easy grain and gluten free bread recipe

by purelytwins

The easiest grain-free gluten-free bread made from 2 ingredients!

plantain bread

Howdy luvs,

When looking back we realized we never really did a formal recipe post for our beloved plantain bread. Gasp!! Also please note we are NOT paleo, we have mentioned that many times. NO food labels here. ย We feel this BREAD recipe is really for anyone to make and enjoy!

okay enough of that…moving on

So many of you have been making it and writing to us how much you are in love with it. How it is your go-to bread recipe now —> we love hearing that! Always brings a smile to our faces when we hear about you guys loving our plantain bread. Love the plantain LOVE spreading around too.

Thank goodness for plantains ๐Ÿ™‚

So in honor of the worlds easiest grain-free bread we are finally giving a formal recipe along with some other plantain bread ideas.

Grain-free, gluten-free, paleo bread perfect for sandwiches.

best grain free plantain bread

This bread recipe could not be any easier. It really started with our accidental 3 ingredient breakfast cake (as we like to call it). ย Once we made that we realized that it would make for a simple bread recipe too! Ta-da!

Our plantain bread was born.


See a video of how to make the bread here.

grain free gluten free bread

What is it about this bread that is just so darn addicting?

Seriously you don’t need regular old white sandwich bread. Nope. Not when there is plantain bread!! And you can make bacon avocado sandwiches. Okay we are a little bias, but really if you are looking to satisfy that bread-like craving. You need to make this… if you haven’t already!

Perfect for adding in fresh fruit for some natural sweetness to create a more sweet bread… like our peach bread and raspberry bread.

If you’re looking for vegan (egg-free) version check out our two recipes:ย plantain socca and our updated plantain socca recipe.

We love usingย plantains in our recipesย from cookies to banana bread to bread pudding to pancakes.ย More to come!!!


easiest grain-free plantain bread


  • about 78oz of plantains, peeled (any ripeness will work)
  • 2 whole eggs (could do egg whites if you would like)
  • *may add in 1 tablespoon coconut oil to batter or cook bread in it


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel plantain.
  3. Place in blender or food processor.
  4. Add in eggs. Add in coconut oil or place oil in pan. Either way the bread will come out.
  5. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  6. Bake bread for 15-18 minutes.

More ideas to do with your plantain bread:

  • add in some tahini or almond butter
  • add in some pumpkin, check out what Christa made here (vegan too)
  • add in some protein powder
  • add in some cocoa

Love seeing what Kasey made, Debbie created, and Laura did…all are amazing recipes. ย And if you use different size pans will result in different thickness of the bread. If you do more or less eggs, or use egg white will all produce slightly different textures. But this grain-free bread is a great base to start with!

Have fun, go wild with plantains hehe

Twins question: What would you like to see next with us using plantains?


be passionate and fit


Purely Fitters: We have a post-workout meal ideas post coming soon to the member area under the meal ideas tab. Also more warm-up and cool-downs coming soon. Keep up the great work. ย Already love hearing all your comments about the first workout the moving ladder!! Great job purely fitters.

Hopefully we will see YOU in the member area ๐Ÿ™‚ Find out more about our home fitness program here.


Love seeing you guys enjoying plantains as much as we do!

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So happy to see plantain bread becoming your top choice for BREAD!! Who needs regular bread when you have easy plantain bread, right? haha


Keep up the amazing plantain creations guys. We love seeing how you are enjoying plantains!!

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Lisa October 1, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Oh the pumpkin added into the plantain bread would be amazing I’m sure! I need to try a few of these out!

lindsay October 1, 2013 - 1:16 pm

oh i love that bread. It’s so moist (hate that word) haha. But so delicious! I need t make it again. and SOON! Love christa’s creation too!

what plug in is that tweet it??

purelytwins October 1, 2013 - 2:07 pm

hey girl ๐Ÿ™‚ oh yes for plantain bread love!! xoxo
and it is called Click to Tweet in wordpress, really easy to use, we love it!

