Delicious & Healthy: Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious treat that won’t leave you feeling guilty? Look no further because I’ve got an amazing recipe for gluten-free banana bread that will knock your socks off!

Banana bread is a classic comfort food, but traditional recipes are often loaded with sugar and wheat flour. This revised recipe takes all of the best parts of banana bread and swaps out the unhealthy ingredients for healthier alternatives without compromising on taste.

The combination of sorghum and buckwheat flour used in this recipe gives it a slightly nutty flavor and moist texture. And the ripe bananas provide natural sweetness so there’s no need for added sugar.

This banana bread is not only gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free and can be made vegan if you choose to use almond or oat flour instead. So whether you’re following a specific diet or just looking to make better choices when it comes to your food, this banana bread recipe is perfect for you.

Get ready to impress your friends and family with this super easy and deliciously healthy gluten-free banana bread recipe. Let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Banana Bread Revised
Gluten Free Banana Bread Revised

Are you a fan of banana bread but have dietary restrictions that make it difficult to enjoy this classic treat? Look no further, because this gluten-free banana bread recipe is exactly what you need! Here are a few reasons why you’ll love this recipe:

First, it’s gluten-free! This means that even those with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity can indulge in a delicious slice of banana bread without any negative side effects.

Second, it’s dairy-free and free of other common allergens, such as nuts and soy. You won’t have to worry about whether or not this recipe fits your dietary needs; it’s versatile enough for anyone to enjoy!

Third, this recipe is super moist and flavorful. Ripe bananas mashed into the batter combined with vanilla extract give the bread its signature sweet and earthy taste.

Fourth, this banana bread rises well, which can sometimes be a challenge for gluten-free baking. It bakes evenly and can come out looking just as beautiful as gluten-containing banana bread.

Fifth and finally, it’s incredibly easy to make! With simple ingredients including sorghum flour, buckwheat flour, bananas, eggs, coconut oil, honey, gluten-free baking powder, baking soda and sea salt – you will whip up the perfect loaf within minutes.

In short, whether you’re gluten-free or not, there are plenty of reasons to love this banana bread recipe! So give it a try and see for yourself how amazing healthy eating can taste.

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this gluten-free banana bread!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this gluten-free banana bread!

Let’s talk ingredients! Here’s everything you need to make this gluten-free banana bread recipe.

  • Ripe Bananas: 4 large, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • Eggs: 4 large
  • Coconut Oil: ½ cup melted
  • Honey: ⅓ cup
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Gluten-Free Flour: 1½ cups (I recommend sorghum flour and buckwheat flour for best gluten-free results, but you can also use a gluten-free blend that’s made for baking, like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour)
  • Baking Powder: 1½ teaspoons
  • Baking Soda: 1 teaspoon
  • Sea Salt: ¼ teaspoon

Feel free to add in any additional mix-ins you might like, such as chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

The Recipe How-To

 Moist and delicious, this bread is perfect for a cozy morning or afternoon snack.
Moist and delicious, this bread is perfect for a cozy morning or afternoon snack.

Step 1: Prep Work

Before we start, make sure that all ingredients are gathered on the counter. I suggest using ripe bananas to ensure that they have the most flavor and sweetness. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with coconut oil or cooking spray.

Step 2: Mix Wet & Dry Ingredients Separately

In one mixing bowl, whisk together sorghum flour, buckwheat flour, gluten-free baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt until well combined. In another mixing bowl, whisk together 4 large eggs, 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, 1/4 cup of natural honey, 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and 4 ripe bananas that are mashed up.

Step 3: Combine The Mix

Add the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix it in until it is just blended (be careful not to over-mix). Your mixture should look chunky and slightly thick, almost like oatmeal.

Step 4: Fill The Bread Pan

Pour the batter into your greased bread pan, making sure that it is evenly spread out. Tap the pan a few times against the countertop, which helps smooth everything out.

Step 5: Bake It

Put your loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for about an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Depending on how efficient your oven is, it may take anywhere between 50-70 minutes. Note that this recipe makes one dense, moist gluten-free banana bread loaf.

Step 6: Cool Down Time

Remove your bread from the oven and allow it to cool down in its pan for at least ten minutes before removing it. Then, let it cool on a wire rack completely.

Serve and enjoy this gluten-free banana bread with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a perfect afternoon snack.

