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Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Muffins (No Added Sweetener!)

Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Muffins made grain-free, oil-free, dairy-free with no added sugar! These healthy carrot banana muffins are studded with raisins and pecans for a perfectly sweet, texturally pleasing nutritious snack.

Carrot cake, meet banana muffins…banana muffins, meet carrot cake!

What a lovely combination we’ve stumbled upon here!

I mentioned a few months ago I’ve been sweetening some of my treats using solely bananas, which is what is going on here. Look at these like healthy carrot cake cupcakes…or banana cupcakes…or healthy banana carrot muffins. 

Whatever you want to call them, they’re here for your snacking, breakfasting, desserting pleasure. 

All things considered, these muffins are grain-free, dairy-free, oil-free, contain zero added sweetener, are paleo-friendly and are absolutely delicious!

Paleo Carrot Cake Cupcakes sweetened with banana - grain-free, sugar-free, oil-free, dairy-free, and healthy

If you’d like, you can do as I did and frost the muffins using my Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. This gives the muffins a cupcake feel for a more decadent approach!

Do note, that the cream cheese frosting is sweetened with pure maple syrup, so you would need to skip the frosting to keep these sugar-free, or use sugar-free sweetener in the frosting.

Let’s get down to business!

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4-Ingredient Banana Waffles

4-Ingredient Banana Waffles that are nut-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and Paleo! These healthy banana waffles are nutritious, full of fiber, dense yet fluffy and crispy, and are easy to make! Welcome to the most interesting waffle recipe I, for one, have ever made.  Interesting because it only requires 4 ingredients, results in crispy-dense waffles LOADED with …

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Healthy Apple Muffins (Paleo, No Added Sweetener)

Healthy Apple Muffins are grain-free and naturally sweetened with fruit. This paleo apple muffin recipe is grain-free, oil-free, dairy-free and contains no added sweeteners! Light, fluffy and warmly-spiced with cinnamon, this delicious apple cinnamon muffin recipe is a lovely breakfast or snack! As you may have seen in my Healthy Pumpkin Cake recipe last week, I’ve …

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Flourless Chickpea Banana Bread (Gluten-Free)

Flourless chickpea banana bread made with – you guessed it – chickpeas instead of flour! Simply blend the ingredients in a blender for a fluffy, dense, flavorful and delicious banana bread that is grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and healthy!

You knew this was coming, didn’t ya?

It was only a matter of time…

If you’ve been around The Roasted Root a while, you know I have a tendency to make sweet treats using chickpeas or black beans. 

On this week’s edition of bean-infused deliciousness, we’re baking banana bread! No need for flour of any kind! All you need is a can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), and you have a solid foundation for bean bliss.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Garbanzo Bean Banana Bread - flourless banana bread made with chickpeas - refined sugar-free, dairy-free

Highlight Reel:

  • Gluten-free, grain-free, flourless
  • Dairy-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Lower in fat and sugar than regular banana bread
  • Fun and easy to prepare with minimal cleanup

Chickpea Banana Bread - flourless gluten-free banana bread recipe made with garbanzo beans


Let’s discuss the details behind this bread.

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Flourless Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

Flourless Oatmeal Banana Pancakes made with only 6 ingredients! These moist, fluffy, sweet and cinnamon pancakes make a delicious healthy gluten-free breakfast and are awesome for serving kids and guests of all ages.

Did you see, or have you made my Sweet Potato Oat Protein Pancakes, or Flourless Oatmeal Banana Bread I posted recently? The concept here is very similar! We are simply making flourless pancakes by turning whole oats into flour.

Plus, we’re banana-ing them up using a whopping 3 ripe bananas!

6-Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Pancakes made flourless with oats. Dairy-free, gluten-free healthy pancakes recipe

My guess is you already have everything you need to make these pancakes. Check it!

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Paleo Vegan Banana Scones

Paleo Vegan Banana Scones made with almond flour and coconut sugar. This grain-free scone recipe requires minimal ingredients and come together very quickly.

…Or muffin tops, as my partner likes to call them.

Incredibly moist, buttery in flavor, very soft and chewy with a subtle exterior crisp, BIG banana flavor and scintillating studs of chocolate, these love muffs, or scones as I choose to call them, are absolutely marvelous for any of your needs. 

Breakfast, snack, desserts? I have consumed them every which way.

