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Cherry Cardamom Banana Protein Bread (Gluten Free!)

No matter the season, banana bread is always a mood! This recipe is also gluten free, dairy free and extremely easy to make and of course, using all the best ingredients in season and along some coconut flour to keep things thick and gluten free.

Cherries & bananas... in a protein bread! One of the best parts of this recipe is that it's extremely easy to make, it's basically mix, pour, bake and done... extremely easy! This banana bread is just the perfect dessert or snack without all those tons of sugars our bodies don't need.

Cardamom Banana Bread

About this Cherry Cardamom Banana Protein Bread:

Cherries & bananas! Who doesn't love a good banana bread recipe? Make it healthy and sugar-free while also being so so good!? Trust me, this recipe is surely a keeper and also a one that you just can not miss.

To add that extra magical factor of this recipe I also included some cinnamon, such a game changer! Amps up the flavor of the banana and the whey protein.

Key Ingredients:

Adding some black cardamom, cinnamon and of course, banana and cherries. I have been also obsessed with this ingredient, it adds volume, creaminess and you can add collagen protein to every recipe too to make them extra nourishing!

Cardamom Banana Bread

Black Cardamoms and cherries, the magic factor! In this occasion I used also some vanilla whey protein to add more flavor and a delicious bakery style touch to this recipe, one of my latest obsessions that goes perfect in this recipe. These are simply great for meal prep, no need to bake anything at all to enjoy and attack that sweet tooth at any moment.

I mixed it with some cinnamon, stevia to add a little but more of flavor and unique touch to the mix of the already iconic cherry banana and cardamom combination.

The base of this Cherry Cardamom Banana Protein Bread:

The base is made with simple ingredients such as coconut flour and vanilla grass-fed protein. To keep things easy, gluten free and keto friendly. I also included some almonds and a touch of cinnamon to step up the game of this cherry cardamom banana bread.

Cardamom Banana Bread

Overall, these are the ingredients needed for this Cherry Cardamom Banana Protein Bread:

  • Coconut Flour

  • Grass-fed Vanilla Whey Protein

  • Eggs

  • Black Cardamom

  • Cinnamon

  • Cherries

  • Bananas

  • Vanilla Extract

  • Stevia

  • Almonds

  • Unsweetened Almond Milk

So we've got our protein, our crunch factor all in this simply and wholesome recipe! As a foodie and nutritionist I believe that the quality of the ingredients can make the difference in our health and also make healthy food more sustainable.

In here we are using products that stick to whole some and nothing artificial... plus no inflammatory ingredients.

Super nutrient dense! And we are not including sugars, syrups, wheat and instead whole some and non-artificial ingredients; coconut flour, grass-fed whey protein, stevia and real natural fresh fruit. These are just LEGIT AND DELICIOUS.

Cherry Cardamom Banana Protein Bread

The full instructions will be below along with the nutritional information per serving. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of protein, nutrients and flavor!

Overall this recipe is:

  • Low Carb

  • Paleo

  • Freezer Friendly

  • Dairy Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!

Cherry Cardamom Banana Protein Bread

The end result

The flavor of the cherries with the cardamom is just something so unique and delicious. So aromatic and for the texture.. so thick, fluffy and moist! The whey protein here helps with that crispy outside while also keeping the inside moist... easy to make and with the special crunch of almonds.

All the ingredients here work to perfect, a delicious and healthy recipe that we will be making on repeat... that's a delicious fact! Pairs so well with a glass of cashew milk, heaven in your mouth.

Cherry Cardamom Banana Protein Bread

You might want to save this recipe because a second batch might be needed here! I shared some of the recipe with my friends but they were just too good as my afternoon snack after crossfit or dessert that I had to make some more.

Pro tip: You can also drizzle some melted chocolate to make them even prettier and tastier!

This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and elegant and fun no matter the occasion, this recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple and minimal ingredients in a gluten free, low carb and gluten free dream in a banana bread.

Sharing is caring!

Remember that sharing is caring so please spread the love by saving, sharing or bookmarking this recipe for later. To cook with your loved ones on one of your amazing brunches or friend gatherings!

With love,



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Cherry Cardamom Banana Protein Bread

By María Fernanda López

Serves 6 large pieces


  • 3/4 cup of coconut flour

  • 1/2 cup of vanilla whey protein

  • 1/4 cup of stevia or monk fruit

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1 tsp of baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp of black cardamom

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 bananas

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

  • 1 cup of cherries

  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 cup of almonds


  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. Measure all your dry ingredients using your scale and place them into a mixing bowl.

  3. Add the wet ingredients, cherries, bananas and chop the almonds, add them to the mix and stir well. Save some cherries and almonds for topping.

  4. Transfer to a silicone baking loaf dish.

  5. Top with leftover almonds and cherries.

  6. Bake for 35 minutes, let them cool down and enjoy!


Nutritional Facts (per serving) 250 kcal.

Fat: 8.9g

Carbs: 24.7g

Fiber: 6.8g

Net Carbs (only minus fiber): 17.9g

Protein: 18.8g


Cherry Cardamom Banana Protein Bread

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1 Comment

DeAnna Choi
DeAnna Choi
Jun 07

Dear Maria!!! I tried this recipe and it is absolutley amazing!!! I'm so glad I found you and your recipes. This is the perfect lowcarb recipe. I used half coconut and almond flour and then maybe 2 tbsp of gluten free flour to tame the nut flour as it can be irritating for my gut sometimes. The cardamom and cherry is just divine and I love this has protein powder. The texture comes out great. I feel like i found the holy grail of low carb, no sugar loafs!!!! Thank you!! For some reason at 350 I had to bake my loaf for about 55 min. Maybe I have a shorter and deeper loaf pan than your...mine came with a …

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