Paleo Flourless Banana Bread

Dec 20, 2011 by

I’m still snotting and horking and generally whining so much that I’m starting to annoy myself, but I managed to pull this “bread” together last night and it was such a huge hit, I promised to post it. It’s simple, easy, and has few ingredients, most of which any whole foods household has on hand.

I’ve spent most of the last couple of days in awesome sweatpants, in and out of a NyQuil haze, with tissues stuffed in my pockets. I’m one step away from being my grandmother and shoving them up my sleeve. I’m hoping that following the crest of this cold that today is the worst and I’ll start feeling better tomorrow. I really can’t afford not to – there’s just too much to do this week as it stands. Parents don’t get sick days, and even those of us with awesome partners still have to pick kids up, run errands, cook, etc., even when I feel like my ears are going to cartoonishly blow off my¬† head from all the pressure every time I sneeze. I bent over to pick a grape up off the floor before and swore I could feel my face exploding.

The good news is that Sudafed and coffee in the morning, plus a NyQuil chaser a few hours later made me slightly productive for a few hours. The bad news is that I crashed and passed out at lunchtime and dreamed I had a conversation with elves or something and came to on the phone with my boss. Yeah, who’s the employee of the year? THIS GIRL right here high on OTC cold meds. Oh yeah.

Anyway, Charlotte inhaled this bread and Mike declared it the best paleo bread I’ve mad thus far, so I guess it has to be good. When I get my sense of taste back, I’ll let you know.

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  1. Hoping you’re feeling better soon! I’ve been fighting a cold lately myself – bad timing, cold bugs! This looks yummy.

  2. I don’t have any cashew butter right now? Do you think almond butter would work ok?

    • Anna

      I was just wondering the same thing. I guess I’ll try it this weekend with the almond butter, I’ll report back :-)

      • AndreAnna

        Yes, it would work with any kind of nut butter!

  3. Summer

    I used your recipe and made this over the holiday. YUM-O! It was a hit!

  4. Made this last night with almond butter. Love it! Am passing it along to, like, everyone I know.

  5. Tali

    I am Gluten free and this recipe looks great! Going to try it now with almond butter!

  6. Alissa

    So I’ve made this with cashew butter, and last night I made it with sunflower seed butter because it’s cheap, and I am cheap. The bread still tastes fabulous, but BE WARNED. With sunflower seed butter your bread will be BRIGHT KELLY GREEN and will totally freak out your husband. It is, however, an ideal St. Patrick’s Day bread! :-)

  7. Saundra

    I just found your site this past week & have flagged several recipes to make …. Including this one. I picked up the cashew butter today. Did you use parchment paper in your baking pan or did you spray with something? Just curious how fragile it is. For muffins would you suggest liners?

  8. Anne-Marie

    Your recipe says to make this in a 13 x 9″ pan. Is that right? Do you mean a 5 x 9″ pan? Or smaller?

  9. Ken

    This is a very forgiving recipe! I had to make the following substitutions, and it turned out great!

    cashew butter -> a bag of shelled walnuts + 1T oil + 1t lemon juice
    apple sauce -> 2 small containers vanilla yogurt + 1 very soft plum

    This was my first flourless bread attempt, and I will definitely look at your other recipes.

  10. Bonnes

    WOW this bread is fantastic! I followed the recipe just like it was posted except I used 3 medium bananas because that’s what I had. It’s the most “bread like” bread I’ve ever tasted since going paleo, and that it uses no flour is just amazing. I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful recipe, I’m so impressed with the texture and overall taste. Can I ask how you got that cute design in your bread to dip in the middle like that? So amazing!

    • AndreAnna

      So glad you like the recipe!!! To be honest, I think the day may have been a little humid out and I left the bread covered from the dog while it cooled and it just kind of caved in on itself – it wasn’t intentional and I bet I couldn’t replicate it if I tried, ha!!

  11. Bonnes

    I forgot to add that I only used 1 Tbsp of maple syrup (but almost wish I’d used the 2, just trying to keep the sugar as low as possible) but it still tastes unbelievable. I also made my own cashew butter from raw cashews after soaking 3 cups worth and dehydrating them because I don’t like the added ingredients or low grade oils they use in commercial store-brand nut butters, overall it condensed to 1 1/2 cups after blending in my food processor and was perfect for what the recipe called for. This bread is seriously SO GOOD-

    • Bonnes

      Yeah. Still obsessed with this bread. I make it regularly and it never gets old.

  12. I made this tonight, and it was a hit with my husband and I both!

  13. thanks for sharing…

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