No matter what the season, you can’t go wrong with a classic banana bread!
Besides at the end of the week, we always seem to have some ripe bananas in the house so freshly baked bread is the perfect use for them.
This recipe is from my mom and it is one of those super simple recipes that adapts so well to dietary needs and preferences.
The original recipe was obviously not gluten-free, so with this gluten-free version we used GF Jules All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour. (Affiliate link), which has been our go to gluten-free flour for years as it is easy to substitute 1 for 1 in non-gf recipes. And we added some baking powder and reduced the baking soda so that the loaf was still light and fluffy.
As an aside… Purchasing through an affiliate link generates a small percentage of the sale for me, but does not change your cost at all. So purchasing through an affiliate link helps me fund this website and all the recipes I share, so thank you!
Back to the bread…
We’ve also made it with dairy-free butter and flax egg making it vegan.
And you can omit the walnuts if you have a nut allergy.
No matter how you make it, this bread has a perfect texture — moist (not dry or crumbly), velvety smooth and light and fluffy, just the right amount of sweetness and is always a hit!
All you need… 8-10 ingredients all found in your pantry: gluten-free flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, egg or flax egg, bananas, butter, sugar and chips and or walnuts according to tastes.
The only debate we have in our house is whether or not it should have chocolate chip and walnuts on top?
My husband and kids are purists and love just a good ol’ classic banana bread. I tend to like chips and extra walnuts on top. Which would you choose?
One final tip: when making a loaf bread with toppings I like to line the loaf pan with parchment paper rather than grease and flour the pan.
First, it is so much easier to lift the parchment and the baked bread right out of the loaf pan and not worry about losing any toppings.
And second it is so much easier to clean, which is a huge win!
No matter how you make it– egg/ flax egg, dairy-free or real butter, chips/ no chips, walnuts/ no walnuts…Hope you love it as much as we do!
For more gluten-free breads and muffins, click here.
Scroll down to see recipe and leave a comment if you try it.