Enjoy healthy eating every day with this delicious gluten free banana bread recipe. Have a slice for breakfast or enjoy a little nibble with your afternoon coffee. I like to slice it up and freeze the individual slices for portion control. This makes it easy to grab one when you are on the go.
Usually it is the bread that people miss most when they first go gluten free. This gluten free banana bread satisfies most of those cravings.
If you are like me, you’ll want to add some chocolate chips and nuts to your bread. I love the extra crunch of the nuts.
Use Berries for Variety
There are so many variations to this recipe.
Instead of banana, use raspberries. (The combination of raspberries and chocolate chips is delicious.) Or try using blueberries, blackberries, or cherries. You might even add a teaspoon of cinnamon and two chopped apples.
You could even experiment with other combinations like fresh sliced peaches, raisins and orange zest. The possibilities are endless. Mix it up and have fun with it until you find your favorite combinations!Yummy #glutenfree banana bread #recipe (for healthy eating everyday) #healthyliving Click To Tweet
You can also pour the batter into a muffin tin for a quick, easy snack or breakfast. Makes 18 muffins. Reduce cook time to 30 minutes.
Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe
¾ cup brown rice flour
¾ cup millet flour
1/3 cup sorghum flour
¾ cup corn starch
¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1¼ cup buttermilk
½ cup light oil
½ cup ripe mashed banana
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Grease and flour loaf pan. (If you use a stoneware loaf pan you can skip this step.
Combine flours, starch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar.
Whisk buttermilk, oil and eggs together until well combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Add the banana. If ½ a cup isn’t enough for you, feel free to add more.
Top with coconut flakes or sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (if you wish).
Pour into loaf and place in heated oven.
Bake for 1 hour or until middle is firm.
There are some nice light oils available that can be used in baking or in high heat cooking. Try grapeseed, coconut, or light olive oil in this recipe to boost the healthy benefits of this banana bread.
If you’re dairy free, substitute the buttermilk with almond, coconut or soy milk.
Oven temperatures vary so play around with the baking time until you are satisfied and then take note of how long it takes to bake in your oven. If the top is turning too brown, make a tent out of aluminum foil and place over the loaf until its completely baked inside.
Picking up a bag of pre-mixed gluten free flour is so much easier than mixing your own.
Big humdinger hugs,
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