My philosophy on alternative recipes, such as this gluten free banana bread recipe, is that you shouldn’t really be able to tell the difference between the classic version, and the version that it replicates.
A banana bread recipe for the celiacs.
It’s sometimes necessary to make adjustments to recipes to accommodate the unique dietary restrictions that certain pepole have. Even if you don’t personally have these restrictions, you should have some backup recipes in your arsenal just in case.
People make their own unique dietary decisions for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s for health, sometimes it is out of necessity due to allergies, and sometimes “just because”.
It shouldn’t matter what the reason is, because its important for me to create tasty alternatives for my readers to ensure that everyone can enjoy my delicious bread recipes regardless.
If this creation were compared directly to another conventional healthy banana bread recipe, I think you would be hard-pressed to pick which one didn’t have gluten in it.
- 2 cups brown rice flour
- 2 tablespoons starch
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
- 3 large bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup milk (or milk substitute)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp lemon, lime or orange zest
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, combine the brown rice flour, starch, sea salt, baking soda and gluten free baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, mush together the bananas to create a puree, and add eggs, maple syrup, milk, vanilla and citrus zest.
- Combine the contents of both bowls and mix them together.
- Pour the mixed contents into a large baking pan, I used a glass casserole, and bake for 50 minutes. When you can poke the center with a toothpick and it comes out clean, you’re all done with this Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe and it’s time to enjoy!
There you have it, a delicious banana bread recipe without gluten. Whether you avoid gluten for health reasons or for other reasons, or perhaps you’re making this as a treat for a friend who can’t eat gluten, this recipe is sure to be a hit. You can even add some chocolate chips, if you would like to sweeten things up a bit, however the maple syrup does a very good job of that. Maple syrup can be expensive depending on the season, you can substitute it for honey if you would prefer.