gluten free banana bread
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Gluten-free Banana Bread

My gluten-free banana bread is one I am always baking. I am yet to meet someone that doesn’t love good, old banana bread. A coffee shop staple and a household love, I have dabbled with the common recipe to make a very delicious ( if I do say so myself) dairy-free, gluten-free and sugar-free version. To be fair, there is definitely a time and a place for the sugary version with a thick knob of butter however, I like to keep things a little healthier in the kitchen where I can.

Definitely leaning towards a more ‘rustic’ bake, however still delicious

This recipe serves one person (jokes, no jokes) but if you share, it should serve around 6 people and is super simple.

You will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 80g of melted coconut oil
  • 4 overripe bananas
  • 1 normal banana (if you want for decoration on top, not necessary)
  • 3 tablespoons of any mylk alternative
  • 250g of gluten-free self-raising flour (I use Dove’s farm and it is literally foolproof)
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt

Equipment-wise you will need:

  • A mixing bowl
  • A loaf tin
  • Baking paper
  • A silicon spatula or wooden spoon
  • A blender or a Nutribullet
  • A sieve


First off, set your oven to 180°C and line your loaf tin with baking paper. Then, pop the egg, the mylk, the 4 overripe bananas and the melted coconut oil into the blender. Blitz this up until it’s smooth. In a big mixing bowl, sieve the flour, cinnamon and salt. Pop the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon. Once all the lumps have been worked out, pop the mixture into the lined loaf tin. I like to slice a ripe (not overripe) banana and put it on top as this caramelises nicely in the oven. Bake for 45 mins, or when a toothpick comes out dry.

 This gluten-free banana bread doesn’t compromise on flavour and satisfaction. Feel free to add chocolate chunks, nuts or extra spices to the mix. Here is a link to me making it in a video so you can triple-check that your mixture is right! If you give it a go, please tag me @morganshelly or use the hashtag #AllSheDoes

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