Video/Recipe: Grain-Free Coconut Banana Blueberry Bars

grain-free, gluten-free, banana, blueberry, coconut flour, coconut oil

Blueberries add flavor, texture and a slew of antioxidants to any baked product. Antioxidants consist of a group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that help bind up harmful metabolic by-products called “free radicals” that can lead to tissue and DNA damage, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other age-related diseases. Free radicals are highly reactive compounds that are formed from normal metabolic functions in the body and also when our cells are exposed to a variety of substances such as radiation, chemicals, pollution, smoke, drugs, alcohol, pesticides and the sun. A poor diet also contributes to the formation of free radicals. Anthocyanin (the pigment that makes blueberries blue) contains naturally occurring plant chemicals called polyphenols which have very high antioxidant characteristics. The darker, deeper blue fruits have the highest anthocyanin values, thereby supplying the most potent antioxidant sources.

The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston has developed an assay called ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), which rates the antioxidant capacity of foods. Fresh blueberries have a high level of ORAC, at 2400 per 100 grams. Researchers have found that blueberries rank #1 in antioxidant activity when compared to 40 common fresh fruits and vegetables.

Coconut Banana Blueberry Bars


4 medium bananas (well spotted)

7 whole eggs (pastured if possible)

4 Tablespoon coconut oil

2 Tablespoon raw honey

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup coconut flour (where to buy high quality coconut flour)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

6 – 8 ounces of fresh or frozen blueberries (organic if possible)


  • Using a food processor , puree the bananas
  • Add the 7 eggs and process
  • Add the honey, oil and vanilla and process
  • Add the coconut flour, baking soda and salt and process until smooth
  • Pour into a well oiled 9×13 baking dish lined with parchment paper
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes. Check it and bake another 10 minutes, covered if it is too browned on top

This recipe is linked to: Sugar Free Sunday, Seasonal Sunday, La Bella Vita, My Meatless Monday, Melt in Mouth Monday, Midnight Maniac Monday, My Meatless Monday, Mangia Monday, Mouthwatering Monday, Weekend Gourmet Blog Carnival, Hearth and Soul Hop, Made From Scratch Tuesday, Tuesday Night Supper Club, Tuesday at Table, Tasty Tuesday, Grain-Free Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, What’s Cooking Wednesday, What’s On The Menu Wednesday, Gluten-Free Homemaker, Real Food Wednesday, Full Plate Thursday, Real Food Weekly, Simple Lives Thursday, Tip Day Carnival, Pennywise Platter, Foodie Wednesday, Frugal Follies, Recipe Swap Thursday, Fresh Bites Friday, Food Trip Friday, Fight Back Friday, Fat Camp Friday, Friday Potluck, Fun With Food Friday, Foodie Friday, La Bella Vita


  • Jane Doiron

    Hi Jill!
    Great video! This recipe looks delicious, healthy, and easy! I’m putting it on my “recipes to try” list! Thanks for adding it to Melt in Your Mouth Monday!

  • Jill

    Hi Jane,
    Thanks so much for your comment. I do hope you try it. They are great!

  • Sonia Chawdhary

    Hi Jill, these look heavenly…! I absolutely have to try it one of these days.. Plus it helps that my son loves blueberries ;-) Thanks for sharing this gorgeous recipe at Sugar Free Sunday! :)

  • Joseph

    Looks fabulous. I can’t wait to make it.

    Btw, the actual recipe omits any mention of the blueberries. Based on your video, it sounds like I should add about 6 oz of blueberries (frozen or fresh) at the very end of the mixing process. Is that right?

  • elizabeth

    YUM!! unfortunately due to cyclones and floods, bananas here in Aus are around $13 per kg. I am buying 5 per week – 1 each per household member :( @ around $15

  • Jill

    Hi Joseph,
    Yes, you are correct, add the blueberries at the end as in the video. I just corrected the recipe on the post — thanks so much for the heads up!

  • Jill

    Hi Elizbeth,
    Oh! I feel so sorry for you. I would be very upset without bananas! Maybe you should wait until prices are reasonable to make this recipe!

