Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

by livingfreelygf

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

 
Sliced 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

 
 Sliced 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.
  • gluten free banana bread wet ingredients added to a mixing bowl, unmixed
  • Add in the coconut oil and allow it blend in.
  • gluten free banana bread wet ingredients blended in a bowl
  • 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.
  • gluten free banana bread batter in a mixing bowl with gf flour added
  • Beat on medium 2-3 minutes scraping down the sides halfway through.
  • gluten free banana bread batter in a bowl
  • Bake about 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Easy gluten free banana bread in a loaf pan ready to bake

 

Pro-tip:

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. 

FAQ’s

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

 
Sliced Banana Bread
 
 

Dairy Free Banana Bread

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Banana Bread Gluten Free and Dairy Free

This moist and delicious gluten and dairy free Banana Bread is perfect for an afternoon tea. 

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten and dairy free banana bread, Gluten Free Banana Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 ½ Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • 1 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. With your stand mixer cream: Eggs, Sugar, Vanilla, Applesauce and Bananas. Beat well on medium for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the coconut oil and allow it blend in.
  4. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and then turn off to pour in GF All Purpose Flour.
  5. Turn back onto the stir setting and add xanthan gum and baking soda.
  6. Beat on medium 2-3 minutes scraping down the sides halfway through. Bake about 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread Gluten Free and Dairy Free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy gluten free banana breadSliced Banana Bread

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…

 

 

This post was originally posted August 27, 2016. Updated May 26. 2021. 

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