Flourless Banana Bread Bars (Dairy Free Option)

Flourless Banana Bread Bars (Dairy Free Option)

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8-9 1x


Healthy and Easy to make Flourless Banana Bread Bars (Dairy Free Option)



Flourless Banana Bread Bars

  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats to grind into a flour Or Gluten free oat flour for quick option
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
  • 4 oz plain greek yogurt (see notes for dairy free option)
  • 2 ripe bananas (one for batter – mashed) and 1 small banana to slice on top
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (finely ground almonds with skin).  Fine Almond flour may be substituted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • OPTIONAL sweeteners- 1/2 c coconut sugar or honey/maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup creamy natural almond butter (or other nut butter of choice)- no stir works best

Optional Cinnamon streusel – if using prepare first:

  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup almond meal or almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp naturally refined coconut oil, solid and chilled (butter may be substituted)
  • Extra sliced/chopped banana to mix in if desired


Optional Cinnamon streusel – if using prepare first: 

  1. In a medium bowl, use a pastry blender or fork to combine the chilled coconut oil) with the almond flour, sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix until a crumbly mixture forms, toss with extra banana slices (if desired) then spread on top of the batter before baking.

Directions to prepare Bars:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line an 8 x 8 cake pan, set aside.
  2. Place Gluten Free rolled oats in a food processor or blender and grind until fine flour is formed. Alternatively, you made use gluten free oat flour.
  3. Beat the egg, egg whites, banana, and yogurt until well combined. You can do this in a bowl or stand mixer.  In a separate bowl, Mix your flour, almond meal (ground almonds), and baking powder and optional sugar.
  4. Stir in the creamy no stir nut butter and cinnamon.
  5. Pour batter into brownie or cake pan 8×8, add streusel topping here (if using) or skip to baking if you’d like no topping.
  6. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool before slicing/serving. Slice and serve.
  8. Storage – Freezer friendly (in foil or storage container) for up to 5 months. Store in refrigerator in closed container for up to 1 week.


  • For dairy free option, replace yogurt with non dairy yogurt or milk. If using milk option, mix in an additional 2 tbsp cup gluten free oat flour to thicken batter.
  • Nutrition below estimated without sugar and topping added
  • Category: snack/dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: banana bread, gluten free, healthy, flourless, dessert, bars, snack, banana cake, bread


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