Whether you're someone who hops right out of bed at 6 a.m. or you'd rather hit the snooze button until noon, you'd probably agree that a nice warm slice of banana bread will make any morning better. And this is especially true if it's a low-carb banana bread recipe that calls for nutrient-rich ingredients for a kick of energy and flavor. Not to mention that homemade banana bread is easy to slice up and pack for a portable breakfast or snack. And even better, it's the perfect excuse to make use of those overripe bananas. To spread the early-bird cheer, we found 12 delicious and low-carb banana bread recipes that cater to a variety of dietary needs, from paleo to vegan and gluten-free.
See which easy low-carb banana bread recipe strikes your fancy below, or make them all.
Paleo Almond Butter Banana Bread
This banana bread recipe from Food Faith Fitness is going to hit the spot regardless of whether or not you stick to a strict paleo diet. Made with almond butter, it's packed with protein and has a thick and creamy texture mixed with the perfect soft consistency of the bananas and sweetness of chocolate chips.
Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Bread
If you're looking for a gluten-free option that still tastes sweet and indulgent, look no further. This paleo banana bread recipe from Food Faith Fitness is made with coconut flour and super-ripe bananas for an even softer, fluffier texture. There's a layer of pecans inside as well as a pecan streusel topping that adds a nice nutty crunch to every bite.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bites
Do you prefer your banana bread in bite-size pieces? Opt for this vegan chocolate chip banana bread from Minimalist Baker. Fluffier than your average cookie on the inside but crispier than a muffin on the outside, they're a combination of every good dessert. They call for whole-wheat pastry flour, flaxseeds, rolled oats, almond butter, agave nectar, and vanilla extract for a healthier take.
Chocolate Chip Ricotta Banana Bread
For anyone who likes to experiment with new ingredients and interesting recipes, add this chocolate chip ricotta banana bread recipe from Half Baked Harvest to your must-try list. And as interesting as it sounds and as delightfully complex as it tastes, this recipe only requires seven ingredients and uses whole wheat flour instead of refined white flour. The ricotta adds a healthy dose of protein, a subtle sweetness, and a soft texture.
Banana Bread Granola Bars
Give your banana bread a new twist with this granola bar recipe from The First Mess. Inspired by all the flavors of banana bread and drizzled in a rich dark chocolate sauce, these granola bars are about to be your new favorite snack.
This is a softer granola bar, but if you prefer a crunchy one, toast your oats in a 350 oven for 10 minutes before stirring them into the bar mixture.
Raw Walnut Banana Bread Shake
Prefer your banana bread in liquid form? Here's a raw, low-carb banana bread shake recipe from The First Mess that will do the trick. It's a delicious blend of walnut milk, sliced bananas, ground cinnamon, grated nutmeg, maple syrup, vanilla powder, cacao nibs, and ice.
Super Moist Paleo Banana Bread
Super-moist, yummy, and easy to make, this banana bread from Downshiftology is perfect for anyone who wants to nibble on a paleo version of the classic recipe. Without any extras, here's proof that sometimes simplicity is the best way to go.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
We can never resist adding to chocolate chips into all our baked goods, so this banana bread recipe from Feed Me Phoebe immediately caught our attention. Coconut flour subs for white flour to make this recipe healthier, and while this recipe uses regular chocolate chips, you could always sub in vegan chocolate chips if you're dairy-free!
Maple-Pecan Gluten-Free Banana Bread
This banana bread recipe from Feed Me Phoebe is perfect for fall. The healthy recipe uses almond meal in place of flour for a lighter, healthier bread. The combination of maple and bananas is one you'll be using on repeat.
Keto Banana bread
Keto dieters, rejoice. Not only is this banana bread from Food Faith Fitness low-carb, but it's also keto-approved! It uses almond and coconut flour in place of white flour and adds in healthy fats with coconut oil.
Healthy Banana Bread
This healthy banana bread recipe from A Couple Cooks doesn't use any flour at all. Instead, it subs in oats for a lower-carb banana bread that doesn't sacrifice any flavor. It's also gluten and dairy free.
High Protein Banana Bread
This banana bread from Food Faith Fitness can double as a meal in and of itself thanks to the high protein count. It uses almond flour, mashed bananas, vanilla protein powder, and coconut oil to light the carb load. It's healthy, delicious, and easy to make, and we recommend serving it with nut butter on top for more healthy fats and delicious flavor.