protein banana bread (gluten, grain, nut, dairy and egg free)

Hello friends!

How are you this morning? How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun or exciting? Eat anything yummy?

Today we are sharing a banana bread recipe that we made a few times 3 times to be exact. We played around with a few ingredients but came back to the first time we made it… as we felt that one came out best.

Looking for a grain-free gluten-free soy-free nut-free and egg-free banana bread recipe we got you covered.

gluten free egg free banana bread

So, if you are looking to increase protein in your diet, enjoy naturally sweetened gluten-free and grain-free baked goods, or trying to eat overall ‘clean’, then you will LOVE this protein banana bread recipe.

Banana bread is one of those all time classic recipes. But even classics can be upgraded or jazzed up some.

This bread is free of gluten, grain, egg, dairy, nut and soy, and naturally sweetened…what a mouth full…even though it might be free of many things promise this banana bread is soft, chewy, dense, and flavorful.

grain free protein banana bread

In this particular banana bread we made our own gluten-free flour blend. Did a mix of hemp protein powder mixed with arrowroot and coconut flour. We followed the ratio from our cookbook. (which is a BONUS for those wanting a grain-free flour blend for our recipes). Although, feel free to use any gluten-free flour blend of your liking. You can do 1 cup gluten-free flour blend with 1/2 cup hemp protein (or any protein powder of your liking).

Protein banana bread recipe that is gluten, grain, nut, egg and dairy free!

protein grain free banana bread

The hemp protein provided a nice color and flavor to this banana bread. We are not sure if this recipe would work with another protein powder or not. We really like the combo of hemp protein, arrowroot and coconut flour.

egg-free banana bread grain free

One of the attempts that we tried with this recipe was doing 2 chia gels seeing if that would help lift the bread more… it did not work. We felt it made the banana bread a little more gummy.

We also did not add in extra sugar to the recipe. We relied on the bananas and plantain for some natural sweetness. Resulting in making a more dense, not overly sweet bread. But still delicious.

This quick banana bread slices perfectly. Nice thick, moist hearty slices. Slices that taste amazing cold or toasted.

egg free protein banana bread

Enjoy the warmth and delicious smell of quick bread – PROTEIN grain, gluten, and egg free banana bread!

To get the flour blend we use you can find in our Purely Classic Recipes ebook.

protein banana bread (gluten, grain, soy, nut and egg free)

one 9x5 bread loaf

protein banana bread (gluten, grain, soy, nut and egg free)

A healthy banana bread that is full of protein, fiber, naturally sweetened, and allergy friendly. Egg-free banana bread recipe.


  • 3 large ripe bananas or 4-5 small ones (12oz once peeled)
  • 1 medium plantain ( 5 3/4oz or 165g)
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend (our blend is found in purely classic recipes)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 chia seed gel (1 tablespoon chia seeds with 3 tablespoon water) **or one egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, liquid (2oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make your chia gel. Place 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 3 tablespoons, let sit for 10 minutes to form a gel. This is your egg. Feel free to use one egg.
  3. Peel bananas and plantain.
  4. Place in blender and blend until smooth.
  5. In a large bowl, place gluten-free flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, freshly grated nutmeg and vanilla extract.
  6. Add in banana and plantain mixture into dry mix. Stir.
  7. Add in coconut oil and continue to stir.
  8. Keep stirring until everything is well blended.
  9. Pour into a lightly greased bread baking pan. One 9x5 bread loaf pan.
  10. Bake for 40-45 minutes.


And if you want to replace the plantain we would suggest doing 2 cups flour blend instead of the 1 1/2 cups, and adding 1/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons milk of choice.

Storage - slice up and freeze slices in freezer safe containers or bags. Can store in fridge for 2-3 days.

Instead of a traditional banana bread recipe, why not make this delicious, protein-packed, gluten and grain free version of the bread that’s really a classic recipe?

Twins question: Do you like banana bread?

We sometimes like to throw in chocolate chips into our banana bread — what do you like to add to yours?

till next time,







  1. jen says

    looks so good! Thanks for sharing this :) What ratio hemp-coconut-arrowroot should we do to make up the 1.5 cups? Did you use a ripe plantain or a more green one?

  2. zosia says

    I am a little bit confused. The recipe is grain-free, but you use gluten-free flour, which if I am not mistaken contains grains…OR did you mean that you use 1 1/2 cups hemp protein powder? OR is it a combination of things? What exactly did your blend contain AND in what proportions?


