Healthy Banana Blueberry Bread

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This Healthy Banana Blueberry Bread is sweetened only by the blueberries and banana, This gluten free banana blueberry bread is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

Freshly cooked healthy banana blueberry bread.

This banana and blueberry bread is sugar free!! The only sweetness comes from the fruit – the blueberries and banana! This sugar free banana bread will make the perfect breakfast or snack and I have included the nutrition content at the end of the recipe.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE

Gluten & Dairy Free – suitable for people with gluten and dairy/lactose intolerances.

Sugar Free – this bread is only sweetened by the bananas and blueberries

Easy to Make – this recipe involves a couple of simple steps and will be ready in less than 1 hour.

Healthy wholefood ingredients – which are easy to find at any supermarket, health store, food markets or on-line store

Slices of the bread on wooden board.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED

  • Ripe bananas
  • Eggs
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Gluten free baking powder
  • Almond flour or almond meal
  • Blueberries
The baked bread in the silicone loaf pan.

BAKING TIPS

  1. I recommend using a silicon loaf pan. You will save yourself a bit of time by not having to grease the pan and then line it with baking paper. They are ideal if you are short on time. I use the Wiltshire which you can buy from your major supermarkets.
  2. It takes approximately 60 minutes to bake. But always check with a skewer to make sure the bread has cooked through. 

RECIPE FAQS

Can I add extra sweetness to this recipe?

Add 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup to the recipe at stage 2 with the other wet ingredients. It will not be low-carb then.

Can I use eggs straight from the refrigerator?

Make sure the eggs have been kept at room temperature before using and are not cold. It will help the bread to rise better when cooking.

What is the best loaf pan to use?

I recommend using a silicon loaf pan. You will save yourself a bit of time by not having to grease the pan and then line it with baking paper. They are ideal if you are in a bit of a rush and you want to skip a few steps. I use the Wiltshire which you can buy from your major supermarkets.

Why is my bread taking longer than 60 minutes to bake?

It should take 60 minutes to bake however always check with a skewer to make sure the bread has cooked through. Not all ovens are created equally!!

Slices of the banana bread in front of the rest of the loaf on a round wooden board.

Looking for other baked dessert recipes? Try these:

The Tastiest Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Macadamia Fudge Brownies

Ginger Cookies

Flourless Almond and Lemon Cake

Banana and Macadamia Bread

Lastly, I would love to hear from you if you make this recipe. You can either leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram! It really makes my day when I see your creations of my recipes.

Low Carb Banana & Blueberry Bread

This low carb banana and blueberry bread is sweetened only by the blueberries and banana, plus it is also gluten and dairy free.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10.5 oz ripe bananas approximately 3 medium bananas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 2 cups almond flour or almond meal
  • 8.8 oz blueberries

Instructions

  • Pre-heat, Heat oven to 180C | 350F (or 160C | 320F fan forced). Lightly grease a loaf pan and line with baking paper or use a silicon loaf pan (to save yourself the extra hassle).
  • Add wet ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the bananas, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla extract
  • Add dry ingredients. Then add the almond meal, baking powder and cinnamon powder to the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined.
  • Add blueberries. Add all the blueberries (except 6 or so) and fold through the mixture.
  • Add to loaf pan. Pour or spoon the mixture into the loaf pan and then gently press the remaining blueberries onto the top of the mixture.
  • Bake banana bread. Bake for approximately 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool. Let cool in the loaf pan for 30 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool for a further 30 minutes.

Notes

  • If you are wanting to add some extra sweetness then I would add 1/4 cup maple syrup with the wet ingredients.
  • You can store in your fridge for 4-5 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months when stored in an air-tight container

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 71mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 250kcal

5 Comments

  1. I would have liked it to raise a little higher but otherwise Delicious needs no added sweetener for my taste. Sprinkled top with slivered almonds.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday and LOVE it!!! I’ve looked for so long for zero added sweetener recipes (usually “zero sugar” recipes still have some kind of sweetening ingredient). I had to convince my husband that it was healthy/clean. He wanted to eat the whole loaf!

  3. Hi there,
    What would you suggest using as a substitute for banana, while keeping the recipe low carb?
    Thanks

      1. Would you consider Avocado can be used as a substitute, right? Just that it would be Avocado bread/cake rather than the original Banana bread. 🤗 And maybe also apple purée to make this Apple Cake? I have used a similar recipe without the coconut oil, will try with coconut oil to see how that turns out.

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