Best Ever Gluten Free Banana Bread


We have all heard and seen recipes out there, claiming to be the BEST ever.  I know that labeling it that way makes for GOOD blogging, however some of these recipes just are not what they claim to be.

The BEST, that is.

Our oldest son is on a Gluten Free diet and we are constantly trying out new things on are own as well as looking for recipes that seem to be tried and true.

Banana Bread is a staple in our home. We love the way it warms the house with it’s delightful aroma and we Certainly LOVE the way it taste. I have tried a couple Gluten Free Banana Bread recipes, but each one proved to be a bit on the bland and dry side.

I recently came across this great website called,

Musings of a Housewife.

And wouldn’t you know she had a BEST EVER recipe for, none other than, YES!!!!

Gluten Free Banana Bread.

I was a bit skeptical to give it a try but, figured why not. I had all the ingredients on hand and EAGER children willing to try  yet another recipe, so we dug right in ( I was holding my breath, the whole time. :)

Would this recipe prove to be the BEST EVER???

Well I guess we’ll just have to see.

Here’s what was needed,

 1.) 1 cup sugar ( I did, 1/2 brown sugar & 1/2 white ), 4-5 ripe banana’s

2.) 1  1/2 cups brown rice flour, 1/2 cup sorghum flour

3.) 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda

4.) 1/3 cup coconut oil melted ( being that it’s hot here I didn’t have to melt the oil :)  1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup applesauce

4 pastured eggs

Preheat oven to 350.

1.) lightly beat eggs,  2.) Mash banana’s,  3-4.)  Add  applesauce and vanilla then mix thoroughly

1.) Mix in flours, salt and baking soda and coconut oil ( I added my oil at this point because my eggs were still cold, I didn’t want my coconut oil to harden on me. )  2. ) Mix and beware of those trying to taste tests while snapping pictures :)  3.) Add mashed banana’s and mix.  4.) pour into oiled  bread pans ( makes enough for two loafs )

I could of actually used my smaller loaf pans.

Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until cooked in the center.

At this point the house was smelling REALLY, REALLY good!!

I was a bit excited but still however cautious in thinking that this might actually taste good!!

However I was EXTREMELY eager to take a bite and didn’t even wait for it to cool a bit, before I turned the pan over to take the bread out.  It broke in half and was STEAMING hot, however I had the perfect bite size pieces laying there waiting for me to gracefully ( okay, maybe NOT so gracefully ) pick  up and give it a try.


I will have to agree with the Name of this recipe. It truly was the BEST EVER, Gluten Free Banana Bread we have ever tried and tested.

If I didn’t know any better, I would have NEVER thought that this was a Gluten Free bread.

Head on over to Musings of a Housewife, for some other really GREAT sounding recipes.





  1. How fabulous does that look and it has all the ingredients we use here — (LOVE THE SUGAR!!!) and Red Mill ROCKS!!!! : ) Thanks for sharing this great recipe…and I am so glad that your son can enjoy this delight!!! That’s the best part! sending hugs…

  2. oh, i love banana bread for the holidays–(it’s my fav candle scent, too:) tfs, angelina–off to check out the new to me site! have a great week!

  3. Well, you made my Monday, Angelina! I’ve been gluten free for almost 5 years now and I know what it’s like to find things that actually taste good. We love Banana Bread and I am definitely going to try this recipe.

    • Oh, your welcome Kathy. I didn’t know you were Gluten Free.. You will REALLY love this one. It taste just as though your eating White Flour Banana Bread.

      • Just popped back in to tell you that I did make this Friday, Angelina, and it is delicious! Even my husband {who is not gluten free} loved it! This one is definitely a keeper and I love that you get two loaves out of it. Thanks for sharing it!

        • Oh, I am so glad that you tried it. Yes are whole family loved it as well and it is our oldest who is Gluten Free. Thank you for letting me know. :)

  4. Im sending this recipe over to a GF friend. Looks simply yummy!!

  5. Looks delicious!

  6. I’ve toyed with the idea of gluten free. I have a few health issues that I think would benefit (maybe) from such a diet. However, every thing I’ve tried that was gluten free tasted…..well, certainly NOT best ever. This actually looks pretty good.

  7. hi Angelina! The recipe looks good altho we don’t really have anyone in our family who eats gluten free items. What i wanted to comment on was your gorgeously CLEAN oven!!! I need you at my house! LOL! I’m sure it makes cooking more enjoyable!


  8. Oh, how sweet and yummy!! Thanks for sharing!! Where do you get your pastured eggs? xo Heather

  9. Yummy I use applesauce too. This looks and sounds divine. xo

  10. Looks delish and I love the eggs in the milk glass! xo

  11. Yummm Angelina. I am always looking for a good GF recipe. Thank you xoxo Clarice

  12. I have tried some gluten free stuff, for a review once, and while most of the things didn’t go over so well the baked goods did. We love bananas so I am sure this would be popular too. Glad you were able to find a tasty alternative, because no one should have to live without banana bread!

  13. Angelina, your blog is gorgeous! I found it when I saw your banana bread recipe posted on another blog and just had to take a peak. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Thank you Sarah, for the Sweet compliment and stopping by. Be sure to let me know how it turns out if you make it.. We have non gluten-free eaters in our house and they LOVED it!!! :)

      • Our house is almost all gluten-free eaters so I’m excited! I actually just started my gluten free recipe blog to share my favorite gluten free treats! It’s been a FUN baking adventure!

        • I will be sure to stop by. :) Our oldest son has been GF for a couple years now and we have been trying to move the whole family that way. (Slowy :)

  14. Thanks for the recipe! I started doubling the recipe before I saw that it made two loaves so I have two loaves in the oven and 12 muffins! It was a mistake with a reward, 12 muffins to be exact. Thank you so much, we went gf about 3 months ago, me, my bf and our two young sons and i love it. I love being able to give my family healthy treats with no guilt attached :) I will let you know how it turns out.

  15. I just made this banana bread and I think it’s better than regular banana bread! I substituted the rice flour and sorghum flour with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour and the coconut oil with grape seed oil. I also sprinkled some sugar on the top of each loaf before putting in oven. My kids are devouring it as we speak! Thank you so much for posting.

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