Delicious sugar free low carb banana bread made with healthy ingredients. This recipe includes real bananas! In addition, I used Greek yogurt to add tenderness along with common spices for extra flavor!
Low Carb Banana Bread With Carbquick
If you’ve been dying to enjoy a slice of banana bread while keeping your carbohydrates low, then this recipe is going to be one of your favorites!
In fact, even those that don’t follow a low carb diet will enjoy this banana bread.
When I bake, my husband always assumes it’s made with “odd” ingredients. I have to admit, that nine times out of ten I do replace traditional ingredients with their lower carbohydrate alternative.
In this case, in place of all-purpose flour I used Carbquick.
What is Carbquick?
Carbquick is a low carb baking mix similar to Bisquick, except the net carbs are 80-90% lower than Bisquick.
In the mix is a processed ingredient called Carbalose flour, which is modified wheat with plant fiber. If you are sensitive to gluten then this product may not be for you.
I have seen this brand circling around the low carb community for a long time, but never bought it.
But I’ve been super curious and sometimes convenience trumps being economical. My verdict is that this ready-to-go baking mix is GOOD.
In fact, Alan didn’t know that I used a different type of a flour in this banana bread.
Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
Not only did I keep the carbohydrates lower than a traditional loaf of bread, but I also added some additional healthy ingredients.
Instead of using oil (not all oils are bad!), I kept this bread moist with Greek yogurt.
Also, as I mentioned above, real bananas are in this recipe instead of an extract.
Bananas get a bad rap in the low carb community because of their natural sugars, which gives bananas a higher carb count.
Although, bananas have other health benefits such as being a good source for potassium, vitamin C and B6.
In addition, I enhanced the flavors with a hint of cinnamon, which is a spice known to help lower blood sugar levels.
Ingredients For Low Carb Banana Bread
For this recipe gather the following ingredients:
- Baking powder
- Brown sugar alternative like Monk Fruit
- 2 medium bananas, extra ripe
- Greek yogurt
- Vanilla extract
- Large mixing bowl
- Medium mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Loaf pan
How To Make Low Carb Banana Bread
This bread only take 5 minutes to mix together, then another 45 minutes of patience while the bread bakes. Fair warning.
- In a medium bowl mash banana. Add Greek yogurt, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix until well combined.
- In a large bowl whisk together Carbquick, baking powder, cinnamon, sweetener and salt.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the center of the well. Stir with a spatula until combined. Don’t over mix.
- Grease the loaf pan and add the banana bread batter to the pan.
- Bake at 350° for 42-45 minutes.
What Sweetener Can I Use For Healthy Bread?
There are several options when choosing a sweetener for this banana bread.
Generally, I use about 1/3 of a cup of a sugar alternative like brown monk fruit for this low carb banana bread recipe.
Some factors to consider – how ripe are the bananas? If the bananas are nice and ripe, then 1/3 cup is plenty sweet for me.
If you like your treats extra sweet then you could add up to a full cup of sweetener like it’s made in traditional recipes.
My favorite types of sweeteners I have used to bake with are monk fruit, erythritol, stevia or a stevia/erythritol blend.
This recipe is a basic banana bread, so I encourage you to get creative with additional ingredients. Add up to 1 cup of the ingredients below or mix in a combination of several:
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Chopped nuts; walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts
- Sugar free chocolate baking chips
- Swirl on top of the dough nut butter of your choice
How Many Carbs Are In Banana Bread?
This recipe (9×4 loaf) yields 16 slices with 4.2 net grams of carbohydrates.
I usually will let the nutritional calculator add up the macronutrients, but for this recipe I did the math myself because I’m certain Carbquick isn’t in the database.
Your macronutrients may differ, so use my calculations for this low carb banana bread with carbquick as a reference only.
Also, for a snack, I slice a piece, then cut it in half again when I add peanut butter or any other topping.
Is This Low Carb Banana Bread Keto?
Since I didn’t bake this bread with any oil like avocado or coconut, then I would not consider this a keto bread.
However, this can easily be adjusted to a keto diet by adding some fat like sugar free peanut butter, coconut butter or some sugar free pumpkin spice butter.
How To Store Banana Bread
Cool the loaf completely before wrapping it in saran wrap, foil or placing in an air tight container.
This low carb banana bread can be left on the counter for a couple of days or in the refrigerator for up to a week if properly stored.
In addition, freeze this bread in an air tight freezer bag or container for 2-3 months.
- 2 cups Carbquick
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3-1/2 cup sugar alternative
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Lightly grease a 9x4 loaf pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a medium bowl mash bananas with a fork or potato masher.
- Mix in eggs, vanilla extract, Greek yogurt, and almond milk.
- In a separate large mixing bowl whisk together Carbquick, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sweetener.
- Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
- Pour the wet ingredients in to the well and gently fold the ingredients together until incorporated.
- Place bread dough in the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 42-47 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
- Cool for 15 minutes before inverting to a baking rack.
- Cool completely before slicing.
Add up to 1 cup of add-ins: coconut flakes, nuts, sugar free chocolate chips.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 11.5gNet Carbohydrates: 4.2gFiber: 7.3gSugar: 12gProtein: 3.4g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
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