Keto Banana Bread – Low Carb, Gluten Free

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Keto Banana Bread has the perfect secret ingredient to give you the banana flavor you know and love. This banana bread is very easy to make and only needs 11 ingredients. The first taste is pure heaven when you bite into it.

a slice of keto banana bread with walnuts leaning on more slices

When I started eating low carb foods, I was terrified that I would never try my delicious banana bread again. Or banana anything for that matter. Great news! You don't have to give up the sweet and delicious taste of bananas after all. Yes, bananas are not low carb yet, but with my special secret ingredient, you can enjoy all sorts of banana-flavored baked goods. Any idea what it could be? Yes … good old-fashioned banana extract.

Now you can enjoy all the banana cake, banana muffins, and this lovely banana bread with no worries. I can't tell you how happy a banana extract has made me.

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How to make keto banana bread

This keto banana bread is perfect for all occasions, but I especially enjoy making it for friends and family on vacation. They don't even notice the difference, and it's great for my carbohydrate-loving friends. Let us begin!

Step One: Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step Two: Use a standard bread pan and line it with parchment paper. Grease with a little cooking spray.

Keto banana bread dough in a glass bowl

Step 3: Using the stand mixer, combine the cream cheese, butter, and sweetener until smooth and creamy. Then add the flour, eggs, baking powder, banana extract, and cinnamon and mix until combined. Pour in the walnuts and mix well.

Step Four: Add the banana bread dough to the bread tray.

Step Five: Bake 55-65 minutes until center is firm. The edges should be a dark golden brown color.

Step Six: Cool completely, take out of the pan and enjoy!

a bread pan lined with parchment paper and filled with dough

How can you know when the banana bread is made?

This keto banana bread recipe will have a dark golden color on the edges when done. Also, the center should be firm and not move when you lightly shake the mold.

One way to verify this is by inserting a toothpick in the center. If you notice that the dough is battered when you take it out, it has not yet baked. Cook for a few more minutes.

You can also lightly take your finger and touch the top of the bread. If it sinks or comes out and bleeds, it's not done. If it bounces again, then it's fine.

The edges of the bread will also separate from the sides of the pan. These are all indicators that the banana bread is ready.

keto banana bread in a frying pan

Can I make this recipe for banana bread in muffins?

Yes absolutely! You will have to follow the recipe, except use a muffin tin. You can use coatings or grease the can. It is important to note that the baking time is much shorter when making muffins. Start by baking them for 15-18 minutes and then check to see if they are ready. Bake longer as needed.

Does banana extract taste good?

Yes! Using banana extract is an excellent alternative to using real bananas in low carb cooking. The taste is really delicious. Try it and see for yourself, because you will be pleasantly surprised.

a loaf of banana bread with walnuts on parchment paper

How is Keto banana bread stored?

Keto banana bread should always be allowed to cool to room temperature before storage. Otherwise, you will discover that the condensation accumulates and becomes soft. Wrap keto bread in plastic wrap or foil, then put in a zip-lock bag or container. No matter how you store it, it must be airtight.

Never store bread (of any kind) in direct sunlight, near heat or steam. All things will damage it and cause it to deteriorate faster.

A slice of keto banana bread with walnuts on a white plate

How do I know when banana bread is no longer good?

As the banana bread begins to spoil, it will develop a strange smell. Furthermore, mold will also begin to grow. Another indicator that keto banana bread has deteriorated is its texture. Many times it becomes incredibly wet or really dry. So if you notice something that seems unpleasant, just throw it away. Banana bread will generally last 4-5 days.

Can Keto banana bread be frozen?

Yes, this keto banana bread can be easily frozen and is a great snack later. Wrap the bread as a whole or cut it into individual pieces. Use plastic wrap or aluminum foil to wrap the bread tightly. Put the pieces of bread in a freezer bag. It will last around 2 months in the freezer.

Try these other sweet breads and cakes below:

Close up of crumb inside a piece of keto banana bread with walnuts

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Keto banana bread

Keto Banana Bread has the perfect secret ingredient to give you the banana flavor you know and love. This banana bread is very easy to make and only needs 11 ingredients. The first taste is pure heaven when you bite into it.

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Cook time: 55 minutes.

Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Course: breakfast, brunch, dessert

American kitchen

Servings: 12

Calories: 280kcal


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line standard bread pan with parchment paper and grease well with cooking spray.

  • Combine cream cheese, butter, and sweetener in a stand mixer. Mix until smooth. Add eggs, flour, baking powder, banana extract, almond milk, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined. Add the walnuts and mix until evenly distributed in the dough. Transfer the dough to the prepared bread tray.

  • Bake 55-65 minutes or until center feels firm when lightly pressed and edges are golden.

  • Chill completely to make it easier to remove from the pan.


Serving: 1 slice (1/12 of bread) | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 445 IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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