This is the best keto banana bread recipe! Don’t be fooled by recipes that use banana extract and no real fruit! While bananas are too high in sugar to be keto, this bread is infused with real banana flavor, but since 1 banana flavors the whole loaf, it’s low enough in carbs for a keto diet. Enjoy spread with real butter!
6 grams of net carbs per slice
The Best Low Carb Banana Bread Recipe
Is banana bread keto? Traditional banana bread is not, made with wheat flour, sugar, and lots of banana. While delicious, it’s full of sugar and starch and will cause a glucose spike in anyone!
Made with low carb ingredients, it can be part of a healthy ketogenic diet! Plan this into your day and you can enjoy banana bread once in a while. I like to freeze this in individual slices, and pull out to enjoy with coffee on days I am more active.
This healthier banana bread is made with almond flour, flax meal, walnuts, making it nutrient dense and high enough in fat to be satiating. It’s honestly just as a good as the real thing!
We love it spread with real salty butter, but enjoy plain, or get creative and make it into keto French toast!
What You’ll Need
- Almond Flour (blanched almond flour. Almond meal works but will make a denser loaf).
- Flax Meal
- Sea Salt
- Baking Soda
- Pastured Eggs (large eggs)
- Monk Fruit Sweetener or Allulose
- Full Fat Greek Yogurt (find the best brands of keto yogurt here. Sour cream or whipped cream cheese is a good swap).
- Banana (be sure to use a black spotty ripe banana for the best banana flavor! 1 medium banana doesn’t add that many carbs when split between 10 slices!)
- Vanilla Extract
- Chopped Walnuts, optional (pecans or sugar free chocolate chips are also great!)
How to Make Keto Banana Bread
Line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper, or spray with coconut oil or olive oil, and set aside. Preheat oven to 350º F.
Step 1: In a medium sized mixing bowl, add all of the dry ingredients, and stir to combine.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add the wet ingredients, and whisk until incorporated.
Step 3: Add the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients, and stir until all of the dry ingredients are mixed in.
Step 4: If desired, add nuts. We love walnuts in this bread!
Step 5: Line a bread loaf pan with parchment, or coat it with oil and dust it with almond flour. Pour the batter into the pan, and top with a few additional chopped walnuts, if desired.
Step 6: Cover the pan with foil, tented so it doesn’t ruin the top of the bread as it rises. Bake the bread in a preheated oven for 1 hour, and then remove the foil and allow the bread to continue baking for 10-15 minutes, until the top has browned and the loaf is fully cooked in the center. It’s okay if the center sinks in a little! This happens with almond flour breads.
FAQ & How to Store Banana Bread
How to Store Keto Banana Bread
Once the loaf has fully cooled, store leftover banana bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
To freeze the banana bread, cut it into slices, then place parchment paper between each slice. Add to a freezer bag, and freeze up to 3 months.
Defrost 1 slice at a time!
Keto Banana Nut Bread
I typically make this with chopped walnuts. Feel free to substitute your favorite nuts, like pecans, chopped macadamia nuts, or chopped almonds.
Can I make Keto Banana Muffins?
Yes, this recipe will bake into 12 muffins! Line a muffin tin with parchment paper liners, and bake muffins for 25 minutes. Hop on over to my Keto Banana Muffins recipe for more instructions!
Also try using a small loaf pan (this recipe will fill 2) to make mini loafs. It’s great for gifting to health conscious friends!
Can you Eat Banana Bread on Keto?
The short answer is no. Banana bread made with sugar, flour, and lots of bananas is too high in carbs.
This keto banana bread is made with low glycemic almond flour, monk fruit sweetener, and just 1 banana per loaf, so it’s keto friendly.
How many Carbs is in Keto Banana Bread?
It is relatively high in carbs for a keto diet. 1 slice has 10g total carbs and 4 grams of fiber, meaning there are 6 grams of carbs per slice.
Is this too much? It depends. I do not recommend this banana bread for your first couple week of keto. However, once you’re in ketosis and have become fat adapted, your carb tolerance will be higher.
Plus, if you’re moderately active, maintaining a diet of less than 50g net carbs is probably okay! The recommendation of 20g net carbs is really for those just entering in to ketosis.
How to Serve Banana Bread
This low-carb banana bread is delicious served plain with a glass of almond milk! It’s great for a quick breakfast, especially if you keep slices frozen.
It’s also delicious as banana bread french toast.
Spread it with butter, or fry it in a little coconut oil to warm it up.
Other Keto Breakfast Recipes
Keto Banana Bread
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour blanched
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup monk fruit sweetener or allulose
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt full fat recommended
- 1 banana mashed (ripe, spotty banana!)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup walnuts chopped, optional
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, add all of the dry ingredients, and stir to combine.
- In a large bowl, add the wet ingredients, and whisk until incorporated.
- Add the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients, and stir until all of the dry ingredients are mixed in.
- If desired, fold in nuts. We love walnuts in this bread!
- Line a bread loaf pan with parchment, or coat it with oil and dust it with almond flour. Pour the batter into the pan, and top with a few additional chopped walnuts, if desired.
- Cover the pan with foil, tented so it doesn’t ruin the top of the bread as it rises. Bake the bread for 1 hour, and then remove the foil and allow the bread to continue baking for 10-15 minutes, until the top has browned and the loaf is fully cooked in the center. It’s okay if the center sinks in a little! This happens with almond flour breads.