Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Gluten Free Vegan Banana Bread Recipe -- Allergy Friendly and Frugal

When I have overripe bananas I usually make smoothies and don't have any left for banana bread, but recently I had a lot of bananas overripe at once and therefore had enough to use for baking without affecting our smoothie making capabilities. My problem with most banana bread recipes is they call for a specific amount of bananas and mine often is just a total mush in the freezer, or they are incomplete bananas because I had to remove yucky parts. So I looked for a recipe for banana bread that I could convert to suit my diet that included cups of bananas in the recipe and not just amounts of bananas, and I found this one

In addition to making my version gluten free and dairy free, I doubled my recipe. However, I realized only after it was in the oven that I forgot to put in twice the amount of baking soda and baking powder, and worried that it would fail. It did not. It worked perfectly. So I put the range in the ingredient list, both how much I should have put in, and the amount I actually put in, so you can decide which you want to do.

This was a pretty easy recipe just using things I have in the house and cheap ingredients (flax seeds and gluten free flours are normal ingredients in my house), including oil instead of the butter I saw in many recipes, and it tasted great. I will note that this recipe is sweeter than the standard banana bread recipe, that I'd debated calling it banana cake instead of bread, but I decided to leave it as that, I'm just noting this for you to be aware of.

This recipe is allergy friendly and vegan and it was devoured by my family.

I will accept no criticism for my using a disposable pan- I deal with disabilities and this is what I can manage.

Gluten Free Vegan Banana Bread Recipe -- Allergy Friendly and Frugal

1 cup oil
4 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1/2 cup water
6 brown large bananas, or 3 cups of mashed bananas
2 cups rice flour
2 cups potato starch
1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-2 teaspoons baking soda
1-2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

1. Measure and mash your bananas. 

2. Add oil, water, and ground flax seeds to your bananas.

3. Add everything else and mix until smooth.

4. Pour into a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Are you a fan of banana bread? How do you usually make yours? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?

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