This keto banana bread recipe truly is THE BEST. Simple and fuss-free to make and in the oven in less than 15 minutes! The perfect healthy banana bread with almond meal. It is gluten free, grain free and sugar free, and so incredibly good!
Sliced Keto Banana Bread on some brown paper with a mug.

Perfect Keto Banana Bread

Would it surprise you to know you can indeed enjoy banana bread while following a ketogenic diet? This super simple recipe for sugar free keto banana bread has only 3g net carbs per slice. And that is a low carb banana bread with real bananas!

If banana is not on your radar while following a keto lifestyle, then you will see we have substitutes in the way of extract, and collagen powders to also flavour the loaf to suit your taste.

This keto bread recipe is simple, moist, delicious and the ultimate banana bread recipe, keto or not. Serve with some syrup and Keto Nutella or Keto Whipped Cream for a decadent keto breakfast.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mix and bake – one bowl, mix it, spoon into your pan and bake it. A quick and simple fuss-free recipe.

Low Carb – even with 100g of banana this sugar-free banana bread is low carb and keto-friendly. Scroll below for banana substitutions if you prefer it without. Carbs in banana bread are only 3g net carbs per thick slice!

Snacks and Lunchbox Friendly – great for the lunchbox and perfect for a tasty healthy snack at any time of the day.

Freezer Friendly – make ahead of time. Yes, keto banana bread can be frozen. I just slice and freeze in a ziplock bag. Just take out a slice as you need it so there is no wastage.

The Ingredients

Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the quantity of each ingredient used and the full detailed recipe for this quick keto almond meal banana bread with real bananas

Keto Keto Banana Bread ingredients in small bowls on a white background.Banana Bread

Banana – using a ripe banana in the bread makes for a moist keto banana bread. I use only 100g of fresh banana over the whole loaf. So the carbs are reduced significantly when cut into 16 thick slices. Banana can be replaced with banana extract, flavoured collagen powders, or swapped for avocado or cream cheese if preferred.

Butter – I just use salted butter. You can use unsalted butter or a neutral-tasting olive oil (not extra-virgin) to make dairy free banana bread. Oils like fractionated coconut oil or MCT oil would be perfect.

Almond Meal – blanched almond flour, or sesame flour can be used in this recipe. I have only tested this keto banana bread with almond flour. To do it without or with just coconut flour, I am sure that would be possible with a 1:4 ratio of coconut flour to almond meal.

Coconut Flour – the coconut flour can be omitted if preferred and add an extra half cup of almond meal in its place. I prefer to add coconut flour to help take up the liquid and give a nice texture to the banana bread.

Sugar-free Maple Syrup – I use Sukrin Maple Syrup it is thicker than all the other brands I have tried. However, you can use any brand you prefer or flavour with vanilla extract instead.

Yoghurt – I use our 2-Ingredient Yoghurt in the banana bread recipe. You can, however, use unflavored Greek yoghurt. Coconut cream and coconut yoghurt are great for a dairy free option.

Banana Bread Variations and Optional Extras

Once you have perfected your basic low carb banana bread recipe, you can start to change it up for something different. Here are just a few of my favourite ideas.

Keto Banana Nut Bread – add 1/2 to 1 cup of your favourite nuts. I love the Brazil nuts in mine, but walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts or macadamias are all great choices too.

Keto Chocolate Banana Bread – whether you make it with chunky sugar free chocolate or sugar free chocolate chips, both are great decisions. For a fun idea add a little cacao to half the mixture and make marbled banana bread. (That sounds too good to me so now I will have to make it).

No-Banana Banana Bread – a little banana extract can go a long way. Alternatively, you can also add Vital Zing Banana Milk Drops (adjust the amount of flavour to suit you) or use Banana Flavoured Collagen and Protein Powders.

Banana Bread without Banana – This recipe can have no banana added at all. Swap fruit or vegetables like pumpkin, mashed and cooked choko, or 100g of avocado in place of the banana. Add any spices or extracts to flavour it.

Vegan Banana Bread – Use ripe bananas for sweetness, flaxseed meal or psyllium husk as an egg substitute, and coconut oil or vegan butter to keep your gluten free vegan banana bread moist and flavorful.

