Keto Banana Nut Bread

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A banana-free, keto banana nut bread that is spongy, moist and full of walnuts and banana flavor. Enjoy this gluten-free, sugar-free banana nut bread for breakfast or as a dessert.

Keto Banana Nut Bread Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • 2 scoops unflavored or vanilla protein powder or 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup monk fruit or sweetener of choice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon banana extract flavoring
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, divided

Keto Banana Nut Bread Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray two 3x6 inch loaf pans with cooking oil or line with parchment paper.
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  • 2
    In a small bowl, sift together almond flour, protein powder or coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
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  • 3
    In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add monk fruit and mix together for several minutes until light in color and fluffy. Reserve ¼ cup of butter mixture for later.
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  • 4
    Mix in eggs one at a time, stirring in between until combined. Add in banana extract and sour cream. Mix until combined.
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  • 5
    Slowly add dry ingredients while mixing continuously.
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  • 6
    Add ¼ cup chopped walnuts. Mix until fully combined.
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  • 7
    Spoon batter into the loaf pans filling with batter to almost the top of the loaf pan (about 1/2 inch from the top) The batter won't raise a whole lot.
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  • 8
    Combine reserved butter with remaining 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts and spoon over the top of each loaf.
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  • 9
    Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.
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Latest Keto Dishes

Low Carb Banana Bread Recipe

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Keto banana bread has been a long requested recipe for many of us on the low carb diet. It’s hard to find a recipe that is similar to the traditional banana containing quick bread. This recipe for this sugar-free banana bread is easy to make and it doesn’t contain any bananas! Plus there are only 2.6 grams per 60 gram slice.

Enjoy a slice of this keto banana bread with your morning coffee as a quick breakfast or an afternoon treat. This moist, low carb bread is keto comfort food at it’s finest!

Banana Free Keto Banana Bread

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This keto banana bread has NO BANANAS in it. Bananas are not keto approved that is why we don’t use them in this low carb banana bread recipe. They are high in natural sugars and carbohydrates. On medium banana has 27 grams of carbs in it!

To make keto banana bread without using bananas, we use banana flavor extract instead. You can use one tablespoon of this banana extract or you can use concentrated flavor drops by oooflavors. These drops by Oooflavors are more concentrated so you will only need about 15-20 drops to each the same banana flavor as a more diluted extract.

Keto Baking with Protein Powder

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Protein powder makes a good substitute for flour in keto baking. It provides extra protein while providing structure to your keto breads. My favorite protein powder to mix and bake with is by Perfect Keto. They have a line of keto approved whey protein powders that are made from grass-fed animals, and contain a small amount of MCT oils. The best protein powder flavors to use in the keto banana bread recipe are unflavored or vanilla. You can save 15% off your first order with my discount code KETOFOCUS15 or just click the link above.

If you don’t want to use protein powder, you can use coconut flour instead. Just use 1/4 cup of coconut flour in the banana bread batter.

Sour Cream Substitutes

Sour cream is added in this recipe to provide moisture to the banana bread and give a little tangy to balance the sweet flavor.

Coconut flours, protein powders and keto sweeteners can produce dry, dense baked keto goods. The sour cream will help add fat and moisture to the keto banana bread and help balance out those effects from low carb baking. The sour cream yields a creamy flavor too.

If you don’t want to use sour cream in your sugar free banana bread, you can use a full fat greek yogurt or heavy cream.

Bread Loaf Pans

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In this recipe, I used two 3 x 6 inch small loaf pans. Your can use a larger loaf pan and add all of the keto banana nut bread batter to the large loaf pan. A cake pan works well too if you don’t own a bread loaf pan.

Keto Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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For a real treat, add some sugar free chocolate chips to the keto banana bread batter before baking it. My favorite keto approved chocolate chips are by ChocZero. Their chocolate chips are the best sugar free chips on the market. They are sweetened with monk fruit instead of sugar alcohols.

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1 Comment

  1. This was a simple recipe and cooked up very pretty. But it was waaaay to much butter for me. I almost got sick trying to eat a piece. I will definitely have to make adjustments should I make this again. Thanks for your efforts.

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