Single Serve Banana Bread

This one-banana banana bread recipe is fluffy and moist, made healthier using almond flour and is refined sugar free.  It is made in a cast iron skillet and is the perfect single serve dessert!

skillet banana bread

I love all things banana bread.  I mean who doesn’t?!  The perfect treat for when you have bananas about to go bad.  But what about when you have only one?!  Because let’s be real.  I totally understand forgetting about your bananas and having them get too ripe.  But who buys a bunch of bananas and lets ALL of them go bad?  Nah.  Usually it is one or maybe two.  So that is where this recipe comes in.  This one-banana banana bread is perfect for a single serve dessert.  Which brings me to my next favorite topic:

Single serve desserts! My other new found love.  I have a HUGE sweet tooth so sometimes portion control can be hard for me.  But this makes it easy!  If you are the same way be sure to check out my single serve spiced peach crisp and my single serve DOUBLE chocolate healthy mug cake. And for now get ready to really love on this banana bread!

banana bread a la mode

Let’s make a One-Banana Banana Bread Dessert!

As I start off every tip list with recipes that use grain free flours – do not try to mess with the ratio or types of flours used in this recipe.  Or at least if you do, know that I can not guarantee success of the result because I have not tried it any other way.  Almond flour and coconut flour are both so weird (for lack of a better word) so you cannot just swap other flours in a 1 to 1 ratio.  So stick to the recipe for this one if you can!

However I will say, the one beauty of a skillet recipe is that if it is a little crumbly or a little too soft it is okay, because it isn’t a loaf of bread that needs to stand on its own.  You just eat it straight from the skillet!

The sweetener you can feel free to swap out or omit completely – that one is up to you.  It won’t really mess with the structure of your banana bread and I personally think the banana is enough to sweeten this dessert if you aren’t looking for anything over the top sweet.  Up to you!

And lastly, I didn’t even grease the skillet for this one – again because I just enjoyed with a spoon – so feel free to skip that step too!

And actually one more thing- the ice cream you see mine with is actually a local Atlanta dairy free gelato called Revolution Gelato.  And this was their cardamom spice flavor – highly recommend adding this or your favorite ice cream to the warm bread for that a la mode feel!

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a mixing bowl
  • a whisk
  • a small cast iron skillet

I hope you enjoy this whole new way to use that one last banana as much as I do!

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one banana banana bread

Single Serve Skillet Banana Bread

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 servings 1x


Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

This one-banana banana bread recipe is fluffy and moist, made healthier using almond flour and is refined sugar free.  It is made in a cast iron skillet and is the perfect single serve dessert!


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, softened.
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tbsp Stevia
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mash your banana until minimal lumps remain.
  3. Whisk in your egg and your coconut oil.
  4. Then add in your dry ingredients (flour, Stevia, cinnamon, baking soda, salt).
  5. Pour into a small cast iron skillet.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are golden brown and center is firm.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 batch

Keywords: one banana recipe, one banana banana bread, single serve dessert

If you try this recipe please leave a comment below letting me know what you think!  If you remake on Instagram don’t forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and share in my stories!


one banana banana bread

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