Mouth-Watering Gluten-Free Agave Nectar Banana Bread Recipe

Welcome to my gluten-free agave nectar banana bread recipe! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I’m excited to share this healthy and tasty recipe with you. Not only is it gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free and sugar-free. It’s made with whole food ingredients that are delicious and beneficial for your body.

There’s something special about baking banana bread. It fills your kitchen with the aroma of warm, comforting goodness. And this recipe takes the classic banana bread to a whole new level. It’s sweetened with agave nectar, a natural sweetener that has a lower glycemic index than refined sugar. Agave nectar also adds a unique flavor profile to the bread that pairs perfectly with the mashed ripe bananas.

Whether you have dietary restrictions or not, this recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a healthier version of banana bread. So let’s get started and whip up a delicious loaf that will leave you feeling satisfied and guilt-free at the same time!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Agave Nectar Banana Bread
Gluten Free Agave Nectar Banana Bread

Friends, today I want to share with you a recipe that will change the way you think about banana bread forever. This gluten-free agave nectar banana bread is an absolute game-changer! Trust me, once you try this delicious and healthy alternative to traditional banana bread, you won’t ever go back. Let me tell you why.

First of all, this recipe is gluten-free, which means it’s perfect for people who are sensitive to gluten or have celiac disease. But even if you’re not gluten-intolerant, removing the wheat flour from the recipe reduces carbs and helps balance blood sugar levels, which is great for overall health.

Next up, this bread is also free of refined sugar. Instead of processed sugar, we use agave nectar as our sweetener. Agave nectar is a natural low-glycemic sweetener that won’t spike your blood sugar like regular sugar does. This makes it great for people with diabetes or those watching their sugar intake.

But most importantly, this gluten-free and refined-sugar-free banana bread is packed with flavor and nutrition! We use almond flour instead of regular flour, which adds a nutty flavor and boosts protein content. We add eggs for extra protein and healthy fats from canola oil to keep you feeling full and satisfied longer.

This recipe also includes mashed ripe bananas as well as raisins in case you want some sweetness to go along with it. Moreover, Greek yogurt adds calcium and probiotics while vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor profile.

This gluten-free agave nectar banana bread recipe offers a healthier version that doesn’t compromise on taste – it’s moist, dense, flavorful and smells heavenly! You’ll love the combination of bananas with almond meal and agave syrup. Whether you serve it warm or cold- it’s perfect for any time of day when you need a break from your usual breakfast or snack routine!

So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and indulge your taste buds with wholesome goodness! Don’t forget to share it with your friends and family!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven on your plate
A slice of heaven on your plate

Before we start baking our Gluten-Free Agave Nectar Banana Bread, let’s have a look at the ingredient list.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of mashed ripe bananas (approximately 3 medium-sized bananas)
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Add-ins:

  • ½ cup of raisins
  • A handful of flax seeds

With minimal ingredients, this recipe packs a lot of flavor and nutritional value, without compromising on texture or taste. The use of almond flour and whole wheat flour as opposed to regular wheat flour not only makes the recipe gluten-free, but also complements the rich and sweet flavor tones in our overripe bananas. Additionally, by swapping white sugar with agave nectar, we introduce a sugar-free option, perfect for those who want to indulge without guilt. Furthermore, you may add raisins and flax seeds to your mix for that extra burst of nutrients!

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect balance of sweet and moist
The perfect balance of sweet and moist

Now, the fun part begins! Follow these simple steps to make your very own Gluten Free Agave Nectar Banana Bread.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups gluten-free flour (you can use a whole wheat blend or almond flour for a healthier option)
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • ⅔ cup of agave nectar
  • 2/3 cup of canola oil
  • 2/3 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 medium mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Beat the eggs, then add in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Next, add in the agave nectar, canola oil, and Greek yogurt. Mix everything together until it is well combined.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixture, stirring until it is just combined.
  5. Grease a loaf pan with either canola oil or cooking spray, and line with parchment paper.
  6. Pour banana bread batter into prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake for about 50 minutes to an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the bread center.
  8. Let your Gluten Free Agave Nectar Banana Bread cool in its pan for about 5 -10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Now that you have mastered making this recipe don’t forget to make notes for yourself and any changes you may want to try out on “next time I will try.”

