28 Yummy Paleo Banana Bread Recipes
Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Flourish Magazine. Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.
Banana bread holds a special place in my heart. Growing up, I had a nanny who would make a big loaf every Friday afternoon, complete with chocolate chips! She would let me lick the bowl and spatula after she was done and of course we’d be nibbling away at the loaf all weekend long.
Now I make my own banana bread and usually include the chocolate chips, as well as crunchy walnuts for an even yummier texture. Of course it’s usually eaten all up within a few hours of cooling down! There are tons of great options and varieties of banana bread so don’t stop at just one. Check out our list of amazing Paleo banana bread recipes and discover an array of great options!
Top 3 Paleo Banana Bread Recipes
If you’ve left your bananas to brown just a little too long, don’t even think about throwing them away! They are perfect for Josh’s banana bread loaf recipe with cacao nibs and made from a base of almond and coconut flours. (Special thanks for Josh for allowing us to share the image from his blog, Slim Palate!)
Although the list of ingredients is quite long, there are some interesting components here: Sonia uses coconut milk, applesauce, plantains AND pistachio! Also, a nice blend of flours (coconut, arrowroot and almond) accounts for some of the dry ingredients, alongside chopped walnuts, raisins and more. (Thanks to Sonia for permission to use the photo from her blog, The Healthy Foodie!)
This beautiful banana bread loaf recommends (optional) chocolate chips and the process is straightforward, with a short ingredient list and simple instructions.
More Great Paleo Banana Bread Recipes
Whole dried apricots baked right into the loaf give this banana bread recipe a naturally sweet and different twist!
Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine was aiming for banana cookies but ended up with these banana-bread style balls. Beware: it is easier to overindulge when a delicious recipe is turned into delicious bite-size poppers!
This is the banana bread that I remember from my childhood. Filled with healthy chocolate chips (Kelly links to her favorite brand) and your choice of nuts and/or raisins, the result is a rich flavor that is surprisingly simple to achieve.
Although not nut-free, this banana bread uses healthy almond flour and coconut sugar as its sweetener. Plus, optional walnuts add a crunchy texture that I just love.
Apple sauce and cashew butter are the surprises in this unique recipe that has a very simple list of instructions.
This banana bread cooked with coconut flour is basically nut-free if you don’t include the optional pecans.
Here’s a great egg-free option for those with egg-allergies (and vegans alike!). It also includes healthy chia seeds.
Adriana from the Living Healthy With Chocolate blog always has very inventive recipes! While this recipe doesn’t include chocolate in any way, the avocados and macadamia nuts must make for the perfect texture and moistness.
This recipe uses a combination of coconut flour, almond flour and obligatory Paleo-friendly chocolate chips.
10. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cakies
Using unsweetened almond milk and coconut flour, Taylor makes these delicious banana bread cakies (they look a little bit like biscuits) egg-free!
Maca powder, chopped pecans and nut butter stand out as not-so-common ingredients that make this banana bread very unique!
This recipe truly is ‘no-frills’ and very little hassle. This food blogger keeps the ingredients and instructions short. I’m curious to taste the influence of the allspice in this recipe also. Sounds yummy!
Mouth-watering (and Paleo-friendly) chocolate sauce decorates this beautiful banana bread loaf. Food blogger Stacey also includes links pointing to where you can buy her favorite Paleo ingredients used here.
These banana bread muffins are a great adaptation – the recipe is simple to follow and all that changes is to pour the batter into your trusty muffin tin. Freezing instructions are also provided.
Another great banana bread adaptation, these baked donuts are so special because of their delicious spread (recipe included): a walnut butter made of walnuts, maple syrup, salt and ground cinnamon. YUM!
If you’re really not into sweeteners (despite them being Paleo-friendly) this is a great option as it uses medjool dates to naturally sweeten this banana bread. Coconut flakes on top don’t hurt either!
Apples and carrots make this banana loaf super moist and up the health ante, while spices like cinnamon, ground ginger and ground cloves make the flavor burst with intensity!
This simple recipe is nut-free and is a great starter recipe to further customize or get creative. I would maybe add chocolates or some extra spices if I had them on hand.
Even better than blueberry pancakes, this banana bread recipe gets blueberries (and spiced rum!) mixed in to make for a very tasty breakfast or mid-morning treat!
With a healthy and heavy dose of chocolate ingredients, this banana bread looks beautiful when cut into slices because half of the batter gets mixed with cacao and chocolate and covers the bottom of the pan first.
I love this recipe because Erin lists so many great ideas for optional add-ons on top of the already delicious, grain-free recipe.
The dates are great but the star here is the creamy roasted almond butter, which makes for a beautiful texture and yummy, nutty flavor.
This yummy recipe includes not only almond and coconut flours (as well as coconut oil), but super healthy flaxseed meal as well. With very little maple syrup added, what you have here is not so intense in sweetness but still healthy and delicious.
Rich in coconut ingredients, this banana bread includes coconut flour, coconut milk and coconut oil. There are no additional sweeteners but chocolate chips give it a nice touch.