    • purelytwins says

      well our version is grain-free since we used hemp protein along with arrowroot and coconut flour which are all grain-free, but of course when you use regular gluten-free flour blend it will not be grain-free, we just wanted to say that you can use a gluten-free flour blend or follow our blend from our cookbook that we made grain-free.

      • zosia says

        That’s what I thought. Thanks for replying!
        What are the ratios of hemp protein powder to arrowroot to coconut flour? 1:1:1? (i.e. 1/2 cup of each?)

        Thanks! Cannot wait to make this!

  3. says

    Oh, I’ve been looking forward to this recipe, and just as I thought it looks amazing!
    I love banana bread. I’d go as far as saying it’s my favorite type of bread to make. Something about it, I just can’t resist.
    And I’m also happy you used chia eggs since I can’t have flaxseeds!
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    • purelytwins says

      same here, we made this recipe 3 times and have been enjoying it soooo much. we just love banana bread.
      ya we are avoiding flaxseeds so chia seeds have been great!

  4. Carey says

    Would you be able to provide your ratio of hemp/arrowroot/coconut flour or does one need to buy your cookbook?

  5. Kaye says

    Hi Girls, I have your cookbook and there seems to be no hemp blend listed, so I am supposing you fully replaced the brown rice flour from your pt gf blend with the hemp? Thanks a bunch, want to make today. :)

  6. Michelle says

    I love banana bread and this recipe looks amazing! I cannot wait to try it. I have never added chocolate chips to my banana breads, but that sounds like an awesome idea! Usually, I end up adding walnuts to my banana breads.

  7. Chris says

    Right on! I have already made a grain-free flour blend using hemp, arrowroot and coconut flour from your cookbook!

  8. Hannah says

    This looks absolutely delicious!! I know you’ve been getting a lot of question about the ratio of the flour so I’m sorry for another one. When using the hemp protein in place of the brown rice flour does it matter more about measurement (cups) or weight (ounces)? I hope that makes sense. Also what brand of hemp protein powder did you use? Thank you for all you do on your blog and your culinary genius recipes!!:)

    • purelytwins says

      Hannah follow the weights listed for the flour blend. We use Nutiva hemp protein, we buy it bulk off amazon. Glad you enjoy our recipes ;) xoxo

    • purelytwins says

      Hey girl, yes you could use 2 cups of gf flour blend to replace the use of plantain. We also would suggest about 1/2 cup of sugar to help with texture and help make the bread more sturdy, as the plantain helped with both of those in the recipe. hope this helps :)

    • purelytwins says

      we used the plantain to help reduce the amount of ‘flour’ in the recipe and use the plantain as part of it, as well as the plantain really helped with the final texture and helped make the bread more sturdy with no egg. If you do not want to use a plantain feel free to use 2 cups flour blend and of course can use an egg for the chia gel! :) HUGS

  9. Beth says

    Can you please tell me how many cups of the hemp, coconut and arrowroot flour you used in this recipe? And where do you find your arrowroot flour? I would love to make this now and I have no idea how much of the blend ingredients to use. Thanks.

  10. Hanna says

    I just made this banana bread and it’s so delicious! I found the website yesterday and am pleased. I am gluten-free and strive to be healthy, so I will be looking at more of these recipes. Thank you :)

  11. Hannah says

    Made this recipe and I love it! I eat it with a generous later of ghee on top–so delicious!! It’s usually what I have with breakfast in the morning and as a post-workout snack. Love your recipes!

  12. Katie says

    Thanks for always putting the oz/g behind the size of the plantains! It’s so nice when making these recipes since they come in all different sizes!

  13. says

    This is the best banana bread recipe ever! We have made it 3 times in one week and even doubled the recipe once ;) I am making it tonight to share with friends!

  14. says

    Just like Beth, I don’t have your cookbook yet since I just discovered your website and would like to make this banana bread recipe for my husband this weekend. He was just put on a very strict diet and it restricts him to eat eggs, grain, dairy, gluten. I tried going to the archive that was sent to “Beth” however nothing came up about the ratio of hemp, coconut, and arrowroot flour to use. So I would really appreciate it if you could tell me how many cups of the hemp, coconut and arrowroot flour you used in this recipe? This has been a difficult diet for him and it would be a nice treat to make this weekend if I can get a response. Thank you very much.


  15. Sylwia says

    OMG I just made it. It is sooo good, I cannot believe how well it tastes. I like to texture too and the sweetness just from the bananas. I let if bake a little bit longer so the skin is crispy. Amazing what you can make without white flour, butter, sugar and eggs. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  16. Nancy says

    I just made the banana bread, It tasted very good. But mine came out still a bit wet inside after 45 minutes. What is the texture of this bread: a bit wet or completely dry?

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