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This Paleo Banana Bread has the same great taste as a classic banana bread recipe, but is made without dairy, gluten, or grains. It is kid-friendly, easy to make and perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert! Naturally Grain free, Dairy free, Gluten free, and Paleo.

Sliced paleo banana bread on a drying rack.

I love a good healthy banana bread. I just can’t resist! From carrot cake banana bread to pumpkin banana bread to espresso chocolate chip banana bread, I love them all.

But the OG of all of my gluten free dairy free banana bread recipes is this classic cinnamon filled Paleo banana bread. It has all the same great taste as a classic banana bread recipe, but I think it tastes even better! It is warm, fluffy and fragrant, all while being gluten free, dairy free, and grain free.

Slices of gluten free dairy free banana bread on a table.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Olive oil is used instead of butter, which brings a light texture to the brea. Itresults in the best dairy free banana bread.
  • Coconut sugar or maple sugar is used to sweeten the bread.
  • This gluten free banana bread is made with a combination of almond flour, tapioca flour and coconut flour. The bread is moist and full of protein and just delicious!
  • It fluffy and has a great bread texture.
  • This tastes amazing with almond butter on top.
  • It is easy to make!

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make paleo banana bread.
  • olive oil– use a good quality olive oil or extra virgin olive oil.
  • coconut sugar– this has a lower glycemic index to other sugars.
  • eggs– these help bind the batter together.
  • vanilla– any type works here.
  • bananas– make sure they are ripe!
  • almond flour– use blanched almond flour because it has a more reined texture.
  • tapioca flour– this helps to give a good texture to the bread.
  • coconut flour– this also helps give a good texture to the bread.
  • baking soda– this helps the banana bread rise.
  • cinnamon– Ceylon cinnamon has a great taste.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of coconut sugar, you can use maple sugar. You can also use brown sugar but then the recipe won’t be Paleo.
  • Instead of tapioca flour, you can use arrowroot powder.
  • You can add chocolate chips to the batter.
  • You can add nuts to the batter.
  • You can add some nutmeg to the batter.

Step by step instructions

Coconut sugar and olive oil mixed in a bowl.
Step 1

Step 1: In a large bowl, mix the olive oil and coconut sugar together.

Wet ingredients mixed in a bowl.
Step 2

Step 2: Add the eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas to the bowl and mix.

Dry ingredients mixed together in a bowl.
Step 3

Step 3: In another bowl, mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Wet and dry ingredients mixed together.
Step 4

Step 4: Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.

Paleo banana bread batter in a pan.
Step 5

Step 5: Add the batter to the loaf tin.

Freshly baked Paleo banana bread.
Step 6

Step 6: Bake!

Recipe FAQs

What do I do if I only have 2 bananas?

This recipe calls for 3 bananas, but if you only have 2, thats ok! Use 2 bananas and add 1/2 cup of apple sauce. I’ve done this and the recipe works great.

How do you store this?

Cover and keep at room temperature for 2-3 days.

How do you serve this banana bread?

I like to eat it with almond butter or grass fed butter on top.

It’s great to serve with a cup of coffee or tea.

Banana bread with almond flour slices on a drying rack.

Other healthy banana bread recipes you’ll love:

Paleo Coffee Cake Banana Bread– a delicious gluten-free banana bread recipe layered and topped with cinnamon streusel.

Gluten-free Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins– made with simple ingredients and naturally gluten-free. Recipe by A Dash of Megnut.

This Almond Flour Banana Bread from Four Score Living is made with simple ingredients for a healthy banana bread option.

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Paleo Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Servings: 8 slices
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Cinnamon Banana Bread (Paleo, Gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
A healthier banana bread recipe that has the same great taste as a classic banana bread recipe, but without any butter, refined sugars or refined flour. 

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 9 in x 5 in loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the olive oil and coconut sugar with a fork or whisk. Add the eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas and mix again until well mixed.
  • In another bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix with a fork until blended.
  • Pour the bowl of dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix until just combined. 
  • Pour the banana bread batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick comes out mostly clean.

Notes

  • Instead of coconut sugar, you can use maple sugar. You can also use brown sugar but then the recipe won’t be Paleo.
  • Instead of tapioca flour, you can use arrowroot powder.
  • You can add chocolate chips to the batter.
  • You can add nuts to the batter.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 322mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 4gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 89IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
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16 Comments

  1. Oooh! Banana bread is one of my favorite loaf cakes. I haven’t added cinnamon to it before, but I bet it’s amazing! Looks very moist and delicious.5 stars

  2. I like that you used maple syrup in this gluten free banana bread. We are trying not to buy refined sugar at all and use different alternatives.5 stars

  3. I love banana bread, so thank you for coming up with a healthy version with no refined sugar. I can’t wait to try it!5 stars

  4. Ok – you are encouraging me to venture out with my baking flours!! I’ve never baked with tapioca flour, arrowroot flour or chestnut flour but you’ve inspired me to do so! This bread sounds amazing! Like you, I want it in the morning with my coffee!5 stars

  5. Yea, cinnamon is always a great addition to banana bread! I love taking classic recipes and making them healthier…or trying too! Great recipe! Saving for later!5 stars

  6. I love cinnamon in banana bread…and we could all use a healthier version 😉 Thank you so much for this recipe!5 stars

  7. I love the addition of cinnamon in this recipe. I am just starting to experiment using different flours and I cannot wait to make this recipe this weekend! Pinned an this is a must try!5 stars

  8. Banana bread is one of my favourite bakes, and your version is so beautiful and tasty looking! Addition of cinnamon must makes it even better, and I can only imagine how gorgeous the house must smell when this is in the oven!5 stars

  9. Love this healthy version of banana bread! I gave up refined sugars last year and have never felt better! I bet this makes the whole house smell amazing! Looks absolutely scrumptious! 🙂5 stars