Coconut Flour Banana Bread made grain-free, naturally sweetened, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly. But it won’t do your taxes for you, I’ve already asked.
Ready for another bangarang loaf in my series, Moist Breads? Of course you are. Fridays are for moist bread-ing, let’s get this loaf in your face!
Anyone else ever feel the urge to shove a hot buttered loaf of bread in their mouth?
Glad to hear I’m in good company.
Banana bread. the bread that heals, the bread that soothes, the bread that everyone loves.
Banana bread comforts a troubled heart, rainy day, or wicked red wine hangover.
It’s what you bake with your momma, because mommas know: banana bread rules.
It’s just the all around good guy loaf, the loaf that shall do no harm, the…I think you get my point.
After posting my Paleo Banana Bread recipe a while back, several people asked me if they could replace the almond flour in the recipe with coconut flour.
I didn’t realize coconut flour banana bread was in such high demand; however, it makes sense, as I know plenty of gluten-free eaters who are also allergic to almonds.
I figured I’d shine a light on the topic, because I’ll take any excuse I can get to bake a naner loaf.
The answer to the substitution question is yes…but no. But yes.
One can absolutely bake banana bread using coconut flour, but because coconut flour absorbs like a million times its volume in liquid (and four time more liquid than any other flour), it it cannot be used as a 1:1 replacement for other gluten-free flours.
You’ll notice there’s only ½ cup of coconut flour in this whole recipe, but lots of eggs and bananas. In essence, a coconut flour banana bread is a completely different recipe from an almond flour one. Which is why we’re here!
That, and the bananas.
There are a screaming FOUR ripe bananas in this loaf.
The only thing better than 4-banana banana bread is 6-banana banana bread, and the day that comes to fruition will be guh-lorious!
Just look at all that banana!:
Not to get all Keeping Up With the Loaveses on you, BUT should I have put chocolate chips in this loaf?
What are your favorite banana bread add-ins?
Coconut Flour Banana Bread Ingredients:
Very ripe bananas
Pure maple syrup (optional)
Pure vanilla extract (optional)
Baking Powder & Baking Soda
How to Make Coconut Flour Banana Bread:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 9” x 5” loaf pan with parchment papers.
Mash the bananas thoroughly in a mixing bowl until creamy (you can leave them slightly chunky if you’d like).
Whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract and pure maple syrup until well-combined.
Add the coconut flour, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt (dry ingredients) and mix until well-combined.
Transfer the banana bread batter to the parchment-lined baking pan and bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes (I do 50), or until the bread tests clean.
Allow the bread to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
I have made this banana bread both using a blender and using a mixing bowl – either version works famously, so it’s up to you how you like to prepare your banana bread batter!
- Omit the tapioca flour and use 2/3 cup of coconut flour.
- Add 1 cup of chocolate chips and/or 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- For a sweeter banana bread, add 2 to 4 additional tablespoons of coconut sugar
- Use arrowroot flour in place of tapioca flour
This particular banana bread varietal is actually good for you.
The texture is moist and spongy. Best served with a slab of butter and a drizzle of honey, because duh.
More Quick Bread Recipes:
- Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Bread
- Paleo Strawberry Banana Bread
- Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread
- Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread
- Paleo Morning Glory Quickbread
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Coconut Flour Banana Bread (Paleo)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil an 9” x 5” loaf
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 9” x 5” loaf pan with parchment papers.
- Mash the bananas thoroughly in a mixing bowl until creamy (you can leave them slightly chunky if you’d like).
- Whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract and pure maple syrup until well-combined.
- Add the coconut flour, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt (dry ingredients) and mix until well-combined.
- Transfer the banana bread batter to the parchment-lined baking pan and bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes (I do 50), or until the bread tests clean.
- Allow the bread to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.