You’d never know these lumps of banana lovin’ are grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan…they embody everything a mouth-watering treat should.

To review and bullet point it out

Recipe Highlights:

  • Ultra moist and fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside.
  • Egg-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Vegan, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free

It’s high time we bake up a batch!

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17 of the Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipes From Around The Web

17 of the Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipes From Around The Web – including both gluten-free and grain-free banana bread recipes. Most of these recipes are also dairy-free, refined sugar-free and are on the health-conscious end of the banana bread spectrum. You will also find vegan, paleo, and even Keto options! Enjoy!

There’s no denying it…Banana bread recipes are a THING right now.

Truly, they have always been a thing, but now more so than ever. We are all looking for comfort and familiarity with a side of staying well physically.

One of the ways I’m using my free time and mind space is in trying new methods of cooking and baking.

It is fascinating to me how small nuances can change a whole recipe. I purchased to book, The Food Lab to gain a better understanding on how certain ingredients react with others and the way techniques can make all the difference in cooking and baking.

So. We shall start with banana bread. So many recipes, so many flours, all sorts of different takes on this iconic comfort loaf. 

This may be my favorite recipe roundup I have ever shared on The Roasted Root. Why did it take me so long to collect THE best gluten-free banana bread recipes from around the web? Well…I was probably too busy making banana bread.

What you need to know about the recipes in this post is they are from the food blogs I frequent the most, and they are all tried and true recipes. I was sure to include recipes using various flours, as I know there is always a preference when it comes to flours used in gluten-free or grain-free baking.

Be sure to read the descriptions for each recipe to see which one(s) you’d fancy baking!

These gluten-free banana bread recipes are listed in no particular order – they are equally magnificent in my eyes!

You may even recognize a few of my own banana bread recipes in this post 😉 I have A LOT of banana bread recipes on my site, so after much deliberation, I included my Top 3. 

I won’t keep you…I know you have all the baking to do and all the banana bread taste testing to enjoy. I hope you love these recipes as much as I do…feel free to report back on which ones you try and enjoy!

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Vegan Banana Pancakes (Grain-Free, Paleo)

Vegan Banana Pancakes made grain-free and paleo-friendly using almond flour and flax eggs. An easy egg-free recipe for banana pancakes!

If you are..

a.) Sensitive to eggs 

b.) Follow a vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, or paleo diet

c.) Love banana pancakes or all things banana bread-like in nature, or

d.) a combination or totality of the above, THEN

This recipe was made for you (and me!)

These crispy vegan banana pancakes are JUST the ticket to an amazing breakfast or brunch.

I posted a recipe for Paleo Vegan Pancakes  several months ago and it continues to be one of my most popular pancake recipes. As it turns out, many of you cook egg-free for various reasons.

What is amazing about these pancakes is they taste as though they’re completely not awesome for your health, yet they are squeaky clean! PLUS, they only require a few basic ingredients, all of which you likely already have on hand.

Let’s talk details:

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3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes (Paleo)

3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes made quick and easy! This simple recipe is paleo, whole30, clean, delicious, and nutritious!

Hypothetical situation: you’re jonesing for banana pancakes, but..

  • Are out of flour and don’t feel like going to the store
  • Don’t consume most flours and/or eat gluten-free or grain-free
  • Are biohacking your way to amazing health and are cognizant of your macros
  • Really, really unabashedly love bananas

If any or all of the above scenarios apply, here’s your golden ticket to the dreamiest plate of banana bliss.

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The Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe

The BEST gluten-free banana bread recipe made with gluten-free flour blend and sweetened with coconut sugar. Add chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts to level up this already moist and fluffy dream bread.

Confession: I fancy myself a bit of a banana bread aficionado. After posting the initial base recipes for Paleo Banana Bread  using almond flour and Coconut Flour Paleo Banana Bread, I have since followed up the two with countless variations on grain-free banana bread. 

Just have a scroll through my Banana Bread  archives to feast your eye sockets on the possibilities. Hint: The Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread is my personal favorite, followed closely by Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread

All that said, this is the very first gluten-free banana bread recipe I have posted on this site (insert record scratch and ginormous eyes emoji)…not to be confused with grain-free.

I simply use my favorite gluten-free all-purpose flour blend and sweeten the bread primarily with ripe bananas and a touch of coconut sugar. Over the years, I have learned a couple of tricks to make the ultimate moist, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth delicious banana bread. Let us discuss!

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