Fall Flavors: Gluten-Free Banana Bread

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D. Pasupu

Make some delicious, gluten free banana bread!

D. Pasupu, Staff Writer

Fall is among us and the scent of cinnamon bread and pumpkin spice lattes are filling the air with the holiday feels. This time of year is always packed with tons of delicious desserts and recipes for all. Well…most of us. I know that having allergies is difficult when you are constantly being bombarded with irresistible treats that you can’t even try. But I got you covered!

Over the years, I have accumulated many fall desserts that anyone can enjoy no matter their restrictions. Today, I will be sharing one of my favorite banana bread recipes for my gluten-free folks. This banana bread is so moist and delicious that most people can’t even tell there is no flour at all. It’s simple while still having loads of flavor and I have made this banana bread countless times. This is a recipe originally from Allrecipies.com that I have tweaked so that all can enjoy! Here’s how you make it.

 

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C while greasing a 9×5 inch loaf pan with butter/vegetable oil spray.

Step 2:

Sift 2 cups of flour, 1 tsp of baking soda, a ¼ tsp of baking powder, and a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl. 

Step 3:

Cream together 1 stick of butter and ¾ a cup of brown sugar in a separate bowl. After mixing, mash 4-5 overripe bananas and add them to the mixture along with 2 eggs. Stir together for 2-3 minutes. 

Step 4:

Stir your dry mixture into your wet mixture. Mix just until combined because you don’t want to overwork your flour. Gluten-free desserts tend to be hard/dense sometimes, so try not to mix the batter for too long, creating a tough consistency. You want the consistency to be a good balance between cookie dough and cake batter. At this point, you can add any desired mix-ins whether that be ½ a cup of chocolate chips, a tsp of cinnamon for a more fall flavor, or a ¼ cup of pecans. Really have fun with your add-ins!

Step 5:

Now that your batter is all complete, pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the banana bread cool in for about 20 minutes before served and enjoy!

 

This easy recipe is my way of getting in the fall spirit and I hope it does the same for you! Enjoy this delicious banana bread with family and a little whipped cream!