Easy Gluten Free Banana Bread

easy gluten free banana bread | almost getting it together

This loaf of banana bread was gone within a week. I live alone. Okay, I had some visitors and they helped out with eating banana bread, but basically I took down this guy by myself. And I wonder why I’ve gotten fat living in SF.

easy gluten free banana bread | almost getting it together

With maple walnut butter I bought at the farmer’s market. Allegedly what cookie butter tastes like.

I’m super-concious about wasting food. I have no idea why. I’m literally not conscious about wasting anything else in my life, besides a good outfit when I’m not going to see anyone (i.e. cute boys) that matters. (Ugh, great, I have to wear clothes the whole time I’m home.) Anyway, I’m constantly trying to make super-healthy banana bread because then I’m not wasting bananas. I buy bananas then eat them like half at a time over the course of a week so I also have a lot of frozen bananas for smoothies.

Let’s just say it took me like 12 tries to make a batch of banana bread that not only was delicious, but could be photographed for the blog. The number one thing I probably did was stop being a freak and didn’t put spinach in it. I made an amaze zucchini bread last week that also is already gone but would not photograph well… womp womp.

easy gluten free banana bread | almost getting it together

Banana bread that finally photographed semi-well, despite my crappy photography skills.

If you’re looking for fluffy, traditional banana bread… this isn’t it. This is denser and is really good cold with a little bit of cocoa marscapone or walnut butter (or any nut butter, really). I would eat a piece pre-run if I woke up starving.

Because I made it, this is refined sugar free, gluten free and if you switch out the egg for a flax egg, vegan! It’s also 92 calories for one slice which makes me feel way less guilty about the speed at which I ate it. 92 calorie banana bread? You’re welcome. I’m linking up with Tina and Deborah for their amazing Meatless Monday posts!

easy gluten free banana bread | almost getting it together

Easy gluten free banana bread.

Easy Gluten Free Banana Bread
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Serves: 12 pieces
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup peanut flour
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a bread pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix, high powered blender or food processor and mix well. Alternately, if you don't have any of those, just mash bananas really well and mix together.
  3. Pour mixture in lined bread pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a fork inserted comes out clean.
  4. Let cool completely and store in fridge up to one week.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 92 Fat: 3.2 g Carbohydrates: 13.7 g Sugar: 4.2 g Sodium: 241 mg Fiber: 2.8 g Protein: 3.5 g

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27 comments on “Easy Gluten Free Banana Bread

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on December 15, 2014 7:31 am

I am the same as you. I just find the most creative ways to eat everything, or I freeze things so that they don’t go to waste. OR I MAKE ALEX EAT THEM.
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Tina Muir on December 15, 2014 7:41 am

Oh man, this sounds delicious! Banana bread is always a win for me! Maple walnut butter huh!? That sounds amazing! Will you please join us for meatless monday?> :)
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Erin @ The Almond Eater on December 15, 2014 8:16 am

MAPLE WALNUT BUTTER??! That sounds like heaven in a jar. Oh, and this banana bread looks so fluffy!! yuma

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Gina on December 15, 2014 9:17 am

Wow!! This looks delicious! I can’t wait to do some more baking this holiday! :)
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Jessie on December 15, 2014 9:53 am

How’d you know I was literally about to make banana bread tomorrow? This recipe may just be the winner. Saves me time from looking online @ a million other recipes. Ha! Is there anything I can sub the pb flour w/ though?
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Cassie on December 15, 2014 11:49 am

You can sub with almond flour or gluten free or regular flour… it will be fluffier with the latter two :)

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on December 15, 2014 9:59 am

I actually really love denser banana breads, so this guy is right up my alley. Well, save for the peanut flour, anyways :P And I’m kind of jealous that you’ve got so many bananas lying around! My city is going through a ripe banana crisis, which totally isn’t helping me satisfy my banana addiction. That’s what I get for living in The Great White North.
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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on December 15, 2014 10:09 am

This looks delicious!! I want to try that nut butter too.
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Hilary on December 15, 2014 10:11 am

I am always trying to make the perfect banana bread too! But I either hate the taste, texture or like you said it photographs horribly! I can’t wait to try this out next time I am on the verge of some super sweet ripe bananas!
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Ang @ Nutty for Life on December 15, 2014 10:20 am

oh yum cass! this looks great. better have some ready for me when I come to SF.
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Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner on December 15, 2014 10:59 am

I love the banana pumpkin combo. I know my recipe does not have 92 cals. This looks fab-I’d probably leave off the butter doesn’t even look like it needs it. Thanks for linking up with us again today always great to have you.
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Alanna on December 15, 2014 11:19 am

I hate wasting food, it really bothers me. Maple walnut butter?? Where is this in my life?!
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Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change on December 15, 2014 12:34 pm

I also hate wasting food, and glad that my boyfriend feels the same! We meal plan every week, and I’m certain this is why we don’t waste that much food. There are some weeks where random dinners may come up, or days get switched around, but we are usually pretty good at staying on top of the food. Bananas, when too mushy, are weird for me, but it’s a good thing we just unpeel, throw them in a freezer bag, and then they are all set for smoothies!
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Tiffany on December 15, 2014 1:14 pm

Mmmmmm this looks so yummy! I’ll have to try it.
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Kay @ Kay Bueno on December 15, 2014 1:35 pm

Did I eat this? Because this looks delicious, and I swear I’d remember eating it. But I don’t. :(

The zucchini bread though, ugly, but so so so good.
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Cassie on December 21, 2014 10:05 pm

I think you ate the loaf after this maybe?? Ugh still dreaming about that zucchini bread.

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on December 15, 2014 2:23 pm

Very cool, I love peanut flour!
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Janelle @ Run With No Regrets on December 15, 2014 3:21 pm

Wow, this looks absolutely delicious! I’ve been wanting to start making my own breads. Thanks for sharing!
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Farrah on December 15, 2014 6:59 pm

Sigh.:[ I hate how some foods just don’t turn out looking pretty no matter what you do with it. D: This turned out so pretty! I need to get peanut flour and try it out! :]

To reduce waste, I freeze things I can’t eat quickly enough, or I start feeding everyone around me. :P
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Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite on December 15, 2014 8:16 pm

This bread looks delicious! Love that it’s gluten free and refined sugar-free!
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Sarah Grace on December 15, 2014 9:23 pm

Mmm mm mmm. Love the incorporation of peanut flour in this!

xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on December 15, 2014 10:47 pm

Hi Cassie! This banana bread look so tasty, and I want to hear more about the zucchini bread. I’ve always wanted to make that. I hate wasting food too. That’s why I always clean my plate. And you’re bound to become more of an eater living here in SF. It’s part of the life. :)
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Cassie on December 21, 2014 10:04 pm

I went back and read your top 25 restaurant post the other day… such a good reference :)

I’ll have to try recreating the zucchini bread and posting it!

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Whitney Carney on December 15, 2014 11:43 pm

I am making this tomorrow. I have the same banana problem..which isn’t really a problem when it gives you bananas for smoothies and banana bread, right?! I hate wasting a cute outfit, too.. Why I wear yogas 1/2 of my life..

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Cassie on December 21, 2014 10:04 pm

Did you make it? What did you think?

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Mattie @ Comfy & Confident on December 30, 2014 7:19 pm

You had me with easy, gluten free and banana bread. 3 of my favorite things!
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Cassie on January 4, 2015 5:16 pm

Just thinking how I want to make it again… well, once my detoxing is over.

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