Substitutions and Variations

 Try out this healthy twist on a classic comfort food.
Try out this healthy twist on a classic comfort food.

– If you want to make this banana bread recipe vegan, you can substitute the eggs with flax eggs, and replace the honey with agave nectar or maple syrup. You can also use almond meal or almond flour instead of buckwheat flour.

– Chocolate chip banana bread lovers can add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the recipe. For a healthier option, use sugar-free or dairy-free chocolate chips.

– For a gluten-free and low-carb version, replace the sorghum flour with coconut flour or oat flour. You can also use rice flour instead of buckwheat flour.

– If you’re looking for a nuttier flavor, try using whole wheat flour instead of gluten-free flour. You can also add some almond meal or almond flour to the mixture.

– If you prefer dairy-free recipes, swap the butter with coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil. The coconut oil will give a slightly sweet flavor to your bread while the olive oil will add a fruity taste.

– You can also add some spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg, to enhance the flavor of your bread. A sprinkle of turmeric will also give it a vibrant color.

– For a more moist gluten-free banana bread, try adding an extra ripe banana or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce to your mixture.

With these substitutions and variations, you’re sure to find the perfect combination for your preferences and dietary needs. So go ahead and get creative with your healthy banana bread recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Who says gluten-free can't be delicious? This recipe will prove them wrong!
Who says gluten-free can’t be delicious? This recipe will prove them wrong!

Now that you have successfully baked your gluten-free banana bread, it’s time to plate it up and enjoy it! This bread makes a perfect breakfast, snack or dessert option! Cut yourself a nice thick slice of the super moist bread and savor the sweet aroma of bananas and vanilla extract wafting through the air.

As far as pairing options go, there are numerous ways to enjoy this bread. For breakfast, try it with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Just imagine dipping your warm banana bread in your hot beverage, a match made in heaven!

For a more indulgent twist, spread some nut butter like almond or peanut butter on top, accented with a drizzle of honey. The creamy nut butter melts into the soft moist banana bread making every bite oh so delicious!

For a dairy-free pairing option, try serving this banana bread with some coconut or almond milk. It adds just the right amount of creaminess to balance out the sweetness in the bread.

This banana bread also pairs well with fresh fruits like strawberries or raspberries; they make for great toppings! You could also sprinkle some nuts like pecans, walnuts, or almonds on top for an added crunch.

No matter what pairing option you choose, this gluten-free banana bread never disappoints! It’s easy to make and always hits the spot. So go ahead and enjoy your delicious creation!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Your house will smell amazing with this baking in your oven.
Your house will smell amazing with this baking in your oven.

Now that you’ve made this delicious gluten-free banana bread, how can you possibly keep it fresh? I’ve got you covered. This banana bread is super easy to keep and freezes well. Here are my tips for storing, reheating, and making it ahead:


You can make this gluten-free banana bread ahead of time by baking and then freezing it. Make sure to let the banana bread cool completely before wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then, place it into a freezer-safe ziplock bag, and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.


After baking and cooling the banana bread entirely, slice it into pieces and store it in an airtight container. If stored at room temperature, the bread will remain fresh for 2-3 days. You can also store in the fridge for up to a week.


To reheat the banana bread, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Remove slices from the refrigerator; wrap them in aluminum foil & bake for approximately 10 minutes until heated through.

You may also microwave each piece for 15 seconds but remember each microwave temperature varies on wattage so I recommend checking it every 5 seconds to avoid overheating it.

Pro Tip:

It’s not always about reheating your bread just right; attention should be paid when serving. Try bringing this banana bread back to life by hiding them as French toast or an overnight oatmeal dish! Vanilla yogurt or homemade whip cream topping would be perfect to serve!

Whether you’re making this gluten-free banana bread recipe ahead of time or reheating individual slices from the fridge or freezer, don’t forget to seal them tightly and wrap with the foil to prevent freezer burn and preserve their freshness.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Whip up a batch of this banana bread for an easy and tasty breakfast on-the-go.
Whip up a batch of this banana bread for an easy and tasty breakfast on-the-go.

Now that you have all the ingredients and steps to make this incredible gluten-free banana bread, let me share with you some tips to ensure your success in the kitchen.

