Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

Posted on November 28, 2012
Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

Skill Level: Easy

Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 12 muffins or 3 mini-loaves

Try adding dairy free chocolate chips

to this delicious gluten free banana bread!


  • 2 cup Sweet Ali’s Flour Mix (or other GF Flour Mix)
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 stick butter (or other shortening)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 ripe bananas


Pre-heat oven 350 degrees, prepare muffin pans. Combine flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg. Using electric mixer, combine butter and sugar. Add vanilla, and eggs, combine well. Add bananas, combine well. Add in flour mixture, combine well. Bake 15 – 18  minutes for muffins or 30 minutes for mini-loaves  (check with toothpick – each oven is different).

This easy recipe is a great way to use old banana’s.  If you are not ready to bake when your banana’s are, peel and place in plastic bag.  Knead bag to get bananas mashed and freeze until you are ready to bake.  Thaw in the refrigerator, on the counter or in the microwave on 50% depending on how much time you have.

11 thoughts on “Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

  1. Brian Nagel on December 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

    Re: the banana bread recipe, am I correct in assuming the recipe calls for 1/2 “stick” of unsalted butter? The recipes states “1/2 unsalted butter”.

    I also want you to know how helpful Rita was today. I spoke with her in Mariano’s (Libertyville) and she was kind enough to help me with my shopping for my gf wife.

    Thanks – Brian

    • admin on December 7, 2012 at 9:38 am said:

      Hi Brian,
      Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It should be 1/2 cup or 1 stick. It has now been corrected on our website. Thank you.

  2. Sara on September 26, 2013 at 5:11 pm said:

    I made this last night and it was delicious! I added chocolate chips, so I wish I had reduced the sugar a tad, but it’s still awesome. First gluten free bread I’ve made 🙂

    • admin on September 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm said:

      Hi Sara,
      So happy that you enjoyed our recipe for banana bread! Hope you can stop by the bakery soon to sample our delicious pumpkin bread – here for the fall season 🙂

  3. Gina on October 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm said:

    Could u substitute olive oil for butter and how much olive oil would you use.

    • admin on October 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm said:

      Hi Gina,
      You can substitute canola oil or a combination of canola oil and applesauce for the butter, but olive oil would not be recommended for baking due to the strong flavor. Substitute 7 Tablespoons canola oil for 1/2 cup butter, or try 4 T each canola and applesauce. Reduce the sugar a bit if using sweetened applesauce. You might have to play with the adjustment a bit.
      Happy Baking, Karrie

  4. Kimberleigh Howard on May 14, 2014 at 1:44 pm said:

    I got all excited to make this ( I have a fabulous banana bread recipe which I’ve had to forgo due to cutting out gluten) and then I discovered that you can’t use just any GF flour mix! Sadness 🙁 I’m new to GF cooking and baking and didn’t realise I needed xanthan gum. Oh well, will freeze the bananas and try out the recipe when I have the gum!

    • admin on May 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm said:

      Hi Kimberleigh,
      Sweet Ali’s flour has the xanthan gum already in it which allows you to use it cup for cup in any recipe. Our flour is available (2lb bags) in our bakery, online for shipping, and at for delivery in the Chicagoland area. Hope you can enjoy your banana bread before too long!
      Happy Baking, Karrie

  5. admin on July 7, 2014 at 10:33 am said:

    Hi Kayla,
    Sweet Ali’s flour has the xanthan gum in it. If you are using a gluten free flour which doesn’t contain the xanthan gum, the rule of thumb is 1 tsp. per cup of flour. However, this may vary depending on the type of xanthan gum. Please also check the flour packaging, as it may tell you how much to add to that specific flour for best results. Happy baking!

  6. Nickie on November 25, 2017 at 5:58 pm said:


    • Dallas Tomlin on November 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm said:

      Wonderful! Thank you!

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