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Gluten Free Banana Bread: Delicious Recipe for Everyone

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Gluten Free Banana Bread

Craving a delicious slice of banana bread but need it to be gluten-free? This gluten-free banana bread recipe is moist, tender, and packed with banana flavor. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make, with only one bowl required and just a few simple ingredients.

Whether you’re gluten intolerant or just looking for a healthier version of a classic favorite, this gluten-free banana bread hits the spot. It’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. Whip up a loaf today and enjoy every bite!

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

For the perfect gluten-free banana bread, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter (you can use coconut oil as a substitute)
  • 1/4 cup coconut yogurt (or plain yogurt, or applesauce)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar (or honey, or maple syrup)
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup almond flour

In addition, these are also necessary:

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Optional Mix-ins:

  • Dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts (like walnuts) for extra texture

Use this table for an easy reference on possible substitutes:

Melted butterCoconut oil
Coconut yogurtPlain yogurt, applesauce, oil
Cane sugarHoney, maple syrup

Mash the bananas until mostly smooth but leave some chunks for texture. Combine them with eggs, melted butter, coconut yogurt, vanilla extract, and cane sugar.

Mix your dry ingredients in a separate bowl. This includes the gluten-free flour blend, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet, mixing slowly.

If you’re adding mix-ins like dark chocolate chips or walnuts, gently fold them into the batter. Once combined, pour the batter into a lined 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (usually around 60 minutes). Enjoy your delicious gluten-free banana bread!


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Prepare the Loaf Pan: Grease an 8×4-inch or 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or butter.

  3. Mash the Bananas: In a large bowl, mash 2-3 ripe bananas until smooth.

  4. Mix Wet Ingredients:

    • Add 1/2 cup melted butter to the mashed bananas.
    • Stir in 2/3 cup sugar, 1 beaten egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  5. Combine Dry Ingredients:

    • In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 3/4 cups gluten-free flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  6. Mix the Batter:

    • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
    • Stir until just combined. Do not overmix.

  7. Pour into Pan: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  8. Bake: Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.

  9. Cool: Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

  10. Slice and Serve: Once cooled, slice and enjoy your gluten-free banana bread!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Tips for Perfect Banana Bread

  • Use ripe bananas: The riper, the better. They should have lots of brown spots and be soft.
  • Measure ingredients accurately: Use a kitchen scale for the flour to ensure it’s not packed.
  • Mix gently: Overmixing the batter can make the bread too dense.

Tricks for Better Texture and Flavor

  • Add sour cream or yogurt: This can make your bread extra moist.
  • Mix in nuts or chocolate chips: These add a nice crunch and flavor.
  • Let it cool completely: Slicing while it’s hot can make it crumbly.

Storing Your Banana Bread

  • Room Temperature: Wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It will stay fresh for up to 2 days.
  • Refrigerate: Store in an airtight container. It can last for about a week.
  • Freeze: Wrap individual slices in plastic wrap, then in a ziplock bag. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.


  • Microwave: Warm slices in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Oven: Preheat to 350°F (175°C) and heat for about 10 minutes.

Wrapping Up

Using these tips and tricks ensures your gluten-free banana bread turns out moist and delicious every time. Storing it properly keeps it fresh longer, so you can enjoy it for days.

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Recipe Variations

  • Nut-Free: Use sunflower seed butter instead of almond flour and add sunflower seeds for a crunch.

  • Dairy-Free: Swap melted butter with coconut oil or any dairy-free margarine.

  • Paleo-Friendly: Replace cane sugar with coconut sugar, and use almond flour and tapioca flour instead of a gluten-free flour blend.

  • Chocolate Lovers: Add a cup of chocolate chips into the batter for a sweet treat.

  • Fruit Additions: Mix in a half cup of blueberries or raspberries for a fruity twist.

Serving Suggestions

  • Toast and Spread: Toast a slice and spread with almond butter or dairy-free cream cheese.

  • Dessert: Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of honey.

  • Breakfast: Pair with a smoothie or a bowl of fresh fruit.

  • Snack: Spread a little butter or jam on top for a quick and tasty snack.

  • Kid-Friendly: Cut into small squares and add to your child’s lunchbox for a gluten-free treat.

Benjamin Happy Muncher

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