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Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe for Clean Eating

October 12, 2016

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The most delicious gluten free banana bread recipe – here it is!

When I became a wife (10 years ago!) I did what all new wives do and I decided to start using my brand new KitchenAid mixer to bake things.  and make things.  With all of my brand spankin’ new cookbooks and cooking utensils!  One of the recipes that I absolutely loved was a healthy version of banana bread.

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This gluten free banana bread recipe is husband approved!

We are currently on week 2 of the 3 week yoga retreat (check out week 1’s review here!) and our nutrition is very heavily plant based and doesn’t leave room for that many treats.  The hubby grumbling started around Day 6 when he was craving a treat.  He said “remember when you used to make banana bread all of the time??”  So I decided to break out some of the baking tools, get my big girl helper to lend some assistance and we decided to make some banana bread for Daddy, this time will a few tweaks to make it a little less indulgent, but still super yummy!  Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe


2 cups gluten free flour (make your own, or make it easy!  I use Aldi’s LiveGFree)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar (you can use coconut sugar, I used Trader Joe organic sugar, but am going to swap coconut sugar next time)
1/4 cup butter (I used Kerrygold)
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
2 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
optional:  mini chocolate chips (check your brand if you are making gluten free.  Enjoy Life makes good ones!)


Preheat oven to 350°.

Measure flower into measuring cups and level with a knife.  I like to sift my ingredients together, but its not necessary.  You can also mix the flour, baking soda, and salt with a whisk.

Put sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat until well blended.  Add eggs one at a time and beat well.  Add in the bananas, yogurt and vanilla and beat until blended.  Then you add the  dry ingredients, in 3 parts, until just blended.  Stir in chocolate chips or other add-ins if you are using.  Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray (I used Trader Joe’s coconut oil spray) and spoon the batter in.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for a bit in the pan then let bread cool on a baking rack.

Are you a fan of banana bread?  What is your favorite healthy breakfast recipe?

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  • Kim

    October 12, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    This bread will go quickly in my house! Thanks for sharing!


      October 14, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      you’re welcome!! its yummy 🙂

  • Megan

    October 12, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    This looks delicious!!


      October 14, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      so yum!

  • Belle

    October 12, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Looks so good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

    One Awesome Momma


      October 14, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      you’re welcome! enjoy!

  • Ellie Augustin

    October 12, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Oh this looks SO good! I love bananas and choc. chips and this is good for me?! WIN WIN! Thanks so much for sharing this. Going to see what I’m missing so I can make this over the weekend.


      October 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      so yummy!! hope you enjoy!

  • Katrina

    October 12, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Mmm! I love a good banana bread recipe! Specially one with chocolate chips!


      October 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      me too girl! so yummy!

  • Heather |

    October 12, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    This looks SO good. I am GF and always looking for ways to make my previously wheat laden favorites.


      October 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      yay! hope you love this!

  • Shannon Walter

    October 13, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Mmm now I’m craving warm banana bread. Going to have to use up our bananas. I love Aldi’s gluten free products.


      October 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      me too! to bad we ate it all! LOL

  • Jen

    October 13, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Coconut sugar is amazing! Sounds like this will be healthy and delicious!


      October 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      I agree!

  • Lauren

    October 13, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Chocolate chip banana bread is my jam! So yummy!


      October 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      me too girl!

  • The How-to Guru

    October 13, 2016 at 11:41 am

    This looks fabulous!!!

    The How-to Guru


      October 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      thank you!!

  • Sarah

    October 13, 2016 at 11:44 am

    This sounds delicious! I had to start eating gluten free about a year ago, and I sure do miss banana bread. I’m going to try this!


      October 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      oh good!! hope you enjoy!

  • Amie

    October 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Can’t wait to try it!


      October 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      hope you enjoy!

  • Jennifer

    February 27, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Wondering if we can sub something for the yogurt to be dairy free? Thank you- excited to try this recipe!!


      March 4, 2019 at 9:43 am

      So Delicious makes a really good coconut yogurt. I would try that!

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