  • kristin

    oh, my! look at all of those delicious blueberries packed in there! jill, these bars look delicious!

    thanks for linking up to mangia mondays!

  • susie

    The recipe for the coconut banana blueberry bars looks so yummy and I can’t wait to make them for my family, but I have just one question. Is the coconut oil suppose to be melted? Thank you for clarification.


  • Jill

    Hi Kristin,
    Thanks for your comments! Your Easter menu looks fabulous! I’m going to try the blackberry lemonade!

  • Jill

    Hi Susie,
    Yes, I always melt the oil in a pan before putting into a recipe. Let me know how your turn out!

  • Kyle

    These look absolutely fabulous! The photo makes them appear very appetizing… Can’t wait to try them.

  • Jill

    Hi Kyle,
    Thanks so much for your kind words! Let me know how they turn out!

  • Hannah K.

    Hi Jill,

    This recipe sounds delicious! I’m really enjoying reading your blog. Keep up the excellent work.

  • Jill

    Hi Hannah K.
    I’m enjoying reading your blog as well. The Gaps app is awesome! Thanks for your comments!

  • Christine

    These look really tasty! I doubt that they would work so well without eggs though – what do you think?

  • Jill

    Hi Christine,
    I do not think they will work well at all without eggs. Are you allergic?

  • Sarah

    I haven’t seen coconut flour. I will have to look for it next time I am at the store. When I find it I will make this recipe for sure!

  • Jill

    Hi Sarah,
    You can buy Bob’s Red Mill one pound bags which are available in stores. Also Wilderness Naturals carries lots of coconut products:

    Let me know how it goes!

  • Linda

    Those bars look moist and tasty. I’d like to use coconut flour more. I’mn going to share this with a friend whose son is on the SC diet. Thanks for sharing this as part of Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

  • marina

    wow these look great! i have made muffins with coconut flour a while ago, but was afraid to add blueberries to them fearing it would be to runny. But your bars look good, i am trying this soon!

  • Liberty

    Adding this to me “TO MAKE” list!

  • Jill

    Hi Linda,
    All of my recipes are GAPS/SCD legal. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting!

  • Jill

    Hi Marina,
    I think you will like them. I enjoyed your post about The Mood Cure. It is a great book!

  • Jill

    Hi Liberty,
    Thanks for your comments!

  • Mary @ Mary’s Nest

    Thank you so much for the video. That makes everything so easy!



  • Jill

    Hi Mary,
    I always say a picture is worth a thousand words. When I started to use these alternative flours I often wondered if I was doing it correctly – I would have loved to be able to see the batter…

  • Lark

    Look great!

    I would like to invite you to join in on a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY I host on my blog. “Made it on Monday”……where you can link up every WED.-SAT.. I hope to see you & your recipes soon :)

  • Miz Helen

    Hi Jill,
    Yum Yum Yum! These bars are just packed with goodness, a really great recipe. Loved the video! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  • Jill

    Hi Miz Helen,
    Thanks so much for your comments!

  • christy larsen

    wow..those look so moist! as a blueberry lover i would gobble the whole pan up…which is probably defeating the purpose ;) thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

  • Jill

    Hi Christy,
    Thanks for your comments. They are moist. The coconut oil helps with that.

  • Jerri

    The bars sound delicious! Love your video too!

    Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites! I’m featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you’d like one.

  • Jill

    Hi Jerri,
    Thanks for featuring my Bars and thanks for hosting!

  • Nicole

    I just discovered your blog through the Gluten-Free Wednesdays event. What great recipes! Can’t wait to try this one and others.

  • Jill

    Hi Nicole,
    I’m so glad you found me! I looked at your site and am so impressed with your recipes! I think I’ll try the pecan pie soon! Great SCD recipes! Thanks for your comments here.

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  • Leigha

    looks so yummy!!! Seriously so excited that I came across your blog!! Thank you for putting recipes up!! :) You are amazing!

  • Jill

    Hi Leigha,
    Thanks for your kind words! Enjoy them!

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