Gluten-Free Banana Bread
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (12 slices each)
- 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 Nellie’s Free Range 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
- 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.
- Transfer to two 8x4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Editor's NoteRead 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.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 140 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
Jun 24, 2018
Excellent recipe. Made just a few adjustments, didn’t add all the sugar (the bananas I had were really sweet) Added some butter, made cake more moist. Perfect recipe.
Jun 14, 2018
I just made this. I replaced the sugar with 1/3 c of Pyure stevia & I used 2c of bobs red mill gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour and I substituted the canola oil with vegetable oil. It tastes wonderful. You can’t taste any difference between the gluten free and regular banana bread. It doesn’t rise as high but it’s very light and moist. Only had to bake for 45 min. Please try it, you will be so happy you did.
Jun 14, 2018
I had to bake for 15 minutes longer than the directions and still it was not fully cooked. This recipe is the worst gluten free banana bread recipe I have ever cooked. I have made so many different gluten free recipies and they were all pretty much fantastic, I didn't relize it was possible to be this heavy gooey mess.
Apr 16, 2018
This is the best gluten free bread I have ever had. I did tweak the recipe slightly:1. egg whites only2. added 1 tsp of baking powder3. no sugar or sweetener - it took about 7 bananas to make 2 cups (organic, tree ripened)4. olive oil instead of canola5. added cinnamon6. didn't add any nuts but would have been lovely
Apr 11, 2018
Seem to be making this on a weekly basis for months now. Wonderfully moist. I do add cinnamon.
Apr 11, 2018
WOW!! Very moist, very flavorful and so easy to make. You can definitely make just as the recipe reads or change it up. I added only 1/2 cup sugar but sprinkled some cinnamon and sugar on the top before baking. It was plenty sweet! I received praise from two co-workers who are gluten free and this is the best compliment.
Mar 18, 2018
I love this recipe because we all have most of the ingredients or substitutions at home. I used a coconut flour (Mama's Coconut blend gluten free flour found at tj maxx) so to complement this I used coconut oil and a few flakes of unsweetened coconut on top with pecans. I had a guest staying at my house that was gluten free but all the other guests said they couldn't tell the difference and gobbled up the bread then asked to take the muffens home! I made one loaf and 8 muffins with this recipe. Fabulous!
Mar 18, 2018
Awesome recipe thank you! First great tasting bread!Substituted applesauce with blended blueberries, used a tablespoon of two less of sugar and added a couple handfuls of blueberries and walnuts. YUMMY! ??????
Feb 24, 2018
I loved the way this recipe came out. My friend sent it me because she wanted to try a GF recipe, so I figured I'd check it out as well. I substituted Olive Oil for Canola Oil because I didn't have Canola Oil. Also, I used a half cup of sugar, and added chocolate chips. For this recipe, I made muffins instead of a loaf, and for that I baked the muffins for 30 minutes, which was a perfect amount of time for them. The end result was very moist, and delicious muffins. It made 12 muffins (I filled the cups almost to the top, so they were quite full).. I usually cut the sugar on recipes, especially when they call for one cup (it just seems excessive). I considered using honey as a substitute for the sugar, and may try the recipe again doing just that. I think what helps this recipe stay so moist is adding the apple sauce.TL:DR - Recipe was delicious!
Jan 30, 2018
This was delicious!! I made two slight changes: I used 1 cup of apple sauce and I changed the oil to coconut oil instead. I LOVE this recipe. I have tried hundreds of gluten free banana bread recipes and this one is the best. I am sorry some had a hard time with the recipe because this banana bread is top notch!!
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