6 slices of gluten-free banana bread on a cutting board with a knife and butter
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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 272kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Spray a 4 x 8 loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas until smooth.
  • Add the baking soda to the mashed bananas.
  • Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
  • Stir in the sugar, salt, eggs, and pure vanilla extract.
  • Mix in the gluten-free flour and xanthan gum(leave out if your flour already has it in it).
  • Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
  • 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.
  • Cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!
  • Store in an air-tight container.


  • Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose. I like Pillsbury gluten-free.
  • The best way to measure gluten-free flour is the “spoon & level” method. Using a spoon, scoop the flour into the measuring cup.  After you’ve spooned the flour into the measuring cup, use the back of a knife to level off the top of the measuring cup. Friends, please do not scoop the flour out of the bag with your measuring cup.
  • Three mashed bananas are equal to 1 cup.
  • Dairy-Free Options: Smart or Earth Balance Butter or coconut oil
  • Pro Tip: You can also mix it up a little by adding mini chocolate chips, blueberries, nuts, or raisins. 
  • Always bake with ingredients that are at room temperature. Cold ingredients do not mix as well with room-temperature ingredients.
  • Store in an air-tight container,
  • Mama says "Check all of your labels."


Serving: 2slice | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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