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Perfect Banana-Pecan Bread

Perfect Banana-Pecan Bread (which just so happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free while still tasting better than the other stuff. awwww yeah, baby!)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Bread, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 1960kcal
Author: Beth Ricci


  • 2-1/4 cups Mashed very ripe banana
  • 4 Eggs
  • cup Honey softened/melted if not already liquid
  • cup Coconut oil melted
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Coconut palm sugar
  • 2 cups White rice flour
  • 1 cup Tapioca starch
  • 2 teaspoons Ground chia seeds I use my Vitamix to grind them. You could also use a food processor or a coffee grinder.
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon ground
  • ½ teaspoon Nutmeg ground
  • ½ teaspoon Cloves ground
  • 1 cup Pecans chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease two loaf pans with coconut oil.
  • Add first five ingredients to a large bowl (bananas, eggs, coconut oil, honey, vanilla) and mix well (I use an electric hand mixer).
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (minus the pecans) to another bowl, and stir well to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet gradually, mixing well to combine.
  • Stir in the pecans.
  • Pour batter equally into the two prepared loaf pans (I use glass pans, and it works great. I recommend glass or stoneware, but not "non-stick" as it used toxic chemicals).
  • Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Test if it is done by sticking a very sharp knife into the middle. If the knife does not come out clean, bake for another 2 minutes and re-test.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing, then enjoy with a nice slathering of butter (unless you're dairy-free, in which case I feel sorry for you and suggest perhaps, uh, marmalade? It's delicious on its own too, of course!)


If you really want to make this dessert-like, you could swap out the pecans for chocolate chips. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure it would be delish!


Calories: 1960kcal | Carbohydrates: 286g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 84g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 1918mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 4.9mg