Best Gluten Free Banana Bread

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 4 reviews

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Cook time Cook time: 45 minutes

Gluten Free Banana Bread is super moist with perfect texture and delicious flavor. Once you try it, it will be your go-to gluten-free dessert!

We love making easy, delicious, and comfort desserts. We already have the best chocolate banana bread which has great reviews from our readers. For low carb desserts, you can also check out keto pancakes, and our low carb keto cheesecake.

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread is what we crave for an easy and rich sweet tooth satisfaction. This is one of our favorite desserts to make, because it is super simple to prepare, and is very satisfying. Also, the ingredients for this scrumptious, hearty bread begin with three overripe bananas. Then, you add some eggs, vanilla and the secret ingredient is es[resso powder, which brings out the amazing chocolate flavor.

To sweeten things up a bit we use brown sugar for a deep caramel flavor. To make it healthier you can use honey, maple syrup, or a mix of both. Also, brown sugar works well here and gives this dish a nice flavor and texture. Instead of regular flour, we go with gluten-free flour. Similarly, you could use coconut or almond flour, or a mix of both.

This recipe is super delicious and will fit everyone, not just those that are trying to eat gluten-free. It is moist, dense, and loaded with banana. When taken out of the oven, your room will be filled with an amazing banana aroma. Just give it a try, it is truly delicious comfort food at its best!

Is the gluten-free banana bread texture different from the regular one?

The short answer is not. This bread is just as moist and delicious as the regular one because the use of banana gives it a nice and tender texture. Just because you are using gluten-free flour, it doe not mean the recipe will change much.

Also, you can use a mixture of coconut or almond flour, as they result in a super moist dessert with a chewy texture. You lose nothing by using these special ingredients. However, you gain fiber, protein, and a bit of healthy fat without having to think about the sugar content.

How To Make Gluten-Free Banana Bread?

This recipe is a one-bowl wonder that is super easy to make, even if you don’t have a mixer, using just a fork.

  1. Start by using 3 ripe bananas. You want them ripe but not overly mushy.
  2. Then, peel them, and place them in a bowl. Using a fork, mash till smooth.
  3. Add all the other ingredients together and stir.
  4. Next, pour the mixed batter into a baking loaf and place it in the oven.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45-50 minutes.
  6. Enjoy, it’s that easy!

Some good mix-ins that go well in this recipe:

  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Raisens
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Chopped pecans
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut

HOW to store Gluten Free Banana Bread?

HOW TO FREEZE it?

Let the bread cool completely prior to freezing. Then, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight, before serving.

More bread recipes to try:

Brioche bread

Sweet potato bread

Beer bread

Irish soda bread

Strawberry banana bread

Homemade pumpkin bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Best Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread is super moist with perfect texture and delicious flavor. Once you try it, it will be your go-to gluten-free dessert!
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 3 medium very ripe bananas ((about 1 1/2 cups mashed))
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/3 cups Gluten-Free Flour (I used 1:1 GF flour)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (plus extra for topping)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line an 8x5-inch or 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper in a way so it has handles to lift the bread later. Lightly grease it using baking spray or a little butter.
  • Mash bananas in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and vanilla.
  • Add in the egg and beat until well incorporated. Next, mix in sour cream, espresso powder, and ground ginger. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine. Add mashed bananas and stir to combine just until incorporated.
  • Lastly, stir in chocolate chips using a spatula. Do not over-mix.
  • Transfer batter into the prepared loaf pan and add more chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes in the loaf pan, after which, lift the bread using the paper handles and place on a cooling rack to cook further.
  • Slice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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Krystal

I love that it is gluten-free. Now everyone in my family can enjoy!

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Mama to 6 blessings.com

We are a no sugar, no gluten family. We make a recipe similiar to this but we use honey instead. This recipe looks delicious!

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Liz Mays

This sounds like a great bread to make for weekly snacking. I'd love to try your recipe!

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Celebrate Woman Today

I love this Gluten Free recipe. Seriously, I am making it this weekend. It is unique and delicious-looking.

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Rachel

I have made a recipe similar to this before. It turned out really well.

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Ruth I

My sister loves banana bread. Actually, she's been asking me for weeks to bake for her. I'd try this recipe and add some nuts and chocolate chips.

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Jennifer

This is a very easy recipe to follow. I am going to make this for a friend who happens to be gluten free.

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