Clean Eating Banana Apple Bread

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I had so many ripe bananas that were on the brink of going bad, this was the perfect way to transform them! This bread is super beautiful and moist. It has no added sugars, plus it’s lactose & gluten free  – if you use gluten free oats, or you can just substitute them with more almond meal. This amazing bread was created by Happy Healthy Gigi.

Clean Eating Banana Apple Bread

Clean, no sugar added, and diabetic-friendly, what more can you ask for from a super scrumptious piece of bread.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 238kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 2 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoon stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup extra light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons stevia
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas very ripe, mashed


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Lightly coat your loaf tin with 1/2 tsp olive oil.


  • Put diced apples in a small pot on medium heat.
  • Add stevia, cinnamon & vanilla & saute until golden brown - about 5 mins and set aside.

Banana Bread

  • In a medium bowl whisk the almond meal, oat bran, baking powder, cinnamon, stevia and nutmeg.
  • In another bowl whisk the olive oil, eggs, almond milk and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the liquid mixture to the almond meal mixture, in about 4 batches.
  • Once combined, stir in the mashed bananas and fold in the apples.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake for approx. 50 mins, or when wooden skewer comes out clean.
  • Once ready, let cool inside the tin & then remove & serve!


This bread freezes very well, so its great to make a big batch & portion for snacks!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 33mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8


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57 Comments on "Clean Eating Banana Apple Bread"

  1. tray  October 15, 2012

    Is it 2 drops or 1/2 a tsp of vanilla? Both are listed.

    • Skinny Ms.  October 16, 2012

      Tray, It's 1/2 tsp…just corrected. Thanks for letting us know. 🙂

  2. Laura Riley  December 19, 2012

    How much vanilla is needed for the apple part? Is it the same needed for the banana portion?

  3. brain food  December 19, 2012

    I like the helpful information you provide for your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and take a look at again right here regularly. I’m somewhat sure I will be informed many new stuff right right here! Good luck for the next!

  4. Adrielle  January 5, 2013

    Nutrition info?

    • Skinny Ms.  January 5, 2013

      Adrielle, We’ll be adding as soon as possible. This recipes was submitted by a guest food blogger. Thanks!

  5. Skinny Ms.  February 20, 2013

    Kathy, Wheat bran should work fine!

  6. Deb  March 13, 2013

    What would be an acceptable substitute for the almond meal? I have ground flax and ground chia seeds.

  7. Skinny Ms.  March 21, 2013

    Alice, Sure!

  8. Leslie  June 2, 2013

    I would love to know which brand of stevia you bake with as I know that some brands have a very bitter taste which can then permeate the entire dish! Many thanks!

    • Skinny Ms.  June 2, 2013

      Leslie, Just make sure it says for baking on what you purchase. This brand is good: NuNaturals Morefiber Stevia Baking Blend Powder.

  9. Julie  June 13, 2013

    Can you use almond flour instead of almond meal?

    • Skinny Ms.  June 13, 2013

      Julie, Hmmmmm…I’m not totally sure. If you’re plan is to use gluten free flour, I would recommend being sure you have the right amount of protein.

  10. Meghan  June 28, 2013

    I'm fairly certain the difference would be textural as almond flour is blanched skinless almonds and almond meal is ground almonds with the skin on so it is a bit coarser texture. I have interchanged them in other recipes and really don't notice a difference.

    • sue  July 18, 2013

      Do you swap them out for the same amounts> I also have almond flour

  11. Jennifer  July 19, 2013

    May I substitute steel cut oats for the oat bran?

    • Skinny Ms.  July 19, 2013

      Jennifer, I’m not sure if steel cut oats would work. You could try substituting with old-fasioned oats.

    • SkinnyMs  March 4, 2014

      You can, though the bread may be chewier. Old Fashioned Oats ground in a blender are a closer substitute.

  12. Jaycee  July 27, 2013

    Can I substitute honey for the stevia?

  13. scorpionqueen  August 6, 2013

    Do you happen to know how many carbs are in a serving and what size is that serving? Thanks!

    • Skinny Ms.  August 7, 2013

      We’ll be updating the recipe with data soon.

  14. Heather  August 6, 2013

    Do you have the nutritional information for this recipe?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 7, 2013

      Heather, On our list to add the data! 🙂

  15. Heather  August 8, 2013

    When do we use the oat bran?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 9, 2013

      Heather, Combine the almond meal and oat bran…just updated recipe. Thanks!

