I don’t say this about myself very often, but I can make REALLY good banana bread. I can! But ever since I started following a gluten-free diet I was avoiding making it. I just couldn’t imagine that the gluten-free banana bread can taste good. But today I did it! I baked gluten-free banana bread and guess what? I was right! It didn’t taste good… It tasted amazing! 🙂 Let me share with you the best ever gluten-free banana bread recipe.
Easy Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe
This gluten-free banana bread is absolutely delicious. It is very soft and simply scrumptious. It is not fluffy, but rather moist, full of banana flavor. My whole family agrees that we don’t have to bake wholemeal banana bread anymore since this gluten-free recipe is just perfect! Which makes my life so much easier. I am always incredibly happy to create a gluten-free recipe that my whole family enjoys.
Banana – the sectret ingridient 🙂
The secret to this gluten-free banana bread recipe is clearly the bananas! They HAVE TO BE overripe. I leave my bananas to ripen until their skin is nearly all black. That is when the flesh starts to soften and bananas get incredibly aromatic and sweet. But of course, you don’t want your bananas to be black inside 😉 The other important part of this recipe is how you mash your bananas. I used to use Thermomix and while it worked really well, it makes bananas into a mousse. In this recipe, I just mashed the bananas with a fork leaving small chunks intact. This adds the moister and nearly pudding-like consistency parts to the bread. Yum! The bigger banana pieces might turn pink when baked. This is due to potassium oxidation and is totally normal.
The result of how your gluten-free banana bread turns out is completely dependent on the gluten-free flour mix you use. I used HAS NO gluten-free plain flour from Aldi and it worked really well. Whatever mix you use, make sure your gluten-free flour contains xanthan gum or guar gum. Without those, you will have dry and crumbly bread. Not good.
When you take your gluten-free banana bread out of the oven you will be tempted to cut a slice and munch it away, but PLEASE, wait! It needs to cool completely before you can cut it, otherwise it might just fall apart.
Here are some of my other popular Gluten-Free Recipes to try: