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Gluten Free Banana Bread

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This is the best gluten free banana bread recipe. The banana bread turns out super moist and tastes amazing.

Follow the recipe, step-by-step recipe video and process photos below. Any way you make it, I hope you enjoy this gluten free banana bread recipe.

Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

Learn how to make the best gluten free banana bread in this easy recipe.
4.74 from 19 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Recipe Servings: 10 slices

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas - mashed
  • ¼ cup butter - melted
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 egg - room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Loaf pan

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. While the oven is pre-heating, mash the bananas with a food processor or mixer.
    Mashed bananas in a clear mixing bowl
  • Add bananas, melted butter, milk, egg, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and mix ingredients.
    Egg and milk beaten into mashed bananas
  • Mix in sugars.
    Sugars beaten into bananas, milk, egg and vanilla in a clear mixing bowl
  • Add the gluten free flour, sea salt and baking soda to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix with a handheld mixer on low speed.
    Gluten free flour mixed into the banana bread dough
  • Prepare standard size bread pan (8 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ½ inches) with non-stick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper so bread loaf is easy to lift out of the pan after it has finished baking.
    Bread pan lined with parchment paper
  • Pour batter into the loaf pan.
    Gluten free banana bread dough in a parchment paper lined bread pan
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack and then remove from pan.
    Gluten free banana bread on a cutting board with two slices

Notes

See Banana Bread Recipe Tips Below

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

Banana Bread Recipe Tips

1. User super ripe bananas

Making sure you use ripe bananas is important because they’re not only easier to mash, they’re typically a lot sweeter and will make your banana bread taste better.

If you need to ripen your bananas faster, put them into a brown paper bag with a couple of apples. The apples will release ethylene gas, which will help speed up the process of ripening your bananas.

2. Chunky or smooth banana bread?

Do you like bits and pieces of banana chunks in your bread? Instead of mashing all of your bananas, only mash half of them.

Take the other half of your bananas and chop them into small pieces for your mixture. This will give an awesome flavor and texture.

3. They’re ready and you’re not.

So your bananas are ready for you to make gluten free banana bread… but you don’t have time and need them to wait a couple of days. Put your bananas into your refrigerator to slow down the ripening process.

The skin will darken; in fact, it could turn close to black. That’s okay – the fruit of the banana inside the peel will be just fine.

4. To add nuts or not to add?

Traditionally, many people like adding 1/2 cup of crushed walnuts to the banana bread mixture. Another option is to try putting 1/2 cup of crushed pecans or 1/2 cup of crushed almonds into the batter.

5. Can I make Banana Muffins instead of a loaf?

If you want to make banana muffins instead of a loaf, try our delicious Gluten Free Banana Muffins recipe.

6. Do you have a good gluten free sandwich bread recipe?

Absolutely! My Gluten Free Bread Recipe is the absolute best you’ll ever make! Try it!

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Two slices of gluten free banana bread on a white dessert plate with a yellow dish towel behind it