Banana bread is a staple in our home and we have done an incredible amount of experimenting to create fantastic free-from versions – this is our gorgeous gluten-free banana bread. It is also free-from eggs, dairy, soya & nuts and all other allergens. It’s chockablock full of bananas, spices and all things jolly nice for you bod!
Aars has always enjoyed making banana bread as he gets to mash up the bananas, and then mash in the spices and basically mash and bash all the ingredients together. Our banana bread recipes are really simple and child-friendly. Until a couple of years ago they were all made with normal flour. When I had to cut gluten out of my diet I started to mess around with the flours – my first disaster was using tapioca flour which resulted in a brick of banana jelly! YUK!
Two years down the line I am a load more experienced and have a better understanding of the different gluten-free flours and what will work for different needs. We make a lot of our cakes and muffins with gluten-free oats, and this gorgeous gluten-free banana bread has a mix of said oats and brown rice flour. I created it during half-term and it was a hit – gobbled down at record speed. We scoffed a loaf and a half when it came out of the oven!! (Yes we are a greedy home – when it comes to gorgeous grub). This morning I discovered that it was “National Banana Bread Day” in the USA so had to share it with you!
My next adaptation to the gorgeous gluten-free banana bread will be making it refined-sugar-free too. Then it will be the ultimate health food which tastes really scrummy (I hope & plan) whilst being really great for us. Win Win!
If you use regular flour just use that in place of the brown rice flour, and most importantly enjoy making, baking and scoffing this with your family. Enjoy 🙂