My low carb banana bread recipe is B-A-N-A-N-A-S! I love this recipe for low carb breakfast, snacks, and dessert!
There are few things as comforting as a freshly baked, warm banana bread straight out of the oven. It’s an even better feeling knowing that this is one of those healthy recipes I can feel good about making for my loved ones.
Low carb recipes are my favorite thing to share and this one is just too good to keep secret! Let’s get to baking one of my classic, healthy snacks!
Here is why this low carb banana bread recipe is a classic in my baking repertoire:
- The only ingredient you need fresh for this recipe are the eggs! Everything else can already be found in your pantry!
- I love the flavor profile of the almond flour, cinnamon, banana extract and walnuts! It caters to my nutty, sweet and crunchy cravings!
- My recipe is low in carbs, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, high in potassium, calcium and vitamin A and flavor PACKED!
- In just under an hour, you’ll be popping my moist low carb banana bread recipe out of the oven and into your mouth!
Here’s everything you need to know about throwing together this quick and easy low carb banana bread recipe!
Traditional banana bread is generally made with all-purpose flour, sugar, and bananas — all of which are loaded with carbohydrates.
Here’s what we’ll be using instead:
Almond Flour: When baking with almond flour, it’s important to get a super fine-grained product for the best texture! My fave products are Bob’s Red Mill and Trader Joes.
While I love almond flour, just be forewarned that it doesn’t behave exactly like traditional wheat flour and can’t be used one-for-one in recipes. It usually needs an additional binding/fluff adding agent, such as…
Psyllium Husk: Almond flour is much heavier compared to wheat flour. Therefore, it can make your final product too dense. To counteract this, almond flour typically needs an ingredient to add “fluff” to it, while also helping to glue the low carb bread ingredients together…enter psyllium husk!
Psyllium husk takes on the fluffing and gluing characteristics that gluten does in traditional bread recipes.
Erythritol: A diabetes and keto friendly sugar substitute. If you don’t have powdered erythritol, you can make it using granular erythritol by adding it to a blender or food processor and processing until smooth.
Pro tip: Be sure to let the dust settle before removing the lid, as the erythritol will initially be powdered and airborne.
Banana Extract: It’s much easier to find immitation banana at grocery stores (Krogers has it!), however, I much prefer banana extract because of the processing, this one is made from REAL bananas!
While this extract has no nutritional value, it also has no added carbs. Meanwhile, a fresh medium banana can rack in as much as 26 grams of carbs! You do the math on which you prefer!
Tools To Make
Here’s all you need to make this low carb banana bread recipe: (just two things, which means minimal dish cleanup! Yahoo!)
- 8” bread pan for baking your bread
- Large bowl for mixing ingredients
You can store your leftover low carb banana bread recipe in the fridge, but be sure to wrap it in saran wrap or in a resealable bag so it doesn’t get soggy.
Can You Freeze This?
Yes, you can easily freeze this recipe. I like to make two loaves at a time and freeze one to eat at a later date.
How To Eat This Bread
You do not have to limit this bread to snacking only! Here are a few (of the many) ways I like to eat this bread:
- Make a low carb sandwich bread, with low carb peanut butter and low carb jam
- Toast and spread a dollop of cream cheese on top
- Make low carb bagels with it, great with cream cheese!
If you want to make more of a bun bread situation, you cannot go wrong with my low carb hamburger buns!
I love a good variation to this low carb banana bread, try some of my ideas below!
Can I Make This Without Low Carb Flour?
Unfortunately, this low carb banana bread recipe can’t be turned into a low carb flour-less bread recipe…
That said! You can convert this cloud bread recipe into a banana bread, by simply adding banana extract! You can also check out this cloud bread loaf for a sliceable no carb bread alternative.
Can I Turn This Into Muffins?
Yes, you can absolutely transform this low carb banana bread into low carb banana muffins! Simply pour the batter in a greased muffin tin pan, and bake for 15-25 minutes.
Looking for a different kind of muffins? Skip the extract and sweetener for low carb english muffin! Or toss in some blueberries for low carb blueberry muffins!
What Toppings Can I Add?
Oooh, I loveeeee toppings on bread.
I strongly suggest making this low carb banana bread recipe with either:
- The streusel crumb topping (in the recipe below). Feel free to sub the walnuts for your favorite nuts or seeds for a delicious seed bread you won’t forget!
- Chocolate chips, YUM!
- Cream cheese frosting (kinda like bananas mixed with low carb cinnamon rolls, yes pleeease!)
Low Carb Banana Bread
- 2 1/2 Cups Almond Flour *
- 3 Tablespoons Psyllium Husk **
- 2 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseed*** can sub for and additional tablespoon of Psyllium Husk
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 3/4 Cup Erythritol
- 1/2 Cup Hot Water
- 4 Eggs
- 3 Teaspoons Banana Extract
- 1/4 Cup Butter Melted
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375 F and grease an 8" bread pan.
- In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
- Add hot water. Use a rubber spatula to combine.
- Add eggs, banana extract and melted butter. Stir to combine.
- Pour batter into prepared bread pan.
- Sprinkle chopped walnuts, and lightly press them in to adhere.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes, you'll know the bread is done once a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow bread to slightly cool in pan before slicing, and enjoy!
Looking for more low carb bread options? Make these crowd-pleasers:
- Almond Flour Tortillas. Perfectly pliable and delish!
- Low Carb Naan. The BEST bread for dipping.
- Almond Flour Crepes. Cradles sweet or savory ingredients in a wonderful way.
- Coconut Flour Biscuits. Drop biscuits for the win!
- Low Carb Wraps. Making your meal prep that much easier.
I hope you try and love my low carb banana bread! Comment below and let me know what you thought! I love to hear from you!