  16. paula  August 16, 2013

    any nut free substitutes.. have nut allergies in home..

    • Skinny Ms.  August 16, 2013

      Paula, Soy, coconut or regular milk in place of almond milk. For the almond meal, use sunflower seeds and grind into a meal consistency. Use a 1:1 ratio. Caution: make sure the sunflower seeds have no trace nuts when packaged.

  17. Christine  August 16, 2013

    I don't care for the after taste of stevia in baked goods… any suggestions for alternatives?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 17, 2013

      Christine, Sure! Instead of 1 T. stevia for the apple ingredients, I would use about 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar or honey. In the batter, use about 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar. After adding the sugar, taste the batter for sweetness. If you think more sweetness is needed, add another 1/4 cup. Hope this helps!

  18. Regina  August 21, 2013

    Do you know the nutritional information? Can I use honey instead of stevia?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 22, 2013

      Regina, We’re adding nutritional data to all recipes and will get to this one soon. Yes, you can use honey.

  19. Taylor  September 5, 2013

    Can you substitute almond meal for the oat bran?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 5, 2013

      Taylor, Almond meal should work fine! Keep us posted. 🙂

    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

      Yes, that should work.

  20. Joanna  November 5, 2013

    sweeteners are chemicals….. very disappointed! definitely not a healthy recipe. US uses sweeteners in so many things and yet its the most obese country!

  21. Jeannie  November 5, 2013

    What can you use instead of oat bran?

  22. Denise  December 17, 2013

    Hi Skinny Ms.. the nutritional value says it makes 1 loaf and serving size is for 2 slices but from that loaf how many servings do you get? I want to make sure I am dividing the loaf up correctly so the calorie count is correct for my servings.. Thank you!

    • GaleCompton  December 18, 2013

      Denise, I cut the loaf into 12 slices.

  23. jesslagam  September 3, 2014

    Do you know if a flax egg can be used in place of a real egg?

    • SkinnyMs  September 4, 2014

      Jesslagam, Yes, flax egg may be used in place of the egg(s).

  24. Simon  October 26, 2014

    Hi there. Just came across your site. I was wandering if you can substitute the olive oil with coconut oil? thanks.

    • SkinnyMs  October 27, 2014

      Simon, Yes coconut oil will work well instead of the olive oil. You can substitute equally.

  25. Kelly O  February 5, 2015

    Hi there, my husband has a severe nut allergy so can I switch the almond meal with rice milk or coconut milk? Also, with the almond meal can I use Flax meal instead? I really want to make this for my husband so Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon 🙂

    • SkinnyMs  February 6, 2015

      Kelly O, Yes, you can switch almond milk with rice milk or coconut milk. Coconut milk from the carton or lite coconut milk from the can would both be good options. Yes you can use flax meal instead of the almond meal. You could also use coconut flour instead of the almond meal. Just be aware that when substituting flours in baking, textural changes can happen, such as a denser or lighter outcome. Let us know it goes!

  26. Sam  February 14, 2015

    Love this recipe! It is my absolute favourite- I've made it a few times now and like to freeze it in individually wrapped slices (as it freezes really well!), and take it to uni as a healthy snack 🙂

  27. Kathryn  April 7, 2016

    Made this today and it’s really nice. I used flaxseed (linseed) instead of oatbran, worked well.

    • SkinnyMs.  April 7, 2016

      We’re happy you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂

  28. Chris  May 25, 2016

    Can you use applesauce instead of apples? How much?

    • Gale Compton  May 28, 2016

      Chris, Using applesauce in addition to bananas, could add too much moisture. In this recipe I used applesauce, which worked well but didn’t use bnananas. I would recommend using half applesauce and half of the banana amount recommended. Let us know if you make this recipe and your thoughts. 🙂

  29. AURELIE BYRNES  August 22, 2016

    can you adjust for GLUTEN FREE peeps?

    • Gale Compton  August 23, 2016

      Aurelie, Hmmmm…you could try replacing the almond meal and oat flour with all almond flour. If you do, you probably should use an egg extra yolk. Another idea would be to use GF oat flour instead of oat bran. 🙂

  30. Audrey  November 26, 2017

    What size pan?

    • Jennifer Hanford  November 26, 2017

      Hi, Audrey. Either a 9×5 inch or an 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch loaf pan will work.


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