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Coconut Rum Paleo Banana Bread

  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


This Coconut Rum Paleo Banana Bread recipe uses frozen bananas, and is moist and tender with a tropical banana bread twist.


  • Coconut oil spray
  • 3 medium bananas (frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum (see Note)
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup milled golden flaxseed
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or light brown sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (melted and cooled slightly)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup pecans (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 ripe banana (peeled and halved length-wise (see Note))


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Spray the inside of an 8 by 8-inch casserole dish with coconut oil. Place the frozen bananas in the dish and sprinkle on the rum. Roast for 30 minutes. Cool to lukewarm.
  2. Turn the oven down to 350F. Line a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together the almond flour, milled golden flaxseed, coconut sugar, cinnamon, psyllium husk powder, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  4. Transfer the roasted bananas (along with any liquid) to a medium bowl and mash with a fork. Whisk in the coconut oil, eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, and vinegar.
  5. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry, and then fold in the pecans and coconut flakes (the batter will be thick).
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it out evenly. Lay the banana halves on top, lightly pressing them into the batter.
  7. Bake until a wooden pick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean or with just a couple crumbs, about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Cover the top of the loaf with foil after 1 hour if the top starts to get too dark before the loaf is cooked through.
  8. Turn off the oven and let the loaf cool in the oven with the door ajar.
  9. Once cooled, slice and enjoy.


  • If You Don’t Want to Roast the 3 Bananas: Roasting the bananas develops and enhances their flavor and natural sweetness. However, if you’re pressed for time you can skip this step and simply mash the bananas instead (fresh or frozen mashed bananas will work here).
  • The Banana on Top That Gets Split in Half Lengthwise: This banana should be ripe and fresh, not frozen. Or you can omit it if you want.
  • Rum Substitute: If you don’t have rum on hand, you can use 2 tablespoons of water instead and if desired, add 1/2 teaspoon rum extract (or vanilla extract).
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 347
  • Sugar: 14
  • Sodium: 264
  • Fat: 24
  • Saturated Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 28
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 8
  • Cholesterol: 54

Keywords: Paleo Banana Bread