Gluten-Free Banana Bread – Best Recipes on the Web

Banana Bread

When I was on the gluten-free diet, one of the foods that I missed was good, nutty banana bread. I particularly found myself missing it during the holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

My Mom could never find a good recipe for banana bread that did not contain gluten. Consequently, I had to totally forego banana bread during my gluten-free days.

It was one of those things that made following a gluten-free diet really hard. Now, you have more options when it comes to gluten-free banana bread.

In the past, everyone would be enjoying a piece and some people would even go so far as to tell me how delicious it was! I was so excited when I could finally enjoy this delicious treat again! Fortunately, there are a lot of recipes for gluten-free banana bread floating around the Internet now.

We have collected some of the best ones for your convenience. So, if you are willing to take the time to bake your own gluten-free banana bread, take a look at these great recipes!

1. Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes. Baking Time: 45 minutes. Yields: 24 Servings


  • 2 cups of gluten free all-purpose baking flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of mashed bananas (4-5 medium)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • ⅓ cup of canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, bananas, sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Transfer two 8 in. by 4 in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing pans from wire racks.

Originally published as “Gluten-Free Banana Bread” in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p.17


2. Best Ever Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Cooking Time: 1 hour.


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 or 5 ripe bananas, mashed.
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups brown rice flour
  • ½ cup of sorghum flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ⅓ cup of melted coconut oil or butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a mixing bowl, beat eggs lightly. Add mashed bananas, sugar, applesauce and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  • Meanwhile, melt coconut oil (or butter) gently on stovetop.
  • Add to wet mixture, flours, salt and baking soda. Mix until all ingredients are moist. Fold in coconut oil (or butter), mixing until it is just blended in.
  • Pour batter evenly into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake for 45 minutes or until bread is no longer wet in the middle. Use a toothpick or the touch test to gauge completion. Remove from pans after about 10 minutes and cool on wire racks.

Recipe by Jo-Lynne Shane


3. Irresistible Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Preparation Time: 15-30 minutes. Cooking Time: 55-60 minutes.


  • 3 cups of almond meal/ flour
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until fully blended.
  • Pour batter into a greased 5 ½” by 3” by 2 ¼” mini loaf pan.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes until the loaf is cooked all the way through.
  • Allow to cool before serving.

Recipe by Tina Haupert

Give them a try; experiment with your own ingredients. And, during the next holiday season, amaze your relatives and astound your friends with a loaf of gluten-free banana bread that looks and tastes almost the same as real thing! Perhaps, someday, you will be able to come up with your own unique – and even better – recipe for this gluten-free delicacy!

Image courtesy Jshontz

Clare Fecteau

One Comment;

  1. insecure epicure said:

    Hi. I made some addaptions to #2 and the bread came out really nice. Thanks for the recipe
    4 eggs
    300 grams banana
    75 grams finely shredded carrot
    1 cup turbinado sugar
    1/2 cup applesauce
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 cup millet flour
    1/2 cup brown rice flour
    1/2 cup almond flour
    1/2 cup quinoa flour
    3 tablespoons tapioca starch
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    1/3 cup of melted coconut oil