almond meal banana bread

It can be tricky to find sugar free baking recipes that leave mums feeling good about what’s going in lunchboxes, while still being tasty enough to have the kids coming back for more. Luckily this week our favourite holistic nutritionist Natalie Brady has got you covered with this super easy and quick banana bread recipe.

This banana bread is naturally sweetened with wholefoods and has the added benefits of being dairy and gluten free. Add dark choc chips or top a slice off with almond butter if you’re looking for just a little extra sweetness.

From Natalie …

Banana bread is always a popular recipe in our home, and this sugar free almond meal banana bread is no different! Since having kids I’ve been trying to come up with new recipes that are sugar free and only naturally sweetened with wholefoods. Sugar has such a negative impact on our health, especially our gut microbiome and blood sugar balance. This banana bread is a super easy and quick recipe to make, it’s a great recipe to add into kids lunchboxes or enjoy it for yourself as a healthy snack (my recommendation is to top if off with some almond butter or regular butter for extra yumminess).

Natalie’s Sugar Free Almond Meal Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 55 mins | Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins | Serves: 5


3 ripe bananas, mashed (1.5 cups worth)

 2 eggs

 ¼ cup coconut oil, melted or olive oil

 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 2.5 cups almond flour

 1 tsp baking powder

 1 tsp baking soda

 1 tsp cinnamon

 Pinch of sea salt

 Optional extras: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or dark chocolate chips


Pre-heat oven to 165 degrees Celsius and line a loaf tin with baking paper or grease with coconut oil

Add the banana to a bowl and mash well. Then add the eggs, oil and vanilla essence into the bowl and mix together well.

Next, add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl stir together until well combined.

Pour mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 50-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Keen to try more yummy whole food recipes like this one? For Natalie’s scrumptious Paleo Protein Bars click here.