Delicious Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always looking for recipes that not only taste great, but are also good for the body. Today, I am excited to share with you my favorite gluten-free banana bread recipe, perfect for breakfast or as a snack.

Banana bread is a classic treat that has been around for generations. However, traditional banana bread recipes often contain ingredients that may not be suitable for those who follow a gluten-free diet. This recipe uses gluten-free flour and other healthy ingredients to make sure that everyone can enjoy this delicious baked good.

The texture of this gluten-free banana bread is moist and delicious. It is made with ripe bananas that give it natural sweetness, while the gluten-free flour ensures it is light and airy. Plus, it’s super easy to make! Even if you’re not an experienced baker, this recipe is perfect for you.

So let’s get started! Whip up a batch of this amazing gluten-free banana bread for yourself or your loved ones and enjoy a healthy twist on a classic treat. Trust me, once you take one bite of this bread, you won’t be able to resist making it again and again!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Banana Bread (Gluten Free)
Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

This gluten-free banana bread recipe is a game-changer. I promise you’ll fall in love with it at first bite!

First of all, let’s talk about how easy this recipe is. You only need a few simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry such as ripe bananas, sugar, eggs, and gluten-free flour. The recipe comes together in no time with just mixing and stirring; no fancy baking techniques required.

But the best part is how moist and delicious this banana bread turns out. The combination of mashed ripe bananas and butter creates an ultra-moist texture with a rich banana flavor. And don’t worry- just because it’s gluten-free does not mean it lacks flavor. It’s soft, fluffy, and packed with sweetness.

This recipe also has ample room for substitutions and variations. You can easily customize it to fit your preference or dietary restrictions. Want to make it vegan? Swap the butter for coconut oil or vegan margarine, and use flax eggs instead of regular eggs. Or perhaps you want to add some crunchy texture; throw in some nuts or chocolate chips.

Lastly, this banana bread is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast treat or a delightful afternoon snack, this recipe has got you covered. Not to mention, it’s a great way to use up those ripe bananas sitting on your counter.

In short, you need this gluten-free banana bread recipe in your life. It’s easy, moist, flavorful, customizable – what’s not to love about that?

Ingredient List

“Freshly baked and gluten-free, this banana bread is a real treat!”

For this gluten-free banana bread, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour is recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Note: Be sure to use ripe bananas as they will provide natural sweetness and moisture to the bread. You can also use dairy-free butter if you prefer a dairy-free version of the bread.

The Recipe How-To

“Moist and fluffy, this banana bread is perfect for breakfast or dessert.”

Now that we have our ingredient list ready let’s talk about how to cook this delicious gluten-free banana bread.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

The first thing you should do is preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 2: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

Add 2 cups of gluten-free flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in a large mixing bowl. Mix everything together with a whisk.

Step 3: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Take another mixing bowl, add 4 medium ripe bananas mashed, 3 large eggs, ½ cup of coconut sugar, and ¼ cup of melted unsalted butter or margarine.

Combine them using a whisk or electric mixer until everything is well combined. Then add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and ⅓ cup of extra virgin olive oil . Whisk it again until it is fully combined.

Step 4: Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients

Slowly pour the wet ingredients mixture into the bowl containing dry ingredients. While continuously whisking until they are fully combined into a smooth batter.

Step 5: Adding Optional Extras

Now, you can add some optional extras to the batter such as chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or raisins to make your banana bread even tastier.

Step 6: Baking Time

Add the batter to a loaf pan coated with cooking spray and bake for about 50-55 minutes or until it’s cooked through.

You can check if it’s ready by inserting a toothpick into the center of the bread. If it comes out clean, then your gluten-free banana bread is ready!

Step 7: Cool Down and Serve

Let your banana bread cool down completely before slicing it into servings. Serve it with your favorite toppings like honey drizzles or ice cream scoops.

A delicious and moist gluten-free banana bread is now yours to enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

“With just the right amount of sweetness, this banana bread will satisfy any sweet tooth.”

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand the importance of catering to different dietary needs and preferences. While this recipe already caters to gluten-free requirements, there are still variations and substitutions that can be made to make it even more personalized or to cater to other dietary restrictions.

For a vegan alternative, you can easily substitute the eggs with flax eggs or applesauce. Swap out the butter for a plant-based butter or coconut oil for a dairy-free option.

To make this recipe low-carb, you can use almond flour instead of regular flour or go flourless altogether. For those who are sugar-free, the sugar in this recipe can be substituted with honey, maple syrup, or any other natural sweetener of your choice.

If you want some extra texture or flavors in your banana bread, try adding chocolate chips, nuts of your choice (pecans or walnuts work well), or even shredded coconut. This will add some variety and complement the sweetness of the banana.

Lastly, if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, don’t fret! You can always make little adjustments to suit what’s available in your pantry. For instance, if you’re running low on baking powder, you can use bicarbonate of soda instead. Just remember that while these substitutions may alter the taste slightly or change how the batter behaves in the oven, it’s still possible to make a delicious gluten-free banana bread with some experimentation and creativity.

Overall, making substitutions and variations is an excellent way to personalize and adapt this recipe based on individual dietary needs and preferences. So feel free to experiment and find what works best for you!

Serving and Pairing

“You won’t believe this banana bread contains no gluten!”

Now that your gluten-free banana bread has come out of the oven, it’s time to serve it up! This moist and delicious bread can be eaten on its own as a breakfast treat, snack, or even dessert.

