Easy gluten free banana bread is a recipe that all gluten free families need. This delicious gluten free dairy free banana bread recipe will quickly become a family favorite to share with everyone! I will also answer some questions like, “Why is my gluten free banana bread rubbery”, and “How do you make gluten free banana bread from scratch?”
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My Grandma Olga makes the best banana bread. I loved it whenever she would make some. Once I was gluten and dairy free it was something that I missed terribly. I experimented with this recipe over and over again until I felt like it was Grandma Olga quality.
Easy Gluten Free Banana Bread
I have been making this recipe since I first went gluten free. If you have my cookbook, Living Freely Gluten Free this recipe is in it. The coloring in the cookbook picture is much darker. The reason being is that the cookbook recipe has 1 tsp. of cinnamon instead of the 1/2 tsp. like this one calls for. I love the way 1 tsp. tasted, but the coloring was much darker than the traditional banana bread.
Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Bread
How do you make gluten free banana bread from scratch?
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- With your stand mixer cream: Eggs, Sugar, Vanilla, Applesauce and
Bananas. Beat well on medium for 2 minutes.
- Add in the coconut oil and allow it blend in.
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and then turn off to pour in GF All
Purpose Flour. Turn back onto the stir setting and add xanthan gum and baking
- Beat on medium 2-3 minutes scraping down the sides halfway through.
- Bake about 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Your gluten free flour makes a difference. I recommend using Better Batter All Purpose Flour, or the Artisan blend for this recipe if you are looking for a store bought flour blend. Use the code: livingfreelygf for 30% off of your entire purchase at betterbatter.org.
If you want to make your own flour use My Personal All Purpose Flour Blend for this recipe. It is a fool proof recipe that is easy to make and inexpensive.
If your all purpose flour blend contains xanthan gum, do not add more. Omit it from the recipe.
To scoop your flour there is a preferred method with gluten free baking. Spoon the flour into your measuring cup and level the top with a butter knife. Never scoop the cup into a container of flour. The flour needs that air. This helps to prevent a dense outcome.
Why is my gluten free banana bread rubbery?
Your gluten free banana bread might be rubbery because of the flour blend you used, or adding too many gums (binders) in the recipe. Make sure that you use the scoop and level method for your flour, use a flour that isn’t bean based (my flour blend and better batter are the best options) and check to see if the center is completely cooked through before removing from the oven.
Enjoy this gluten free dairy free banana bread in the morning with your cup of coffee, or in the afternoon with your tea. You can add any mix-ins of your choice too. My kids LOVE this with chocolate chips, and my favorite is walnuts and pecans.
Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Bread
Dairy Free Banana Bread
Banana Bread Gluten Free and Dairy Free
This moist and delicious gluten and dairy free Banana Bread is perfect for an afternoon tea.
- 1 1/2 cups Ripe Bananas mashed
- 1 ½ Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp. Xanthan Gum leave out if your flour contains it
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
- ½ Cup Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1/3 Cup Applesauce
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. Dash of Nutmeg
- Dash of Salt
- Optional: Nuts of your choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
With your stand mixer cream: Eggs, Sugar, Vanilla, Applesauce and Bananas. Beat well on medium for 2 minutes.
Add in the coconut oil and allow it blend in.
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and then turn off to pour in GF All Purpose Flour.
Turn back onto the stir setting and add xanthan gum and baking soda.
Beat on medium 2-3 minutes scraping down the sides halfway through. Bake about 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Love this recipe? It’s in my cookbook along with over 100 other gluten and dairy free recipes that are simple to make with easy to find ingredients.
Want more delicious gluten and dairy free recipes to enjoy with your coffee or tea? I’ve got you covered…
- Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal
- Coffee Cake
- Cheese and Chive Scones (Dairy Free)
- Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Bread
- Banana Nut Muffins