Perfect touch of sweet honey, nutmeg, and pecans lend the flavor combination I go back to over and over for a light healthy snack of little guilt. Fast and easy; mix in one bowl. Healthy too!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
50 mins
1 hr
1 loaf


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

  • Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add egg; beat until combined. Mix in flour, honey, oil, flaxseed meal, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, nutmeg, and salt. Fold in pecans. Pour batter into the lined loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute walnuts for the pecans if desired. Add chocolate chips if desired.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; fat 11.8g 18% DV; cholesterol 18.6mg 6% DV; sodium 301.1mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
At first, I didn't care for this. I thought it was moist and even fragrant, but found the taste to be somewhat bitter and the banana taste was hard to detect. After a friend suggested freezing some slices to be toasted later - wow! I changed my mind. I really enjoyed its second life. Easy to make being a one-bowl mess, this a keeper recipe. Next time, I'll add another banana. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this fantastic recipe but added an extra banana, substituted arrow root for xanthin gum, and added mini chocolate chips instead of nuts. The mini muffin pan was done in 15 minutes at 350. Put four in a bag, making 8 bags and saved the rest for eating warm. We’ll grab them for breakfast or I’ll put them in lunch bags as dessert. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
It was a little thick so I had to add some water. I would make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Turned out great. Added mini chocolate chips and some chopped walnuts, for my family’s preference. Loaf was gone quickly! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I just made this. Modified as follows: added 1T. gf all purpose flour (for altitude) only used 2 t. regular vanilla. Baked at 355 degrees for 50 min. DN use parchment paper greased the loaf pan. Used scant 1/3 c. walnuts and 1/3 c. choc. chips. It is delish!!! Not too sweet. Great texture rises nicely. Will definitely make again! Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've made this twice already and I'm getting ready to make it again. My family really likes it! I've made no changes to the recipe except to add about 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips. The second time I made it I had only 2 bananas so I added an eyeballed amount of applesauce approximately the same as a mushed banana in place of the third banana. There was no texture change and only a very slight flavor change to the finished banana bread; it was still very good. Today when I make it I'll have to do the same thing since again I have only 2 bananas. We live at about 6 300 feet in elevation and I made NO high altitude adjustments. The gluten-free flour I use is Bob's Red Mill. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
The banana bread was very good. We may have put in a little bit too much banana and we didn't put in nuts. However, it was good even with that change. Read More