This gluten-free banana bread recipe was developed exclusively for Nuts.com and our customers by Miryam Quinn Doblas, Registered Dietitian (RD). Miryam inspires others with her passion for creating healthy and delicious recipes on her website, Eat Good 4 Life.
If you like banana bread, then I know you’ll absolutely love this recipe. My gluten-free variation on this classic comfort food turned out perfectly moist and delicious, with just the right texture. Serve yourself a thick slice for breakfast alongside a tall glass of milk, or pack it as a snack for work or school.
Gluten-free baked goods can sometimes lack body and substance without the right balance of ingredients. The combination of brown rice flour and coconut flour I used for this recipe resulted in a great consistency and firm texture. Although I could have just used brown rice flour in the recipe, I find that the addition of coconut flour improves the tenderness of the bread.
Along with gluten-free rolled oats, this mixture of base ingredients serves the bread well and provides plenty of dietary fiber to keep you feeling satisfied. Fiber is also essential for a healthy digestive system so eating fiber-rich foods for breakfast can put you on track to meet your daily fiber needs.
This gluten-free banana bread is not overly sweet, as I have encountered with others that I tried in the past. In place of sugar, I found that 1/3 cup of honey complements the natural sweetness of overripe bananas wonderfully. Toss in a handful of chopped walnuts or your favorite nuts for a delicious crunch!
Banana bread is typically made with butter but I used coconut oil instead because it’s considered a healthy fat that the body can easily convert to energy. Coconut oil is also rich in lauric acid, which provides immunity-boosting benefits.
This recipe is a joy to make, and I always look forward to the sweet aroma of baked banana bread filling the kitchen. My kids couldn’t wait to get a slice of it to snack on. I hope you enjoy my gluten-free banana bread recipe!
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This recipe was developed and photographed exclusively for Nuts.com by Miryam Quinn Doblas, RD, of Eat Good 4 Life.