Gluten-Free Banana Bread

April 23, 2015
by Merce Muse for Thrive Market
Gluten-Free Banana Bread

This gluten-free version of the family favorite has everything you've come to love about banana bread—except the traditional flour. Chock full of bananas and walnuts,  it's also exceptionally moist, thanks to the light texture of almond flour. 

Making Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Yield: 12 mini loafs
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Recipe Ingredients

3 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
3 large eggs
1/2 cup light agave
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
5 large, ripe bananas
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, plus more for garnish

Baking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a mini loaf tray with nonstick spray.

Place bananas in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until just blended. Set aside.

Whisk together the almond flour, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, sea salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, agave, and grapeseed oil. Fold the wet ingredients until the dry and thoroughly combine. Fold in the pureed bananas and walnuts. Let dough sit 5 minutes.

Divide dough between pre-greased molds, sprinkle extra chopped walnuts on top, and bake 15 to 17 minutes. Let loaves cool in molds slightly before serving.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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  • CJrMom

    Looks wonderful! Can I substitute maple syrup or honey for the agave?

  • Drew Fansler

    Sounds delicious, but the headline in your email blast calls this 'A Healthy Spin On a Childhood Favorite.'

    When can we stop calling things healthy simply because they're gluten-free?

  • Carla Cox

    Are the "pre-greased molds" the same thing as mini-loaf pans? I have foil mini-loaf pans and wondered if I could use those?

  • Barbara Kolk

    Please start posting carbs, fat, sodium etc .. thank you.. useless recipe unless you do that

  • communaltable

    If I don't have mini loafs would a standard loaf pan do? I just put it in the oven in one of those, should I double the time you think?

  • http://zoe-estelle.com Zoe Estelle

    Looks lovely! Will try with a different sweetener, thank you!

  • disqus_kJOGzhZ1rG

    I just made this and color the recipe almost exactly. I ground my own almonds for the almond flour. I only had regular loaf pans and mini muffin pans- both cast iron. So I used the cast iron muffin pans that I sprayed with cooking spray. I baked many gf things this way and have never had a problem. it took about 20 minutes until they seemed firm enough to be done. They stuck really badly to the pans. Any suggestions? I'm only half way done with the batter and need to figure out a solution. These muffins are not presentable. I was planning to take them to an event tomorrow, help!

  • http://lukeabbott.com/ Luke Abbott

    This looks so awesome! Do you have any recommendations for how I might substitute the almond flour out for other GF flour(s)?

  • Matthew Prinvale

    This came out so good! First time using almond flour and now I'm hooked.

  • Kathleen Martin

    could i use coconut oil instead of grapeseed oil??

  • Kathleen Martin

    also could i substitute the eggs for flax or chia seed eggs??