This recipe for Almond Flour Banana Bread with sprinkles was developed by Milk & Honey Nutrition intern, Mia Corkill.
This Almond Flour Banana Bread is perfect for people looking to limit their sugar intake.
Banana bread is such a classic treat for when the afternoon hunger pangs hit, and there’s no reason we should only be able to have this sweet snack around the holidays. Traditional banana bread uses refined flours and sugars that may fit your lifestyle better as an occasional treat rather than an everyday snack. This Almond Flour Banana Bread is here to satisfy your sweet tooth and curb your hunger when you need it most.
Health attributes of almond flour banana bread
Almond Flour Banana Bread with sprinkles is gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made vegan with a flax egg. The base is made of a combination of 1:1 oat flour and almond meal, and the moist crumb can be attributed to the nut butter. It uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in the pantry! (Here are more almond flour recipes you can try. )
Let’s make this classic treat with a twist…
How to make healthier banana bread
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grab a medium to large bowl. This is a one-bowl recipe, so the clean up will be easy!
Mash your 2 ripe bananas (they should have spots), or thaw 2 frozen bananas to mash. To this, you will add the rest of the wet ingredients in no particular order: the eggs, nut butter, extracts, and vinegar. If your nut butter isn’t natural or drippy, microwave it in a small bowl for no longer than 25 seconds. You will mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
Next, we are going to make our oat flour. You’re going to measure the 1 cup of oats raw, and dump them straight in your blender. Secure the lid, and blend from low to medium until it becomes a fine powder. Once the powder is formed, pour it into the “wet” bowl, and add the rest of the dry ingredients: the oat flour, almond flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until smooth and no powder is visible.
If you are choosing to add the sprinkles, you will gently fold in 2 tbsp of your favorite sprinkles. I like to use a combination of chocolate and rainbow-colored ones.
Grab a loaf pan, and lightly grease it and/or line with parchment paper. Pour your batter in, and top with sprinkles or a topping of your choice. (You can also use your favorite granola or frozen fruit too!) Place the pan in the oven, and bake for 40-45 minutes. You will know it’s done when the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Don’t be too tempted by the smell of your almond flour banana bread, it still needs to cool for about half an hour! Once it’s cool, cut into 12 slices and dig in!
Almond Flour Banana Bread with Sprinkles
- Food processor
- 2 large bananas mashed
- 2 large eggs beaten
- ½ cup nut or seed butter of choice melted
- 1 ½ tsp almond extract
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp sprinkles
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grab a medium bowl, a blender, and a cooking utensil to stir with. In the bowl, mash your 2 bananas and mix them with the rest of the wet ingredients until well-combined; the eggs, nut butter, extracts, and vinegar. If your nut butter is stiff, you may want to warm it up for 20-25 seconds in the microwave.
- Add your one cup of dry oats to the blender, and blend from low to medium until it becomes a fine powder.
- Add this to your bowl of wet ingredients along with the rest of the dry ingredients; the almond flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- If choosing to incorporate sprinkles, gently fold in 2 tbsp of your favorite sprinkles (Rainbow sprinkles look best!).
- Lightly grease and/or line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour in the batter gently, and top with extra sprinkles or your topping of choice.
- Place the pan in the oven, and bake for 30-40 minutes.
- The bread is done when golden brown and a toothpick comes out of the middle clean.
- Let the bread cool on a baking rack for 30 minutes before slicing.
*The nutrition facts presented here are estimates only. The brands you use and product types chosen can change the nutritional information presented. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use.