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Low Carb Gluten-Free Frosted Banana Bread

Caramel Frosted Banana Bread

Look no further for the best low carb, gluten-free banana bread recipe. Ground chia seed, that nutritional powerhouse, gives this bread the perfect banana bread texture. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 215 kcal


Banana Bread:

Caramel Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
  • 6 tbsp whipping cream
  • 1 tsp caramel flavour OR vanilla extract


Banana Bread:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease a loaf pan very well.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water and chia seed. Stir and let sit to gel. If it remains very thick, add more water (it should resemble mashed bananas in consistency).
  3. Meanwhile in a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, sweetener, coconut flour, whey protein powder, baking powder and salt.
  4. Stir in almond milk, eggs, melted butter, banana extract, vanilla, stevia and chia mixture until thoroughly combined.
  5. Spread mixture in prepared baking pan, smoothing the top.
  6. Bake 70 to 75 minutes or until golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean
  7. Let cool in pan 20 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Caramel Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sweetener until smooth.
  2. Beat in whipping cream and caramel or extract until well combined.
  3. Spread over cooled banana cake and let set about half an hour.

Recipe Notes

Serves 16. Each serving has 9 g of carbs and 5 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 4 g.

Unfrosted: 171 Calories; 13g Fat (65.7% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 48mg Cholesterol; 240mg Sodium.

Frosted: 215 Calories; 18g Fat (70.7% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 64mg Cholesterol; 263mg Sodium.

Nutrition Facts
Caramel Frosted Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 263mg11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 5g20%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.