A yummy, kid-approved banana bread that will satisfy! Also adaptable with substitutions to make vegan. I recommend using all natural, organic, and local ingredients if possible. This makes 1 loaf, 2 cake pans, or 2 dozen muffins.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, maple syrup and mashed bananas until well blended. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture; mix until batter is just moist. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. If using muffin or cupcake tins, bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Tips

Cook's Note

To make this vegan, replace the eggs with 2 additional bananas and use vegan margarine instead of butter.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 18.7g 6% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 38.5mg 13% DV; sodium 155.9mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2011
Good! You can replace the sugar with a bit of honey and also add vanilla extract.Texture is good and you can play around with different types of G/F flour mixtures and still get a tasty result... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/14/2011
Recipe could have used some basic info such as "sift dry ingredients together" (obvious I know but still) and how many cups 6 bananas should equal since bananas vary in size. The bigger problem is that the muffins barely rose and took 45 minutes to cook (brand new oven worked fine with other recipes) not 15. In addition they weren't very flavorful. The texture was nice and I liked that it didn't call for xanthan gum like most other gluten free recipes so I'll probably try again with some tweaks. Read More
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153 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 84
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2011
Good! You can replace the sugar with a bit of honey and also add vanilla extract.Texture is good and you can play around with different types of G/F flour mixtures and still get a tasty result... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2011
This bread was moist, fluffy, flavorful, everything a bread should be. I just used whatever GF flour I had on hand, some all purpose flour, and it was wonderful. I followed directions EXACTLY. I think that's important. I'm going on a trip in a few days, and I'm baking 2 dozen of these to take with and share. This does NOT taste gluten free. It doesn't rise up as much as wheat based muffins, so go ahead and fill the cups pretty full. It took 30 min to cook the muffins, 45-50 min to cook the bread. I sprayed the pan very thoroughly, as GF stuff tends to stick. Again, everything was perfect. The bread did not fall apart, or have a dense texture like most gf breads. Remember what yummy wheat-based muffins were like? Well you will. My next adventure is to try the recipe and replace the bananas with pumpkin! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2011
Excellent! I skipped the sugar and only used 2 tbsp of maple syrup. I only had 5 bananas. The bread was sweet (but not overly sweet) and moist. My mother couldn't even tell that it was gluten-free and my children both loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2013
I have made several gluten-free breads/cakes since going gluten-free January 2013. It takes some research and practice to get the right combination of flours. I used the gf flour recipe that already has xanthan gum in it but not all gf flour mixtures do. Read the label if you buy a pre-made mix. Xanthan gum or guar gum are absolutely necessary in this recipe. When adding the flour to the wet mixture, mix for at least a few minutes with an electric mixer, not just until mixed like the recipe says. That gets the flours/gum to work together better. I used 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar in place of the turbinado and syrup. Creamed those for several minutes with margarine and 2 tsp vanilla then added eggs and 6 medium very ripe bananas. My muffins were done in 20 minutes and raised pretty well. I got 18 out of this recipe. I am very happy with how they turned out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2011
The taste and texture were excellent. However, it took 60 minutes to bake through. (I used a bread loaf pan) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2011
Terrific recipe. I did not have 6 ripe bananas (only 4) so I added some fresh sliced strawberries to the mix. I also added 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp clove and nutmeg and 1 tsp vanilla. Very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2011
This was a very good recipe. Missing something cinnamon perhaps. I used 1 1/2 cups white rice flour and 1/2 cup flax meal and this seemed to work quite well. I also added chocolate chips and made muffins instead of a loaf. The batter made 15 muffins which I baked for 30 min. I would use this recipe again but tweak it next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2011
I used White Rice Flour and this was soooo good!!!!:) Took about 1 hour to cook. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/14/2011
Recipe could have used some basic info such as "sift dry ingredients together" (obvious I know but still) and how many cups 6 bananas should equal since bananas vary in size. The bigger problem is that the muffins barely rose and took 45 minutes to cook (brand new oven worked fine with other recipes) not 15. In addition they weren't very flavorful. The texture was nice and I liked that it didn't call for xanthan gum like most other gluten free recipes so I'll probably try again with some tweaks. Read More
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