Gluten-Free Banana Bread with Almond Flour

Today you’re going to get a gluten-free banana bread recipe. It uses almond flour, a truly gluten-free flour (not like rice flour).

But first, a story…

There we we were, me and my best buddy of more than 30 years, sitting at a Toronto Blue Jays game on Tuesday night.

Ten years ago we would have been drinking beer and eating hot dogs and pizza.

Five years ago we would have been drinking beer and eating pizza.

One year ago we would have been drinking soda and eating pizza.

This year, having committed to improving our nutrition better than ever, we had water and peanuts.

After all, he’s my #1 client, having gone from 210 pounds at 5’10” to 9% body fat and 175 pounds.

Here we are 21 years ago! Can you even tell which one I am?

Ten years ago, when we were roommates, my best buddy and #1 client used to come home from work (where he had consumed 2 liters of soda) and go straight into a nap. Then he’d get up and make chicken fingers and fries and have more soda.

Sometimes he had a nap BEFORE his pre-dinner nap. He was tired all the time. And then…something changed…

He decided to eat better…to train harder…and get back in shape.

And he did. He consistently outplayed guys 10 years younger than him on his soccer team. He would lift, sprint, and do hard-core conditioning, using Turbulence Training workouts.

Last year he and I crushed a Tough Mudder race in just over 2 hours. We were among the first 10 to finish the race. We were done before thousands of people even got into the parking lot!

These days he’s also cooking amazing and healthy meals and gave me the Banana Bread recipe below.

If he can do it, so can YOU!

Here’s the recipe. I tried it out this morning. It was good and moist, but it didn’t have enough chocolate chunks in it! I’d also add some walnuts or pecans next time around. Still, it was hard not to eat too much – and so I did.


Almond Flour Banana Bread

bowl 1.

3 cups of almond flour
1/2 cup of ground flax seeds
1 tblsp sea salt
1 tblsp of baking powder (optional)

bowl 2

3 well done bananas. (mash them up real good)

bowl 3.

1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup of water (optional)

mix bowl 2 and 3 together and mix up really well.

then mix into bowl 1 and mix it up really well.

you can then smash up some dark chocolate and blueberries into the mixture and mix up really well.

pre heat oven to 350.

grease up a bread type baking pan with coconut oil.

mould the mixture into bread shape and put in pan.

cook for about 45 min or so.

Let me know what you think.

Even better, let me know your favorite gluten-free recipes below, and I’ll try them out.

Greatly appreciated,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer