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4 Ingredient Banana Bread


4 ingredient banana bread
If you randomly dropped into my place there is a very good chance that this would be sitting on my bench, or baking in my oven, or about to be whipped up. We eat it for breakfasts, lunches and snacks and never tire of it. It is quick. It is easy. And it is delicious. I hope you enjoy it.

4 Ingredient Banana Bread

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 10 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 2 cups almond meal*
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and quartered (250 grams)
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper. Mine measures 19.5cm x 9.5cm.
  2. Place the coconut and dates into your processor and blend until the mixture is broken down and the dates are finely chopped. Add the almond meal and banana and blend to combine.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into your prepared tin and level the top. Bake the bread for 40 minutes or until looking lovely and golden. Remove the bread from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5- 10 minutes before gently transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  4. Slice. Serve. Eat and enjoy.

*Our ever popular nut free Banana Bread can be found here.

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Danika Maher April 30, 2016 - 8:02 am

Just wondering if you’ve got any suggestions for substituting the almond meal? Hoping to try this nut free for preschool

Bianca Slade May 1, 2016 - 9:21 pm

I have only made this one this way but have you seen our original banana bread recipe? It is very popular and it is nut free. I hope this helps. x

Athletic Avocado April 30, 2016 - 11:47 am

Im obsessed with the fact that this banana bread only contains 5 ingredients! It looks amazing!

Bianca Slade May 1, 2016 - 9:25 pm

Thank you. x

Katie Shields, MS,RD May 1, 2016 - 6:40 am

This looks like a perfect paleo banana bread recipe and I love that you added dates for a bit of extra sweetness! Thanks for this recipe! XX

Bianca Slade May 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm

Thank YOU!!!! I hope you enjoy it. x

Ellana Daniels May 1, 2016 - 1:25 pm

Is there anything I could substitute the dates with? Would Stevia work?

Bianca Slade May 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm

I have only made it this way but subbing is worth trying out. Sorry I haven’t been more help.

Bev May 15, 2016 - 2:28 pm

I’ve just made this bread as per the recipe but it hasn’t turned out right. Should there be eggs in the recipe?

Bianca Slade May 15, 2016 - 3:42 pm

No, there are no eggs. Are you using a high powered processor? I am wondering if there perhaps hasn’t been enough blending time or the blending hasn’t been fast enough to bind the mixture. I am really sorry that it has not worked for you. I hope you find some other recipes that you enjoy. x

Nic May 31, 2016 - 7:38 pm

yuuuum! Just smashed the batter. I have made it with sunflower seeds ground into a flour in place of the almonds and it tastes honestly so nice. I have done sunflower seeds so I can pack it for preschool. I also put a bit of cinnamon in … baking now as cupcakes. Hope it turns out delish!! 🙂

Bianca Slade May 31, 2016 - 9:02 pm

Thank you. I hope you enjoy it. x

Jen P June 18, 2016 - 3:07 pm

Loved this banana bread so delicious and super easy to make thanks Bianca!!

Bianca Slade June 22, 2016 - 10:45 am

Yay!! Thank YOU! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed it. x

Linda August 18, 2016 - 6:47 am

Hi, I don’t have a food processor but have a Vitamix blender. Would I be able to achieve the same results using this? Many thanks


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