Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Banana bread that tastes like a cinnamon roll! This is our favorite banana bread recipe with addition of the yummiest cinnamon streusel. Same easy recipe, same amazing moist, soft & fluffy texture but now extra tasty!

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread easy gluten-free baking recipe
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

A gluten-free banana bread never tasted so good!

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So excited for you to try this Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread!

If our Gluten-Free Banana Bread and Gluten-Free Sour Cream Coffee Cake had a baby, this is what you’d get!

It’s essentially our favorite banana bread with the yummiest cinnamon streusel in the middle and on top… it is a real gluten-free treat!

Same easy recipe, same amazing moist, soft & fluffy texture but now extra tasty!

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread easy gluten-free baking recipe

So let’s make it!

Here’s what you’ll need…

11 ingredients all found in your pantry:

gluten-free all purpose flour (with xanthan gum) (we used GFJules, affiliate link)

baking soda

baking powder

salt

egg

ripe bananas

butter

sugar

walnuts

brown sugar, and

cinnamon

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread easy gluten-free baking recipe

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Back to the Gluten-free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread…

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread easy gluten-free baking recipe

It is one of the easiest gluten-free baking recipes ever!

First you make the streusel by mixing the cinnamon, sugar and walnut and set aside.

Then you make the banana bread batter  in 3 simple steps

  • Mix the bananas, sugar, egg and butter.
  • Separately you mix the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Then add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

Then before you know it, it’s time to assemble!

  • Spoon and spread approximately 1/2 the batter into a loaf pan. (pro tip: hold the parchment paper in place with binder clips while assembling – just remember to take them off before baking!).
  • Generously spoon about 1/2 the cinnamon streusel all over the batter.
  • Then add the remaining batter and spread evenly.
  • Top with the remaining streusel, and bake!

You will notice that while I make our regular banana bread directly in the pan, I like to make this bread by parchment paper in the pan because it’s easier to lift it right out of the pan and not lose any streusel topping.

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread easy gluten-free baking recipe

Let it cool and slice right in!

It slices beautifully!

The texture is moist, soft & fluffy, and just look at the cinnamon streusel!

It looks festive and fancy but you just saw  how easy the recipe is!

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread easy gluten-free baking recipe

Who wants a thick slice?

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread easy gluten-free baking recipe

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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Next level banana bread! This is our favorite banana bread recipe with the addition of the yummiest cinnamon streusel in the middle and on top. Same easy recipe, same amazing moist, soft & fluffy texture but now extra tasty!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, Breads and Muffins
Cuisine: Dairy-Free Optional, Gluten-free Vegetarian
Keyword: gluten-free banana bread, easy gluten-free baking, cinnamon swirl banana bread, gluten-free cinnamon swirl banana bread, easy gluten-free recipe
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Equipment

  • 10 inch loaf pan

Ingredients

Banana Bread

  • cups Gluten-Free Flour with xanthum gum we used GF Jules (affiliate link)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter or dairy-free butter, melted
  • cup mashed banana (approximately 3 bananas)

Cinnamon Streusel

  • cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a 10 in loaf pan with parchment paper OR grease and flour. I prefer using parchment paper with this recipe because it is easier to lift out the bread without losing any topping.
  • Make the cinnamon streusel by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and combining well with a fork. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and combine with a pastry cutter or fork. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add egg, sugar, butter and bananas and mix until combined and smooth.
  • Add dry ingredients and wet ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Assemble: Using a large spoon, scoop or pour approximately 1/2 the batter into prepared bread pan and spread evenly. Generously sprinkle a layer of cinnamon streusel so that it completely covers the banana bread batter. (you will use half the streusel or more). Spoon the remaining banana bread batter on top and spread evenly using the backside of a spoon or spatula. Top with remaining cinnamon streusel.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Tip: check at 40 minutes and if top perfectly golden, cover loosely with foil and continue baking until center done.
  • Let cool in the pan for 20 -30 minutes. Lift parchment paper and bread out of pan and let cool on a wire baking rack. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

Storing -- I store quick breads by wrapping them in wax paper, then foil.  Leave out at room temperature for 1-2 days or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Freezes well for up to 3 months. I like to slice before freezing sometimes so that then I can take out one piece at a time whenever we want it.
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3 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

  1. 5 stars
    I made this today using Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 flour. I also subbed coconut sugar for the entire recipe….I try not to do refine white sugar or brown sugar. I have to say…it is so good. Best banana bread I have had in a long time. I have tried the Jules flour and I believe it’s quite the better flour out there. I’ll have to order some and keep stock of it.

    Thanks for this easy recipe.
    Carolyn

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