Gluten free banana bread is your new go-to for a quick and easy grab and go breakfast!
We love simple, grab and go breakfasts, especially for those busy mornings trying to get the kids out the door to school. We also always have tons of bananas in varying states of ripeness in our kitchen. This gluten free banana bread recipe is perfect for using up those overly ripe bananas and giving us a great breakfast option.
This banana bread is seriously the best tasting gluten free banana bread you will ever have. I am not exaggerating, and I stand by that statement 100%. It is so moist and flavorful, and has just the perfect amount of sweetness. You would never even know that it is gluten free, unless someone told you!
While many recipes for gluten free banana bread will have you using almond flour, this instead uses Cup4Cup gluten free flour. We do not recommend substituting with almond flour as the oils and fats in the flour will require a different recipe.
Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe
Wait no further, run to your kitchen and whip up this delicious banana bread now!
1 1/2 cups Cup4Cup gluten free flour (if using a different brand, check and make sure it includes Xanthan gum, otherwise add Xanthan gum)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted (5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon)
3/4 cup sugar
3-4 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease a loaf pan generously
- In a large mixing bowl, add mashed banana, sugar, vanilla, melted butter, and egg and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt).
- Add dry ingredients into the banana mixture and fold to combine.
- Add a generous amount of chocolate chips to the banana bread mixture.
- Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
- Let cool before serving. Slice and enjoy!
How Long Will Banana Bread Stay Fresh?
We recommend storing your banana bread on the counter, covered or wrapped in airtight foil, for around 5 days.
Can You Freeze Banana Bread?
Absolutely! This banana bread freezes beautifully. Simply wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat it, just remove it from the freezer and let it thaw on the counter. You can also reheat individual slices of the bread in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to enjoy warm.
Do I Have to Use Ripe Bananas?
Ripe bananas are always best for banana bread as they are sweeter and softer, which helps create a moister loaf of banana bread. If you only have unripe bananas on hand, you can place them on a baking sheet and bake them at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes until they are soft. Allow them to cool before using in the recipe.
What is the Trick to Making Good Gluten-Free Bread?
The trick to making good gluten-free bread is to make sure that your flour mix contains Xanthan Gum. This ingredient helps to bind the ingredients together and gives the bread a more traditional texture. As always, we also recommend following the recipe to the letter for best results.
What Is Xanthan Gum?
Xanthan gum is a food additive that helps to bind ingredients together and is often used as a replacement for gluten in gluten-free recipes. You can find it in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.
Many gluten free flours already contain Xanthan gum, but if yours doesn’t, make sure to add it to the recipe.
Gluten Free Banana Bread – Other Mix-Ins
If you’re not a fan of chocolate chips in your banana bread, try some other mix-ins (or leave them out altogether). Some mix-ins that would work well with this recipe include:
- Chopped walnuts
- Dried Cranberries
- Chopped pecans
- Warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg
This is your chance to get creative with your baking!
I hope you enjoy this delicious gluten free banana bread recipe! Be sure to check out other gluten free recipes!