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Gluten Free Banana Bread – The Best You’ll Ever Have

This year marks seven years since Jared was diagnosed with celiac disease. The last seven years have been a learning curve but I’m thankful that gluten free food has come such a long way in the last few years!

That being said, I still have troubles with baking gluten free things with the words bread or buns in them. (And I really, really miss baking gluten bread.) It always seems like anything gluten free that is bread-like just can’t compare to the gluten original.

That is, until I made this banana bread.

This bread knocked my socks off. If it was acceptable (and wouldn’t make me gain a ton of weight) I would make this recipe


Gluten Free Banana Bread - The Best You'll Ever Have


I got the original recipe from Meaningful Eats but I adapted a few things: I use cashew milk because that’s what I prefer on a daily basis, I use just a gluten free all-purpose flour (either my own gluten free flour mix or we get the President’s Choice brand) and no almond flour.

Oh, and I switched the order in which I mix things so I dirty less dishes, because the clean up is never as fun as making or eating it.


Gluten Free Banana Bread - The Best You'll Ever Have


I love how this banana bread pretty much melts in your mouth.

This recipe is so light and fluffy I think you’ll have troubles convincing people (and yourself) that it’s gluten free.

Just look at how fluffy it is, there are air pockets(!!!):


Gluten Free Banana Bread - The Best You'll Ever Have


Honestly, I haven’t had breakfast this morning and I am going to stop in the middle of writing this post and make some of this banana bread, it’s torture to look at the pictures and not be able to eat it.

*pauses while making bread*

Seriously, I made some and ate some. I guess I shouldn’t write out recipes on an empty stomach.


Gluten Free Banana Bread - The Best You'll Ever Have


Okay, I think I’ve raved about the recipe enough, now you need to make it, so here it is:


Gluten Free Banana Bread – The Best You’ll Ever Have

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening or butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp cashew or other non-dairy milk
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 and grease a 9×5 loaf pan.

  2. Add the ingredients into a mixing bowl in the order listed, stirring after every few ingredients.

  3. Once the batter is all mixed, pour it into the loaf pan.

  4. Bake for 50 minutes or until bread is done in the center.

  5. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then continue cooling on a wire rack (or, if you are me, cut it and eat it while it is still warm).

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  1. Funny you just posted this now, because my husband was diagnosed with celiac last month, and I just made a banana bread recipe that was UH-MAZING (the America’s Test Kitchen recipe, if you haven’t tried it yet!) that was our first truly successful GF quick bread was just as good as any gluten version. Of course, the AFK version uses FIVE (yes, five!) ripe bananas, so I’ll probably try out your version too, just because it’s not *that* often that I have so many brown bananas lying around.

    Thanks for posting! Pinning this now!

  2. Just made your recipe for this banana bread. I didn’t have a loaf pan though, so I baked mine in a donut mold. It made 9 perfect little donuts(baked for 20 min) and they were a huge hit with my family. Thank you, thank you for the recipe. I will be making these forever now. <3

  3. This turned out great! I used the Country Crock plant butter that’s made out of avocado oil and the Truvia cane sugar blend (I’m supposed to be dairy-free and reduce sugar) Thanks for posting.

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