Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread

May 12, 2020

Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread made with 5 key ingredients. Delicious, moist and this banana bread is dairy-free and nut free-friendly.Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread made with 5 key ingredients. Delicious, moist and this banana bread is dairy-free and nut free-friendly.

Happy May everybody!

It is a new month and I have a new banana bread recipe for us to enjoy. I think it is safe to say I have a new banana bread recipe at least once every other month. Even if it isn’t an actual bread/loaf, I make muffins, cookies, something to use up those ripe bananas.

We are the household that has dozens of bananas in our grocery cart every single week. Between Jord, Ezra and myself we eat one a day and I also like to have some extras on hand for baking needs (the most important reason I buy them).

This new banana bread is actually my favorite to date (yes – I am making that bold statement!)

This Olive Oil Banana Bread is one of the easiest banana breads to make and it is made with all healthy ingredients.

Ever since making my Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cookies, I have been loving adding olive oil into my dessert/sweet recipes. It adds such a subtle flavor and it is perfect for anyone who isn’t a fan of baking with coconut oil.

You will only need a few ingredients to make this and it’ll only dirty up one bowl in the kitchen. Not to mention it is super versatile and you can add in any extra mix-in’s you are craving and have on hand.

Ingredients + items needed to make this Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread:

  • Mashed bananas – from extra ripe and freckled bananas. The more spots and browner the bananas are the better! That means they will add extra sweetness.
  • Eggs – you can also use flax eggs here instead.
  • Extra virgin olive oil – the main star of this recipe. All of my other banana bread recipes on the blog don’t use this so feel free to peak around for other ideas if you don’t have olive oil on hand.
  • Coconut sugar – I haven’t tested a liquid sweetener here but I do think you need the grainier one. You can also use cane sugar
  • Gluten-free oat flour – I haven’t tested other subs but spelt flour would work well since that is a 1:1 sub for oat flour. If you have almond flour, this recipe is great! And this blog post is helpful on oat flour!
  • If You Care Baking Sheets – the BEST ever!! All If You Care products are staples in our home, but especially the baking sheets. I use them for baking, cooking, everything. I always line my bread dish with them to make for easier clean up too. If you Care self products that are good for your family, home and for the planet. They are committed to ethical sourcing and backs all of its environmental claims with third party verification and certifications. They make all sustainable and compostable products. I link to my favorites on my shop page.

Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread made with 5 key ingredients. Delicious, moist and this banana bread is dairy-free and nut free-friendly.Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread made with 5 key ingredients. Delicious, moist and this banana bread is dairy-free and nut free-friendly.Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread made with 5 key ingredients. Delicious, moist and this banana bread is dairy-free and nut free-friendly.

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Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread

Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread made with 5 key ingredients. Delicious, moist and this banana bread is dairy-free and nut free-friendly.

Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread made with 5 key ingredients. Delicious, moist and this banana bread is dairy-free and nut free-friendly.

  • Author: Rachel
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Ingredients

  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar*
  • 2 large eggs (can sub flax eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten-free oat flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional: walnuts, dark chocolate chips, blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a bread dish with If You Care Baking Sheet or Paper (i fold this up and use it to help with the bread sticking to dish!)
  2. Whisk together mashed banana, oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth
  3. Mix in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon until smooth and well combined
  4. Fold in any additional mix-in’s if using then add batter to bread dish
  5. Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes (or until you insert toothpick and it comes out clean!)
  6. Allow the bread to cool for a few (if you have that kind of will power ha!) and slice and enjoy!

Notes

*I haven’t tested subs, please sub at your own risk 🙂 I have several other banana bread recipes on the blog using almond flours and other oils and sugars!

**Store leftovers in airtight container for 5 days or freezer for 2 months

I love seeing you what you make my recipes!
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15 Responses

  1. Made this today and SO delicious!! I substituted almond flour because I was out of oat, turned out great! Ask didn’t have nuts for topping, so added a dash of almond extract with the vanilla. Thank you!

  2. Just made this and it is totally decadent !! I used flax eggs and instead of using olive oil I mixed coconut and avocado oil <3
    So yummyyyy

  3. Just tastes this and is totally decadent !! I used flax eggs and instead of using olive oil I mixed coconut and avocado oil <3
    So yummyyyy

  4. Just tasted this and its totally decadent!!! I used flax eggs and i ran out of olive oil so mixed both coconut and avocado <3 Soo yummy

  5. absolutely amazing! the best banana bread i have ever had, will definitely be my go to recipe!!!

  6. OMG have been making your other banana breads for 2ish years and just tried this one– it’s the only one I want to make from now on. SO good, so moist and flavorful!!

  7. RACHEL. This is so good. Like the other commenters, I’ve made many of your banana breads and this one’s texture is NEXT LEVEL. Recipe is perfect.

  8. Best banana bread I’ve ever had, hands down! I didn’t have quite enough oats so I added Almond Meal to make it 2 cups. Also my bananas were tiny so I added 1/4c applesauce. Mixed in roughly chopped walnuts + pecans. Came out AMAZING! very moist and just the right level of sweet. Thanks, Rachel!!

  9. This is soooo goood! ♥️ It and it is so delicious!!!! My girls and my hubby ♥️ It.

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