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Best Gluten Free Banana Bread without Nuts

July 15, 2014

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make the Best  Banana Bread, the Best Ever? It’s a Family Secret I am going to share with you. This wonderful bread contains Pure Honey, Brown Sugar and Buttermilk.  That’s right those secret ingredients turn any ordinary Banana Bread into something more rich and tastier than all those other recipes on the web. It’s also Gluten and Nut Free.  I have adapted our family recipe to provide a healthy and worry-free recipe for those with allergies such as Gluten allergies and Nut allergies.


Gluten Free Banana Bread 1 July 15th 2014


Best Gluten Free Banana Bread without Nuts

  • 1 cup sugar in the raw
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoon of buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon of pure honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground Badia cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/2 cups King Arthur  Glutton Free all-purpose flour
  • 2/4  teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in the raw
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Use nonstick spray to spray a bread loaf pan.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and beat well.
  3. In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk honey and cinnamon and pure vanilla extract.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar,  xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour, until the tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Set aside to cool on a rack for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from bread pan and slice.

Notes: Be sure to check all spices before adding, as some spices do have traces of Gluten. I would recommend using a brand such as  Badia spices.  Badia spices are  Certified Gluten-Free which means they are tested and contain less than 10 ppm of gluten.

Please be advised some people have been known to have issues with bananas, even though they are completely Gluten Free they do contain two proteins called lectin and chitinase which have been known to cause issues with some people who have Gluten Intolerance or Celiac Disease. 

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  • Reply
    June 25, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    I must thank you for sharing such nice Gluten-free recipes for a healthy life. I need to lose some pounds and I think that this Banana bread may help me in achieving my goals.

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    Dina@Kitchen Dreaming
    July 21, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on Kitchen ! Pinned
    Never had Gluten Free banana bread, going to have to try this, Thank you.

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    July 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    This looks so light and fluffy that it’s hard to believe that it’s GF. You did an awesome job. I also learned something from you. I didn’t know that bananas could be a problem for people with gluten issues. So interesting. I love learning things like this. Thanks so much!

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      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Best Gluten Free Banana Bread without Nuts was so much fun and turned out great! Thank you so much Debi!

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    July 17, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Looks and sounds delicious and I love that its gluten free!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 17, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Best Gluten Free Banana Bread without Nuts was a lot of fun and we enjoyed it!! Thank you Jen for dropping by!!

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    July 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I eat gluten-free as much as possible and can’t wait to try your amazing bread! Thank you for this recipe as well a such an informative post!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 17, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      I am so thrilled you enjoyed our recipe for Best Gluten Free Banana Bread without Nuts! Thank you for the compliments!

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    Nicole Neverman
    July 16, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Honey, banana, buttermilk, and vanilla. I’m sold. Sounds AMAZING!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 16, 2014 at 1:32 am

      The BEST thing is it’s also gluten free! Thanks for dropping by!!

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    Renee's Kitchen Adventures
    July 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    This looks beautiful. I am not gluten free, but it looks like you nailed this one.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you Renee! You just made my night with that compliment on our recipe for Best Gluten Free Banana Bread without Nuts!

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    July 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    This banana bread sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      I am so happy you enjoyed our recipe for Best Gluten Free Banana Bread without Nuts! Thank you so much for dropping by!

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    Kathy Donahue
    July 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I had no idea that Bananas could also cause a reaction with those that have a gluten intolerance. I am glad you shared that information. The recipe looks great and I would love to make it. SO far I have never had any issues with Bananas .

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      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      I have heard good and bad about people and Bananas with Gluten allergies, how ever believe it or not they are considered Gluten-Free. Amazing. I wanted to add that because some people may not realize it when making for a family member.

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