Almond Flour Banana Walnut Bread (Gluten Free, Paleo)

This gluten free, almond flour banana walnut bread is the perfect, versatile recipe you’ve been looking for! Enjoy as breakfast, a snack, or dessert!

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At a time like this, there’s one constant we can still count on: banana bread. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find a gluten free recipe that really holds its own against the fluffy, moist banana bread of our memories. That is why I tested and tested this recipe time and time again, finding the perfect combination of ingredients to make this heart-warming gluten free banana walnut bread.

Almond flour banana walnut bread

What you’ll need to make this almond flour banana walnut bread:

-Ripe Bananas

-Eggs

-Vanilla Extract

-Blue Agave Syrup / Honey / Maple Syrup

-Almond Flour

-Cinnamon

-Salt

-Baking Soda

-Baking Powder

-Walnuts

If you happen to buy Costco sized bags of almond flour (like me), try out other almond flour based recipes like almond flour brownies or healthy almond flour cowboy cookies.

Almond flour banana walnut bread

How you’ll make this almond flour banana walnut bread:

The most important part of this banana bread is ensuring your bananas are adequately ripe enough to be used. The riper the bananas are that you use, the sweeter the bread will be that you bake. To do so, you should verify that the bananas you use have been sitting out for ~1 week and have enough brown spots on the peel to make you slightly sketched out at the thought of using them.

You have good, ripe bananas? Perfect! Time to start your banana bread.

Peel the bananas and add them to a large mixing bowl. Using a fork, mash until the bananas reach a creamy consistency and you have rid the mash of any large lumps. At this point, add the eggs, vanilla extract, and sweetener of your choice. Whisk these in until it reaches a consistent mixture. I choose to use blue agave syrup as my sweetener, but that’s mostly because I have such a large bottle of it sitting around. I’ve used honey and maple syrup in this recipe before and have achieved similar results.

Next, you’ll add in the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Add the almond flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder, mixing them in. Fold in 1/2 cup of the chopped walnut pieces.

Prepare a bread tin with parchment paper. Spray with non-stick oil spray. I used Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Spray, but any non-stick spray will work. Pour the batter in the prepared pan, and level by shaking the pan or flattening with the mixing utensil.

Use the remaining chopped walnuts to thoroughly top the banana bread for a toasted crunch. Then, bake at 350 F for 40 minutes. Once you remove the bread tin from the oven, use the edges of the parchment paper to lift the bread from the tin and place on a flat surface. Allow the loaf to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing the banana bread.

Almond flour banana walnut bread

Almond Flour, Banana Walnut Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp blue agave syrup (sub honey or maple syrup)
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Mash the ripe bananas in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and blue agave syrup and mix them in.
  • Add the almond flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda, mixing in the dry ingredients as you add.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the walnut pieces, folding them in lightly.
  • Prepare a bread tin with parchment paper. Spray it with the oil of your choosing. I used avocado oil spray.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Shake the in until the batter levels out and is flat.
  • Top evenly with the remaining 1/4 cup of walnut pieces.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and use the parchment paper to lift out of the pan. Let it cool before slicing.
Keyword Almond Flour, Banana, Banana Bread, Dessert, Gluten Free, Paleo


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