Easy gluten and dairy free banana bread

This is an easy gluten and dairy free banana bread recipe that is perfect for using up bananas that are going brown, or need using up. 

We often have bananas that are going slightly brown and I hate food waste so this is a great way to use them, and no one complains when I make it.

banana bread

You will need:

200g plain gluten free flour (we use Doves Farm)
200g soft brown sugar
50g dairy free spread (or you can use coconut oil, margarine or butter) at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
Cinnamon approx 1- 1.5 tsp depending on how much spice flavour you want. You can also add some grated nutmeg, and do half a tsp of each.
3 very ripe bananas

Mash the bananas, in a bowl, then whatever butter or spread you are using, then beat in the egg. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, spices and beat for a minute or two until light and fluffy. Then add the flour and raising agents, and mix in well.

Pour into a parchment lined baking tin (this makes it so easy to remove, when cooked, and minimises washing up…

banana bread

Bake at 180 degrees for 50 minutes, a skewer won’t come out entirely clean, because of the banana making the cake “gooier” than normal, but the loaf should feel firm, and be golden brown.

Fight off your family, who will all want to eat a slice. You can top this with icing sugar, or eat it still warm with a cup of fresh coffee, as is my preference. This banana bread keeps for (if there’s any left) in a baking tin, for 2-3 days. You can also add chocolate chips or chunks if you want to, to make it even more delicious and a treat.

Posted in Life with food allergies and tagged baking, banana bread, dairy free, gluten free.


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