The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread With Cinnamon Swirl

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March 12, 2022

This gluten free banana bread with cinnamon swirl is naturally gluten free and has the perfect super soft and moist texture that will keep you coming back for more.

gluten free banana bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread With Cinnamon Swirl

Gluten free banana bread is something we almost always have going in our house, as there are inevitably a few bananas lying around that need to be used up. What I love most about this recipe is that it is very low in added sugar, which makes it a great option for feeding little ones. It also can easily be adapted in muffins that you can then pop in the freezer to grab for quick snacks later on.

Ingredients You Need For Gluten Free Banana Bread

When it comes to gluten free baking I am all about simplicity and this banana bread recipe is no different. Most of the ingredients you will need for this banana bread I can bet you already have on hand in your pantry.

  • 2 cups oat flour (gluten free)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas mashed + 1/2 banana for topping
  • Optional: Chopped walnuts
  • Optional: Honey for topping

Cinnamon Swirl

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
gluten free banana bread

Tips For Making The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread

When it comes to making this banana bread there are a few things you want to make sure to keep in mind so that it comes out great every time!

Don’t Over Bake

This banana bread needs to cook for almost an hour, but it is still important to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t over bake. When you over bake gluten free baked goods they tend to dry out really quickly, so around 45 minutes I recommend sticking a knife or toothpick in your banana bread and test to see just how far it still has left to bake.

Use Really Ripe Bananas

I intentionally did not use a lot of added sugar for this recipe so that it can be both healthy and family friendly. To make sure that the recipe comes out tasting sweet enough it is best to use really ripe bananas with a lot of brown/black spots. The more a banana ripens the sweeter it gets, which is ideal for this banana bread.

Choose A Runny Almond Butter

Some almond butters can be really thick, but I like to choose a runnier almond butter that has more of a thick liquid consistency for this recipe. The almond butter gives a depth of flavor and moisture to this banana bread that I absolutely love! One of my favorite almond butter brands is from Trader Joes, which is almost pretty affordable.

Don’t Replace Your Almond Butter With Peanut Butter

If your goal is to have your banana bread taste like peanut butter, then by all means replace the almond butter with peanut butter. But if you aren’t looking for your banana bread to have a strong peanut flavor then I would stick to almond butter. A butter substitution if you don’t have almond butter on hand would be sunflower butter, tahini, or cashew butter. All of these seed and nut butter have much milder flavors than peanut butter.

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gluten free banana bread with cinnamon swirl

The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread With Cinnamon Swirl

  • Author: Megan Faletra
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This gluten free banana bread with cinnamon swirl is naturally gluten free and has the perfect super soft and moist texture that will keep you coming back for more.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups oat flour (gluten free)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas mashed + 1/2 banana for topping
  • Optional: Chopped walnuts
  • Optional: Honey for topping

Cinnamon Swirl

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Grease a bread loaf pan generously with coconut oil, or place parchment paper in the loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, take three peeled, ripe bananas, and mash well.
  • In a separate medium size mixing bowl combine the oat flour, baking soda, and sea salt.
  • Next in a stand mixing bowl, add the eggs, coconut sugar, almond butter, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, and mashed bananas. Mix well until evenly combined.
  • Once your wet mixture is combined, add the dry mixture slowly, stirring on low until the wet and dry ingredients have been combined.
  • If you would like to add nuts to your banana bread you can add them to the mixture at this time.
  • At this point take your banana bread batter and pour it evenly into your greased loaf pan.
  • Next, in a small bowl mix together all the ingredients for the cinnamon swirl.
  • Taking a spoon, swirl the cinnamon swirl mixture into the banana bread batter. Be careful not to stir it in too much, you want to be able to see the swirl.
  • Optional: Slice a banana length wise and place on top of the banana bread mixture.
  • Place in the oven for 50-60 minutes, or until top begins to brown and the bread is evenly cooked through.
  • Allow to cool entirely before serving.

Keywords: gluten free banana bread

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Mom to a happy baby girl, and registered dietitian specializing in prenatal, postpartum, and infant wellness. My passion for supporting moms and babies began more than a decade ago, but nothing made me more committed to helping moms and babies thrive than going through my own pregnancy and postpartum journey.

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