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Healthy Banana Bread

Try this easy banana bread recipe made with simple ingredients. It's a healthy breakfast option with no white sugar and also dairy-free.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, dairy free, desserts, gluten free, healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 loaf


  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2.5 cups Oat flour* see notes
  • 4 tsp cardamom powder or cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder

Optional add-ins:

  • cup dark chocolate chunks
  • cup to 1 cup chopped nuts of choice


  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Start by mixing your wet ingredients: mash the banana really well, then add the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, beaten egg and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients: oat flour, cardamom, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until just combined.
  • Add in your nuts or chocolate chunks if using.
  • Using a loaf pan, grease all sides with coconut oil then add parchment paper across the long edge of the pan (so you have it sticking out on either side as "handles" when you want to take it out).
  • Add the batter in, pat down well and pop in the oven for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry.
  • Allow it to cool, cut and enjoy!


*If you don't have oat flour, you can simply grind up oats in your food processor until fine. You can use rolled oats or instant oats which work well in the food processor. Steel cut oats will likely yield a crumble banana bread because it's harder for the food processor to break it down into a flour, so I suggest you don't use it.