How To Make A Heavenly Gluten Free Banana Bread

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Hello Sweet Friends:

Have you ever found yourself suddenly craving something that you haven’t had in years? Like here you are, minding your own business, when, BAM, out of nowhere it hits you. And now all you can think about it a certain food?

Yea… that was me last weekend. I woke up with a sudden craving for banana bread. Had. To. Have. It.

But I had no idea how to make it work for my food sensitivities. It’s seriously been that long.

Turns out, making gluten free banana bread is super easy! And it tastes just as sweet.

I just had to share this simple recipe with you so you can get in on the deliciousness too.

Life is too short to skip dessert. Let’s make some banana bread together!

Ready to get cooking? Here we go!

How To Make A Heavenly Gluten Free Banana Bread

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Let’s dive into the food first! And then we can have fun going into the health benefits of the two main ingredients, bananas (surprise!) and oat flour. Sound like fun? Awesome! I’m so glad you’re on board!

This is my gluten free take on my mother’s recipe (thanks so much mama!) A little something special from my childhood. I hope that you adore this gluten free banana bread recipe as much as I do.

Let’s do this:

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Gluten Free Banana Bread

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword banana bread, gluten free banana bread, gluten free banana bread recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 Loaf
Author Sara - Ms. Health-Esteem

Ingredients

  • 3 Med. Ripe Mashed Bananas
  • 1.5 Cups Oat Flour
  • 1 Cup Cane Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil Plus more to grease the pan
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Pinch Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 2 Egg Replacers I use Namaste Foods Egg Replacer. If you choose to use eggs please support ethical farming practices
  • 1 Med. Banana Sliced length Wise Optional - To top the bread
  • Maple Syrup Optional - To drizzel on top

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350.

  2. In a medium bowl mash the bananas and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.

  4. Prep your egg replacer as per the package instructions. Add to the bananas along with the coconut oil and mix well.

  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until well blended. You should have a thick mixture.

  6. Grease your loaf pan with coconut oil and scoop the dough into the pan.

  7. Optional - slice a 4th banana length wise and place on top of the dough. Drizzle with maple syrup for a little extra deliciousness.

  8. Bake at 350 for approximately 60 to 70 minutes or until a thin bladed knife comes out clean.

  9. Remove from the oven and let the banana bread cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove from the pan and allow it to cool completely before serving.

  10. Slice, serve and enjoy!

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Yum town, population us, right? But what do the two main ingredients have to offer your health? Let’s find out together…

Bananas

Of course bananas are the star of this gluten free banana bread recipe. They’re nature’s delicious, delicious candy! I seriously can’t get enough. And thankfully they have a ton to offer your well-being. It’s basically all win!

These lovely fruits are full of goodness like:

  • vitamin B6
  • manganese
  • vitamin C
  • potassium
  • fiber
  • copper
  • biotin

A photo of an egg free banana bread loaf partially sliced and ready to enjoy.

The potassium in these yellow delights provide your wonderful heart with some extra love, helping to keep your blood pressure regulated. And it might even protect you from atherosclerosis (the hardening and narrowing of your arteries). Booyah! (source)

Your digestive tract gets in on the action too. The prebiotics found in bananas help to keep your gorgeous gut microbiome healthy and happy. Which is awesome, because your microbiome is kind of a big deal!

That’s a whole lot of goodness in one tiny fruit, isn’t it?

This pretty little fruit can even help to prevent heart disease (thanks to its fiber content) and even lends it’s hand in cholesterol regulation (thanks to those wonderful fats). You can learn more about all that bananas have to offer right here.

Related: Hate Mornings? You’ll Adore These 4 Easy Breakfast Ideas

Oat Flour

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Surprise, surprise! I used oat flour in another recipe. Call me Ms. Predictable! But this gluten free banana bread just wouldn’t be the same without it.

I absolutely adore the flavour of oat flour and love that it makes things so much more filling. Too yummy not to share!

In case you need a refresher on what oats bring to the table:

  • 17% of your daily fiber value in just a quarter cup
  • 13% of your daily protein needs
  • Help keep you fuller longer
  • Digestive health support
  • Great source of manganese, which helps to control blood sugar, keeping those awful energy crashes at bay
  • Good source of molybdenum, phosphorus, copper. biotin, vitamin B1, chromium and zinc

And hey, eating whole grains and good sources of dietary fiber, like oats (and bananas, yay), have also been shown to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks. That’s pretty flipping great, don’t you think? (source)

Related: This Is The Delightful Gluten Free Donut Recipe You Needed

Final Thoughts

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When you wake up with a craving for a favourite dish from your youth and have food sensitivities it is still so worth it to find a way to make the recipe work for you! A few little adjustments can often make a huge difference. You’d be surprised how great it can turn out.

