Best ever gluten free banana bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
A family favorite made gluten free! This banana bread is moist and packed full of flavor.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Holiday favorites
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Michelle Barsness
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour see notes below
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt (I prefer sea salt)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten (large egg)
  • 1 cup bananas mashed (see notes below)
  • 1/2 cup milk
Optional crumble topping
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cinnamon (see notes)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 3 tbsp rolled oats gluten free rolled oats
  1. Butter a loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350 F. In one large bowl, sift together all of the dry ingredients. In the another large bowl, combine the egg, bananas and milk. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Transfer the batter to the loaf pan. If adding the topping, sprinkle the batter with the topping mixture. Bake for 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the center.
Optional crumble topping
  1. Combine all the crumble ingredients into a small bowl. Using a fork, cut the butter into the dry ingredients to make the crumble. Top the batter with the crumble prior to baking.
Recipe Notes

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I prefer Namaste Foods Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend, but you may use any good quality gluten free flour blend brand.

One cup of mashed bananas is a guide. I usually use three small sized bananas.

The topping is optional, but adds a nice texture and burst of flavor. Use gluten free rolled oats. You can also substitute other spices to your taste. Try 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cinnamon blend. Or 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice instead.

The original recipe did not call for adding any oil. I find it turns out moist and light with gluten-free flour and the moisture of the bananas. One tablespoon of vegetable oil could be added for additional moisture if needed.