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Easy Banana Nut Bread

Easy Banana Nut Bread

Easy Banana Nut Bread

Easy Banana Nut Bread

Easy Banana Nut Bread

Applesauce is such an easy alternative to use when you’re looking to lighten up a recipe. It’s often used to replace oil in baking. It’s just as yummy but cuts back on fat and calories (with no added sugar)! And as a bonus, the almond flour makes this recipe gluten-free!

  • Author: Addie Gundry
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray again.
  2. Mash the bananas and place into a 2-cup liquid measuring cup.
  3. Add the eggs, applesauce, and vegetable oil to the bananas. Stir to blend. Add enough water to fill the measuring cup of wet ingredients to 2 cups.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Do not over-mix.
  6. Stir in the pecans and vanilla.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes until golden.
  8. Place the bread, in the pan, on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes.
  9. Run a knife or flat metal spatula around the pan. Carefully turn the bread out of the pan onto the rack to cool further. Slice and serve.

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