Banana Bread- A different recipe


“Ingredients (Yields: 12-16 pieces)

  • Dry:
  • ¾ cup brown rice flour*
  • ½ cup + 2 T gluten-free oat flour (ground rolled oats)*
  • ¾ cup potato starch*
  • ¼ cup tapioca starch*
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum**
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Wet:
  • ½ cup applesauce, warmed up and then mixed with ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional: 1 cup chocolate chips or nuts (or a combination)

*Or replace brown rice flour, oat flour, tapioca flour and potato starch with 2 1/4 cups + 2 T of regular all-purpose or whole wheat flour.

**If using regular all-purpose or whole wheat omit xanthan gum


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with coconut oil or non-stick spray (bread is big so don’t use a smaller sized pan)

3. Combine all dry ingredients and set aside.

4. In a separate bowl mash up bananas. Add in warm applesauce (premixed with baking powder), melted coconut oil, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla and stir to combine.

5. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just combined.

6. Add in chocolate chips or nuts if desired.

7. Scoop batter into pan and bake for 55-60 mins.

8. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 30 mins before removing from pan and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

9. Will keep in a sealed container on counter for up to 5 days.

*Can also be made into 12 large muffins (bake for 25-30 mins or until top is brown and springs back)”

I added chocolate chips, a tablespoon of molasses and three tablespoons cocao powder (with an extra teaspoon baking powder in case the cocoa powder made the dough heavier… and I didn’t do exact measurements for the liquid ingredients because I couldn’t find the half cup). I also added lots of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. I made a combo of coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and put it on top as a “cinnamon crumble”.  I also omitted the salt because I forgot to put it in. I also added all the wet ingredients into a food processor because I was feeling lazy about mashing the bananas. The result was ABSOLUTELY delicious.