Coconut Flour Banana Bread

Coconut Flour Banana BreadThis coconut flour banana bread is suitable for those following the GAPS, SCD or Paleo diets; it’s such a great snack, treat or dessert!

Coconut flour is a great alternative for those looking for gluten-free and/or grain-free recipes.

You can’t just substitute it into any recipe, though, because it soaks up moisture like a sponge.

Instead, you need a recipe like this one, that’s designed for coconut flour.

Serves:  10

Prep time:  10 minutes

Cook time:  40 minutes


  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 3 large ripe bananas (smashed)
  • 4 large pasture-raised eggs
  • 6 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil (melted), plus more for greasing loaf pan
  • 1/3 cup raw, local honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (I prefer Celyon cinnamon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground vanilla bean powder


Preheat oven to 350F. Oil loaf pan.

Mix bananas, honey, oil/ghee, vanilla powder and eggs.

In a separate bowl, mix the coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until well combined.

Spoon batter into loaf pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean after being inserted.

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  1. This batter was very dough like. Its in the oven now and I’m worried about how it will turn out. It is certainly not like any other wet battered banana batter. Perhaps only 1/2 cup coconut flour is all thats needed.

  2. I agree with the previous poster, this dough was very crumbly unlike other batters I’ve tried. The end result is very dense and crumbly and the coconut flour flavor overwhelms the banana flavor.

  3. Kelly Lecluyse says

    Calorie count? and other nutritional values?

  4. I’m going to try this tonight, I’ll try half a cup of coconut flour and add an extra banana and let you know how it turns out!

  5. Stephanie Navas says

    turned out delicious!

  6. Suzy Mushalla says

    I thought they were very yummy. Somewhat dry, but that is coconut flour. I added coconut and crushed almond, greased 8 little bread tins with coconut oil and baked them for 35 minutes. I put tin foil over the tins after 30 minutes because I didn’t want the tops to burn. I might try baking for 30 minutes next time to see if that helps reduce the dry texture. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. I made this as directed except I did not have vanilla powder so used regular extract. separated the egg whites from the yolks, added the yolks with the wet ingredients. Then I beat the whites with hand mixer and folded them into the batter. Perfect.

    • Thanks Patti! I am going to try that the next time I make this because I like it a lot and that probably makes it lighter, right?….chris

  8. I would like to know if it would be possible to get the nutritional information about this recipe? Please advise. Thank you….chris

    • Maria Rickert Hong says

      I don’t provide that – sorry!

    • Avis Lyons says

      You could get the app fitness pal free,put the recipe in and get the nutrition break down. There may be other apps that do that as well.

  9. What’s vanilla bean powder & can I buy it at a local grocery store or is it something I can only find online?

    • Maria Rickert Hong says

      It’s just ground up vanilla beans, meaning it doesn’t have the alcohol that vanilla extract does. Some people are sensitive to alcohol. I haven’t found it locally, just on Amazon.

  10. Do you have any tips on making this Maria, as a friend of mine made this banana bread amazing, I’ve tried it twice and it is a bit dense.