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Keto Banana Bread
Do you miss banana bread? I sure do at times, especially when others bring some to work. This keto banana bread recipe is very moist, just like any great banana bread. It’s also easy to make with simple ingredients.
You will only need one type of flour for this keto banana bread and it’s not almond flour. If you can not have nuts, this recipe is for you, just leave out the walnuts.
The banana bread is great toasted or cold with a nice slab of butter. It’s even great without butter.
Are Bananas Keto?
The quickest answer is generally no. However, I have the strong belief that X food is keto or not keto. Keto is a state that your body is in. Some people can have certain foods and will state in ketosis. You need to learn what is best for you.
Keto Banana Bread Ingredients
I played it save for everyone, I did not use bananas. For the banana flavor in the keto bread, I used extract. Extracts are the holy grail for carby food flavors for keto foods. I probably have every extract that there is in my cupboard.
To keep this bread safe for tree nut allergies, I used coconut flour with no almond flour. Then of course walnuts are optional for this reason as well.
Your Ingredient List
- Large Eggs
- Coconut Flour
- Confectioner Swerve or Pure Monk Fruit Extract
- Walnuts (optional)
- Banana Extract
- Sour Cream
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Baking Powder
- I used 3 bowls. One for the dry ingredients, one for whipping the egg whites and one for the rest.
- Whisk the dry ingredients together.
- You will separate the eggs. The bowl with the yolks will have all of the other ingredients that are not dry.
- Combine your yolks with the other non dry ingredients.
- Whipping the egg whites would be next to soft peaks.
- Next combine the dry ingredients to your yolk mixture. Add your nuts here.
- Once the dry and yolk mixture is combined fold in half of the egg whites. Then fold in the rest.
- Pour into your bread pan and bake for about 50 to 60 minutes.
How To Store Your Banana Bread
Once the bread is cooled, place in an air tight container. Just make sure it’s not a plasstic bag, as it could condensate more. For best results you can store in your fridge for up to 4 days. You can also store the bread in your freezer as well.
Before you store the bread, you can also pre slice it. This will especialy help you out if you descide to freeze it.
Additional Recipe Notes
I played around with the ratio of white and golden sweeteners. I first tried half white and half golden. In the end, I liked using all white the best. However, you can play around with the ratios.
Using the golden sweetener was still great. I just preferred the all white taste. When I used the golden, I used monk fruit from Lakanto.
By whipping up the egg whites, it allows the bread to expand more. When test batching this recipe I even just kept the yolks and whites together and whipped that up a bit.
However, I did not compare the two methods against each other with measuring the heights.
I did compare two recipe variations though when I used baking soda against the baking powder. When I used baking powder, I got more rise from my bread.
I may have needed a different amount of the baking soda or even added something else to the bread to make it rise like the baking powder. We may never find out, as I can only eat so much banana bread in a given week. haha
Extra Flavorings From Extracts
While I was batch testing this recipe, I played around some with my many extract flavors after I found the banana flavor I wanted.
I found some maple and rum extract and I used equal amounts of both equal to 1 tablespoon. It was amazing!
Caramel would be another great addition flavor to the banana flavor.
Counting Erythritol as Carbs
If you are counting erythritol as a carb, the nutrition value for carbs would go to 5.8 grams instead of the 4. If you are looking to avoid erythritol, sub in pure monk fruit powder. Then adjust to your desired sweetness level.
Other Keto Bread Like Recipes
Have you heard of the Keto Egg Loaf yet? If not you gotta check it on my site, as I have more than one variation of it. When you pan fry it in butter, it’s simply the best french toast you can have.
I also have some killer Flourless Waffles that my dear friend created for my site. These waffles make an excellent breakfast. The waffles are also dairy free and can easily be nut free as well.
How about muffins? Or better yet, blueberry muffins?!
Keto Banana Bread
- 6 Large Eggs
- 1/2 C coconut flour I use this brand
- 1 t Baking Powder
- 6 T Confectioner Swerve
- 1/4 C 1 oz Walnuts
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 T Banana Extract or banana flavor imitation. I used this.
- 1/4 C + 2 T Sour Cream
- 2 T Heavy Whipping Cream
- Get 3 bowls. 1 for dry ingredients, 1 for egg whites, and 1 for the rest.
- Combine all the dry ingredients together and mix with a whisk.
- Separate the yolks from the egg whites.
- In the bowl of yolks, combine everything else with a spoon or spatula. Leave the nuts out.
- Whip up the egg whites to be soft peaks.
- Combine the dry ingredients to the yolk mixture. This is where I smashed up the nuts and mixed it in.
- Once dry and yolk mixture is combined, fold in half of the egg whites into the yolk mixture. Fold in the rest of the whites.
- Spray the bread pan really well. Some of my bottom got stuck to the pan. 🙁
- Pour batter into bread pan.
- Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Ovens will vary.
To log the recipe on MyFitnessPal search: Keto Keuhn Nutrition – Keto Banana Bread