx for this beautiful recipe and site 🙂 :). I will surely try more recipes 🙂 🙂

  • Loved this! Made it tonight for my GF daughter. She is going to be so excited in the morning!! Question: since we are in fall and everything is PUMPKIN. Have you tried this with pure pumpkin instead of the bananas? Just curious. Thank you!!

  • Loved this banana bread! Next time I will have to grease my pan better (or use parchment paper) because a big chunk got stuck to the bottom.

  • This recipe is EXCELLENT!

    I made a few substitutions:

    I had to sub 1/2 cup hazelnut flour because I ran out of the almond flour
    I subbed 1/4 cup of a can of coconut milk (the thick kind) for the yogurt (my kids are dairy sensitive right now)
    I subbed 1/4 cup of cacao powder for the walnuts, cuz I’m pregnant and craving chocolate
    I subbed 1/2 tspn stevia for the honey cuz I’m on a sugar free diet
    And I added 1 banana, using 4 bananas, just to make up for the added powder from the cacao and the loss of the honey, making sure to keep the moistness

    It turned out EXCELLENT, super happy with this! Thank you SO much!!!

    • Hey Vivian, The banana bread should be very moist (the nature of using almond flour). If you’d like a drier version, I’d recommend adding 1/4 cup of coconut flour to the recipe.

  • Thanks for the awesome recipe Kristin. I was looking to use up my bag of almond flour and how lucky am I to change upon this. Just baked it and it was you are so right – it IS the best banana bread ever!! I did omit the honey though (as I was baking for a little baby) and added some raspberries. It still turned out beautifully. Can’t thank you enough for it has truly made my day… I’m usually a horrible baker but this was delicious! 🙂

  • My daughter and I made this bread today for the first time and had a crazy idea to toss in some blackberries. Not so crazy after all! Super good bread. We’ll be making this one a lot!

  • I made this bread today and was skeptical because I haven’t been having much luck with low carb baked goods. This was amazing! Thank you so much! I had to make a few adjustments, as I only had 1/2 c honey, so I substituted Splenda for the other half, and I didn’t have whole milk yogurt, so I used my husband’s low carb banana cream pie yogurt. YUMMY!
    I also took your way of baking it, using the parchment paper. No sticking. 🙂

      • Hi Kristin,
        I have already ranted and raved about this banana bread, as well as having made it a staple in our house. I was wondering if you ever thought of making a pumpkin-banana bread? Would that even be do-able? Just a thought.

        • Hey Carol, Great idea! I haven’t tried an almond free pumpkin/banana bread, but I love the idea!! I wonder if replacing the yogurt with pumpkin might work? Thank you for the great idea–I’m going to give it a try.

          • Well Kristin, I bit the bullet. I made Banana-Pumpkin Muffins!
            I used your recipe, but I used 2 bananas, and added 1/2 c pumpkin puree,
            and instead of cinnamon and nutmeg, I used 1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin-pie spice.
            I put this into a 12 c muffin tin lined with paper cups and baked them at
            350 for 15 minutes.
            After 15 minutes, I added another 10 minutes because they were not quite done.
            They were delicious! Next time though, I would only use 1 banana, and use 1 cup pumpkin puree, because they still tasted more like banana. I would also add 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice because I felt 1 1/2 wasn’t quite enough.
            The only other thing I would do is look to see if any stores have parchment paper muffin tin liners! LOL The muffin did kind of stick to the paper. 🙂
            Thank you again for a terrific recipe.

  • Any suggestion on what I could substitute for yogurt? We are dairy free right now because of my daughter’s health issue. Coconut cream? Or extra eggs?

  • This sounds wonderful! Is it possible to substitute the yogurt for coconut oil? I have found similar recipes that use coconut oil instead.
    Thanks!

  • This is the best just like you said OMG!!!!! I cant believe how simple this was to make the only thing i did differently was use coconut milk yogurt instead whole milk yogurt and it still turned out very very yummy this will definitely be a family favorite in our house whole thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. Best BANANA BREAD EVER!!!!!!!

