Banana bread is one of those food items that always seems to hit the spot, yet I only eat it about once a year. Unless I am really in the mood and plan on going out and getting all the ingredients I need to make it, I usually just settle for something else that I already have the ingredients for. Combined with the fact that no restaurants/stores around these parts offer gluten-free banana bread, then I guess it makes sense that I eat banana bread so infrequently. Well, last week I was in the mood for some banana bread, so I decided to see what I could come up with.
For some reason, I had some serious doubts about how this banana bread was going to turn out. Whenever I am trying out new ingredients and a new recipe, I think it is pretty natural to have some skepticism about how it is going to taste. I just had to wait for the bread to cook and hope everything turned out well.
Well, the end result was some really great-tasting banana bread. I gave my dad a piece and was expecting him to eat a couple bites and discard it. He ended up eating the whole piece and asked for another, so I guess that must mean it turned out pretty well.
Here are some pics of the cooking process:
Here are the ingredients you are going to need:
- 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 medium-sized bananas, well mashed up
- 1/4 cup almond or soy milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
As I mentioned above, I was very pleased with how this gluten-free vegan banana bread recipe turned out. It was delicious and filling; there is no doubt in my mind that anyone who is a fan of regular banana bread is going to love this as well. I just made this bread as a snack, but you could easily eat this as a main breakfast entree. I put a little Earth Balance on the bread before eating it, and it was fantastic.