How to Make It

Instructions have been added to the recipe card to make keto friendly banana bread in a Thermomix or Magimix appliance. We try to ensure all our easy keto recipes have thermal cooking options.

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 170℃ fan/190°C static/375°F. Line a 23cm x 11cm (4 x 9 inches) loaf pan with baking paper. Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl (reserve some of the nuts to add to the top). Mix until combined.

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Step 2. Spoon into a loaf pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes.

Step 3. The loaf is ready when a skewer comes out clean. Leave the banana bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

HOT TIP – I prefer to refrigerate overnight before slicing. The flavours develop and the loaf is perfect for slicing after chilling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is banana bread keto friendly?

Not the variety you are used to from the local cafe, but this recipe is very keto friendly.

How to store keto banana bread?

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Alternatively, slice the bread and keep in a ziplock bag in the freezer.

Can I eat banana on a keto diet?

There are approximately 20g carbs in a banana. I recommend adding some to a recipe like this where a little goes a long way!

How many carbs in a banana?

There are approximately 23g carbs in 100g of banana. This is a net carb amount. Of that. there is around 12g of natural sugars in 100g or banana. This does change depending on the ripeness (and variety) of the banana. The less ripe the banana the lower the carb count and GI.

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Sliced Keto Banana Bread on some brown paper with a mug.

Easy Keto Banana Bread

This keto banana bread recipe truly is THE BEST. Simple and fuss-free to make and in the oven in less than 15 minutes! The perfect healthy banana bread with almond meal. It is gluten free, grain free and sugar free, and so incredibly good!
5 from 144 votes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 16 serves
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Ingredients 

  • 80 g (5.5 tbsp) butter melted, or neutral-tasting oil
  • 25 g (5 tsp) sugar free maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (0.5 cup) gold sweetener (100g)
  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) nutmeg freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) vanilla
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) banana mashed
  • 40 g (0.3 cups) coconut flour
  • 240 g (2 cups) almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) baking powder I recommend Bobs Red Mill Baking Powder for best rise
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon gelatin) powdered gelatin
  • 4 (4) eggs
  • 80 g (0.3 cups) Greek natural yogurt or coconut yoghurt

OPTIONAL

  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) banana extract INSTEAD of banana, see notes
  • 1 cup (1 cup) walnuts or brazil nuts, chopped

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Preheat oven 170℃ fan/190°C static/375°F. Line a 23cm x 11cm (4 x 9 inches) loaf pan with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients (reserve a few nuts for the top of the loaf, if using) into a smooth batter. Spoon into lined pan. Scatter with remaining nuts.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Preheat oven 170℃ fan/190°C static/375°F. Line a 23cm x 11cm (4 x 9 inches) loaf pan with baking paper.
  • Place butter, syrup, sweetener, cinnamon, and nutmeg into mixer; cook 3 min/100℃/stir.
  • Add banana or banana extract; mix 10 sec/speed 4. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except the nuts); mix 30 sec/speed 3. Fold in nuts ((reserve a few nuts for the top of the loaf, if using). Spoon into lined pan. Scatter with remaining nuts.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

AIR FRYER METHOD

  • Preheat the air fryer to 160℃/320°F. Line a 23cm x 11cm (4 x 9 inches) loaf tin with baking paper. (Or use a pan that fits your model air fryer).
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients (reserve a few nuts for the top of the loaf, if using) into a smooth batter. Spoon into the lined pan. Scatter with remaining nuts.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Notes

