Easy Gluten Free Banana Bread

by Merissa on December 13, 2012

in Gluten Free, Recipes

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Yum! Even as I’m typing up this recipe I can smell it baking! This Gluten Free Banana Bread recipe is easy to make and uses only a few ingredients. It bakes up nice and fluffy and full of flavor! I love having a good flavored quick bread on hand for desserts or a fast breakfast. This will also freeze well in case you want to make it now and enjoy it later.
Easy Gluten Free Banana Bread
  1. In a bowl, mix together the flour blend, the baking soda, and the salt.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the softened butter, sugar, eggs, and mashed banana together.
  3. Add the flour mixture into the banana mixture bowl slowly until it’s well incorporated and not lumpy.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


I like mine topped with softened butter. This tastes good warm or cold! I’m thinking that you could also add mini chocolate chips for a different kind of flavor as well.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer January 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm

I can’t wait to try this, I am tempted to do it now!


2 Tracy May 1, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Made this last weekend. It’s a WINNER! If you are gluten free and like banana bread, RUN to make this one. It was such a hit I made a 2nd loaf and have it in the freezer in slices. We can have nuts so I added chopped walnuts because that is what I used to add in our regular banana bread recipe.

Thank you for another wonderful recipe Merissa!


3 Nancy June 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

The bread was not cooked all the way through….but a toothpick came out clean in multiple spots. The outside tasted lovely…….thoughts? This is my first “from scratch” gf baking endeavor.


4 Merissa June 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Gluten free baked goods can require a little extra baking time than you normally feel like they should. Depending on the flour blend you used it can also increase baking time. It’s kind of a trial and error process! I would just try the same recipe again next time that you made this time but give it an extra 5 minutes.


5 Diane November 3, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I had been looking for a g/f banana bread recipe and decided to try this.it was the best banana bread I have ever eaten. I added 2 tsp. Xanthum gun , 2 tsp. vanilla and 4 bananas. Baked it for 45 minutes. Delicious.thank you.


6 Merissa November 3, 2014 at 6:35 pm

So glad you enjoyed it! We love it here 🙂


7 Michelle November 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Why did you use Xanthum gum. I am new to the GF world


8 Lesley S. June 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Could I substitute extra banana, applesauce or oil in place of the butter to make this dairy free?


9 Merissa June 4, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Yes, we often use coconut oil or coconut butter as a sub.


10 Magic and Mayhem September 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm

I made this today and it was okay, but not my favorite. It needed a much longer cooking time than 30 minutes, was a tiny bit salty tasting (since GF flour mixes contain some salt and there was no vanilla or anything to balance the extra salt), had a rather plain and dry taste, and didn’t rise very high.

I agree with the commenter who loved it after adding more bananas and vanilla. I made a second loaf with a recipe off the back of a Betty Crocker gluten free flour mix, and they had a very similar recipe (only differences — 2 cups of GF flour mix, 3 bananas, add 1 tsp of vanilla, cook for 50-60 minutes). I recommend making those changes and then it’s very tasty. It’s still good as is, but those changes make it even better. 🙂


11 Magic and Mayhem September 8, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Ah, I see the reason for the salty taste. I used a purchased GF flour mix and those generally already have salt added. I’d make a note for people who want to use a purchased flour mix to just reduce the salt then.


12 terri September 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

Hi, I added 1/4 tsp. of xantham gum because of the flour being gluten free


13 Amy Purtle September 11, 2015 at 8:41 am

I love this recipe, so easy and yummy! Couple of things I have tried is add another 1/2 of a banana to keep it moist and cinnamon just to give it some spice. Other than that, this has been a hit every time I make it! Thanks for sharing!


14 Janet December 21, 2015 at 8:19 pm

I am not a baker. Not at all. I had a weird craving today, and found this recipe on Pinterest. I love the simple ingredients. I love that it is gluten free. I made it this evening with sprinkled pecans over the top. It’s perfection. Thank you!


15 Renee June 9, 2017 at 9:34 pm

I added walnuts 🤓


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