Francisco Smejkal December 13, 2018 - 6:20 pm

Hi, amazing idea! How would you replace the Eggs for a vegan bread? Any suggestions? Thanks!

purelytwins January 4, 2019 - 7:55 am

You can try 2 flax eggs

Christa @ Edible Balance October 1, 2013 - 5:47 pm

thanks for the love girl! xoxo

Mandie Marie @ The Fruitful Turtle October 1, 2013 - 1:58 pm

I love making your socca bread recipe, but I’m going to try plantain next. Does it have a heavy plantain taste or just a hint of it?
Hmm…How about protein energy plantain bites…?

purelytwins October 1, 2013 - 2:08 pm

well for us we love plantains so we don’t think it has a strong plantain taste.
great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

Debbie (accidently delish) October 1, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Thanks for linking me ladies you KNOW how obsessed I am with plantain bread! I finally think I’m going to make the plantain banana bread. So excited!

purelytwins October 1, 2013 - 3:46 pm

wahoo ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

Melissa October 1, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Could you do this with unripe bananas?

purelytwins October 1, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Melissa, you can try. We aren’t sure, but always give it a shot.

Christa @ Edible Balance October 1, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Awww, thanks for the link love ladies! I’ve missed you both terribly… I haven’t been spending much time in the blog world these days, I feel like I’m missing out on so much of what is going on in your lives! Sending you both love and hugs xoxo

purelytwins October 1, 2013 - 7:26 pm

sending you love and hugs too, miss you too sweetie!!

Taylor @ Liftingrevolution.com October 1, 2013 - 6:14 pm

love it! I’ve made it for my husband and it disappeared far too quickly! I would love to see a plantain nut bread loaf!

purelytwins October 1, 2013 - 7:27 pm


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 2, 2013 - 2:15 am

I really adore this idea – with a little added protein powder it’s made the best protein-rich breakfasts for my training lately. And it freezes really well for me to have on hand in emergencies (I am ALWAYS running late). You guys ROCK!!!

Dina October 2, 2013 - 11:09 am

wow, when I saw the pic, I never would’ve guessed plantains. that’s amazing. I want to try it!

Danielle October 2, 2013 - 6:50 pm

I am going to try to make this weekend. Do you have the nutrition information? Cals, Carbs, etc?

Kathleen October 4, 2013 - 10:38 pm

I am Dominican. I would never think to use plantain in such creative ways . I am very intrigued. I too am working on healing my gut. I am going to make this bread. I recently purchased Julian’s coconut paleo bread and not really a fan. This looks great for a sandwich. This dominican loves me some platanos.

purelytwins October 4, 2013 - 11:08 pm

Kathleen if you love plantains then you will love this plantain bread ๐Ÿ™‚

STUFT Mama October 9, 2013 - 3:54 am

Three cheers for your amazing plantain bread!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Odelya November 1, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Hello, i tried to bak this bread and it turned out almost as point as a pancake – any suggestions how to make it more bread like?

purelytwins November 1, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Odelya well it won’t ever be just like bread as it has no yeast, plus only made from 2 ingredients. You could try do 3 eggs or try adding in some baking powder. Hope this helps.

kazy November 15, 2013 - 1:36 pm

This bread looks great. However, I was told by my doctor to keep away from bananas and grapes as they have a high sugar spike. She said bananas are too starchy, so I am curious, how many carbs are int his bread?

purelytwins November 15, 2013 - 8:03 pm

There is roughly about 62 g of carbs in this bread from the plantains.

ellen January 6, 2014 - 12:48 pm

hi. just wanted to know what pan to bake the plantain bread in. Thanks

purelytwins January 6, 2014 - 1:15 pm

we usually bake ours in a small bread loaf or a 6 inch circle. Smaller pans make it more thick slices, you can do in 7 or 8 inch pan and it will just be a little thinner.

Deb January 15, 2014 - 12:15 pm

I just tried making the basic plantain bread last night – yum yum yum! I love that it’s sort of sweet, has a great texture. Even my skeptic hubby and finicky MIL like it! Can’t wait to try out some of the excellent add-in ideas (please list more, this is a great recipe to expand on!). I’ll also try it out in different pans to try out different thicknesses/baking times. Thank you for this yumminess!

purelytwins January 15, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Deb so happy to hear it!!! yay!!

Melissa March 9, 2014 - 8:57 pm

I have tried to make this bread twice but have failed both times. The first time I used too many plaintains so I cut it back by one this time. I thought that would fix it but it’s crumbling pretty bad, not spongy like it appears in your photo. Also mine seems to have a greenish tan color vs a creamy white color. I really want it to come out right!! Any suggestions??

purelytwins March 10, 2014 - 8:38 am

we recommend going by weight then – to make sure it comes out. you could also try using 3 eggs instead of 2, that can help.

