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The Ultimate Sugar Free Banana Bread

The Ultimate Sugar Free Banana Bread

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50 mins Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins
Serves 10

Nutty, moist and satisfying, this banana bread is made with wholesome ingredients and sweetened only with bananas and dates!


  • 1 ½ cup whole spelt flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground flax or chia seeds
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened plant based milk
  • ½ cup packed pitted dates (I used soft mazafati dates)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp nut butter of choice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup aquafaba (liquid from a can of chickpeas)
  • cup dried fruits of choice , optional
  • cup chopped nuts and whole seeds of choice , optional


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350ºF and lightly grease a loaf pan with a neutral oil.

  2. Step 2

    Add spelt flour, almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda, ground chia or flax seeds and salt to a large bowl. Mix to combine.

  3. Step 3

    Add milk, dates, bananas, nut butter and apple cider vinegar to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix to combine.

  5. Step 5

    In a separate bowl, add aquafaba and beat using an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

  6. Step 6

    Fold mousse into the banana bread batter.

  7. Step 7

    Fold in dried fruits if using.

  8. Step 8

    Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth out using a spatula.

  9. Step 9

    Top batter with nuts and seeds, if using. Gently press them into the batter.

  10. Step 10

    Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Common Questions & Swaps

  • You can swap out the spelt flour with a mixture of 50% all purpose and 50% whole wheat flour. If gluten free, you can also swap it out with your favorite gluten free flour blend.
  • I have made this recipe with dried apricots, dried prunes and dried golden berries and all the variations turned out great!
  • My toppings of choice for this banana bread have been sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, but any variation would be tasty, I am sure.
  • Use any unsweetened plant based milk except coconut milk from a can.
The Ultimate Sugar Free Banana Bread sliced
Banana bread slices stacked one on top of the other with sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pepitas as garnish. Hand reaching out for a slice
Closeup of texture of The Ultimate Sugar Free Banana Bread