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Paleo Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Grain-Free Paleo Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread made ultra moist, fluffy, and perfectly sweet with that incredibly warm cinnamon swirl! Just like your favorite coffee shop baked goods, this amazing banana bread will put a smile on your face.

Paleo Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread - Grain-Free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free healthy banana bread with streusel topping. Delicious gluten-free recipe for breakfast or snack.

…Because a good cinnamon swirl makes everything better!!

This Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread situation is a pretty genius mashup of coffee cake and classic banana bread.

It’s perfect for one of those days you’re craving both but can’t possibly decide between the two…

BAM Banana Bread with a river of streusel topping running all through it.

Based off of my original Paleo Banana Bread recipe, this insanely moist, fluffy healthy banana bread is made even more delicious with that added swirl.

Paleo Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Ingredients:

Banana Bread: Ripe bananas, almond flour, tapioca flour, pure maple syrup, baking powder, sea salt. This combination results in incredibly moist banana bread that is perfectly sweet for those of us who like our sugar on the lighter end of the spectrum.

Cinnamon Swirl: Almond flour, raw walnuts, coconut sugar, ground cinnamon, sea salt, and coconut oil. This combination yields a super cinnamony, nice and crunchy melt-in-your-mouth streusel swirl that will just make your day!

Paleo Banana Bread with Cinnamon Swirl - almond flour banana bread - dairy-free and refined sugar-free healthy banana bread

How to Make Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread:

The process of making this bread is simple – we prepare a cinnamon swirl/streusel topping, and banana bread batter. We intermix, we bake, we enjoy!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9” x 5” loaf pan with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the ingredients for the cinnamon swirl until well-combined and set aside until ready to use.

Add the ingredients for the banana bread to a blender and blend until smooth (note: you can prepare the batter in a mixing bowl by mashing and stirring everything together if you don’t have a high-powered blender).

Blend the banana bread ingredients in a blender to make batter and stir together the topping

Pour half of the banana bread batter into the parchment lined loaf pan, and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon swirl mixture. Pour the remaining banana bread batter on top and smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining streusel topping on top.

Pour half the batter in a loaf pan followed by half of the topping. Repeat with remaining batter and topping

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and cover it in foil. Place it back in the oven and bake another 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bread is cooked through.

Allow the banana bread to cool for at least 45 minutes before slicing and serving.

Slice of cinnamon swirl banana bread on a plate

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Use hazelnut flour instead of almond flour.
  • Replace the tapioca flour with arrowroot flour. As an alternative, you can replace the tapioca flour with 3 tablespoons of coconut flour.
  • If you do butter, replace the coconut oil in the topping with melted butter.
  • Use raw pecans instead of walnuts for the cinnamon swirl topping.
  • Replace the coconut sugar with raw cane sugar in the topping.

Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread made paleo-friendly with almond flour and pure maple syrup.

More Cinnamon Swirl Deliciousness:

Cinnamon swirl for life!!

If you make this recipe, please feel free to share a photo on Instagram and tag @The.Roasted.Root!

Paleo Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread - Grain-Free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free healthy banana bread with streusel topping. Delicious gluten-free recipe for breakfast or snack.

Paleo Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

Paleo Banana Bread:

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ⅓ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Cinnamon Swirl/Topping:

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup raw walnuts, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup coconut sugar or raw cane sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1.5 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9” x 5” loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the ingredients for the cinnamon swirl until well-combined and set aside until ready to use.
  3. Add the ingredients for the banana bread to a blender and blend until smooth (note: you can prepare the batter in a mixing bowl by mashing and stirring everything together if you don’t have a high-powered blender).
  4. Pour half of the banana bread batter into the parchment lined loaf pan, and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon swirl mixture. Pour the remaining banana bread batter on top and smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining streusel topping on top.
  5. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and cover it in foil. Place it back in the oven and bake another 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bread is cooked through.
  6. Allow the banana bread to cool for at least 45 minutes before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1 of 10
Amount Per Serving Calories 287Total Fat 18gCarbohydrates 28gNet Carbohydrates 25gFiber 3gSugar 20gProtein 5g

Paleo Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread - grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free healthy banana bread recipe
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Jessica

Wednesday 28th of September 2022

Omg. So good! I’ve had three bananas for a while just looking for the right banana bread recipe. This was it!

Julia

Saturday 1st of October 2022

I'm so thrilled you enjoy it, Jessica! I just love how cinnamony and moist it is :)

Tracy

Sunday 28th of August 2022

YUM! I used this recipe, split between 6 muffins and 6 donuts. SO GOOD!!

Julia

Monday 29th of August 2022

Oh how fun! Thanks for letting me know, Tracy! xoxo

Michelle

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

Wow!Delicious, so easy,I will definitely add this to the rotation.

Julia

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

So happy to hear it!

Susan

Saturday 4th of June 2022

Hi! This looks wonderful. Can you omit the walnuts in this recipe? Thanks!

Julia

Sunday 5th of June 2022

Hi Susan! Yes, absolutely! You can also substitute them for pecans if you wanted, but you can also leave them out altogether. xoxo

Felicia

Saturday 30th of April 2022

Oh my goodness this bread is fantastic even my husband loved it and he doesn’t usually eat the things l make! And it’s so moist!! So thank for this awesome recipe!!! Yum!!

Julia

Thursday 5th of May 2022

Yaaaaay what great news! I'm so happy you and your husband enjoy it, Felicia! Thanks so much for the sweet note! xoxo

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