Banana Bread – Yummy, Healthy and Gluten Free

banana bread✓ Gluten-Free
✓ Dairy-Free

On a recent trip to my lovely Chiropractors Office I found this wonderful banana bread recipe. I baked it that afternoon with the boys and it was gone in a flash! This makes a great snack, an addition to lunch or even an indulgent breakfast slice. Best of all it is SUPER quick to make.

4 over-ripe bananas
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of honey
1 cup brown rice flour (or gluten free plain flour*)
1 cup almond meal
1-1.5 tsp cinnamon (use 1.5 tsp if you like a very cinnamon-y banana bread)
1 tsp bicarb of soda
A pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped dates (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

*I’ve tried this recipe with Orgran’s Gluten Free Flour which worked really well. This GF flour blend is available at Woolworths, Coles and many health food shops.

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C. Line a large loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Mix together the bananas, eggs, vanilla and honey with an electric mixer.
  3. Stir in the almond meal, flour, cinnamon, bicarb of soda and salt. Fold in the dates and walnuts if you are using.
  4. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin. Bake for 45-55 mins, until golden and cooked through.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes or so, before turning out onto a cooling rack.

This banana bread is delicious fresh, or it can be toasted and enjoyed warm.