Caitlin March 30, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Hi there! Just wondering if you’ve tried making the bread without eggs? (i.e. with chia/flax instead) I’m allergic to eggs!!
Thanks! =D

purelytwins March 30, 2014 - 7:32 pm

yes we have two version of making plantain bread with no eggs. they are on our blog

Karina April 29, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Hey there. Tried this recipe 3 times. The outside seems to cook really well but the inside is always mushy. I tried using 1 egg the last time and it was even more mushy! Any suggestions?

purelytwins April 29, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Karina it comes out best if you use a green plantain and 2 eggs. Try adding in 1/2 tsp baking soda too.

samantha May 8, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Ok i just baked this and mine turned out blackish green?? not white and fluffy like the picture. It taste ok kinda lol. What did i do wrong? i doubled the recipe because.i had a larger bread.pan. i used two green plantains, two tablespoons coconut oil and four eggs. Also a teaspoon of baking soda. The consistency is bread like the color is just wierd.

purelytwins May 8, 2014 - 7:46 pm

the color change is from the baking soda, maybe try just 1/2 tsp of it and see if that helps

samantha May 8, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Thanks will do. I was also thinking of maybe adding some cinnamon and vanilla and using it as a pancake batter. Should I omit the baking soda for this?

purelytwins May 8, 2014 - 8:04 pm

here is one plantain pancake recipe we have done http://bit.ly/11JSwCW
you can still add baking soda just do less

Ana May 12, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Girl, I made this today and it is incredible! Ahh, I added 1/2 tsp baking powder to mine and it turned out with amazing texture, I am in love!
Only thing is that I was looking for something more savory, but with the warm weather my plantain ripened quite fast and my bread was super sweet, lol!
If I use a very green plantain, will the bread be more savory?
Thanks for the delicious recipes, I love your blog!

purelytwins May 12, 2014 - 6:05 pm

yes a green plantain will be more savory not really that sweet. you can make bread and freeze it if needed. glad you liked the recipe!! it’s a favorite of ours

Tara | Treble in the Kitchen June 5, 2014 - 4:56 am

Hey girls!!

I made this bread and it was really good!!! The only thing was it fell apart on me a little. Any suggestions for how to get it a little more firm? Also, do you store it in the fridge during the week?

purelytwins June 5, 2014 - 7:33 am

Tara you can reduce the oil in the recipe, make sure you use more of green plantain as it is more starchy. And yes we store it in the fridge.

Dominique July 17, 2014 - 10:59 am

Just wondering, which kind of pan do you recommend using? A bread loaf pan? A square pan? a small square casserole dish?


purelytwins July 17, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Dominique in the video we showed two different pans. We did a bread loaf pan and a circle pan. About 8 in. Hope this helps!

connie July 31, 2014 - 9:52 pm

I made this bread tonight and the color looked great but when I cut it in half it had little brown spots throughout and wassnt a uniform color like yours pictured. I’m wondering why this happened since I followed recipe exactly?

purelytwins August 1, 2014 - 9:53 am

what ripeness of plantain did you use? did you add any baking soda or baking powder as those can sometimes change the color.

connie August 1, 2014 - 9:58 am

The plantain was yellow with a few spots and I used 1/2ts of baking powder and 1/4ts baking soda. I want to avoid the socks in the bread since my daughter doesn’t like anything that looks strange.

purelytwins August 1, 2014 - 10:32 am

Connie it is still fine to eat, just sometimes baking powder and soda can alter the color. Maybe try adding in a 1 tbsp coconut flour and omit the powder and soda to help with texture.

connie August 1, 2014 - 7:17 pm

Although it was spotted on the inside the bread was delicious and had a great consistency. My daughter loved it and ate it with no problem! My new favorite bread ๐Ÿ™‚

purelytwins August 1, 2014 - 7:36 pm

Awesome!! So happy to hear this ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s our fav too!

Nafise December 1, 2014 - 7:03 pm

It looks great!
One question, why are you using plantains on your recopies? plantain is same as bananas?

Nafise December 3, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Wow!! Thx it was great! I have to try it!

Janet December 3, 2014 - 9:11 am

Yuck. This “bread” is disgusting. Would rather go without. Sorry. Can’t figure out what all the hubbub is about this, but each to their own. Just my opinion. Perfect Paleo Pancakes are much better with the plantain and can be used similarly. Sweet or savory. I may give it one more chance with ripe plantains. And why is it GREEN?

