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Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Don’t you just love the smell of fresh-baked bread? There is nothing better on a cold winter morning than a warm slice of moist gluten-free banana bread. It is delicious alongside a plate of fluffy scrambled eggs. This mouth-watering quick bread is also a great afternoon snack with a cup of hot tea or coffee. 

I wait until my banana skins are almost all black on the outside to make this recipe from scratch.The extra ripe banana adds so much flavor. 

I like to make two smaller loaves and pop one in the freezer to serve when company unexpectedly drops by. I heat it up in the oven and before long the house fills with a tantalizing aroma. It takes no time at all for you to make this easy homemade banana bread.   

I do not care for nuts in baked goods. However, adding walnuts to this bread would make extra yummy for those nut lovers.

Baking Tips:

Making gluten-free quick breads is so easy. Follow these tips for a bread that is moist and tender.

  • Sift the dry ingredients together before adding to the wet mixture.
  • Do not over beat. Mix in flour until it disappears into the batter. Overbeating will result in a bread that is tough and chewy.
  • Remove from oven and let the bread rest for five minutes. Turn bread out on a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Incredibly moist. Nothing says homemade more than a fresh loaf of banana bread. Serve this delicious bread hot or cold, with a pat of butter.

  • Author: Bridget Towery|Baking with Bridget
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large loaf or 3 small 1x
  • Category: Quick Bread


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 to 4 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 2/3 cup gluten-free almond blend flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease bottom only of a large loaf pan (9x5x3 inches) or three small loaf pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter together until creamy. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add bananas and water. Beat until just blended.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in dry ingredients until just moistened. Stir in nuts, if desired. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Remove loaf from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.



For maximum flavor use very ripe bananas.

I add the bananas directly to the batter and mix in. If you prefer, you can mash them before adding to the batter.

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I don’t think there is anything better than receiving a homemade gift from the kitchen! Gluten-free banana bread is a perfect gift idea for a birthday or “welcome to the neighborhood”. Try tucking a loaf in a basket lined with a pretty dish towel and a jar of your favorite homemade preserves are super cute! Or cut it into slices and place on a pretty plate. The possibilities are endless!!!

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