6 slices of gluten-free banana bread on a cutting board with a knife and butter

Easy Gluten-Free Banana Bread

The only gluten-free banana bread recipe you’ll ever need; a one bowl wonder! No mixer required for this super moist easy gluten-free banana bread. With a dairy-free option too.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, gluten-free banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 272 kcal


  • 2 to 3 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter , dairy-free use non-dairy butter like Earth Balance, Smart Balance or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour (I like Pillsbury gluten-free)
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum , leave out if your flour already has it in it
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs , beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.

  2. Spray a 4 x 8 loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas until smooth.
  4. Add the baking soda to the mashed bananas.
  5. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
  6. Stir in the sugar, salt, eggs, and pure vanilla extract.
  7. Mix in the gluten-free flour and xanthan gum(leave out if your flour already has it in it).
  8. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
  9. Bake on the center rack for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Please watch your banana bread because all ovens are different.
  10. Cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!

  11. Store in an air-tight container.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Easy Gluten-Free Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (2 slice)
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 223mg 9%
Potassium 173mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 4.7%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.