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AIP Banana Bread (paleo, grain-free)

  • Author: Nicole @healmedelicious
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


This delicious paleo and AIP Banana Bread is free of gluten, eggs, grains, dairy and added sugar. Made with green banana and coconut flour, it’s nutrient dense and the perfect treat.



  • 2 large, very ripe bananas (~400g), mashed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or coconut oil, melted 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 gelatin egg, see notes
  • 1 cup green banana flour 
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For the gelatin egg

  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBSP gelatin
  • 1/4 cup hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare a mini loaf pan with parchment paper.* 
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. 
  3. Add in coconut oil and vanilla extract and mix until combined. 
  4. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (banana flour, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon.
  5. Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet and stir until mostly combined. Batter will be fairly stiff at this stage. 
  6. Make gelatin egg by mixing 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar with 1 TBSP gelatin. Next, add 1/4 cup very hot water and whisk with fork until all gelatin is dissolved and mixture is frothy.
  7. Immediately fold gelatin egg into batter until fully combined.  Batter should loosen up and be fluffy. 
  8. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan(s).
  9. Optional: split an additional banana down the middle vertically then add on top of the batter or just add banana slices on top for decoration. 
  10. Bake in the middle rack of a preheated oven for 25 – 30 mins (Cooking time will vary if you use a standard loaf pan – see notes). Do not over bake as green banana flour tends to dry out easily.
  11. Remove from oven and enjoy! 


*This recipe can be made using a standard 8-1/2 x 41/2 pan but cooking time will be closer to 35-38 minutes. Start checking for doneness at the 30 minute mark.

  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Baking

Keywords: banana bread, paleo, AIP, egg-free, grain-free