Super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe: sugar free and gluten free

Do you ever read a recipe and just know you have to make it straight away? This was the case with this super healthy banana bread recipe. It looked so nutrition-dense, but more importantly, it looked delicious. And indeed it has proved to be a banana bread recipe which is easy to make and very yummy indeed.

This banana bread is sugar free and gluten free too. It just has wholesome bananas, eggs, honey, nuts and spices. My older boys love this, and it might be the healthiest item in their diet. Oh dear!

The twins would still go for the not-so-healthy Easy Moist Banana Cake though, which is full of sugar and butter.

super healthy moist banana bread just out of oven
Fresh out of the oven, a healthy banana bread.

Super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

healthy banan bread in baking tin

Super Healthy Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas (or 4 if they are small)
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g (1/4 cup) honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 125 g (1 cup) almond meal
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 80g (1/2 cup) pecans or walnuts
  • slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Blend bananas with eggs, honey and cinnamon until completely smooth.
  3. Add the almond meal and baking powder and mix in.
  4. Chop walnuts or pecans and mix in gently.
  5. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf tin and top with slivered almonds.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until ready, when a skewar comes out clean.
  7. Cut up and eat warm - lovely!
very healthy banana bread
Ready to eat! Quite a heavy cake, very nutritious and utterly delicious.
 
 
 
ingrediants ready for healthy banana bread
Ready to be blended up
walnuts added into healthy banana bread
I added whole walnuts and then used stick mixer to break up, but usually I chop them first.

If this sounds just too outrageously healthy, do check out the Easy Moist Banana Cake recipe, it’s a cracker.

I found this recipe in a wonderful book called ‘Avalon Food’ many years ago. The cookbook was produced by parents and friends of Avalon Public School and sales of the book raise funds for the school.

Avalon is a gorgeous small beach suburb on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. It attracts a lot of creative people. Read about Avalon Beach here.

Do you have a no sugar, no flour, no butter recipe to share?

Just for the odd occasion?

Happy baking!

More simple and delicious family food recipes here.

 
 
 

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

7 Comments

  • Reply December 2, 2012

    Desire Empire

    Great review and now I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for buying the book Seana and have a fabbo week.
    Carolyn

    • Reply December 7, 2012

      Seana

      Thanks Carolyn, it really is a beautiful book. That cake was gobbled up rather swiftly too.

  • Reply December 3, 2012

    Rachel

    I love cake. Too, too much. So I am always looking for healthy cakes – this one ‘takes the cake’. (Sorry.)

    • Reply December 7, 2012

      Seana

      It is very, very nutrient dense, so in theory you only need a small slice… but in practice a BIG slice is better!

  • Reply March 28, 2013

    Annabelle

    Tried it today and it tastes great!! The cake was so moist it fell apart though..:(

  • Reply October 18, 2015

    Ness

    I made this cake tonight! The taste was delcious. It certainly wasn’t obvious taste wise how healthy it was I was so surprised because it didn’t contain any butter or sugar! Mine fell apart too and some of the cake mix became stuck in the pan however this could have been because I greased the pan with coconut oil and I also didn’t wait for the cake to cool down before I removed it from the pan. This recipe is a keeper though and I’ll definitly be using it again!

    • Reply October 18, 2015

      Seana Smith

      Great to hear. So much good stuff in that cake – it’s very energy dense but packed with nutrition, great for picnics as long as no-one is allergic to nuts. Thanks so much for your feedback.

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