Gluten Free Banana Bread is one of our favorite go-to breakfast, lunch or late afternoon snacks. Sweet, savory and ultimately oh-so-satisfying, making almost bad bananas SO good.
Gluten Free Banana Bread often happens out of necessity in our household, but should happen on purpose more often. It always starts out the same. Bananas are bought. A banana is eaten. The rest of the bunch sits until it’s almost too late. Then something beautiful happens.
Gluten Free Banana Bread 101
The biggest thing to keep in mind for the perfect gluten free banana bread is all about the bananas.
In short, your bananas should NOT be yellow. Not even close.
The very best bananas for banana bread are black, or at the very least streaks black or brown with a little green near the stem. Think your bananas are too ripe? No. Such. Thing.
Check out this amazing gluten free bread made with almond flour.
Can I ripen bananas quickly?
Yes, you can expedite your getting your bananas to the sweet spot for your bread. It’s not QUITE the same, but it’s still good. Riper bananas help sweeten bread and still provide good amounts of potassium and other nutritional value.
Heat ’em up: Fire up your oven to about 250 Degrees and place your bananas (with peels on) on a baking sheet for 20 minutes. This will both soften and sweeten your bananas up.
Chill out: You also can put your bananas in the freezer for a few hours (with peels on). This is not quite as effective as the heat method, but again, in a pinch this will be better than nothing.
Can I freeze banana bread?
If you want to savor your bread later, we absolutely get this. We’re fans of portioning out the bread for a meal prep solution. It allows us to have an amazing and easy breakfast all week long!
To freeze your gluten free banana bread, you’ll want to wrap your bread (or portion of bread) tightly with foil or plastic wrap, then place in a heavy duty freezer bag for good measure.
When properly stored, your bread will last up to 3 months and still be delicious. It’s actually safe to eat much longer than that, but we’ve never made it that far/the sooner the better in terms of flavor.
How to store your banana bread: It’s also worth noting that to properly store your gluten free banana bread when it’s not frozen, make sure to keep it in a plastic wrap or airtight container to keep your bread moist and delicious.
How to make gluten free banana bread
What you’ll need: Bananas, egg, butter, sugar, seat salt, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder and gluten free flour blend make this bread a reality.
Using a traditional bread pan, you’ll making to make sure you grease the pan well, bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes (or until it passes the toothpick test!)
If you want to make smaller loafs, there are small loaf pans out there that will make a few loaves at one time. Cut back your time and check with a toothpick often to avoid over baking those.
No matter how you choose to enjoy your gluten free banana bread, we have just one request. Save a slice for us! 😉
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Gluten Free Banana Bread
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Grease a standard bread pan thoroughly.
- In a medium bowl, mix bananas, egg, butter, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder. Slowly whisk in flour.
- Pour batter into your greased bread pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.