This gluten free banana bread is super easy to make and can be amended to suit your diet. So if you are vegan, swap the eggs for soaked linseeds, chia or psyllium husks.
Today when I made this banana bread, I used up lots of left over flours. So I used a mix of rice, almond, and chickpea flour.
- 300g/2 cups rice flour (or combination of flours – try your own mix) or use almond or coconut flour. I normally use a mix of rice flour and ground almonds
- 1 tbsp raw honey/maple syrup / sweet freedom (can replace with Stevia or Xylitol for Candida free) or you can soak a handful of dates and blend them
- 1 packet baking powder
- 125g olive oil / coconut oil / butter
- 2 – 3 eggs*
- 2 – 3 large ripe bananas – mashed (use Sweet potato for candida free)
1 egg = 1 tablespoon of flax seeds or chia + 3 tablespoons water
1 egg = 3 tablespoons nut butter
1 egg = 1 teaspoon psyllium seed husk + 1/4 cup water (let it stand for 5 minutes; use = binding and moisture)
Other optional ingredients
I will often add . Another yummy ingredient is papaya or try adding raw chocolate and raw grated beetroot.
Directions for your gluten free banana bread
- Pre-heat oven to 180 (my gas oven mark 3)
- Place flours and baking powder in a bowl and mix well
- Rub in butter or oil, until it is like fine breadcrumbs
- Add honey/maple/sweet freedom syrup
- Mix in beaten eggs (or substitute – see above)
- Add in banana little by little until you get dropping consistency
- Put into a greased bread tin
- Cook for approx. 40 minutes or until your knife comes out clean
Using a food processor (super fast)
- Add all of the wet ingredients to the food processor and blend for a few minutes
- Add all of the dry ingredients and blend until well mixed
What to do if it seems stiff
Sometimes when you come to make your banana bread it doesn’t have a dropping consistency. All you need to do is to add something like plant-based milk, milk or water. The key here is to gently add in something until it looks right.
Other options to make your gluten-free banana bread yummy
- Raw chocolate
- Raw chocolate and beetroot
- Lemon and poppy seeds
- Chopped up dates (do not use if you want to be candida free)
- Goji berries (do not use if you don’t eat nightshades)
- Nuts (obviously do not use if you have a nut allergy)
- Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg
Basically, add in other stuff that you fancy.