This Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread is Paleo and made with almond flour. What makes it so healthy? Well, this easy-to-make breakfast bread is gluten free, grain free and only sweetened with ripe banana and fresh blueberries.
This is the perfect Paleo breakfast bread...or snack! Personally, I love baking a loaf (or 2) on the weekend and then grabbing a slice here and there throughout the day.
Since this bread is only sweetened with fruit and contains healthy, grain free flours and Paleo friendly ingredients, it is an excellent baked good to have on hand.
Ingredients in Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread
This gluten free bread contains a mixture of grain free flours, eggs, ripe banana, fresh blueberries and walnuts.
Grain Free Flours
Almond flour, tapioca flour and coconut flour are used in this recipe to make a moist, soft Paleo bread. The tapioca flour may be substituted with arrowroot. However, I don't recommend subbing the almond or coconut flour. (If you want a nut-free banana bread, check out my recipe for Cassava Flour Banana Bread.)
This loaf is made with three eggs. I have not tried any egg substitutes and don't recommend using them. However, if you do then I'd love to know the results!
Obviously, banana and blueberries are important in this recipe. This loaf is only sweetened with fruit and contains just one large, ripe banana and ⅓ cup fresh blueberries. For a sweeter taste, adding a tablespoon of maple syrup or honey would work best.
Walnuts are optional, but highly recommended! There's just something about adding walnuts to banana bread that is so satisfying. However, they may be omitted or swapped for any other chopped nut or seed.
How to Make Blueberry Banana Bread
To make the batter, all that's needed is a mixing bowl, fork (for mashing the banana and stirring the batter) and the necessary ingredients.
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Next, peel the banana and mash in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Then, mix in all dry ingredients.
Chop the walnuts and add them to the batter, along with the fresh blueberries. Mix well.
Lastly, pour the batter into a parchment lined 8" x 4" baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. You may add additional blueberries and walnuts to the top of the loaf prior to baking.
After the loaf has cooked, remove it from the pan and cool on a cooling rack. Slice and serve!
Best Way to Store Paleo Blueberry Banana Bread
This bread needs to be kept in the fridge, or frozen for later use. Because of the moisture from the blueberries, this loaf doesn't last well at room temperature. But, stored in an air-tight container in the fridge, it will last well up to one week.
This Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread is great on it's own. It can also be enjoyed with toppings such as nut butter, cream cheese, yogurt or grass fed butter. If you need to soften the bread, microwave it (on high) for 5-10 seconds or toast it in the oven for a few minutes.
More Healthy Banana Bread Recipes
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This healthy, Paleo banana bread is only sweetened with bananas and blueberries. Perfect for breakfast or snack and kid approved!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Peel banana and mash in a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Stir in eggs and vanilla.
- Mix in all dry ingredients (except blueberries and walnuts).
- Chop walnuts and add to batter, along with the fresh blueberries. Mix well.
- Pour batter into a parchment lined 8" x 4" baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. (Optional: add additional blueberries and walnuts to the top of the loaf prior to baking)
- After baking, remove loaf from pan and cool on a cooling rack.
- Store in fridge.
Keywords: banana bread, blueberries, no sugar added, Paleo, almond flour, snack, kid approved