Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, naturally sweetened

Last weekend I was hosting a small playdate with Panos’ best friends. This paleo banana bread was the perfect afternoon snack to keep the kids going. I wanted to serve something healthy yet delicious to satisfy our little guests. What a great moment when I heard the kids say “Yummy”, “Delicious”, “Can I have some more?”! This bread is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and naturally sweetened. And we had some the next day along with yogurt for breakfast and it was equally delicious.

What you will need
  • Bananas. As I wrote on my paleo soft cookies, the bananas should be well ripen. This is the only sweetener of the bread so you need to make sure that the bananas are as sweet as possible. So use the bananas that are hanging in your counter for days!
  • Eggs. I haven’t tried this recipe to make it vegan and use a flax egg so unfortunately I cant recommend it.
  • Almond flour. This is the only binder of this recipe. I assume that you can try make the traditional version with all purpose flour but believe me, you will not be able to feel the different in the texture.
  • Coconut oil. Make sure that you measure the oil melted as too much oil will make the cake mushy. You can substitute with butter if you don’t want a dairy-free version.
  • Pantry staples. Cinnamon, baking powder and cocoa to make the marble effect.
How I served it

I wanted to give other healthy options to the little ones. For this reason, I served the banana bread along with yogurt to boost the protein intake and fruits. I sprinkle with some chia and hemp seeds. Apparently, for kids everything taste better with some extra sprinkles! Kids were very excited when they saw their plates. I served on our eco-friendly bamboo plates *. And as you might have noticed, we are slightly obsessed with those. But they are cute, easy to wash and most importantly plastic free. Panos loves them!

How to store
  • You can store the bread in a cake stand on room temperature for up to 3 days. I doubt if it will last that long though.
  • You can slice the cake and freeze individually for up to 3 months. This is perfect for a quick snack. Just defrost the night before. I notice that it is slightly dry with this method. But still delicious.

So get the ingredients ready, we are baking a delicious paleo banana bread!

Easy paleo marble banana bread

Recipe by Panos EatsCourse: snack, BreakfastDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




  • 3 medium bananas – 1.5 cups mashed

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour (or 1 cup all purpose flour and 1/2 cup almond flour)

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted

  • 2 tbsp 100% raw cocoa

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven at 375F (190.56 degrees Celsius)
  • Line a standard loaf pan with a parchment paper lengthwise and set aside. This step is not necessary if you use a non stick loaf pan. In this case just grease well with coconut oil.
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork
  • Add the eggs and beat till well incorporated
  • Add the melted coconut oil and stir well. Be sure that the coconut oil is not hot as this will cook the eggs
  • Add the flour and baking powder and incorporate
  • In a different bowl mix the cocoa with the 1/3 of the cake batter
  • Add the remaining 2/3 of the cake batter to the loaf pan
  • Spoon the cocoa batter in the pan and with a knife gently mix the two batters to make the marble effect
  • Bake for 50-60 min or until a knife comes out clean when you place it in the middle of the cake
  • Let it cool completely before cutting

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  1. Όπως πάντα,εξαιρετική συνταγή! Μπράβο. Μικρά, μεγάλα χεράκια την τίμησαν δεόντως.

    1. Ευχαριστω πολυ που την δοκιμασατε 🙂 Και πως χαιρομαι που σας αρεσε

  2. Lissette De La Rosa

    This recipe became one of our favorites, it has replaced the “traditional” version of banana bread in my household. The first time I made this recipe it didn’t even last us two days; my husband and son loved it so much! It’s delicious, healthy, and so moist. Definitely a recipe you must try out, I can guarantee it’ll become a favorite in your home as well.

    1. I’m so glad! Thank you so much for your kind words! It is definitely Panos’ favorite too.

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