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*** Just a note to those following my blog, but not following a gluten free diet, with just a simple adjustment to the recipes they can be full of gluten. Substitutes: any gluten free flour/mix use wheat flour and omit the xanthan gum. ***

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Banana Bread has been something that I have had a hard time finding a good gluten free recipe for.  Yesterday I had some bananas that needed to be used up so I decided to try another recipe.  I found it here.  When I first cut into it I wasn't sure if I was going to like it.  It seemed like it was going to be mushy like the rest.  The first piece was a little mushy, but not like the other recipes I have made.  Each piece seemed to get better!!  One thing I don't like with banana bread is even if its good the first day it turns mushy by the next day, so I had to try it this morning of course AND It wasn't mushy!!  YAY!!!!  It is the best gluten free banana bread I have made so far.  
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Ingredients:
2 cups      gluten-free all purpose baking flour
  (I used 1 1/2 cups featherlight mix + 1/2 cup GF mix + 1 tsp xanthan gum)
1 tsp         baking soda
1/4 tsp     salt
4               eggs
2 cups      mashed bananas (4-5 medium)
1 cup        sugar
1/2 cup    unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup    canola oil
1 tsp         vanilla extract
1/2 cup    chopped walnuts

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine the flour mixes, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, bananas, sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla.  Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened.

Transfer to 2 - 4"x8" loaf pans coated with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with walnuts (My family, besides me, aren't fond of nuts so I made one with and one without the nuts.)  Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.  Yield: 2 loaves - 12 slices each

Weight Watcher points: 4 points/slice

2 comments:

city

nice idea.. thanks for sharing...

Kristi

Thank you for all of these recipes. We just recently learned my DS cannot tolerate gluten or soy and I am so overwhelmed, but extremely grateful to moms like you who have taken the time to share the recipes you've had success with!

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