  • I just made this except I ran out of almond meal/flour, so I just substituted it for hemp protein, banana flour, hazelnut meal and more nuts ( I had a bit left of each and wanted to use it up, so I ended up with probably 3 cups of dry), and added an extra banana so it had enough moisture from the extra dry ingredients, I used greek yogurt and coconut sugar because I didn’t have enough honey either haha.
    It was delicious and moist, I even gave my mum some. I like recipes like this you can adapt it to what ever and it still turns out great.

  • Never underestimate the power of leaving a great recipe online!

    I have made your banana bread twice now and it is truly scrumptious! Based on ingredients I had on hand, the second time around I tossed in 1 additional (making 4 total) very overripe banana and I substituted date sugar for all but a heaping tablespoon of the honey and incorporated 1/8 cup of chia seed to dry ingredients to help absorb the extra moisture of the 4th banana. It worked well, yielding a sort of light, poppy seed like crunch to the bread (not to mention extra fiber, which is a plus for me). Yummikins all the way around. Thank you for publishing and helping me satisfy my sweet tooth in a healthy, practical way!

  • I have stage IV cancer and trying to heal naturally so must be gluten free. A little doesn’t hurt but free for the most part. I have been mostly dairy free for many years but for some occasional organic cheese on homemade pizza so the yogurt is out and I’m going to try coconut cream. Will let you know how it goes. Thanks for the recipe. ( :

  • Just made these and I have used almond flour for about 3 years so when I saw everyone saying this is the best banana bread ever I was a little skeptical . I only swapped out the honey for maple syrup and made them into muffins so they would be portable for me and my husband. OMG THESE WERE THE BEST I HAVE EVER MADE!! you have made me very happy I’m already thinking of other fruit and nuts to change them up . Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Banana Bread is in the oven. I used coconut flour and Greek yogurt. I tasted batter and oh yum-oh!! First time I bake GF anything. My kids can’t wait until morning to try it!!!

  • This is a fantastic recipe and so easy! I’ve left off the whole milk yogurt before, only because I didn’t have it and have substituted skim milk, but the whole milk yogurt makes a huge difference in the texture and height the cake achieves while baking. I used Annie’s brand strawberry whole milk yogurt and it was incredible. The strawberry flavor does not affect the flavor of the banana bread at all, but it so delicious.

  • Do you have the nutritional breakdown of this bread. I’m type 2 diabetic and was wondering how many carbs it has in it?

  • This recipe is fantastic! My boyfriend is currently on a grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free diet, but I’ve been craving banana bread for ages, so I am super happy that I stumbled on this recipe. 😀

    I had to make some tweaks: I used 1/8 c coconut yogurt in place of the dairy, and reduced the honey to 1 tbsp to counter the sugar in the yogurt. I had no nutmeg in the house, so I just added a bit more cinnamon. I also used 5 bananas to make up for the volume and moistness of the missing yogurt and honey.

    I decided to make mini-loaves instead of 1 large loaf, and added a layer of fresh blueberries in the middle of each one.

    They turned out amazing. Dense and filling but moist and perfectly sweet without ANY sugar. Thank you so much for posting this. I think it just became a staple in our house. 😀

  • I had high hopes for this bread, based on all the positive comments. Moist is definitely not the word I would use to describe this bread. It was absolutely mushy with a wonderful crust. I waited to remove it from the pan after it had cooled, only to find a puddle of liquid at the bottom of the pan. I did make a couple of alterations based on another comment: added another banana, added 1/4 cup cocoa, no honey and no nuts. The batter was not too runny and looked normal compared to other almond flour bread/muffin recipes I’ve tried. I have put it back in the over to dry out, if possible, for the next hour or two at a lower temp. If you can offer any suggestions as to why I ended up with such a soggy, but nice crust, mess of a bread, I am all ears.

    • Hey Eveuntoadam, Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that. To be honest, I’m not really sure what may have happened. Somehow the bread didn’t actually bake inside, from what it sounds like, but I have no idea why that happened. My only thought as to what may have caused this is the batter was missing the eggs, or there was an issue with the kind of almond flour used. I wish I could be of more help.