Substitutions and Variations

 Gluten-free never tasted so good!
Gluten-free never tasted so good!

Are you looking to switch things up with this already delicious recipe? There are endless possibilities when it comes to substituting and varying the ingredients in this gluten-free agave nectar banana bread recipe. Here are some ideas to get you started:

– Flour: For a nuttier flavor, try using almond flour or coconut flour in place of the gluten-free flour. You could also try whole wheat flour for a heartier texture.

– Sweetener: Agave nectar is a wonderful alternative to refined sugar, but you could also use maple syrup or honey as a sweetener. If you’re looking for a sugar-free option, try using coconut sugar instead.

– Eggs: This recipe calls for eggs, but if you’re looking for a vegan option, try replacing them with flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water equals 1 egg). The texture may be slightly different, but it’s a healthy and cruelty-free alternative.

– Yogurt: Greek yogurt adds moisture and tang to this banana bread, but if you prefer a dairy-free option, try using coconut yogurt or almond milk yogurt instead.

– Mix-ins: Raisins add a delicious chewy texture to this banana bread, but you could also swap them out for chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried cranberries. Get creative!

By experimenting with different substitutions and variations, you can create your own unique version of this already-wonderful recipe. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Baked with love and healthy ingredients
Baked with love and healthy ingredients

Now that your delicious gluten-free agave nectar banana bread is ready, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair it. This bread can make for an excellent breakfast with a hot cup of coffee or tea, especially on a lazy weekend morning.

If you want to take things up a notch, you can add some toppings to your slices like peanut butter, honey, or even a drizzle of agave nectar. These extras will give your banana bread an extra boost of flavor, and the combination of textures will make for an incredibly satisfying meal.

For a more indulgent treat, consider serving your gluten-free agave nectar banana bread in dessert style. Lightly toast the slices and top them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. You could also dust some powdered sugar over the top for an elegant touch.

This bread is also perfect for sharing with friends and family as part of a potluck dinner or picnic dessert spread. Simply pack it in your basket alongside some fresh fruit, cheese and crackers or quiches for punchy and well-rounded picnic fare.

In terms of pairings, this gluten-free agave nectar banana bread will go well with most beverages. Try serving it with coffee, tea or even cocoa for a perfect breakfast pairing. It would also go great with cold beverages like lemonade or iced tea during summer months.

Overall, this gluten-free agave nectar banana bread recipe is versatile in both its serving methods and its pairing options. So enjoy it however you like best!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A banana bread you can indulge in guilt-free
A banana bread you can indulge in guilt-free

Not only is this gluten-free and dairy-free banana bread recipe deliciously healthy, it is also perfect for busy people who are always on the go. The good news is that this recipe can be made ahead of time, especially if you need to prepare for an upcoming event or special occasion.

To make-ahead, you can bake the banana bread loaf a day or two before it is needed. Once it has finished cooling, wrap it in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and store it at room temperature until needed. If planning ahead for a longer period, consider placing the wrapped loaf in an airtight container before refrigerating or freezing it.

But wait, there’s more! This recipe also stores well, whether kept at room temperature, in the refrigerator or freezer. When stored properly, this banana bread recipe can last up to four days at room temperature, up to 10 days in the refrigerator and up to six months in the freezer.

To reheat your pre-baked or stored gluten-free and dairy-free banana bread recipe, let it thaw completely (if previously frozen) and warm in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or place it back into a preheated oven set at 350°F for five to 10 minutes.

However, I suggest slicing and reheating individual servings as needed to ensure freshness with every serving. By reheating single slices instead of the entire loaf at once, you can also avoid overcooking your deliciously healthy banana bread recipe.

