Banana Bread Recipe No Butter

Are you on the hunt for a delectable banana bread recipe that’s both mouthwatering and health-conscious? Look no further! Our no-butter banana bread recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your health goals in check. This delightful treat not only tastes amazing but also provides a nutritious twist on a classic favorite.

The Secret to a Healthier Banana Bread

Banana bread is a beloved classic, but it often includes a hefty amount of butter. Our recipe swaps out the butter and uses alternative ingredients to create a moist, flavorful banana bread that you won’t believe is butter-free.

Key Ingredients:

  • Flour: We use 115g (1 cup) of all-purpose flour and 50g (1/2 cup) of almond flour for a delightful texture.
  • Cocoa Powder: 35g (1/3 cup) of cocoa powder adds a rich, chocolatey flavor to your banana bread.
  • Baking Powder: 2 tsp of baking powder ensures that your banana bread rises perfectly.
  • A Pinch of Salt: Just a pinch to enhance the flavors.
  • Date Syrup: 100g (1/2 cup) of date syrup for a natural and healthier sweetener.
  • Milk: 100g of milk to keep the bread moist and tender.
  • Ripe Bananas: One well-ripened banana, mashed to perfection.
  • Oil: 70g (1/2 cup) of oil provides moisture without the need for butter.
  • Eggs: 2 large eggs at room temperature (about 100g each) for binding and structure.

Baking Your No-Butter Banana Bread

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) unless you have specific temperature instructions for testing.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, almond flour (for testing), cocoa powder, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  3. Prepare Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, combine the date syrup, milk (following temperature instructions if provided), mashed banana, and oil. Beat in the eggs until well incorporated.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry: Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Avoid overmixing.
  5. Baking Time: Transfer the batter to a greased or lined loaf pan. Bake for about 35 minutes, or according to your specific temperature and time instructions.
  6. Cool and Enjoy: Let your banana bread cool for a few minutes in the pan before transferring it to a wire rack for complete cooling. Slice and savor!

Banana Bread (No Butter)


  • 115g all-purpose flour (1 cup) – I use 1:1 gluten free flour
  • 50g almond flour (1/2 cup, for testing)
  • 35g cocoa powder (1/3 cup)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 100g date syrup (1/2 cup)
  • 100g milk – I use Almond milk
  • 2 ripe banana, mashed
  • 70g oil (1/2 cup)
  • 2 large eggs (at room temperature, about 100g each)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). If you are conducting different tests with various temperatures, make sure to set it accordingly for each test.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, almond flour (for testing), cocoa powder, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix these dry ingredients together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the date syrup and milk. If there are temperature settings (T=100), follow those instructions for the mixture temperature.
  4. Mash a ripe banana and add it to the wet ingredients, followed by the oil.
  5. Beat the eggs and add them to the wet mixture as well.
  6. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  7. Grease a loaf pan or line it with parchment paper. Pour the banana bread batter into the pan.
  8. Place the pan in the preheated oven. If there are specific temperature and time instructions for testing, follow those. Otherwise, bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Once the banana bread is done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes in the pan.
  10. Transfer the banana bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Wrapping It Up

This banana bread recipe proves that you can enjoy a scrumptious treat without sacrificing your health goals. With the right combination of ingredients, you can have a moist, delicious banana bread that’s perfect for breakfast, snacks, or dessert. Try this recipe and relish the taste of a healthier banana bread that’s sure to become a family favorite!

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