  • Thank you for your quick reply to my problem. I double checked to make sure I was not crazy thinking I had added eggs if I had not, and yes, there were the shells in the trash to prove my sanity. The problem could be the graininess of the almond flour, as you suggest. The flour is fresh and so I know it’s not that. I use Anthony’s blanched almond flour. I do not want to add another flour to balance the wetness. I want the almond flour to be enough and I want to get this right. I will be trying it again soon.

  • Recipe sounds like exactly what I’m looking for!

    I’m just wondering if you could give me a bit of guidance in terms of the size of bananas you used. (We’ve currently got really small ones, so I’m not sure whether to try out the recipe with 3 or even 4 of them!)

    Do you have any idea how many cups or grams of smashed banana you usually get from your 2-3 bananas?

  • Thank you so much for this amazing recipe!! We have recently cut out wheat and sugar and love nut flours and natural sugar alternatives such as honey and maple syrup. This is the best banana bread recipe! I used it to make muffins and used Kefir as that is what I had, and added frozen blueberries. They were the most moist muffins I have ever made and soooooo much healthier. Thank you again, and now you have another follower!!! 🙂

  • Excellent Recipe. This is now my favorite Grain Free Banana Bread and I’m very grateful. I’ve made 1 loaf with yogurt and made one loaf with heavy cream. Both were perfection. I’m excited because even my picky family is enjoying this. We’ve tried and failed with other GF recipes in the last 4 years. Yours has won them over!

  • I made my banana bread for the very first time. This is an AMAZING recipe. Thank you for sharing. I’ve been avoiding baking and most sweets available out there (my husband and I both strive to stay fit and healthy). This recipe is revolutionary to our life. Now we can enjoy sweet which we both LOVE but stay healthy. Yay! 🙂

    This banana bread recipe is sooo good that my husband and I couldn’t stop eating! lol So next time I plan to reduce honey to 1/3 cup. And mix 1.5 cup almond flour with 1 cup coconut flour to save us some calories & fat. Do you think that’ll still taste good?

    • Hey Theresa, Yay! I’m so glad you both loved the banana bread. I haven’t tried coconut flour in this recipe, so I’m not sure about the ratio, but it’s worth a try. I might try using 1/2 cup coconut flour for the first test. Let me know how it goes.

  • Incredibly moist and delicious treat! I had to substitute for the yogurt, and I used Coconut Cream, it worked well. It was the consistency of greek yogurt, and the fat content mimicked whole milk well. Thank you for the gluten free recipe, that even my gluten indulgent husband will eat happily!

  • Hi Krisin. I live in Colorado, so perhaps the altitude has something to do with it? I followed your banana bread recipe and had difficulty baking through to a texture that didn’t seem uncooked in the middle. Baked the recommended temp and time, with goopy results, then baked for another 15 min & still soft in the middle. Wondering what I’m doing wrong? Could it be the yogurt? I’ve made banana bread often, but wondering what’s making it difficult to bake throughout? Any suggestions?

    • Hey Karin, I don’t have any experience with almond flour and higher altitudes :(. We’re at sea level here in Florida. Have you baked with almond flour at a higher altitude before? I wonder if it’s the almond flour, or something else is happening.

      From searching around online, it seems like the following steps may help if the almond flour is the issue:
      1. Increasing the oven temperature by 25 degrees, and baking the bread for longer (if needed).
      2. Decreasing the baking soda.
      3. Decreasing the sweetener slightly by a couple of tablespoons.

  • Hi Kristin,
    Just wondering if you know approx how many net carbs in each slice. I’m on the keto diet, and your banana bread looks awesome!

  • Hi there,
    Your recipe calls for a large bread pan. What are the dimensions for this pan? I have a basic loaf pan, and put all the batter in it. I hope i used the right one! Its in the oven now!

  • Hi, Kristin, I followed your recipe exactly, except my yogurt was fat-free. This banana bread is delicious! I would post a photo but I’ve already had a slice.