1. Use overripe bananas

Using overripe bananas will add more sweetness to your banana bread recipe. The best bananas to use are the ones that are soft and brown. These bananas are easier to mash and will give a richer flavor to your bread.

2. Combine wet ingredients separately

When making the batter, you want to mix the wet ingredients first before combining them with the dry ingredients. This will help create a smoother consistency and prevent any clumps from forming in your batter.

3. Mix dry and wet ingredients together gently

When mixing the dry ingredients with the wet ones, be gentle. You don’t want to overmix, as this can lead to tough, dense bread. Be sure to gently fold everything together until it is well combined.

4. Measure flour properly

To avoid a dry or overly dense texture, make sure to measure your flour properly by using measuring cups made specifically for dry ingredients, like sorghum or buckwheat flours.

5. Let it cool completely

Once your banana bread is done baking, let it cool completely before slicing it up. This will make it easier to cut and will prevent it from crumbling apart.

By following these tips, you’ll surely achieve a super moist and delicious gluten-free banana bread every time you bake it!


Now, for the section you’ve been waiting for – item (9) FAQ! I know that trying out a new recipe can raise a lot of questions and concerns. In this section, I will address some of the most common queries related to making the incredible Gluten Free Banana Bread Revised recipe. From ingredient swaps to troubleshooting baking issues, we have got you covered with all the answers you need. Let’s dive in!

What is the secret to getting gluten-free bread to rise?

A nifty way to give your yeasty bread an ample rise before baking is to warm your oven at 200ºF, then switch it off as it reaches its desired temperature. Put your unbaked dough into the heated oven, placing an oiled parchment on top and a bowl filled with water next to it. Allow it to rise as per the recipe’s instructions.

Why did my gluten-free banana bread not rise?

If your efforts to bake gluten-free bread have been unsuccessful in getting the desired rise, chances are it can be attributed to a few underlying factors. Inadequate rising is primarily a result of using expired yeast, variations in temperature, and ingredient substitutions or omissions.

Why is my gluten-free banana bread doughy?

If you’re facing the issue of gummy texture in your gluten-free bread, don’t worry, as it can be tackled quite simply by adjusting the baking time. The main reason behind such a texture is insufficient baking time. So, in case you encounter this problem, you can easily resolve it by extending your baking time by 5 to 10 minutes.

Why does my gluten-free bread fall apart?

When you notice that the bread loaf has collapsed after baking, but the middle isn’t damp or sticky, it is an indication that there is too much water in the recipe for your location, or too much yeast was used in baking. To fix this, you can try reducing the amount of water used by a quarter cup, and you’ll achieve remarkable results.

Bottom Line

this article by admitting that you might think gluten-free, dairy-free or organic recipes are too complicated or boring. But trust me, with the right ingredients and recipe, you can make a delicious and healthy dessert like a gluten-free banana bread. This recipe is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee!

It’s made with ripe bananas, coconut oil, honey and gluten-free flour, so it’s not only tasty but nutritious too. You won’t even notice the lack of gluten or dairy because it’s so moist and flavorful. It’s a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty after.

But the benefits of this recipe aren’t only about taste and health. It’s also about inclusivity. By making this recipe, you’re considering those who might have gluten intolerance or allergies to dairy products. You’re making a dessert that everyone can enjoy together regardless of their dietary restrictions.

In conclusion, this gluten-free banana bread recipe is definitely worth trying out. It’s simple, nutritious, and inclusive. Give it a go and let me know what you think! And remember, cooking can be fun and enjoyable even when you’re trying to eat healthier without sacrificing flavor!

Gluten Free Banana Bread Revised

Gluten Free Banana Bread Revised Recipe

I took Elena's recipe#388671 and made some modifications bcz I wanted to use less of the expensive almond meal. It turned out really good and my hubby had to have 2 pieces, right off the bat.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 152.2 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/2 1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour or 1 1/2 cups rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil or 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 bananas, mashed (about one cup)


  • In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, sorghum flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine agave, grapeseed oil, eggs and vanilla, then stir in chocolate chips and bananas.
  • Mix wet ingredients into dry.
  • Place batter in either a greased cake pan or two small (7x4 inch) loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 40 minutes; remove from oven and allow to cool.

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Serving: 58gCalories: 152.2kcalCarbohydrates: 11.5gProtein: 3gFat: 10.9gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 79.3mgSodium: 330.1mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 7.8g
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