This bread is perfect for breakfast, or for a sweet treat!
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
- 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.
- 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!
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Is it 2 drops or 1/2 a tsp of vanilla? Both are listed.
Tray, It's 1/2 tsp…just corrected. Thanks for letting us know. 🙂
How much vanilla is needed for the apple part? Is it the same needed for the banana portion?
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Kathy, Wheat bran should work fine!
What would be an acceptable substitute for the almond meal? I have ground flax and ground chia seeds.
Deb, I think either should work.
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!
Leslie, Just make sure it says for baking on what you purchase. This brand is good: NuNaturals Morefiber Stevia Baking Blend Powder.
Can you use almond flour instead of almond meal?
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.
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.
Do you swap them out for the same amounts> I also have almond flour
Sue, Do you mean the flour?
May I substitute steel cut oats for the oat bran?
Jennifer, I’m not sure if steel cut oats would work. You could try substituting with old-fasioned oats.
You can, though the bread may be chewier. Old Fashioned Oats ground in a blender are a closer substitute.
Can I substitute honey for the stevia?
Jaycee, Yes, honey should work fine.
Do you happen to know how many carbs are in a serving and what size is that serving? Thanks!
We’ll be updating the recipe with data soon.
Do you have the nutritional information for this recipe?
Heather, On our list to add the data! 🙂
When do we use the oat bran?
Heather, Combine the almond meal and oat bran…just updated recipe. Thanks!
any nut free substitutes.. have nut allergies in home..
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.
I don't care for the after taste of stevia in baked goods… any suggestions for alternatives?
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!
Do you know the nutritional information? Can I use honey instead of stevia?
Regina, We’re adding nutritional data to all recipes and will get to this one soon. Yes, you can use honey.
Can you substitute almond meal for the oat bran?
Taylor, Almond meal should work fine! Keep us posted. 🙂
Yes, that should work.
sweeteners are chemicals….. very disappointed! definitely not a healthy recipe. US uses sweeteners in so many things and yet its the most obese country!
What can you use instead of oat bran?
Jeannie, Try rolled oats.
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!
Denise, I cut the loaf into 12 slices.
Do you know if a flax egg can be used in place of a real egg?
Jesslagam, Yes, flax egg may be used in place of the egg(s).
Hi there. Just came across your site. I was wandering if you can substitute the olive oil with coconut oil? thanks.
Simon, Yes coconut oil will work well instead of the olive oil. You can substitute equally.
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 🙂
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!
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 🙂
Made this today and it’s really nice. I used flaxseed (linseed) instead of oatbran, worked well.
We’re happy you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂
Can you use applesauce instead of apples? How much?
Chris, Using applesauce in addition to bananas, could add too much moisture. In this recipe https://skinnyms.com/grandmas-applesauce-spice-cake/ 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. 🙂
can you adjust for GLUTEN FREE peeps?
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. 🙂
What size pan?
Hi, Audrey. Either a 9×5 inch or an 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch loaf pan will work.