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Friday, September 14, 2018

Easy Banana Bread Loaf- GF

banana loaf pan bread

How many times have you had too many overly ripe bananas and had to do something with them quickly? Sometimes I slice and freeze them, and sometimes I make this delicious banana loaf.

It's an easy batter recipe that I simply mix with a fork. I've done more baking this past week than I've done in a long time.  Last week I made the easy bundt cake and the Jewish apple cake- both easy recipes and of course both gluten free.

Gluten free banana bread loaf
I sprinkled some coconut crystals and cinnamon on top 

This loaf can be made with any gluten free flour ( or any regular flour if you are not gluten free) but my gluten free blend of choice is the Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour that I purchase in the gluten free section of the supermarket. It works great for me!

This is a dense cake with a rich banana flavor. It contains no oils and is gluten free and egg free.
Aside from the applesauce and banana, it has no added sugar.

slice of banana bread
There was a thick layer of banana on the bottom; it was a mistake but delicious- I needed to mash the banana better and mix it in better. Great taste but not uniform..

The banana tended to concentrate on the bottom because I mashed it on the coarse side.

If you like something sweeter, you can add a sweetener or add some chocolate chips. Walnuts would also taste great in this cake!

Personally, I love it just the way it is.
How many points on WW?
 I figure about 2  points per slice- ( total 12 slices)
Let's see- bananas - zero   vanilla = zero  nonfat Greek yogurt = zero
 flour is 24 points for the entire loaf - unsweetened applesauce=zero
I figure 12 slices at 2 points each

2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
2 cups GF flour
2 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Optional: chocolate chips or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large size bowl mix GF flour , baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon and set aside.
In a medium bowl mix bananas, vanilla extract, Greek Yogurt and applesauce.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon or a fork until smooth.
Pour into greased loaf pan. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.


  1. Sounds like a really healthy banana loaf!

  2. Hi Angie,
    Thanks for always stopping by and commenting. I appreciate your feedback

  3. Sounds and looks delish, Judee! It's been a very long time since I've enjoyed banana bread. Must fix that. ;-)


  4. I love Banana Bread and this looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Miz Helen


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