5 from 2 votes
Plantain “Banana” Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

This sweet bread recipe is gluten free.  It uses green plantains for the starch and very ripe plantains for the smashed banana’s.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Paleo
Keyword: AIP, Paleo
Servings: 12
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Emily Boudwin
  • 2 Plantains Green, Large, peeled 330g
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1/2 Cup Palm Shortening 100g
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar, raw 100g
  • 2 TBLS Flax seed 18g
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda 4g
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt 7g
  • 3 Plantains soft and very ripe, peeled 400g
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

  2. Peel green plantains and slice into thin pieces.  Place into heavy duty blender or food processor.

  3. Add the eggs, palm shortening, sugar, ground flax seed (omit if AIP), baking soda and salt to your blender or food processor.  (Don’t add the ripe plantains)

  4. Blend until smooth, scraping as necessary.

  5. In a separate large bowl: add peeled, very ripe plantains.  Removing any hard spots.  You are looking to have about 400 grams of very ripe and soft plantains.  Use more ripe plantains as necessary. 

  6. Using your hands, squeeze the ripe plantains until there are no lumps and it is mashed thoroughly.

  7. Pour batter into the bowl with the mashed plantains.  Stir until integrated.

  8. Grease the bottom of your bread and/or muffin pans.

  9. If making muffins, fill no more than 2/3 full. This will allow the muffin room to rise.

  10. Place bread or muffin pans into a preheated 375* F oven. 

  11. Bake muffins 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick through the center comes out clean.

  12. Bake the bread for 60-80 minutes, until a toothpick through the center comes out clean.

Recipe Notes


Coconut Oil instead of Palm Shortening

Omit: Flax seed if AIP


Nutrition Facts
Plantain "Banana" Bread
Amount Per Serving (46 g)
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 512mg21%
Potassium 407mg12%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 900IU18%
Vitamin C 13.7mg17%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Plantain (Banana) Bread

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This healthy muffin is delicious. Nice light texture and flavorful.

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