Sharing my Classic Banana Bread Recipe made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients for an easy, no-frills, healthy kind of banana bread recipe. Plus it is perfect for toddlers since there is no added sugar (just banana!)
I have made approximately 1,000 banana breads on in my kitchen to share on the blog. But none of these are your classic banana bread recipe.
You know, the that doesn’t have nut butter or chocolate chips or anything else in it.
Now don’t get it twisted, you know I am the first person to crave everything nut butter and chocolate. But this banana bread is so simple and sometimes that is what we are craving.
A gluten-free twist on classic banana bread is here.
This recipe is also nut-free and lower in sugar than most banana breads. I use 1/4 cup of coconut sugar in the whole thing then just your bananas for natural sweetness. I want Ezra to eat everything I bake these days, and giving a wild child extra sugar doesn’t sound too appealing (love ya Ez!). You can also omit the coconut sugar, which I have done as well!
You can of course add in some mixed nuts, blueberries, chocolate chips, anything your heart desires when you bake this. But I personally like keeping things as simple and classic as possible over here.
When I serve this to Ez, I just cut the piece into very small bite-size pieces and serve it to him. I do let him “try” to feed himself but he usually just ends up taking some food and mushing it all over his face. It sure is cute but cleaning him and the high chair 5x day isn’t my favorite past time.I
I hope you guys love this banana bread as much as I do! Feel free to bake it and freeze some too. I always love storing the extras in the freezer for when we are in a bind and don’t have time to prep anything!
Classic Gluten-free Banana Bread Recipe
Sharing my Classic Banana Bread Recipe made with all gluten-free ingredients for an easy, no-frills, healthy kind of banana bread recipe!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
Yield: 8-10 slices 1x
- 1 cup mashed banana (about 3 medium bananas)
- 2 pasture-raised eggs (or sub 2 flax eggs)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup liquid coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar (can omit if you want!)
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 1/2 cup gluten-free sprouted rolled oats
- 1 cup gluten-free oat flour (haven’t tested another flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a bread pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the mashed banana, eggs, vanilla extract and coconut oil until smooth and creamy
- Mix in the coconut sugar, flaxseed, oats, oat flour, baking powder and cinnamon and combine well so there are no lumps
- Fold in the dark chocolate chips then add the batter to the bread dish
- Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes or until you tick toothpick in and it comes out clean
- Allow the bread to cool for a few then slice and enjoy!
*Store leftovers in airtight container for 5 days or freeze for longer
*Feel free to add some maple syrup to make this a bit sweeter!