We certainly ended up with a pretty wonderful gluten free banana bread. One I plan on making again and again. May it bring you just as much joy (and make your sweet tooth happy!)

Are you excited to give this banana bread recipe a go? What are some of your favourite childhood recipes? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Health and love,

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Thought of the day: You should treat yourself to the things that make you feel joyful.

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25 Comments

  1. Reply

    Quin CL

    July 4, 2019

    I have already eaten it, we call it banana cake, but I’m not sure, if they are even the same. Anyhow, it is very delicious.

  2. Reply

    Bill

    July 4, 2019

    That looks delicious. I’ve never seen a gluten-free bread recipe that looks that tasty. I love that it isn’t dry and caky.

  3. Reply

    Erin Knight

    July 4, 2019

    This post comes in the right time. My best friend loves banana bread and she is gluten free, and I will resort to your recipe to make a banana bread for her on her birthday. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. Reply

    Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    July 5, 2019

    Hhhhmmmmm…I am ready to give this bread a try!

  5. Reply

    Terri Ramsey Beavers

    July 5, 2019

    Banana bread is my absolute favorite and I’m always trying new versions to make it. Yours sounds so scrumptious, I’m sure I’ll be making it sometime in the future.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      August 1, 2019

      That’s so awesome Terri! I hadn’t had it in ages but I’m back on the banana bread train. It really is so delicious! Let me know what you think if you treat yourself to this recipe. I’d love to hear your thoughts :). Hope you adore it!

  6. Reply

    Terri Steffes

    July 5, 2019

    I have no need to be gluten-free, but this looks so delicious that I want to give it a try!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      August 1, 2019

      I’m really exited to hear that Terri! Feel free to use regular flour. I’m sure it would taste delicious :). I actually adapted my mom’s recipe for this post and she always uses regular wheat flour. I’d love to hear what you think if you give it a go!

  7. Reply

    At Lifestyle Crossroads

    July 5, 2019

    I´ve made Banana Bread a couple of times, but never a Gluten Free one! Love this recipe!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      August 1, 2019

      I’m so glad you like the recipe Anna! Thank you. I hope you get to enjoy more banana bread soon. Feel free to use regular flour if you prefer. This recipe was adapted from my mom’s recipe and she always uses regular flour. I’m sure it would turn out delicious ^^

  8. Reply

    Jessica Hughes

    July 6, 2019

    This looks SO GOOD! One of my best friends is gluten free, she would love this

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      August 1, 2019

      Thank you so much Jessica! I hope you and your friend get the chance to enjoy a loaf ^^. Banana bread is too delish to miss out on 🙂

  9. Reply

    Elizabeth O

    July 6, 2019

    I love bread and this one looks like a standout. I haven’t had banana bread in ages.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      August 1, 2019

      I hadn’t had banana bread in ages either! The craving suddenly hit me and I had to make some. I hope you get to enjoy a slice again soon too 🙂

  10. Reply

    Emman Damian

    July 6, 2019

    Gluten free banana bread sounds so delicious! I love it because it’s healthier than the regular banana bread. Hope to try soon!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      August 1, 2019

      I’m so excited for you to treat yourself to some Emman! Let me know what you think 🙂

  11. Reply

    Ray

    July 6, 2019

    Yummy! Love the easy to follow instructions and photos.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      August 1, 2019

      Thank you so much Ray! I hope you get the opportunity to treat yourself to some 🙂

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    hleguilloux

    July 9, 2019

    Yum, this looks like a delicious afternoon snack! My sister has just recently gone gluten-free so I will definitely be sharing this recipe with her, as well!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      August 1, 2019

      Thank you Heather! I hope she adores it. My hubby and I found that it tasted just like non-gluten free banana bread. He still eats gluten, so I always check in with him to see if it passes the taste test haha. Hope you get to enjoy a slice with your sister <3

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    Powerfitness mom

    July 10, 2019

    Great post! I love banana anything. This recipe reminds me of the banana nut bread my mother use to make!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      August 1, 2019

      Ooo Banana nut bread sounds amazing! I hope you get to enjoy one soon. What nuts would you add? I bet it adds something extra special to the mix 🙂

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    notquitesupermommn

    July 11, 2019

    Yum! This bread does look heavenly, I can’t wait to bake up a batch. I love that you used coconut oil, we can’t do dairy and so many recipes I see have butter in them. <3

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      August 1, 2019

      Aww yay! I’m so excited for you to try this Nicole! I’d love to hear what your and your lovely family think. I’m dairy free too and I agree – butter’s everywhere! I find coconut oil often subs in pretty good. It worked really well in a banana bread. <3 Hope you love it too!

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