Keto Banana Bread
This keto banana bread is fluffy, soft and moist! It has the classic flavor and texture of regular banana bread. It is quick and easy to make. Great for a grab and go breakfast, brunch spread, afternoon snack or even healthy dessert. The tender crumb and soft texture is incredibly delicious!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This keto banana bread is quick and easy.
- It takes only 10 minutes to prepare.
- Each slice has only 5 net carbs.
- Great for any time of the day.
- Delicious for breakfast, brunch, snack or dessert.
- This recipe is great to make and share with friends and family.
- It is Paleo friendly, Keto, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, low sugar and refined sugar free.
- Check out these Keto Waffles for another delicious recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for low carb keto banana bread. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Both yellow and brown bananas work in this recipe. Brown bananas add more natural sweetness but do contain more natural sugar. Yellow bananas are still easily mashed and contain lower natural sugar.
Three eggs bind this bread together. For this specific recipe, do not substitute flax eggs, chia eggs or another vegan egg replacement. For that, try this Vegan Banana Bread.
A little vanilla extract adds a homemade flavor. Double check labels to ensure it does not contain any sugar.
Monk fruit sweetener adds sweetness without adding carbs. It contains zero net carbs. Without it, this bread would hardly be sweet at all.
Almond flour is a great Keto baking flour. It is much lower in carbs and higher in protein than regular white flour or wheat flour.
Cinnamon adds a little flavor.
Baking soda helps leaven this low carb bread.
Add in a pinch of sea salt for more flavor.
Lastly, use sugar free chocolate chips or chunks. For even lower carbs, omit.
What is Keto?
The keto diet is high in protein and healthy fats and low in carbs. Typically, our bodies use carbohydrates to fuel our energy. In ketosis, our bodies use fat. Thus, the body burns fat for fuel.
To stay in ketosis, the average person needs to stay around 50 grams of carbs per day. This means that a keto diet is very different from the standard American diet.
Foods that are high in carbs are off limits in keto. Things like bread, grains, and even some fruits and vegetables are too high in carbs.
The keto diet is comprised of meat, fish, cheese, nuts, butter, eggs, and some select few fruits and vegetables.
Keto baking can be challenging. Things like white flour, wheat flour, sugar and chocolate are very high in carbs.
Almond flour is a great option for Keto baking. It is lower in carbs and higher in protein than other flours.
For sugar, monk fruit sweetener is a great substitute. It adds sweetness without adding carbs.
Taste & Texture
This keto banana bread is slightly sweet. It tastes mostly like bananas and chocolate. The almond flour adds a slightly nutty and hearty flavor.
This bread is soft, fluffy and moist. It is not dry.
How to Make
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch by 4 inch bread loaf pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, add mashed bananas, eggs and vanilla. Stir to combine.
Then, add in monk fruit, almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda and sea salt. Stir to combine.
Fold in the sugar free chocolate chips.
Spread batter into an even layer in the parchment lined pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out with moist crumbs.
Finally, remove from oven. Allow keto banana bread to fully cool before digging into.
Expert Tips & Tricks
Use finely blanched almond flour. It is very fine and adds the perfect texture.
This recipe works perfectly as written. Do not substitute for the flour or eggs.
Use sugar free chocolate chips. For an even lower carb option, omit chocolate.
Depending on your oven, this bread may need a little longer to bake. Check after 35 minutes.
Bread is done when the middle looks set and a toothpick inserted comes out with only moist crumbs.
Slice into fully cooled keto banana bread. Do not cut into warm bread.
Flavor Variations & Add Ins
Consider these different flavors for keto banana bread.
Add in a pinch of nutmeg.
Add in chopped pecans.
Stir in Brazil nuts or macadamia nuts.
Use sugar free mini chocolate chips.
Add in sugar free white chocolate.
How to Serve & Store
Serve this keto banana bread once fully cooled.
Serve with some air fryer bacon for a delicious breakfast. Or, smear some of this Keto chocolate frosting on top! In addition, top with nut butter or butter.
Great with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon.
Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Then, store in the fridge.
Freeze individual slices for up to 1 month. Thaw completely before eating.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bananas are each over 20 grams of carbs. They are usually avoided on the keto diet.
Sure! Heavily spray muffin pan with nonstick spray. Fill almost to the top of each muffin cavity. Then, bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean.
This low carb banana bread will barely be sweet at all without sweetener.
Yes, this keto banana bread recipe is gluten free as written.
Pre-Cut Parchment Paper Sheets: These pre-cut parchment paper sheets are great for baking.
Pyrex 3 Glass Mixing Bowls: These are my favorite glass mixing bowls.
Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups: Use these to measure the ingredients.
Banana Bread Pan: This is the banana bread pan I use every time I bake. It is durable, high quality and beautiful.
You May Also Like
- Chocolate Banana Bread
- Sourdough Banana Bread
- Cream Cheese Banana Bread
- Gluten Free Banana Bread
- Protein Banana Bread
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Get the Recipe: Keto Banana Bread
- 2 ripe bananas, about 1 cup
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch sea salt
- ½ cup sugar free chocolate chips
- First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch by 4 inch bread loaf pan with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add mashed bananas, eggs and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Then, add in monk fruit, almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda and sea salt. Stir to combine.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spread batter into an even layer in the parchment lined pan.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out with moist crumbs.
- Finally, remove from oven. Allow bread to fully cool before digging into.
- This bread is not overly sweet. Ripe bananas add more sweetness but contain more natural sweetness.
- Each slice has 5 grams net carbs. For even lower carbs, omit chocolate chips.
- Be sure to use sugar free chocolate chips.
- This bread may need a little longer to bake. It is done when a toothpick inserted comes out with only moist crumbs.
- Allow bread to fully cool before slicing into.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- After that, store in the fridge.
- Freeze individual slices for up to 1 month if needed.
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7 Comments on “Keto Banana Bread”
Our entire family LOVES a banana bread, and this one is definitely a favorite. We really enjoyed how quick and easy it is to make!
I am so glad to hear that, JD! Thank you for letting me know.
This is a great lower carb banana bread option. Love the texture and moistness, perfect afternoon snack, although I love it crumbled on top of yogurt for breakfast too.
I’ve been trying to lower my carbs since the new year began and love finding easy recipes like this one. I can’t believe how tasty this is with such a low carb count!
I’m starting to like keto! This banana bread is one of the reasons! It was delightful and excellent! I added a pinch of nutmeg, it turned out great and delicious. I love the texture!
This turned out perfectly and helped kick that sugar craving I was having! It can be hard to find tasty keto recipes sometimes, but this one was great!