  • I made this bread as specified in the recipe, and it was delicious. I would line my pan with parchment paper next time, as I used a dark bread pan and the edges were slightly too brown. I think parchment paper might help with that. I have printed this recipe to save it for future use. Future, like…next week! thanks for the recipe, Kristin!

  • Hello,
    Is there anything we can substitute for the yogurt if it needs to be dairy free? Thanks.

  • Just made this recipe last night. I try to not eat wheat when possible so I love the idea of baking with almond flour. This recipe turned out almost perfect. The taste is great! However, the middle unfortunately sunk and was a little too gooey in the center. I tried baking it for an extra 10 minutes, but this didn’t help much. It’s still edible, but I’m wondering if there’s something I could do next time to fix the sinking issue. This is a problem that I have encountered many times baking with almond flour and I’d love to find a solution! Any suggestions?
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Hey Joanna, Almond flour is naturally moist, so it won’t have the dry texture that gluten flours produce. A slightly-sunken center is normal when working with just almond flour, but the center should still be cooked. The center shouldn’t collapse, but it won’t have that perfectly domed center that’s normal for a gluten-based quick bread. To help with that, you could try moving the bread to the center of the oven (or the place where the heat is evenly distributed). Another thing that may help is trying a different pan–usually ceramic pans cook a bit more evenly. Metal pans can cause the outside to cook/brown quickly, but could result in an uncooked center while the outside looks really brown. Those are just my initial thoughts. Another idea for this particular recipe is to make muffins, and reduce the time.

      One option for helping the center rise a bit is to add some arrowroot starch–that should help. You wouldn’t need a lot, maybe 1/4 cup?

  • I tried making it with almond meal, but it didn’t come out right. The almond meal soaked up all of the liquid and the dough was very dry. I tried adding more liquid, but it wouldn’t “liquify.” 🙁 I guess there is more of a difference between almond flour and almond meal than I thought.

    The taste though was very good! The honey and almond flavor with banana was so sweet and delicious!

    I’ll have to try again sometime with almond flour.

    • Hey Lynn, Thanks for the feedback. I don’t recommend using almond meal in this recipe. You really do need blanched almond flour to make this. For something like pancakes, the substitution may work, but not with a delicate bread or baked good.

  • Very moist! Not too sweet so perfect for breakfast (if you like very sweet banana bread, I would suggest a tad more honey). Thank you for the recipe!

  • Followed the recipe exactly – using coconut oil in the pans – but should’ve followed the PICTURE and used parchment paper! I cannot get them (made 2) out of the pans :(. I’m sure they will taste great, but baker…beware!

  • Thanks for the recipe. Mine turned out waaaaaaay to wet. I had to do a double bake it. Since bananas can vary in size, I think that is where things went wrong. I am going to fiddle around and see if I can get to something that will work every time. It tastes great!

  • Tried the recipe, amazing! I was a couple of tablespoons short on almond flour and used flax meal for the missing amount, Turned out just right. Looking at Corrie Ann’s comment, this might have done just the trick, keeping it from getting it too wet. The only problem is, I can’t stop eating it 🙂

  • Hello Ms. Kristin,

    We made a double batch, just because it sounded so yummy.
    Oh my goodness!
    We were NOT disappointed : )
    Thank you for all you do!

  • Made this today and it was super yummy! I didn’t have enough almond flour, so used 1 1/2 cups almond flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour. I used 1 1/2 tsp baking powder instead of soda, since I can taste soda in baked goods. The whole family loved it, even though it was “healthy!” :o)

  • Thanks, made this last night and we all like it, even my grandbaby. I have been trying to find a good gf banana bread but nothing has turned out well till now. Here are my changes for personal preference and/or what I had: maple syrup instead of honey, left out walnuts, threw in blueberries, skipped nutmeg, kefir for yogurt. Success!

  • Hi,
    I made this banana bread yesterday and it amazing. I used unsweetened almond milk instead of yogurt since I don’t have dairy and it was still moist.

