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Gluten-Free Bountiful Banana Bread!

This banana bread is dense and hearty, full of flavour and bursting with nutrition! Bananas are a source of vitamin B6 and C, potassium and manganese (for t
Apr 20, 2009 | Joy McCarthy

This banana bread is dense and hearty, full of flavour and bursting with nutrition!

  • Bananas are a source of vitamin B6 and C, potassium and manganese (for the knees).
  • Brown rice flour has protein, is gluten free and lower in the glycemic index than most other flours

For a sugar-free option, substitute the sugar for Stevia :)

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  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 organic eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 4-5 drops stevia liquid (for sugar-free options)
  • 3/4 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans, walnuts or pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup organic chocolate chips or raw cacao nibs
  1. Combine banana, coconut sugar, eggs and coconut oil in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  3. Mix both batches of ingredients together and stir well.
  4. Grease a medium size loaf pan and pour mixture into it. Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes.
  5. Cool for about 10 minutes before you remove it from the pan. It will rise about 2-2.5 inches.


*When you use brown rice flour, it is more dense than whole wheat. So just keep this in mind if you are not used to making gluten-free baked goods.

Enjoy :)


Apr 20, 2009 BY Joy McCarthy
_joey_   •   April 21, 2009

This blog's where its happenning. Keep up the good work.


bookbabie   •   April 22, 2009

I'm printing this one, I miss banana bread!


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Leyla   •   March 27, 2010

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and sharing this wonderful recipe, Joy! I absolutely LOVE your blog & your amazing health & nutritious tips, articles and videos. I look forward to them & always learn something new! You are truly such an inspiration! Thank you for being You! xoxo =)


naomi   •   February 21, 2011

Hi Joy! Is it possible to use applesauce instead of butter in this recipe? And also, is there an alternative to brown rice flour? Thanks :-)

Joy McCarthy   •   March 1, 2011

Vivenda da Saudade B&B   •   September 20, 2011

I made this recipe the other night and loved it! It will make a great addition to the breakfast menu at our B&B, but I was wondering if you think I could make the dough the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning. Our breakfast begins at 8am, so my set up time is limited. Thanks Joy!

Joy McCarthy   •   September 20, 2011

jayne   •   October 7, 2011

Not a big deal, but I don't see where your recipe adds the eggs - just a missed ingredient on the website recipe. This loaf is delicious, as are all your recipes. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Joy McCarthy   •   October 8, 2011

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The voice of raiotnaltiy! Good to hear from you.


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Sunny Lam   •   January 12, 2012

Joy, Out of curiosity, where do you get aluminum-free baking powder in Toronto? And do you have a brand of stevia that you'd recommend? Fair winds and light laughter, Sunny Lam Atlas Health Nutrition ( A Grain Free Lifestyle to Lift Your World

Joy McCarthy   •   January 13, 2012

Eva   •   January 19, 2012

I tried this but did something wrong it did not rise very much and took an hour to cook! Seems doughy this is weird

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Lorna Morris   •   May 4, 2015

Just made this! Wonderful recipe. I added chopped up 100% dark chocolate instead of chips and missed out the stevie and it still tasted like an indulgent treat. I have copied into my home recipe book :) Thank you!


Ashley   •   July 23, 2015

Made this today with oat flour (just oats in the food processor) since I was out of flour. Tastes great. Daughter and husband loved it too. Not too sweet which I love. Can't wait to have it in the morning with some tea.

Kate McDonald Walker   •   July 23, 2015

Patricia Simioni   •   August 18, 2015

I may have a sensitivity to eggs. Can flax seed be used as a substitute. What is the proper ratio of flax seed that can be used to substitute eggs?

Joy McCarthy   •   August 20, 2015

Monika   •   August 27, 2017

Hi Joy. I made this recipe and I didn't have chocolate chips. It is delicious and thank you for that. I can still enjoy banana bread without gluten and gmo.

Rachel Molenda   •   August 28, 2017

Isidora D.   •   February 9, 2019

This isn't vegan recipe!

Joy McCarthy   •   February 9, 2019

Isidora D.   •   February 12, 2019

I was looking for vegan recipes and found this recipe so I was confused. :)

Joy McCarthy   •   February 12, 2019

Sarbani   •   July 8, 2019

Hi Joy, love your recipes. I was wondering if I can use almond flour instead of brown rice flour?

Joy McCarthy   •   July 9, 2019

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