Introducing my new favorite way to use overripe bananas! I could eat this entire healthy almond butter banana bread skillet in one sitting, it’s so good!

Almond Butter Banana Bread Skillet - Daisybeet

Overripe bananas? No problem.

I’ve been known to purchase excess bananas knowing they’ll ripen too quickly, fore the sole purpose of making banana bread. It’s one of my all time favorite baked goods, and has been through childhood and college.

With my freezer getting full of overripe frozen bananas, I knew it was high time to bake up some banana bread. I already have a few banana bread recipes on the blog (here and here), and I wanted to do something a little different this time. So, instead of pouring the batter into a loaf pan, I poured it right into my cast iron skillet!

The result? As I mentioned before, I could really devour the entire skillet in one sitting.

Almond Butter Banana Bread Skillet - Daisybeet

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s filled with nutritious ingredients. This almond butter banana bread contains plenty of good-for-you ingredients, including banana, almond butter, almond flour, flax meal, and cinnamon.
  • Friends with dietary restrictions can all enjoy. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and paleo friendly.
  • Makes your home smell amazing. Is there any better scent than freshly baking banana bread wafting through your house?
  • Pretty presentation for guests. Everyone will be impressed by this banana bread simply baked in a skillet, instead of a loaf pan.
Almond Butter Banana Bread Skillet - Daisybeet

How to make almond butter banana bread skillet

  • Mix together maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond butter, flax eggs, and mashed bananas.
  • In another bowl, mix together almond flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
  • Pour dry ingredients into wet and mix well to combine.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into an oiled cast iron skillet, top with sliced banana coins, and bake.
  • Let cool before slicing into wedges.

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Almond Butter Banana Bread Skillet (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Introducing my new favorite way to use overripe bananas! I could eat this entire healthy almond butter banana bread skillet in one sitting, it’s so good!

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: serves 1012 1x
  • Category: breakfast, dessert


  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 2 large overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 banana, for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 12 inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together flax meal and warm water in a small bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes, until a gelatinous texture forms.
  3. Mix together prepared flax eggs, mashed bananas, maple syrup, almond butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together almond flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  5. Pour dry ingredients into wet, and stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Pour batter into cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with extra chocolate chips and sliced banana coins (optional).
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean in the center. The edges will be nicely browned and starting to peel away from the cast iron skillet when done.
  9. Let cool before slicing like a pie and serving.


  • Choose natural creamy almond butter – you want it to be runny. The only ingredients should be almonds and maybe salt.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Keywords: almond butter banana bread, banana bread skillet, vegan, gluten free, paleo

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