Banana Bread Recipe

This recipe for Banana Bread is one of my favorites. It’s also one of the most popular bread recipes on this website!

I love my Banana Bread with a cup of caffeine-free Dandelion Root Coffee.

Banana Bread Recipe

Back in 1998, when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I knew I’d need to create a gluten-free banana bread recipe.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Frankly, I had no choice other than to create my own gluten-free recipes.

That’s because I went on a gluten-free diet decades ago during the Dark Ages of gluten-free living. Back then there was nothing.

Out of that void came many gluten-free bread recipes, as well as this beloved Banana Bread recipe.

Healthy Banana Bread

What makes this healthy banana bread recipe special?

First, the flavor. While most banana bread recipes have one cup of sugar, this one is very lightly sweetened with only one tablespoon of honey.

I love that because the banana flavor really shines through.

Banana Bread with Almond Flour

Second, this is not only a low-carb recipe, it’s a gluten-free banana bread with almond flour that’s high-protein and full of healthy fat.

Finally, with only eight healthy ingredients it’s an easy banana bread recipe that you can throw together in no time at all!

Ripe Bananas for Banana Bread

When you make this banana bread, be sure to use ripe bananas.

Wondering how to ripen bananas more quickly I place mine in a paper bag in the pantry. Trust me it works!

How to Make Banana Bread Tall

If you want a nice tall loaf of Banana Bread, be sure to use the recommended size loaf pan.

If you use a larger one, you won’t have enough batter to fill the pan to the top and the result will be a very short and sad loaf of Banana Bread.

Banana Bread Recipe

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Servings 12 slices



Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
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How to Store Homemade Bread

To store this Banana Bread, wrap in a paper towel, seal in a plastic bag, and refrigerate for up to one week.

banana cream pie

Bananas Recipes

Check out some of my other delicious banana recipes:

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

I imagine this Banana Bread recipe would be amazing with chocolate chips!

I have a Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes recipe made from cashews with seven ingredients total –a beloved reader favorite.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The Best Keto Recipes

Did you know that my keto recipes are my most requested? Below you’ll find the best keto bread recipes.

Keto Bread

Keto Bread

Of all of my bread recipes, Keto Bread is the most similar to traditional store-bought bread. It’s our family’s favorite.

Keto Blueberry Lemon Bread

Keto Blueberry Lemon Bread

Both the Keto Bread above and this incredible Keto Blueberry Lemon Bread with almond flour are “one-bowl” recipes that could not be easier to make!

Paleo Bread

Low-Carb Bread

My Low-Carb Bread has a fantastic nutty flavor and is full of nutrient-dense ingredients. I love it smothered in homemade Plum Jam.

Gluten-Free Cornbread Recipe

Keto Cornbread

Warm Keto Cornbread baked in a cast-iron skillet then covered in ghee? Yes, please!


Nut-Free Keto Bread

Want a fantastic keto snack? Avocado toast made with my Nut-Free Keto Bread. YUM!

Keto Nut-Free Zucchini Bread

Keto Zucchini Bread

My Keto Nut-Free Zucchini Bread is a cake-like bread and a complete winner that the boys love! This nut-free low-carb bread recipe uses one of my favorite ingredients, coconut flour.


Feel free to experiment with your own ingredient choices and substitutions for my Banana Bread recipe as well as my other bread recipes. Just be sure to leave a comment and let us know how it goes if you do!

Unfortunately, I cannot forecast the results that your proposed substitutions will yield. I wish I had a crystal ball and knew intuitively if a substitution worked. Sadly, I don’t. I test each of my recipes dozens of times to get the results that I do.

Substitutions and Testing

In fact, every time I make the slightest change I retest a recipe. That means a whole new batch of bread in the oven when I adjust the baking soda up or down by even one-quarter teaspoon.

I guess that’s why they say baking is a science, not something you can improvise. That’s also why I get the feedback that my easy low-carb recipes are the most reliable you can find!

The Best Bread Recipes

Over the years I’ve worked on this bread recipe and refined it to pure perfection.

What’s your favorite bread recipe? Is there something you’re looking for that you didn’t find here? Leave a comment and let me know!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this Banana Bread recipe in September 2011.

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528 responses to “Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. Hello,

    I have had a couple of kidney stones, but not in 4 years. But have tried to be very watchful of oxalates in my diet. I love almond flour, but it is high in oxalates so I try to substitute. Do you recommend a good clean substitute that does not have sugar in it?

  2. Nikki, thanks so much for your amazing comment and for letting me know you’ve made this 30 times! We love it too :-)

  3. I’ve probably made this bread 30 times. It’s been one of my favorite treats for years since it was originally posted. And I’ve shared the recipe with friends and family! Thank you for such a great recipe– and a way to use all the overripe bananas we always have!

  4. I made it today for breakfast. Delicious.
    I also made your Irish Soda bread last month….how can something so easy to make be sooo good ?
    Thank you :)

  5. I’m ready to try this recipe and thank you for using coconut flour since I can’t have almond flour. However, can you use whey protein powder in place of the egg white protein powder? Or even egg whites? Thank you.

    • Hi Mary, thanks for your comment. This Banana Bread recipe calls for almond flour and does not have egg white protein powder in it :-)

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