Gluten free Banana Bread
Hi Guys. This time I’ve decided to create a delicious, healthy and easy to make gluten free banana bread. If you are looking for a sweet ( but not too sweet ) breakfast option or a healthy snack for your afternoon tea, this could be a recipe for you. Creating my recipes I need to be sure that all of the ingredients used to make it are healthy and nutrient-dense, but also tasty at the same time. This one is no different… Additionally, you can adjust the amount of sugar and bananas as per your own taste. Remember… you can always try different types of gluten free flour as an alternative to regular wheat one.
45 – 50 minutes
Two cups of gluten free flour
4 medium bananas
1 teaspoon of baking powder
½ cup of butter or olive oil
½ cup of xylitol – healthy sugar alternative (or brown sugar)
¼ teaspoon of salt
Optional: ½ cup of walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Grease a loaf pan or line it with a non-stick baking parchment.
2. In a large bowl, mix prepared bananas, eggs, xylitol and oil.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour with baking powder and salt and add to the rest of your ingredients.
4. Mix thoroughly, you can add chopped walnuts (optional).
5, Pour the ingredients into a prepared earlier loaf pan.
6. Bake at 180°C for about 50 min until the toothpick or fork inserted in the center come out clean.
Leave your banana bread to cool for a few minutes and slice thickly. You can eat banana bread itself or with butter, nut butter, coconut jam or coconut yogurt combined with maple syrup.
I love the combination of a coconut flavor along with the walnuts and sweetness of my freshly baked banana bread.
What are the health benefits of gluten free banana bread?
You are in charge of the ingredients! Refined flours used for commercial baking have little nutritive value, very little vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Bananas – famous yellow fruits have naturally sweet taste and aroma. They are rich in vitamins (especially vitamin A and C), calcium, potassium, magnesium, dietary fiber and may be helpful in lowering blood pressure.
In order to make your banana bread even healthier, you can always add a rich in omega 3 fats walnuts. They are beneficial for your heart health and helpful in reduction of LDL (bad) cholesterol in your body. They are a rich source of vitamins as well as minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, zinc and phosphorus.