Paleo banana bread (gluten, wheat free)

This bread has come to be one of my go-to favorite sweet treat. It is easy to make and sugar free and has always gone down a treat. I don’t think the loaf has ever seen the light of day longer than two hours!

The bread is inspired by this recipe …..I chose to play around with it a little bit and ended up with these ingredients.

Makes one loaf (about 14-15 small slices)


3 bananas mashed (the riper the better)
3 eggs (4 egg whites)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp coconut oil (melted)*
1 cup almond flour
0.5 cup coconut flour
4 tbsp chia seed
1 tsp baking soda
honey optional

*Coconut oil is solid at room temperature. Just melt a bit in the microwave


1. Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix

2. In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients

3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry. I used a food processor. An electric whisk is fine.

4. I love to add goji berries. Feel free to add dried berries or choc chips at this stage. Be careful with fresh berries as they will make the mix more moist so you would probably have to adjust dry ingredients

5. Grease a baking tin with coconut oil or a bit of butter

6. Place mixture in a bread tin and bake at 180 for 45-55 mins. I covered the tin with tin foil for 30 mins to prevent the top from burning.

7. Let cool, the bread should pop out of the tin easily, you may need to just run a knife along the edges

Serve and Enjoy- I suggest toasting the bread and serving with butter, nut butter or jam. makes a great snack or breakfast.

nutritional info per slice (15 slices): 127 calories; 8.7 fat 
(3.8 saturated); 9.8 carb; 1.6 fibre; 3.6 protein

Categories: Breakfast, snack

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6 replies

  1. Hi, Ian at crossfit recommend your site for kid friendly recipes. Bread looks great, where do you get those different flours and chia seeds. Thanks, eoghan

    • Hi eoghan, you can buy coconut flour and chia seeds in any health store. The one in dundrum is great for example. The almond flour you can buy there too or just buy normal almonds and process them in a food processor until you get a flour like texture. Let me know how you get on if you try the banana bread!

  2. Hi Lyda, i’m in crossfit in the city, just wondering what baking soda did you use & is that the same as for example “GEM bread soda” or “SHAMROCK bread soda”? Getting very confused looking online to see the difference between baking/bread soda and baking powder…. I’m on the paleo challenge atm so want to get the most paleo-friendly baking soda!…. Cheers

    • Hi Liam, I m pretty sure I have used both before and they both work fine… can use baking powder too….both soda and powder are needed to produce carbon dioxide and make the mixture rise….actually you just made me notice a mistake in the above recipe. For baking soda you need some sort of acid to create the chemical reaction to produce carbon dioxide so if you only have soda then add 1 tsp of vinegar or honey to the mixture. Baking powder contains the acidifying agent already (cream of tartar) no need to add anything as the powder is activated by moisture…..

      In reality soda and powder are not really strictly speaking paleo…..but for the sake of 1tsp i wouldn’t really worry about it…..just make sure it has no other additives and nb that not all baking powder is gluten free so just make sure it is….so maybe the best bet is to buy in a health store….you can pretty much make your own by combining 1 tsp baking soda with 2 tsp cream of tartar……

      Hope that helps!

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