Old Fashioned Banana Bread Recipe – Gluten Free

*This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, potentially nut free and soy free)* Substitutions below*

Old Fashioned Banana Bread

©Jessica Caracciolo

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 large eggs or vegan egg replacer
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas- large
  • 3/4 cup ground oats (ground in food processor)
  • 1 1/4 cup brown rice flour or gluten free all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  • Preheat oven: 375 degrees
  • In a small food processor; grind up old fashioned oats to a fine grain. In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients. In a separate, small bowl- mix together wet ingredients. Combine both wet and dry ingredients into the large bowl holding dry ingredients. Using a hand mixer; blend ingredients together until smooth.
  • Pour mix into loaf or bunt pan- cook for approximately 30 minutes or until toothpick or knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • For muffins- Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of batter into muffin cups of the muffin pan. 1 tablespoon for mini-muffins, approx 2 tablespoons for regular size muffin cups. Cook for approximately 10-20 minutes or until toothpick or knife inserted

Notes:

Your batter may seem very thin compared to what you are used to if baking regular goods. Rest assured, even if it looks too thin, it will likely come out fine.

Substitutions:

  • Eggs for egg replacer.
  • The oil can be basically any oil because you are making a cake. You can also combine oils – for example: 1/2 part coconut oil melted 1/2 part canola.
  • If you need a soy free non-stick spray, I think Pam for Grilling is still soy free. It doesn’t have any grilling flavor or anything.
  • Sugar can usually be cut back by 1/2 and it will still taste fine, it will just be less sweet. You can also mix it so part is honey or maple syrup (real maple syrup) and part sugar.
  • The flours combination can be exchanged. As long as there is a total of roughly 2 cups of flour then you are fine. Some flours will not work – like almond meal flour. Some flours that will work are: quinoa flour, white rice flour, brown rice flour, and/or Bob’s Red Mill GF All Purpose Flour. You don’t want to only use one flour if using only quinoa flour because it will have a dirt or earthly taste and smell. Mixing 1/2 and 1/2 or 3/4 and 1/4 works just to off set that a little. I recommend taking old fashioned oats and grinding them up into a flour and mixing it with GF all purpose flour for this recipe.  The best bet I have found is to use the GF all purpose flour (Bob’s Red Mill is also DF, SF) as primary and mix the others in.

If you have any questions please contact me. I know what it is like to be free of many allergens and how hard it can be baking and cooking this way. I am happy to help you if I can.