Nov 14, 2012

Cinnamon Banana Bread

When I began our gluten free journey, I knew immediately that I would want to recreate many of our favorite recipes so I could serve yummy and comfortingly familiar foods to my family. The process of recreating isn't always instant as is the case with banana bread. It took some trial and error but I am very pleased with these results. This banana bread is a moist, mildly sweet, and tender quick bread that can satisfy your morning hunger or make for a pleasing snack.

Cinnamon Banana Bread
Gluten Free and Dairy Free 

3/4 c. sorghum flour
1/2 c. brown rice flour
1/4 c. arrowroot flour
1/2 c. Sucanat
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. xanthan gum
1/4 t. sea salt
3 T. cinnamon
1/2 c. grapeseed oil
2 Lg eggs
1 t. pure vanilla extract (gluten free)
3-5 ripe bananas, well mashed (2 cups worth)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a standard-sized loaf pan with palm shortening and set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, cream together the eggs, Sucanat, vanilla, and oil. In a large mixing bowl, measure out the sorghum flour, brown rice flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and cinnamon; mix to combine. Pour in the egg mixture and the mashed bananas and mix until well combined.

Pour batter into the greased loaf pan and place in the center of the oven. Bake for 60 minutes. Halfway through the baking time, place a sheet of foil over the loaf pan to prevent the bread from over-browning. Bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Makes one loaf.


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  1. Yum. We're not entirely gluten free, but experimenting. I'm glad you were my neighbor today at Deep Roots at Home.
    Grace and peace to you on your journey.

    1. I am not GF personally but I cook that way for the whole family because of my husband and children. I can honestly say this banana bread rivals "normal" banana bread recipes in every way! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Sounds delish!! Thank you for sharing with us at Healthy 2Days Wednesdays! have a great week.


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