A mouth watering, moist and delicious banana nut bread that's Keto and low carb! Sound too good to be true? It's not! Just wait until you taste this one!
If you're following Keto or a low Carb diet, you may have been missing your favorite banana nut bread recipe.
Well, you're in for a wonderful surprise with this almond flour banana bread. There's a secret though-it has no bananas!
This fluffy and delightful Keto banana bread uses banana extract to give it the most amazing banana flavor but without all the carbs! Even your non Keto eaters are going to be amazed at how wonderful it is.
What's in Keto Banana Bread
- Almond flour
- Oat fiber
- Sour cream
- Heavy cream
- Monk fruit/allulose blend, powdered
- Banana extract
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
- Vanilla extract
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Banana Bread with Almond Flour
Preheat oven to 325F.
In a mixing bowl, add in the almond flour, oat fiber, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Then whisk until well combined and set aside.
In another mixing bowl, add in the eggs whites and whip using a hand mixer, till they have stiff peaks.
In a third larger mixing bowl, add in the remaining ingredients, except for the walnuts, and mix.
Add in the egg whites and mix briefly.
Then add in the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well combined.
Mix in half of the walnuts by hand.
Sprinkle the remaining walnuts over the top and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean.
Banana bread made with almond flour will be very delicate when warm so you'll need to allow it to cool for about 15 minutes in the pan, then transfer it to a cooling rack to completely before cutting into.
Next is the best part! Slice it up and serve. You are going to fall in love with the flavor and texture in this Keto banana bread!
Note: This bread is not overly sweet, so if you prefer it a little on the sweeter side, add another ¼ cup of the monk fruit/allulose.
How Do I Store Sugar Free Banana Bread?
It'll store just fine at room temp on your kitchen counter. If you want to extend the freshness a bit, you can put it in the fridge for up to a week.
Here is a meal prep tip for you! You're going to love the flavors of this gluten free banana bread so go ahead and double the recipe! You can enjoy one now, and freeze one for later when you need a quick breakfast or snack on the go.
To freeze it, just wrap your desired portion sizes really well in a plastic wrap then slip them into a freezer bag, Place in the freezer for up to a couple of months. To thaw, just unwrap it and place it in the fridge over night.
Can I Eat Bananas on Keto?
To say a food is or is not Keto is debatable in some Keto groups. It's important to remember that Keto is not just about carb intake, it's about eating foods that are healthy with low to no sugar. For one serving of bananas, there're 25 grams of carbs! That's more than a daily amount of carbs recommended on Keto.
By using banana extract in place of bananas in this recipe, it takes all that worry away with only 5 net carbs per serving! You can enjoy guilt free banana bread anytime you'd like.
Tips for the Best Keto Banana Bread
What's the Best Sweetener for Gluten Free Banana Bread?
This recipe specifically calls for Monk fruit/ Allulose Blend. But if you have another sugar substitute you enjoy baking with, by all means, use it. Swerve also makes a fantastic confectioners Keto sweetener that you can use.
When substituting sweeteners in any recipe, always look at the sweetness conversion chart to see if you should use equal amounts or adjust according to the instructions with the sweeteners.
Wholesome Yum's Besti Powdered Monk Fruit/Allulose is my absolute favorite blend to use! It has perfect texture and far exceeds anything else I've ever tried. Use code: KCC10 to save 10%.
Can I Substitute the Walnuts in Sugar Free Banana Nut Bread?
Of course! Pecans are a great Keto friendly nut that bakes very similarly to walnuts. You really can't go wrong with whichever nut you use.
What if I Don't Have Loaf Pan?
Loaf pans like this one are very affordable and they last a very long time. They're dish washer safe and can really hold up well, even for avid bakers.
But, if you're like some people and just don't want another pan in your kitchen, this recipe can be easily be converted to sugar free banana nut muffins.
Fill the silicone muffin liners about ¾'s full. Almond flour doesn't rise much, so you can fill them with more batter than traditional muffins. The baking temp will be the same, but the amount of time will vary. Start checking for doneness after about 15 minutes.
What Toppings Can I Serve with Low Carb Banana Bread?
This banana nut bread is perfect without any toppings. But for a little touch of extra decadence, you can top a slice with a little homemade whip cream with some additional chopped nuts or you can make this Salted Caramel Sauce to drizzle over the top.
If you're looking for a different twist on leftover slices of almond flour banana nut bread, butter them on both sides, then add them to a warm skillet and slightly toast them. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and granulated sugar substitute like Swerve or this Monk fruit/Erythritol Blend.
There's so many yummy options for this recipe!
How Do I Make Almond Flour Banana Bread Moist?
Almond flour is easy to bake with and you'll find so many uses for it when you become more familiar with its baking properties. By nature, almond flour is high in fat which really keeps baked goods moist, but this gluten free banana bread even has an added guarantee for mouth watering moist bread. Oat fiber!
What is Oat Fiber? Is Oat Fiber Keto?
Oat Fiber is made from grinding the outer husks of oats. How healthy is oat fiber? It's pure insoluble fiber, which doesn't dissolve in water and isn't broken down in the digestive tract, so it has zero net carbs and is perfect for a Keto Diet. It helps give a more traditional texture and that's why I use it so often. Check out all the Keto Oat Fiber Recipes you can make!
What is a Substitute for Oat Fiber?
To get the best results, it's best to use oat fiber if you can. If you're unable to find it, try a combination of psyllium husk powder and coconut flour. Since both are very absorbent, you might have to add more liquid.
More Low Carb and Keto Muffins
- Salted Caramel Collagen Muffins
- Snickerdoodle Muffins
- Mock Apple Muffins
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
- Blueberry Muffins
- Cranberry Sauce Walnut Muffins
If you'd like to know more about baking on Keto, this article, Keto Baking Made Easy, is loaded with tips and info that you'll find helpful. You might also check out my Keto Sweet Treats eBook that has 50 amazing Keto dessert recipes, all with color pics, macros and more! I'm offering it at 50% off when you subscribe to my free weekly emails here.
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Keto Banana Bread (Gluten Free)
- 1 ¾ cups almond flour
- ¼ cup oat fiber, see notes
- 3 whole eggs, separated
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup monk fruit/allulose blend, powdered
- ¾ cup walnuts, chopped & divided
- 2 teaspoons banana extract
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- In another mixing bowl, add in the eggs whites and whip using a hand mixer, till they have stiff peaks. In a third larger mixing bowl, add in the remaining ingredients, except for the walnuts, and mix.
- Sprinkle the remaining walnuts over the top and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before cutting into, then slice up and serve.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.