Healthy 5-Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread that’s moist, oaty and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
Gluten Free, Okay by Me!
I promise I’m not going all gluten-free on y’all over here, but my mom recently eliminated gluten from her diet to see if she has an allergy to it that might be causing some skin irritations, which inspired me to create a few more flourless baked goods, like this flourless banana bread recipe, that I can bake for people who don’t or can’t eat gluten. I’ll probably never go gluten-free myself unless I have to for medical reasons, but if I had to, I know I’d survive. There are so many great recipes and products out there that allow you to enjoy baked goodies even if you can’t have gluten. But I can’t imagine a life without glutenous breads, cookies, donuts, etc.! 😉
So it got me thinking, what are some classics that need to be reinvented so that those who don’t eat gluten can still enjoy them? Banana bread came to mind. It’s a breakfast favorite! This gluten-free banana bread recipe is also dairy-free, which can be another tricky ingredient for sensitive digestive systems. I don’t use almonds (or almond flour), walnuts, or pecans in my recipe, either, so no worries for those with nut allergies. And with no added salt, it’s low in sodium, too. And still, it’s incredibly delicious!
Watch Me Make Flourless Banana Bread!
I kept this recipe so simple that anyone can successfully bake it and so healthy you’d never believe it by how great it still tastes. Just 5 ingredients! And ones that you probably always have on hand: oatmeal, bananas, eggs, maple syrup and baking soda. That’s it, y’all! No white or brown sugar, baking powder, specialty gluten-free flour flours or coconut oil. And, in case simplicity is your thing, skip the bowl and the whisk. With this recipe, there’s no need to stir. You just blend all of the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together in your blender, pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake.
CLICK HERE for all of my flourless quick bread recipes. They’re all easily made in the blender with minimal ingredients and you’d never believe they don’t have any flour, butter, oil or granulated sugar in them.
How to Make Healthy 5-Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread
First, preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 9×5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Add all ingredients to a blender, in the order listed, and blend until smooth and well combined. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. (Garnish the top of the batter with thinly sliced banana, if desired) Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let loaf cool completely in loaf pan. Store bread in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. That’s it!
It’s one of those recipes I can bake amidst the craziness of a weekday morning and we can enjoy it warm right out of the oven before rushing out the door for the day. It’s also great the next day and the next as the sugars in the bananas continue to release and make the bread even more moist and sweet. Yum! Yum!
I LOVE the texture of this loaf! It’s super moist yet still has a hearty oaty texture from the ground oats. Maple syrup and ripe bananas act as the sweeteners and are one of my favorite flavor combos. Have you ever dipped banana slices in a little maple syrup as a snack?! So delicioso!
You’ll fall in love with how easy this loaf is to bake and how great you can feel about eating it often for breakfast or a snack. I have the recipe memorized to where I can actually have it in the oven before my coffee even finishes brewing in the morning. That’s my kind of recipe, y’all! Hope you enjoy it too!
More Delicious Quick Bread Recipes
If you love this recipe, you’ll also love my 4-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Flourless Chocolate Banana Bread, Healthy Flourless Apple Bread, Healthy Flourless Pumpkin Bread.
If you make my 5-Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!
Healthy 5-Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 10 1x
- Category: Breakfast
Just 5 ingredients to make this healthy loaf of banana bread that’s moist, oaty and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
- 3 medium ripe bananas
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 9×5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Add all ingredients to a blender, in the order listed, and blend until smooth and well combined. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. (Garnish the top of the batter with thinly sliced banana, if desired) Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let loaf cool completely in loaf pan. Store bread in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
3 medium bananas is about 1-1/4 cups mashed banana or 1 pound.
Oven temperatures vary so just make sure you test it with a toothpick to make sure it’s baked all the way through. Mine usually takes right at 30 minutes, but others have said theirs takes closer to 40-45 minutes.
Try not to over-blend the batter as this will cause the oats to warm and start cooking into oatmeal which will prevent the loaf from baking with a bread-like texture.
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Glad I came across this recipe as I’m looking at how I’m going to use up all the bananas in the fridge. I wonder if this would work in an air fryer? Because I don’t have an oven. 😅
Hi, Denise! And I don’t have an air fryer so I have no idea! You’ll have to let me know if it works! Good luck and enjoy ❤️
Very grateful for this recipe – it’s fantastic! Thank you Bakermama from a baking Londoner.
Hi, Louisa! You’re so welcome. I’m happy to hear you enjoy it! ❤️
Turned out great, may or may not have added a handful of chocolate chips sprinkled over the top before baking! Delicious!
Hi Anne! So happy to hear! Love that you added some chocolate chips to it. Yum yum!
great recipe, fam approved!
This turned out like a nutrient brick. No flavor and incredibly dense. Feeling like the reviews must be monitored as I followed the recipe to a T and ended up with a heavy hunk of flavorless bread.
Would try again though.
Hi, Abby! Yes, reviews are monitored but every reply gets published. I’m so sorry it didn’t work for you. I can’t say for sure, but it sounds like it may have been over-blended. I hope you will try again! It’s one of our favorites.
I have another recipe similar to this. The biggest difference between the two is that the other recipe has 1/4 cup of nut butter (I can’t have nuts so I used sunbutter) and 1/2 cup of non dairy milk. Also 1/2 tsp of salt and a pinch of cinnamon. Maybe try them again making these additions.
my family and I genuinely love this recipe, so that is not fair to assume/day. I did add a tsp of vanilla.
Love it! Even with my sloppy measurements and additional half banana, they turned out great! Would recommend
Hi, Kolbie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it (and that it was forgiving 😂).
so easy so tasty and a real treat = choc chips
Hi, Sonia! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!
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