  • I’m making this bread now (it’s in the oven!) and I made some lower-carb modifications so I’m ready to see how it turns out and will let you know.. instead of yogurt I used sour cream, and (not really as a sub, but additional thickening) in place of honey I used whipped cream cheese spread. Everything else was ok.. We shall see!! Oh, and I didn’t use the walnuts because I prefer banana bread without nuts, and all I have are pecans anyway. 🙂

  • Well, it smelled and smells completely amazing.. but I’m still finding that no matter what I cook with almond flour I can’t get past the taste after its done… it’s super moist, and smells delicious but I can’t get past the almond flour taste. 😕

  • Best banana bread I have ever made! I forgot to add in walnuts but I think the kids would have preferred that anyways. Perfect! Thank you!

  • Very good flavor, but it stuck to my pan and came out in pieces, The cooking time is off too, I did mine for 50 mins, starting to burn on top. What did I do wrong?

    • Hi Darcy,

      Kristin is currently out of the country, but I’ll make sure to let her know of your comment so she can respond when she returns. ~Rachel

    • Hey Darcy, I’m not sure what may have gone wrong. Oven temperatures can differ from oven to oven (unless calibrated), and the position in the oven can make a difference too. I would recommend moving the bread to a different location in the oven (maybe the center rack). Also, using parchment paper in the pan or greasing the pan generously will help with the sticking issue. Allow the bread to cool before removing it from the pan, too. This allows a quick bread to set.

  • I just tried this and it came out perfectly. These are the changes I made. I used 2 eggs instead of 3, I used 1/4 cup honey instead of 1/2, I used 1/4 cup soy milk instead of the yogurt, and I used 2 medium bananas instead of 3. In addition to the 1/4 cup Walnuts – I added 1/4 cup raisins. I used a dark loaf pan. It was ready after 45 min of baking. I let it rest for at least 15 minutes. It is moist, but not overly, and it did not stick to the loaf pan.

  • Thanks for the recipe. Turned out delicious and pretty moist. I added a few things: coconut oil, applesauce and topped it with cashew nuts. Everything was great, but I felt it was way too dense and I didn’t feel like eating any more of it because it felt way too heavy. Any ideas on how I can make it less dense? Perhaps reduce the almond flour amount and add another flour – perhaps oat flour?

  • This recipe nailed it for me! I have tried so many banana bread recipes that fell in the middle and got sticky or soggy after a few days. I was not happy with any of them. so I was searching for a new recipe and found this one. it turned out perfect. I added the arrowroot flour which I am sure made the difference that I needed and only used a fourth of a cup of honey.. and I baked it as muffins rather than bread. perfect rise and moisture, did not get soggy in the middle or dense it is now on my favorites list and will be the only banana bread recipe I will be making

  • I have this baking in the oven right now! I can’t wait! I subbed maple syrup for honey because that is what I have today. I also added chocolate chips : )

  • Made this bread exactly as written except added a little bit of organic unbleached wheat flour instead of the suggested arrowroot flour (didn’t have any) and added some dark cocoa chips to one loaf — it turned out AWESOME! My husband has been hounding me ever since to make more. He takes some to work as a snack. Making more today and going to add blueberries. Makes a perfect snack and breakfast on the run. Very filling too. We’re not gluten-free; I just like that it is healthy, tasty, and simple.

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It is a new favorite in this house.

  • This banana bread is one of the best I’ve ever had…gluten free or not! My son and husband devoured 1/2 the loaf within 1 hour. I will be keeping this recipe forever and it’s my new go-to brunch dish for everything! Thanks! This is a keeper! I still can’t believe it’s grain and sugar free!!!

  • Thank you so much for this. I made it last night but subbed cream cheese for yogurt (because it’s what I had and also sounded more appealing to me) and it came out beautifully. I’ll definitely be making it again.

  • This bread is mouthwatering but I have a fear/doubt of calories in it.
    Tell me approx how many calories one loaf contains? Waiting for reply asap, bcoz I want to try this recipe at earliest

  • Just tried this recipe and it came out fantastic, Changes I made were: almond milk instead of yoghurt (halved the amount), and date syrup instead of honey. A keeper for sure!

