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Yummy Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread March 23, 2010


Gluten Free Banana Bread When you’re craving comfort food, good banana bread really hits the spot. Try this super-moist gluten-free bread the next time you are in the mood for a yummy treat:

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees


½ Cup Butter
½ Cup Sugar (Brown Sugar if you like) 
3 Eggs
2 Cups ALL Purpose GF Flour (Try Bob’s Red Mill)
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 Cup very ripe bananas (about 2-3 bananas per one batch or 4 to 5 double batch)
½ Cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon

*As usual, if you can pick organic ingredients and spices, you’ll always end up with a better-for-you, tastier version.


1. Melt butter in microwave

2. Combine in mixer bowl: GF flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Mix to combine dry ingredients.

3. Add bananas, eggs, vanilla and mix in mixer bowl with dry ingredients.

4. Add melted butter and mix in.

5. Stir nuts in

6. Pour mixture into greased bread pans

7. Bake at 350 for about 40 to 45 minutes or until putting a knife in middle and pulling out is clean

8. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely before cutting.

Makes 1 to 2 loafs depending on loaf pan size — (recipe above with the 2-3 bananas) — or (double all ingredients above with the 4 to 5 bananas option for 2-3 loafs).

Recipe Tip: The next time you have very ripe bananas, peel them and freeze in zip lock bag. When you have enough bananas for this recipe, defrost them and add them directly to mixer! If you don’t have a hand mixer then make sure the bananas are mashed very good before adding them to bowl, and then mix everything completely.

-Glamour & Green Gluten-Free


4 Responses to “Yummy Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread”

  1. I love banana bread, but being on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I haven’t been able to treat myself to it. Do you think banana bread could work with a gluten-free flour such as coconut flour?

  2. Hi Denise! Although I looove coconut flour, I actually have never tried replacing the gluten-free all-purpose baking flour with coconut flour for this recipe.

    Also, because coconut flour can make the final dish a bit more dense, I am not quite sure about the replacement measurements for coconut flour to make it taste as good.

    BUT, that said, I did find another GF recipe using coconut flour! 🙂 It has a few extra ingredients that my orignal recipe (posted) does not include, which may help the taste * texture in this case.

    I’ve never tried this recipe myself (although it sounds delish! Maybe I will give it a try this month and review it), but in the meantime, hopefully it works for you and your diet! Good luck! 🙂 -Glamour & Green Gluten-Free

    Banana Bread (coconut flour version)
    •1 cup coconut milk
    •1/2 cup flaxmeal
    •3-4 ripe bananas, smashed
    •1/2 cup brown sugar
    •1 tsp vanilla
    •1/2 tsp almond extract
    •1/2 cup nutmeal (any combination of nuts ground up)
    •3/4 cup coconut flour
    •2 tsp dry egg replacer
    •1 tsp baking powder
    •1 tsp salt
    •1/2 tsp baking soda
    •1 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips (I used an equal mix)
    Combine first two ingredients and set aside. Combine remaining wet ingredients and stir into milk/flax mixture. Stir together all dry ingredients (including chocolate chips) and pour wet ingredients over. Mix just until combined and pour into greased loafpan. Bake at 350 for about an hour.

    • Thank you so much for this recipe! I’ll see how it works. I’ll have to modify it even some more (I’m on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet–see my blog for more info), but I’m sure it’ll still come out great. I might even end up inventing my own recipe for banana bread!! 😀

  3. Angila Says:

    i love this bread……

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