Nafise January 8, 2015 - 12:58 pm

maybe i used sweet plantains or maybe to much coconut oil, so it turn sweet and smells eggs! Is not normal, right?

purelytwins January 8, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Yes it comes out best with a green plantain – here is a video of us making the bread http://purelytwins.com/2014/06/04/5-ingredient-almond-butter-no-sugar-jelly-sandwich-paleo/

Nafise January 8, 2015 - 4:35 pm

hahahah, so that’s the trick! Green plantain! Even my husband doesn’t like the “CORRUPTED one”! But I like it. We plan to try with some green ones soon ๐Ÿ™‚

diana February 18, 2015 - 2:45 pm

This was was great recipe! I added a tsp of coconut flour and it worked out really well for me. So yummy!

purelytwins February 18, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Coconut flour is great to use it! Glad you enjoyed it!

Jacq April 30, 2015 - 8:38 pm

Hey Gals! I am wondering if I did this wrong. It came out runny, then had a really “eggy” texture. Any tips?

purelytwins May 1, 2015 - 6:56 am

Check out our video here of us making it http://bit.ly/3ingredientplantainbread We give tips too!

Karen May 9, 2015 - 7:17 am

I made this recently. added half a tsp of baking powder and some protein powder. WAS DELICIOUS! it came out fairly thick, like a cake. used half for a sandwhich and the other half we ate as cake, topped with greek yogurt, stewed berries and a drizzle of maple syrup! making it again today!! love the recipe ladies! thanks so much!

purelytwins May 9, 2015 - 11:00 pm

yay!! so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe

JoAnne Kleehammer October 3, 2015 - 4:49 pm

You did not specify what type of size pan to cook bread in. Can you provide that information. I am coming for someone who is gluten free and would like to try this recipe. Thank you!

purelytwins October 4, 2015 - 1:59 pm

you can bake it in a 6-8inch pan. a 6in pan will make a thicker bread and 8inch pan will make it thin like in the pictures

Helena C October 18, 2015 - 2:10 pm

I just made this in a loaf pan. 2 plantains, 4 eggs, coconut oil.
Yes I can eat it and spread something SOFT on it but it does not nearly have the same consistency of bread. It is like a slightly thicker quiche. Is this what it is supposed to be like? If it is, then I just can’t call it “bread”. I am trying to find the perfect grain-less bread that I can toast and even make panini sandwiches. The search continues…

purelytwins October 18, 2015 - 5:15 pm

no it is not supposed to be like a quiche, not sure what happened with your recipe. sorry

Helena C May 4, 2016 - 6:51 pm

I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to wait to bake, I needed a stove-top recipe. I had 1 plantain and used the two eggs. It seemed a little thick for what I needed- tortilla wraps for fajitas. Everything was ready – the chicken fajitas, the guac. Now I needed a delivery system! So I sprinkled a bit of arrowroot powder and 1 tbs water so it thinned out a bit. And poured and spread ( like a crepe) it in a tiny pan. It worked!!! Thanks for the easy ingredients and inspiration!

purelytwins May 5, 2016 - 2:05 am
Helena C May 4, 2016 - 7:05 pm

Addendum: Your recipe with a bit of water made 5 – 6″ tortillas in the pan. ๐Ÿ™‚

kay reinholdtsen June 4, 2016 - 4:40 pm

gr8 recipe. was skeptical to begin with. but after a slice, i wanted more and even my non-celiac husband enjoyed a slice. he had his w honey, i had mine w goat cheese and a slice of ham. delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

purelytwins June 5, 2016 - 5:47 pm

So glad you two liked the recipe !

Helene June 18, 2017 - 6:24 pm

I made this and it turned out perfect! I have made something like this before without eggs, but I like this one so much better. It’s more spongy, and I enjoy the taste of coconut oil which comes through in the bread. I doubled the recipe and used a big cookie sheet lined with a silpat. I let it cool for ten minutes, and slid a spatula between the silpat and bread and it popped off pretty easily. Cut it in 8 pieces. Love this plantain bread, it is my new favorite! Thanks for sharing!

P.S. If you’re like me and like to make ahead, I froze these with a piece of parchment paper between each slice of bread, put it in a ziplock bag. Reheated in toaster oven on 375 for 12-13 minutes and its almost as good as fresh!

purelytwins June 19, 2017 - 1:49 pm

So glad you liked it! Yes we make big batches of too in big glass baking dish!

Tony Ajayi August 1, 2018 - 7:36 am

Good day,we are keen to introduce the recipe for plantain bread into our community.The only alternative to plantain flour is to make it into plantain chips . I will appreciate that you give me recipe for varieties of bread derivable from plantain.
It will be nice to have recipes for plantain soup.

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