SUGAR FREE GLUTEN FREE BANANA BREAD INGREDIENTS
I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Double Acting Baking Powder as it helps leaven the bread beautifully.
Gelatin is used for consistency. It can be left out for a keto vegan banana bread (with egg replacer).
VARIATIONS 
Using banana extract you can leave out the fresh banana if you prefer. Or use about 15-20 drops of Vital Zing Banana Milk Drops to flavour (taste and adjust as needed). 
For a vegan/vegetarian version butter could be exchanged for Nuttelex or light tasting olive oil, and the yoghurt for coconut yoghurt or coconut cream.
For egg free banana bread – use 12 tablespoons of aquafaba whipped until fluffy and fold through all ingredients.
For a nut-free banana bread, I have yet to test this, but the almond meal could be replaced with a combination of pepita and sunflower seed meal.
Swap the cinnamon and nutmeg for a tablespoon of Chai Spice Mix for a pretty awesome Keto Chai Banana Bread! Sounds tasty, doesn’t it?
This consistency of the raw loaf is more of a sticky batter than dough.
This recipe yields approximately 16-18 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
Net carbs can also be reduced should you choose to slice thinner. Even in this sized pan you can easily cut 22 decently thick slices.
To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 16-18. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for one serving using the ingredients listed. 
All recipes have been tested using all of the cooking methods included by various recipe testers.
When making banana bread in the air fryer for the first time, closely check the temperature and timing. Models vary slightly, and the time or temperature may need to be adjusted to bake the perfect loaf.
The recipe nutritional has been calculated using 100g of bananas and no nuts. The net carbs will significantly be reduced if using the banana extract in place of bananas.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Alternatively, store in an airtight container and freeze.
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and a list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.
I use a 15ml tablespoon and 250ml cup for measures. You can use the calculator to convert ounces in a cup if needed. Please note that there is also a conversion from metric to US Customary button under the list of ingredients.

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve (1 slice) | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 4mg | Net Carbs: 3g
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94 responses to “Easy Keto Banana Bread”

  1. Kym

    5 stars
    AMAZING!!!!! You never disappoint Megan. Even my husband who isn’t low carb absolutely loved it. Will be making again xx

  2. Jaime

    Oh my goodness…I just made this, and it is soooo good! At first, I was worried it was going to taste really “maple-y” from the syrup, but not so! This has a delicate banana flavor, and the bread is just the right balance of moist and fluffy. I will definitely make this again! Thanks.

  3. Rachel

    Hi, this looks good, but how necessary is the gelatin – can I just leave it put? I’m a vegetarian, so I don’t eat gelatin.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Rachel, you can leave it out completely.

  4. Wendy Adams

    5 stars
    I cooked this yesterday as I really would like some nice ‘treats’to have as a snack or lunch time addition. I was a bit hesitant as I’m not a real banana lover, but oh my gosh, this is utterly delicious. Light, crunchy with the added walnuts and so yummy my husband and I are smacking our lips!
    Living your recipes Megan 👌

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So good to hear you are enjoying the recipes Wendy.

  5. Loreto and Nicoletta

    5 stars
    Great pics for this Kito recipe. Love the color and looks so moist just the way I like it!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks

  6. Ramona

    5 stars
    This is such a great keto version for banana bread absolutely loved it so tasty and packed with goodness. I will be making this again and again. I’m so glad I found this recipe, thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome

  7. Heidy

    5 stars
    I found this recipe on Pinterest and had to try it immediately. It came out perfect will all your tips and tricks. Our family loved it. I will be making this again soon. Have a great day.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So happy you all loved it Heidy. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

  8. Cathleen

    5 stars
    I absolutely cannot believe that this banana bread is keto!!! This recipe will definitely be made on repeat in my house!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay!

  9. Chenée

    5 stars
    I had been looking for a low carb banana bread recipe and I’m so glad I found yours! It was so good that everyone went back for seconds!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is so good to hear.

  10. Hayley Dhanecha

    5 stars
    This keto friendly banana bread looks so good, so eager to try it out for one of my friend who follows keto-diet. Thanks for sharing such a delightful recipe.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome

  11. Moop Brown

    5 stars
    This banana bread looks really tasty and I like the option of adding chocolate or nuts to it as well.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Enjoy it Moop!

  12. Loreto and Nicoletta

    5 stars
    It is wonderful that you are cresting these recipes for people who are choosing the keto lifestyle! Banana bread is always good!😍👍👌

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It sure is!

  13. Sean

    5 stars
    This recipe is delightful. It is tough finding good keto recipes and I am loving this recipe! Love it.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks Sean.

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