This grain-free dairy-free banana bread is our absolute favorite in our family! You will be hard-pressed to find a more moist delicious grain-free banana bread with this many whole-food ingredients out there. There is minimal sugar too with the sweetness coming from the bananas (fructose) and just 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, or your favourite liquid sweetener, fibre and fat to prevent a blood sugar spike. I have found this to be the perfect balance of delivering a mild sweetness to this comforting classic loaf. After tinkering with many versions of this recipe over the years this is by far the most delicious and healthiest banana bread. Make sure you make my Macadamia Nut Butter to pair with it!
I have managed to sneak in a ton of fiber to help you to feel fuller for longer and to also feed your good gut buddies (bacteria) in your microbiota. Fibre also helps to slow the release of glucose into the bloodstream because you know I am all about balancing your blood sugar so that you can bring your ‘A’ game.
Important note: Make sure you use very ripe soft bananas (with black spots on the skin are best.) Also, ensure soft bananas are very well mashed (not chunky). I prefer to use a potato masher.
We love adding a generous spread of my Macadamia Nut Butter on top of this delicious fiber-filled banana loaf, as it pairs so well with it and is OFF THE CHARTS delicious! It’s only two ingredients, macadamia nuts and salt! The pairing of my Macadamia Nut Butter with my Banana Bread is a MUST try! If you don’t have a nut allergy you will be so glad you spread this on top of your slice of banana bread. This bread freezes super well too (if it lasts that long!) Make sure you slice it before you freeze it and when ready to eat pull out a slice and pop it into the toaster – YUM!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! This one is a family favorite and a real healthy keeper. If you follow my ingredient measurements and directions exactly as written below, you will always have the perfect loaf. Enjoy! x