Grain-free Banana Bread is a welcomed treat if you’ve cut out all grains from your diet. Made with almond flour, it is soft and moist, and can rival any full grain banana bread recipe! Healing the gut is mentioned a lot these days,  especially when it comes to gluten intolerance, celiac disease, or other auto-immune disorders. One common theme is removing all grains from one’s diet. I know what you’re thinking! But I can guarantee you won’t miss it with this recipe, and the honey rum butter adds the perfect amount of sweetness for a ‘I hope I don’t sit and eat the whole loaf’ kind of taste!

A Thick Slice of Grain-free Banana Bread


The Secret to Baking Grain-free

The key to a good grain-free bread, whether it be a quick bread or something like a focaccia, is the eggs. They help keep the bread moist and light. I like working with almond flour, as the ratios are a bit easier to figure out as opposed to coconut flour that absorbs liquid like crazy.

Grain-free Banana Bread Batter

Testing for Grain-free Banana Bread Perfection

Fill the loaf pan about 3/4 full. The bread will rise close to the top. To test if the bread is done baking, simply poke a toothpick into the center and make sure it comes out clean. If dough remains on the toothpick, keep it baking for five-minute intervals, checking with a clean toothpick each time. It is natural for crevices to occur on top.

Freshly Baked Grain-free Banana Bread

Bring me a freshly brewed latte and a slice of warm grain-free banana bread in the morning and I am a happy girl! The problem is, it just doesn’t last long around my house. Although it’s bread that freezes well, it never makes it into mine. I should probably start doubling the recipe and saving one.

Moist Grain-free Banana Bread

One thing I have noticed with using almond flour is its inability to preserve. If your bread is not going to be eaten within a few days, cut the loaf in half and freeze the remainder. Keeping it in the refrigerator helps as well.

Honey Rum Buttered Grain-free Banana Bread

Grain-free Banana Bread with Honey Rum Butter

Serves 6-8
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Dietary Gluten-free
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Misc Freezable
Grain-free Banana Bread with Honey Rum Butter made from almond flour is a welcomed treat for anyone on a GF or grain-free diet.



  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 3 Medium Overly Ripe Bananas
  • 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Malibu Island Spiced Rum (or vanilla)
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 1/4 cups Almond Flour

Rum Butter

  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Malibu Island Spiced Rum
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Honey


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2
In a medium bowl, mix eggs, bananas, maple syrup, almond milk, and rum.
Step 3
In a separate bowl combine almond flour, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Step 4
Combine wet ingredients into dry and stir until well incorporated.
Step 5
Grease a loaf pan and pour in batter. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick placed in center comes out clean.
Rum Butter
Step 6
In a small bowl, combine butter, honey, rum and cinnamon. Mix until fully incorporated.
Step 7
Add rum butter to a cooled slice of grain-free banana bread and enjoy!


this recipe was also shared on the following blogs: VegetarianMammaRaiasRecipes

2 comments on “Grain-free Banana Bread with Honey Rum Butter”

  1. Is there a good substitute for the almond flour? My daughter’s school is nut free so it makes it really difficult seen as most gluten free recipes contain almond flour.

    • I would substitute with a gf blend, such as Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 flour. This would be best for a recipe such as my grain-free banana bread. Generally on recipes that use all almond flour there is a higher amount of eggs. This recipe calls for 4 eggs, I would drop it to two if using Bob’s 1 to 1.

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