Keto Banana Bread and Muffins

Since my kids were very young, I have made muffins for them – for breakfast, to pack in their lunch boxes and for after school treats — they have a long list of favorites that I’ve slowly started to make keto. The keto blueberry muffins are a huge hit, and I’ll often make my keto zucchini bread in muffin tins for a portable treat. I recently had a batch of bananas that needed to be used, but bananas are extremely high in carbs, so I was going to just make a traditional banana bread for the family and not indulge but so many of you have asked me for keto banana bread or keto banana muffins, that I decided to try to make a low carb banana bread.

Because bananas come in at around 27 grams of carbs each, they are tricky to incorporate into a keto diet. So, in this recipe, I used just half of a VERY RIPE banana (the riper, the more flavorful) and a banana emulsion – which enhances the banana flavor more than extract, though banana extract also works well!

I also love walnuts, so I include them for texture, but you can leave them out – either way, this keto banana bread will become a family favorite! And, these slices of banana bread or keto banana muffins come in at just 3g of net carbs each!

Keto Banana Bread

5 from 2 votes
Servings 12
Calories 121 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 medium banana very ripe
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp banana emulsion
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener or your preferred sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp of pink salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ and grease a muffin tin or loaf pan with non stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork then whisk in the melted butter, eggs, egg yolks, and banana and vanilla flavorings. Stir until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, flax meal, monkfruit (or your preferred sweetener), salt and baking powder. Stir until it’s all mixed together.
  • Gradually combine the dry ingredients with the wet, stirring after each addition, until they are well incorporated.
  • Finally, fold in the nuts if using.
  • Transfer batter to muffin tin or loaf pan, and bake 20 minutes for muffins and 30-35 minutes for a loaf pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 99IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carricohttp://thisisradiance.com
Exploring the art of graceful aging, I share my journey and tips on wellness, beauty, and nutrition for women embracing their vibrant 40s and beyond.

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