Almond Flour Banana Bread, an easy gluten-free banana bread recipe. This homemade moist banana bread with almond flour is low carb compared to the traditional version and makes two mini loaves in ramekins.
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Another easy almond flour recipe for you. This easy Almond Flour Banana Bread recipe uses ramekins to make two mini loaves. Great for two people, although the loaves are a good size, so could easily feed more if you want it too. Or keep it all for yourself. I promise not to tell.
Recipes with Almond Flour:
I have quite a few other recipes with almond flour if you’re looking for more lower carb or gluten-free options…
- Easy Almond Flour Muffins
- Mini Almond Flour Chocolate Cakes
- Tropical Almond Flour Mango Muffins
- Almond Flour Biscuits (Cheddar Baby Biscuits)
- Almond Flour Pancakes
- Almond Flour Pizza Crust
- Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Please note, that some of these recipes still have quite a bit of sugar, so if you’re concerned about carbs, use a sugar substitute for an even lower carb option.
What is Almond Flour?
If you’ve never heard of almond flour, it is not like regular all-purpose flour or any other grain flour. It generally can not be substituted for flour in recipes and yield the same results.
Almond flour is very finely ground up almonds. You can make your own by processing almonds in a food processor, BUT it’s difficult to get the almond flour as finely chopped as commercial producers. For baked goods like this, I like to use commercially ground almond flour.
Is Almond Flour Gluten-Free?
Since almond flour is made from only almonds, it is gluten-free. However, always good to check the labels on any brand of almond flour you buy, just to be sure there are no other ingredients and that the almond flour has not been produced on the same machines as other products.
Where to Find Almond Flour?
Almond flour is readily available these days. You can probably find it in your local grocery stores. If not, many specialty grocery stores (even many Costco and Trader Joes stores) will carry it and it’s online.
Amazon has many choices like these-> Amazon Almond Flour.
Some popular almond flour brands include Honeyville, Bob’s Red Mill, Kirkland (Costco), Trader Joe’s, and King Arthur. There are many other brands out there as well. When choosing almond flour, be sure you pick an almond flour with a very fine and smooth texture. The finer chopped, the better, especially for baked goods.
How to Make Almond Flour Banana Bread?
This Almond Flour Banana Bread, comes together really fast!
Start by preheating your oven then butter or grease (nonstick spray is fine) two 8 ounce ramekins. This recipe makes two good size individual banana breads.
You could use smaller ramekins but just be sure to reduce the baking time and not fill the ramekins more than half to two-thirds full. Or you could also use a muffin pan if you don’t have ramekins.
Next, mix together the almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
In another bowl mix together the melted butter, maple syrup, mashed banana, egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
Few quick notes:
- Instead of maple syrup you could use honey or your favorite sweetener.
- Instead of vanilla extract you banana or almond extract would be great too.
- Instead of lemon juice you could use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar. Sounds weird I know, but helps the baking soda a little to help the bread rise a bit.
Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Then spoon into the buttered ramekins.
For baking, place the ramekins on a large baking sheet then place in the preheated oven.
The banana breads take about 25-35 minutes to cook but depending on the type of pan and size you’re using it could change the baking time quite a bit so start checking them earlier than later.
You’ll know they’re done when these Almond Flour Banana Breads are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
If you like chocolate chips or nuts in your banana bread, you can add those or whatever you like. Toffee chips would also be great. Just be sure to check all your ingredients if gluten is of concern.
This banana bread is also low carb compared to other banana bread recipes but if you are concerned about carbs, be sure to check all your ingredients and brands and try a sugar substitute if needed. I did not use a sugar substitute and can’t guarantee results.
If you use 8 ounce ramekins, these banana breads are a good size and could easily feed two people. Or you could just keep it all for yourself and save some for the next day. Why share, right?
Doesn’t get much better than homemade banana bread right? I was pleasantly surprised by this Almond Flour Banana Bread. Even my husband ate them (but shhhh, don’t tell him I told you ok?)
If almond flour isn’t your thing, check out my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe that uses all-purpose flour.
This Almond Flour Banana Bread is quite moist, but just be careful to not overbake it. The more you bake it, the more it dries out!
Check out this quick video my son Jordan made showing how to make these little banana breads…
Almond Flour Banana Bread
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter or grease two 8-ounce ramekins.
- In a small bowl, mix together the almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
- In another bowl, mix together the melted butter, syrup, and mashed banana. Mix in the egg, then the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Mix in the almond flour mixture until well combined.
- Spoon batter into prepared ramekins and place ramekins on a large baking sheet.
- Bake banana breads for about 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.