This dairy free banana bread is gluten free, has little added sugar, and the aroma that fills your house when it’s baking is mind-blowing. This is the perfect recipe for a weekend of good baking. If you have a few overly ripe bananas sitting on the counter, then you know this recipe was meant to be. You better get started.
what makes this gluten free snack best?
There is just something magical about banana bread. That warm, comforting feeling of digging into a freshly baked loaf. That feeling is really hard to top. It basically takes all of my self-control to not eat a whole loaf in one sitting. I used to find it was really hard to find a good gluten free banana bread recipe. Most recipes I would try would be crumbly and grainy. But this loaf right here hits the spot, it is soft, melts in your mouth, and has zero grainy texture! This is the perfect gluten free snack. It is easy to make, isn’t overly sweet and is loaded with healthy ingredients that will have you coming back for slice after slice.
I love having a snack that I can quickly grab when I am running out the door in the morning. This gluten free banana bread is just what I need to start my day off. It stores nicely in a glass container, or stasher bag, so you can throw it in your bag until you get to the office. We all have crazy mornings and sometimes need some ease for our mornings. Snacks that store well are needed in the busy lives we lead and this gf bread fits the bill.
here are a few reasons why I love this dairy free banana bread, so listen up!
- This gluten free banana bread recipe will have you fooling whoever you bake it for into thinking that it is gluten-packed. You truly can’t tell the difference between this loaf and a regular one. It has the classic texture you want in a banana bread with a subtle sweetness that hits the spot.
- The best part about this healthy banana bread is that the only added sugar is maple syrup. There are only 2 tablespoons of maple syrup added to this loaf. Obviously, the bananas are the main sweeteners, but hey they are completely natural sweeteners so it doesn’t even count, right? So besides the bananas there are only 2 extra tablespoons of sugar in this loaf. That means this loaf is breakfast worthy.
- This Basic Banana Bread is Picky Husband Approved and toddler approved. I got the thumbs up from my cutesy 2-year-old niece. And let’s be honest, as a kid, she is probably my toughest critic! This dairy free banana bread is soft, moist (sorry to the moist haters out there- but it really is) and so straightforward to make. The smell of banana bread baking in the oven is next-level. You can go wrong with throwing a loaf in the oven on Saturday morning. What a way to start your weekend off, I think my niece would agree.
If you like this gluten free snack and are looking for more healthy food, check out these muffins or these ooey + gooey brownies.
in conclusion: get baking this dreamy gf banana bread
This healthy dairy free banana bread will have you going bananas for another slice. Especially when it is fresh out of the oven. This is the perfect snack/ breakfast to start your weekend. The aroma that will erupt in your kitchen will have you grinning ear from ear. That smell of maple syrup, cinnamon and baked bananas will have you drooling. Well, what are you waiting for? If you have 3 ripe bananas on the counter you’re basically halfway there. ♥
dairy free banana bread
- 3 tbsp coconut oil (melted and cooled)
- 3 overly ripe bananas
- 2 organic eggs
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
optional add ins
- chocolate chips
- shredded coconut
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Melt coconut oil over low heat, and then set aside to cool.
- Mix together all the dry ingredients in one bowl. (If making your own oat flour, measure out 1 cup of oats, and process in a food processor until it is a flour consistency).
- Mash bananas with a fork or pulse in a food processor. Add the rest of the wet ingredients to the bananas, and combine together.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
- Transfer batter to the lined loaf pan. Option to top the banana bread with a banana, chocolate chips, pecans, or coconut.
- Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Check after 30 minutes (mine took 32 minutes). Test with a toothpick, if it comes out clean you are good! Let banana bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then remove and place on a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
I’d say I’m one of the pickiest eaters out there, but this banana bread is incredible! Can’t get enough of it 🙂
Awesome photo and recipe Robin. I didn’t realize I could make my own oat flour. Perfect as that’s the only ingredient I’m missing. I love the way you’ve garnished the cake with the banana – very creative and looks gorgeous too!!