  • Just tried this recipe and it came out fantastic, Changes I made were: almond milk instead of yoghurt (halved the amount), and date syrup instead of honey. Omitted the salt and nutmeg. A keeper for sure!

  • Absolutely the best banana gf bread I have ever made. Tried lots of recipes and this is definitely my favorite! Can I substitute the almond flour with a mix of coconut flour and oat flour? Or is texture compromised? Thanks!

  • Hi, Kristin, have had a “go to” banana bread recipe for some time, but was interested in experimenting with almond flour and glad to find your recipe with its minimal amount of sweetener. I checked the bread after 50 minutes and found it completely wet in the middle and quite dark on the outside. Left it in for cycles of five minutes until I finally pulled it out at about 1.15 minutes, as it was just getting burnt on the outside. I am a skilled cook, though not a frequent baker, and wonder if the problem is that I was baking it on the bottom third shelf rather than at the halfway mark/level. Also, I just watched the video — hoping to see an image of your oven! — and noted you used parchment paper…is that to obviate cleaning the pan? With many thanks! Susan

    • Hey Susan,

      I’m sorry you had that experience. There are a few things I can think of (just troubleshooting):

      1. Pan: Different pans (clear, dark, ceramic, etc.) need more of less time to cook. Another factor can be the position of the bread in the oven–this will also effect the baking time.

      2. Flour variation: I’m currently remaking this recipe and weighing the flour amount to post. I think this one addition will help folks who are experiencing issues with the bread being undercooked. My thought is since the only measurement provided is a volume measurement (cups), we are using a different amount of flour, which is causing the bread to come out too wet for some folks. Weight measurements will fix this issue in the future. I apologize for not having weight measurements up when you made it. Now, keep in mind that almond flour does produce a very moist crumb, but it should be super mushy or undercooked. It should be very moist, though. Adding 1/4 cup of arrowroot starch to the dry ingredients will produce a bread that’s easier to work with as far as the moist texture.

  • Best banana bread in the history of the world. I am seriously in love with almond flour for baking, pancakes, et. al. Everything turns out SO MOIST. This banana bread recipe is off the chart. I am late to the party, but I am REALLY looking forward to checking out your other recipes; your web site looks fantastic. Thank you!

  • Forgot to rate with stars, definitely a 5. But also wanted to add that my two dogs love it too. I don’t usually give them table scraps, but the ingredients in this bread allow them to have a bite! It also keeps beautifully in the fridge for many days.

  • I just made this and it really is the best! I made a couple of substitutions out of necessity, so I wanted to leave a review to let you know what worked. I didn’t have yogurt on hand, and I had just opened a can of full fat coconut milk for another recipe, so I added a little vinegar to make sour coconut milk so the baking soda would have something to react with. I didn’t have enough honey, so I used maple syrup. It just cooled enough for me to have a slice and it’s perfect! This is my first foray into baking since being diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity, and I’m very happy it was successful. I will make this again and again. Thank you!

  • This is by far the best banana bread I’ve ever made/had… period. So much better than any with regular flour, my family was shocked to discover it was made with almond flour.

    I’m literally using this recipe for the rest of my life.

  • I’ve made this banana bread several times (with some minor modifications) with great success. I decided to try it with pumpkin purée. I subbed a box of organic pumpkin purée instead of banana. Unfortunately, the bread collapsed most of the interior had a pudding-like consistency and I couldn’t serve it to my company. however, it was delicious. I used the whole box, which was 16 oz. Was that the problem?

  • I just tried this recipe and followed it exactly and Boy what a disaster! I tried it twice one with a traditional bread pan and one with a stone pan and both I ended up throwing out. To say it was moist was an understatement. Soping wet is a closer description. I am very disappoint as it is a struggle to find anything gluten free that actually tastes great. On the positive….I will try this recipe again with some tweaking of course….The pieces that were not as wet (outside edge pieces) were really tasty!

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