Gluten Free Banana Bread


If you're anything like me you love a good banana bread! I love making this when I have leftover ripe bananas in my fruit bowl and it really is a favourite in our house! Since becoming gluten free almost 6 years ago, it is tricky for me to find yummy bakery products, so I prefer to make them at home.
This is a no fuss, no hassle, one bowl recipe that is so easy to make. Although this is a gluten free recipe, you can substitute the gluten free flour for regular flour if gluten isn't an issue for you! I have also listed vegan and dairy free tips in the ingredients list. This banana bread takes only 10 minutes to prep and around an hour to cook in the oven.
So let's get into the recipe!

Here is everything you need:

  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg (or a flax or chia egg if you're vegan)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil melted 
  • 1/4 cup (50g) cane sugar 
  • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar 
  • 2-3 Tbsp honey (or maple/agave syrup if you're vegan)
  • 3 1/2 Tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk (can be substituted with dairy free milk)
  • 1 1/4 cup (137g) ground almonds (if you're allergic to nuts, add an extra 1 1/4 cup of flour instead)
  • 1 1/4 cup (200g) gluten free self raising flour blend (or regular flour) 
  • 1 1/4 cup (112g) gluten free oats (or regular oats)
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips (optional) 

So, you want to start by preheating the oven to 175 C and greasing a loaf tin with either butter, oil or parchment paper. You then need to mash up the bananas in a bowl until they have all broken down into a mush. Then, add all the other ingredients up to the milk, and whisk thoroughly until well combined.

Then add in the last three dry ingredients and the chocolate chips and mix thoroughly. It's okay if there are lumps, it adds to the texture!

Transfer the mixture into your loaf tin and pop in the oven for an hour. Check it after an hour, and if it is still not baked inside, put in for five minute intervals until it is cooked through.

Once baked, remove from the oven and leave to cool (if you can wait that long!) I had mine on it's own with a cup of coffee, but you could have it with butter, cream or even ice cream to have as a dessert.

This is such a simple, but yummy recipe that all the family with enjoy. And for those who are gluten free, this really is a winner! So get your oven mitts on, and get baking!

Lou Katherine x

Disclaimer: all photos are owned by me.

You Might Also Like


  1. Ohh my this looks amazing! Wish you could smell through a screen hahah, I've never tried banana bread but it's always been on my list to make!

    Beth x

    1. It’s so delish!! Definitely try and make it, it’s so easy too! Thanks for the comment :) x

  2. Just stumbled upon your blog, so hello! :)

    This looks really delicious. I've only ever made banana bread in my breadmaker, and while that tastes good and everything, I really want to make it the "traditional" way. I'm convinced it will taste even better!

    x Sneha |

    1. Hi there! I’m glad you liked the recipe :) I’ve never tried making it in a bread maker! This way is so simple and easy definitely give it a go :) thanks for the comment! Lou x