Gluten Free Banana Bread

I’ve made this gluten-free banana bread

numerous times, many different ways, but this recipe is so good it’s worth sharing with you.

I usually don’t bake with this oil, but it contributed to the overall moisture.

Avocado oil is usually used to make marinades, dressings, and for light sautéing. I typically don’t see it a lot in baking.

Have you ever baked with avocado oil? This gluten-free banana bread is one of the only – baked – recipes I’ve made (so far) that works with avocado oil. Let me know how it turns out.

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Gluten Free Banana Bread

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3.5 oz avocado oil
  • 2 eggs large room temperature
  • 3 bananas ripe
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk or any milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder aluminum-free
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 /4 tsp sea salt ground
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Oil a 9x5x3 loaf pan I use coconut oil or line with parchment paper.
  • Blend the coconut sugar and oil in a large mixing bowl. Then add the eggs one at a time and blend well each time.
  • In a small bowl mash the bananas with a fork then add the milk, vanilla, and cinnamon
  • In another bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.
  • Add the banana mixture to the eggs, oil, and sugar mixture and stir until combined. Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until the flour is gone.
  • At this point, you can add the additional optional ingredients to the batter, both or just one or none.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish and place in the oven to bake until you can insert a toothpick or knife into the center and it comes out clean.
  • Cool on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes before removing from the pan and before slicing.
  • Enjoy as-is, with ghee, or your favorite nut butter.

Notes

You can easily make muffins out of this recipe by using a muffin pan.
Make this recipe vegan using flax eggs: 2 tablespoons of ground flax plus 3 tablespoons of water. Add the ingredients to a small bowl and mix together. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then add to your recipe when it calls for eggs.