For those with less time on their hands but still hoping to enjoy fresh-from-the-oven goodness in their breakfast or snack times, consider storing individual servings of cooked banana bread in the fridge or freezer to reheat quickly during weekday morning rushes or late-night snacking.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Say hello to your new favorite comfort food
Say hello to your new favorite comfort food

When it comes to baking, there is something so satisfying about achieving the perfect texture, flavor and tenderness in our oven creations. While this recipe for gluten-free agave nectar banana bread has the potential to delight your taste buds, there are always ways to make a recipe even better. Here are some tips to ensure perfect results every time:

1. Use Agave Syrup: One of the magical things about agave syrup is that it not only sweetens, but also adds an extra layer of moisture to any baked good. In this recipe, agave nectar takes the place of refined sugar while adding a smooth and delicate sweetness to the bread.

2. Measure ingredients carefully: Baking is a science and requires precise measurements. Be sure to measure out all ingredients accurately before mixing them together. Too much or too little of particular ingredients can easily throw off the balance and texture of the bread.

3. Sift dry ingredients: Be sure to sift your dry ingredients such as almond flour and gluten-free flour together before adding them to the wet mixture. This helps remove lumps and ensures that all the ingredients are evenly distributed in your bread.

4. Don’t overmix: Overmixing your batter can lead to tough and rubbery banana bread. Mix your wet and dry ingredients together until just combined, then stop stirring.

5. Bake it right: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place your banana bread in the center rack for even baking. Do not overbake as this will result in dry and crumbly bread. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean once it’s done.

6. Let it cool: After taking your fresh banana bread out of the oven, let it cool at room temperature for at least 10-15 minutes before slicing it up. This way, you’ll get moist flavorful slices every time that won’t crumble apart.

By following these tips, you can achieve the best gluten-free agave nectar banana bread that’s not only delicious but also healthy and nourishing. So go ahead and enjoy this recipe, experiment with it, and remember that baking is an art that requires patience, precision, and a few tricks up your sleeve.

Bottom Line

When it comes to baking, making healthy and indulgent treats for you and your loved ones is a classic combination. The Gluten Free Agave Nectar Banana Bread Recipe I have shared with you today is an excellent example of how easy it is to add more nutritious and delicious food choices to your diet. What makes this recipe so special is not only that it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free, but also that it features agave nectar as a natural sweetener alternative.

If you follow my tips and recommendations on using high-quality ingredients, mixing the wet and dry ingredients correctly, and baking at the right temperature and time, you can achieve perfect results every time. Plus, with the flexibility of adding different substitutes and variations like raisins or flax seeds, you can customize this recipe to your taste.

In conclusion, the Gluten-Free Agave Nectar Banana Bread Recipe is a fantastic healthy option for anyone who wants to enjoy a satisfying dessert without compromising their health. Best of all, this recipe is easy to make, requires minimal ingredients and equipment, and stores beautifully. So go ahead, try it out for yourself, share it with your family and friends, and experience the wonderful benefits of eating well!

Gluten Free Agave Nectar Banana Bread

Gluten Free Agave Nectar Banana Bread Recipe

This is a yummy take on a classic, banana bread. A few alternatives added to this recipe are agave nectar and Greek yogurt along with gluten free flour. While most prefer the classic, this is satisfies that sweet craving for those who are keeping a close eye on their diet.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 137.5 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cups agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup safflower oil or 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 medium mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour (Pamela's or Bob's)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions
 

  • 1. So that the top of the pan is center with oven, move rack to low position. Heat oven 325°F Grease bottoms of 2 8x4-inch or 1 9x5-inch loaf pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2. In a medium size mixing bowl, stir agave and oil until well mixed. Add eggs and stir until blended. Then add bananas, yogurt, vanilla and beat with spoon until smooth.
  • 3. In a large size mixing bowl, mix gluten free flour, baking soda, and salt until blended. Stir in banana mixture until smooth and moist. Add nuts and raisins and divide batter between 8-inch pans or pour entire bowl into 9-inch pan.
  • 4. Bake 8-inch loaves for 1 hour and 9-inch loaf for 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  • 5. Loosen sides of loaves or loaf with bread knife and remove from pan. Place top side up on wire rack for additional 30-45 minutes before slicing. To completely cool, let stand for 2 hours. Can be wrapped and stored at room temperature for 4 days or refrigerator for 10 days.

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Nutrition

Serving: 59gCalories: 137.5kcalCarbohydrates: 11.6gProtein: 1.6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 311.5mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7.3g
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