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Deliciously Gluten-Free: A Banana Bread Roundup

Banana Bread: Not Just For Breakfast

 Banana bread is a classic treat loved by many, but for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, finding the perfect gluten-free banana bread recipe can be a game-changer. Luckily, there are countless delicious variations of gluten-free banana bread out there, each offering its own unique twist on this beloved baked good. In this roundup, we’ll explore some of the best gluten-free banana bread recipes from around the web, perfect for satisfying your cravings while keeping gluten out of the picture.

As someone with celiac & colitis, I am always looking for new recipes. As any parent knows, one week you buy bananas, and they are gone in a day. The next week, they sit there and turn brown… So I am often looking for ways to use those brown, soggy bananas.

  1. Classic Gluten-Free Banana Bread

    • This recipe stays true to the classic flavors of banana bread while being entirely gluten-free. Made with ripe bananas, gluten-free flour, and a touch of sweetness from honey or maple syrup, it’s a simple yet satisfying option for anyone craving a traditional treat.
  2. Paleo Banana Bread

    • For those following a paleo lifestyle, this banana bread recipe is a must-try. It’s grain-free, dairy-free, and naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and a hint of coconut sugar. Almond flour and coconut flour give it a hearty texture while keeping it gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
  3. Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread

    • This recipe is not only gluten-free but also vegan, making it suitable for those with dairy or egg allergies as well. It uses a combination of gluten-free flour, flax eggs, and plant-based milk to create a moist and flavorful banana bread that everyone can enjoy.
  4. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    • Take your banana bread to the next level with the addition of chocolate chips. This gluten-free version features ripe bananas, almond flour, and plenty of chocolatey goodness in every bite. It’s the perfect indulgence for chocolate lovers looking for a gluten-free treat.
  5. Nutty Banana Bread

    • Packed with chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans, this gluten-free banana bread offers a satisfying crunch and added protein. The combination of nutty flavors with sweet bananas creates a deliciously balanced loaf that’s perfect for breakfast or snacking.
  6. Coconut Banana Bread

    • Transport yourself to the tropics with this coconut-infused, gluten-free banana bread. Made with coconut flour, shredded coconut, and coconut oil, it’s bursting with tropical flavor and natural sweetness. Enjoy a slice with a cup of tea for a taste of paradise.

 

 

Healthy Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Almond Flour Banana Muffins

Healthy Banana Carrot Muffins (No Sugar)

Easy and Delicious Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Coconut Almond Muffins

delicious gluten free muffin with banana circle in the center
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These delicious muffins are not only gluten-free but dairy-free as well.

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quick and easy way to use up those over ripe bananas. Kid approved. Gluten-free, dairy-free.

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These are Gluten-free, Grain-free, and Dairy-free. Kid tested and approved light and fluffy muffins for on-the-go breakfasts in the morning

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Simple & Delicious Gluten Free Banana Bread

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Here's a simple and delicious gluten-free banana bread recipe: This recipe is adaptable, so feel free to customize it to your preferences by adding your favorite mix-ins or adjusting the sweetness level to suit your taste.

Equipment

  • 1-2 9x5-inch loaf pan
  • 2 bowl
  • 1 fork or potato masher

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Melted coconut oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 cup Honey or maple syrup (adjust according to sweetness preference)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 3/4 Cup Gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Optional add-ins: chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
    In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
    Add the eggs, melted coconut oil or melted butter, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the mashed bananas. Mix until well combined.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the gluten-free all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
    Be careful not to overmix.
    If using any optional add-ins such as nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit, gently fold them into the batter.
    Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it evenly.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    Remove the banana bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Once cooled, slice and serve. Enjoy your gluten-free banana bread!

Original Betty Crocker Banana Bread 1986.  Converting this recipe to gluten- and dairy-free is easy.

Substitute a dairy-free margarine or butter and for the flour, my friend uses a combination of Almond, Cassava and Rice flour. You can use cup for cup gluten-free flour. When I baked with my friends combination, it was so much better than straight up cup for cup gf flour.  She told me to use 1 C Almond flour, 1 C Cassava flour and 2/3 C rice flour. Don’t forget your optional add-on. Ins. 1/2 C. of nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit.  Also, I experimented with cutting the sugar way down in this recipe and it was still very good!

image of moist sliced banana bread on a chicken plate
Photo Credit: Laurie Harmon.
Image of moist sliced banana bread on a chicken plate
Photo Credit: Laurie Harmon
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Photo Credit: Laurie Harmon.

 

 Whether you’re gluten-intolerant, following a paleo or vegan diet, or simply looking for a healthier twist on traditional banana bread, there’s a gluten-free recipe out there to suit your needs and taste preferences. With the wide variety of options available, you can indulge in this classic comfort food without sacrificing flavor or texture. So grab those ripe bananas and get baking—your taste buds will thank you!

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