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One Bowl Banana Bread (gluten free + grain free)

  • Author: Katja Heino
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


Got ripe bananas? Make this one bowl, no fuss, super moist banana bread. So good. No one will believe it’s gluten + grain free. 


  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, ghee, or coconut oil – melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour (I use THIS blanched brand)
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour (like this)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
  • optional toppings: chopped nuts, chocolate chips, and coarse salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350’F.  Line loaf pan with parchment paper or liberally grease.  Set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork.  Whisk in eggs, melted fat, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well incorporated. Stir in almond flour, tapioca, baking soda, salt, and chopped nuts until just combined.  Do not over-mix.
  3. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 35 minutes.  Remove from oven and cover with aluminum foil and bake another 15-20 minutes , until toothpick in center comes out in the center. (Almond flour will get overly brown if you don’t cover during last part of baking.)
  4. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.  Then remove from loaf pan and cool on cooling rack before slicing. Enjoy! 




If you don’t have tapioca flour, you can sub arrowroot powder.