Sunday, January 13, 2013

Josh’s Paleo Banana Nut Bread Recipe

This is based on a Paleo banana bread recipe I came across when I started eating a Paleo diet a couple years ago. I’ve modified it and tweaked it for my liking. Everybody in my family loves this. Even when I made other popular banana bread recipes, they still pick mine over the others.


  • 3 eggs
  • 5 tbsp honey, tip: Honey is a mess when you try to measure it so either measure it by weight or squeeze it in the bowl and count 1-1000, 2-1000, 3-1000, 4-1000, 5-1000 (85g carbs)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 to 3 1/2 brown spotted bananas mashed, tip: Don’t use green or bright yellow bananas. Wait till they've sat on the counter for a few days. (72g usable carbs)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (1g carbs)
  • 1 tsp baking powder, dual acting aluminum free (1g carbs)
  • 2 cups of pre-packaged almond flour or 2 1/4 cups of freshly ground almonds, The reason we use an extra 1/4 cup when making your own almond meal is because you get multiple textures from the food processor. (18g usable carbs)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Add all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Ensure you mash the bananas in a plate first with a fork or a masher.
  3. Mix the ingredients in the bowl with a mixer till thoroughly mixed together.
  4. Coat the inside of loaf pan with coconut or olive oil so the bread doesn’t stick to the inside of the pan.
  5. Pour the banana mixture into the loaf pan.
  6. Place in oven on the middle rack and cook for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
I prefer to use a silicone loaf pan. A silicone loaf pan makes it easier to get the bread out if you by chance forget to grease the inside of the pan. Now just enjoy your banana bread.

UPDATE: After posting this recipe I was wondering how many carbohydrates were in a single loaf. From my calculations of all ingredients the total usable carbohydrate count is 177 grams. Because of the carbohydrate count, I recommend eating this over an extended period of time. I'm going to play with the recipe in the future to find an alternative to the honey.