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

Keto Banana Bread

Megan Ellam
A delicious version of Keto Banana Bread. I may be a little controversial with this recipe but I am providing options to satisfy all keto needs.
5 from 140 votes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Australian Keto
Servings 16 serves
Calories 157 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

OPTIONAL

  • 2 teaspoons banana extract INSTEAD of banana
  • 1 cup walnuts or brazil nuts, chopped

Instructions
 

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Preheat the oven 170℃/335°F. Line a 23cm x 11cm (4 x 9 inches) loaf tin with baking paper.
  • 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 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 the oven 170℃/335°F. Line a 23cm x 11cm (4 x 9 inches) loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Place butter, syrup, sweetener, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the mixer; cook 3 min/100℃/stir.
  • Add the banana; mix 10 sec/speed 4. Scrape down the sides of the mixer bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (except the nuts); mix 30 sec/speed 3. Fold in the nuts ((reserve a few nuts for the top of the loaf, if using). Spoon into the 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

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.
This consistency of the raw loaf is more of a sticky batter than dough.
I seriously recommend Bob's Red Mill Double Acting Baking Powder as it helps leaven the bread beautifully.
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.
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 - use 12 tablespoons of aquafaba whipped until fluffy and fold through all ingredients.
For a nut-free version, I am yet to test this but the almond meal could be replaced with a combination of pepita and sunflower seed meal.
This recipe yields approximately 16-18 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
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 1 serving using the ingredients listed. 
All recipes have been tested using all of the cooking methods included by various recipe testers.
When making the banana bread in the air fryer for the first time just keep a close check on the temperature and timing. Models do vary slightly and the time or temperature may need to be adjusted to bake the perfect loaf.
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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve (1 slice)Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 59mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 189IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mgMagnesium: 4mgNet Carbs: 3g
Keyword keto banana bread, low carb banana bread
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