June 5, 2019

Sugar Free Banana Bread Recipe – Medium Sugar Effect

sugar free banana bread


Ever since I was a child this was my favourite treat, I knew, when I suffered from onset diabetes I had to find a way to still have it in my life and so sugar free banana bread was born.


Finding natural ways to add sweetness to things has been the main reason I was able to reverse the illness.  Though I still have to eat them with caution – Dates have a multitude of other health benefits too.  Much more beneficial to your health than a normal slice of cake, which can be loaded with sugar.


Health benefits of using Dates as a sugar replacement in the sugar free banana bread:


  • Dates are very high in fibre which is good news if you want to lose weight, are constipated or need to improve gut health.
  • They have been proven to help improve cholesterol levels which in turn can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
  • They can help balance blood sugar levels, this works well in my experience.  Especially if you replace sugary snacks with 1 or 2 dates.
  • It’s thought they can improve brain health too… who doesn’t need some of that?


So overall a great alternative to a quite sugary treat.


I hope you enjoy the sugar free banana bread as much as my whole family do!  You can also try it toasted with some butter for a very special treat… Your welcome!


Sugar Free Banana Bread

A delicious twist on the traditional banana bread recipe with lots of healthy fats including coconut oil and nuts and no sugar - only the natural sweetness of dates.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cake
Cuisine: British
Keyword: banana bread, banana cake
Servings: 10
Cost: 3.8


  • bread tin
  • oven
  • mixer


  • 2 large bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup date paste
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite nuts (optional - but walnuts are delicious in this recipe)


  • Pre-heat oven to 170°C (330°F)
  • Peel and mash the bananas with a fork and add to a mixer
  • Add date paste and coconut oil and date paste to the mixer and set to a medium speed
  • Beet eggs and add to the mixer slowly allowing to combine well with each addition
  • Turn up the speed until the mixture becomes lighter (approximately 5 minutes)
  • Remove from the mixer and add all of the remaining ingredients
  • Fold with a spoon until well combined
  • Pour mixture into a greased loaf tin
  • Bake in the centre of the pre-heated oven for 55 minutes (DO NOT check before 45 minutes) or when a fork comes out clean when inserted to the centre of the sugar free banana loaf
  • Leave to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tin and placing on a wire rack to cool further... if you can resist

If you love a sweet treat without the guilt of sugar, check out these:

Keto Mixed Berry Shots

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