To enhance the flavor even more, consider adding some toppings to your banana bread. A simple spread of salted butter or margarine can add richness to each bite. Alternatively, you can spread creamy peanut butter or almond butter on top for a nutty twist.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try topping your banana bread with sliced bananas or fresh berries like strawberries or blueberries for a fruity punch. For those with a sweet tooth, drizzle some honey or maple syrup over your slice.

In terms of pairing, gluten-free banana bread goes well with coffee, tea, or even milk. The contrast between the warm and wholesome flavors of the bread pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee in the morning. If you prefer tea, try brewing a sweet and spiced chai that will complement and enhance the natural sweetness in this banana bread recipe.

For a special occasion, consider serving this bread as a dessert with creamy vanilla ice cream on top – trust me; it’s an outstanding combination!

Overall, there are numerous ways to serve and pair gluten-free banana bread. Get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations to find what works best for you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Say goodbye to boring breakfasts with this delicious gluten-free banana bread.”

As someone who loves meal prepping and organizing their kitchen, I understand how important it is to have a make-ahead recipe that will still taste delicious even after several days in the fridge. The gluten-free banana bread recipe I’m sharing with you fits this bill perfectly, as it’s not only incredibly moist and delicious on the day it’s baked, but also remains fresh-tasting for days later.

To make sure your banana bread stays fresh for as long as possible, be sure to let it cool down completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or storing it in an airtight container. This will prevent any moisture from escaping or being absorbed by surrounding foods.

When you’re ready to enjoy your stored banana bread, simply let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes or pop a slice in the microwave for a quick reheat. It may lose a bit of its initial freshness over time, but the flavor and texture will still be just as good.

For those times when you need to make a big batch of banana bread for a party or gathering, know that this recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled without losing its quality. You can also freeze slices of the bread – just separate them with parchment paper then store in freezer-safe containers to keep them fresh for up to three months.

So go ahead and bake up a storm – this gluten-free banana bread recipe is one that you don’t want to miss out on!

Tips for Perfect Results

“This gluten-free banana bread is so good, you’ll forget it’s healthy!”

Making gluten-free banana bread can seem daunting, but with a few tips, you’ll get the perfect loaf every time. Here are my top tips for creating the most delicious gluten-free banana bread:

1. Use Really Ripe Bananas

The secret to the best banana flavor is using overripe bananas. The more brown spots and black they have, the sweeter they will be. If your bananas aren’t ripe enough, put them in a paper bag overnight to speed up the process.

2. Don’t Overmix

When mixing your ingredients together, make sure not to overdo it. Overmixing can cause your bread to be tough and rubbery. Mix until everything is just combined.

3. Add Dairy-Free Milk

If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, replace the milk in this recipe with plant-based milk like almond or coconut milk.

4. Use Gluten-Free Baking Powder and Bicarbonate of Soda

Make sure to double-check that your baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are both gluten-free. Some brands may contain wheat or other gluten-containing grains.

5. Grease Your Pan Well

Due to its tendency to stick, I recommend greasing your pan with margarine or butter before adding your mixture. Alternatively, try lining your pan with parchment paper.

6. Test with a Toothpick Before Removing from Oven

Check if your banana bread is done before removing it from the oven by inserting a toothpick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean without any raw batter sticking to it, it’s done!

Follow these tips and you’ll never go wrong with your gluten-free banana bread recipe!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free banana bread recipe is a perfect combination of healthy ingredients and delicious flavor. It is easy to make and requires only a few basic ingredients. I guarantee that this recipe will become a staple in your household as it has in mine. By using ripe bananas, gluten-free flour, and coconut sugar, we’ve created a banana bread that is moist, delicious and guilt-free!

Not only is this recipe gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free and can be made vegan-friendly with just a few substitutions. So whether you have dietary restrictions or not, this recipe is the perfect way to enjoy the classic taste of banana bread without the gluten!

Remember to experiment with variations and substitutions as per your preference. Making small tweaks can transform the simple banana bread into an extraordinary dessert. Treat yourself to moist banana muffins, low-carb vegan banana cake, or even add chocolate chips for a decadent twist on classic banana nut bread. The possibilities are endless!

I hope you find this recipe as delightful as I do! Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below! Happy baking!

Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

Banana Bread (Gluten Free) Recipe

Based on a recipe from Nibblous (http://nibblous.com/recipe/825), but adapted to be gluten free.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 8 slices
Calories 471.4 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 120 g gluten-free flour, mix (or plain white flour if you don't care)
  • 150 g ground almonds
  • 150 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g margarine or 100 g butter
  • 5 small bananas, preferably overripe and brown or 4 medium bananas
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions
 

  • You will need three large bowls.
  • Start warming the oven to 180'C.
  • In a bowl, mash the bananas with a fork into a runny yellow paste without lumps.
  • In another bowl, cream the margarine and sugar together (mix hard and fast until the mixture is smooth, light and fluffy). Mix in 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks.
  • In another bowl, whip the two egg whites until they form firm peaks.
  • Add the bananas to the creamed mix.
  • Add the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda, and mix well until smooth.
  • Fold in the egg whites very carefully to avoid stirring and losing the air trapped inside. (A metal spoon may be useful for this).
  • Pour the mixture into a lined (or greased) cake tin. Don't worry about smoothing the top, it's not necessary. Bake at 180'C for 30 minutes, then reduce temperature to 150'C and bake for another 40 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

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Nutrition

Serving: 133gCalories: 471.4kcalCarbohydrates: 50.1gProtein: 9.5gFat: 28.4gSaturated Fat: 4.6gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 464.3mgFiber: 5.2gSugar: 36.3g
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