Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe
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Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe

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A lot of gluten-free baked goods are dry and crumbly, but this one tastes like the real thing. I hope you try it! —Gladys Arnold, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4-5 medium)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 140 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, bananas, sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Transfer to two 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Editor's Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.
Originally published as Gluten-Free Banana Bread in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 140 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014

This is the best gluten free recipe for banana bread so far. I have family try it and surprised I used gluten free flour as it tastes like the real thing and so moist! I was skeptical how soupy it is with all the ingredients mixed together. Don't be alarmed with the "soupiness" as it bakes perfectly. I made my own gluten free flour and followed the recipe to the T. Next time, I will try to substitute with coconut oil vs. canola oil.

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

At last a moist, delicious GLUTEN FREE banana bread recipe!! I used one cup Gf all purpose flour and one cup brown rice flour bc that's what I had on hand. I also substituted coconut oil for the canola oil and stevia for the sugar. Thanks for sharing! Honestly, it taste like a great cake! Delicious!!

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

I can't review flavor yet as it's currently baking away but the recipe was simple and quick! A few changes though: Splenda in place of sugar, three egg whites & one whole egg (we're watching our cholesterol intake), homemade fruit sauce instead of apple sauce and since everyone commented about "soupy" batter I added a 1/4 cup of hemp seeds to think and add a little extra nutrition punch. Let you know how it tastes!

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

Fantastic! I subbed the apple sauce & oil for equal amounts coconut oil, & used 1 &1/2 cup brown sugar. It came out dense & moist & actually held it's shape when I cut it! Plus it's the first banana bread I've baked that only took 45min to cook. Will make again!!

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Reviewed May. 29, 2014

Fantastic recipe! Taste like the 'real' thing! A real winner!

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