Gluten-free banana nut bread is a delicious alternative for people practicing a wheatless diet. A slice of this flavorful quick bread works for breakfast, brunch, or a mid-day snack. If you are a chocoholic, you can add chocolate chips to this recipe for an additional boost of richness.
1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
3/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips, optional
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed (about 3 small/medium bananas)
1/2 cup Earth Balance (vegan) butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9 x 5 inch bread pan with cooking spray and dust with cornstarch.
Pour in the batter and bake 55-65 minutes. After 30 minutes (or whenever the top browns) cover with tin foil to prevent the top from burning. The bread is done baking when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Chocolate Banana Bread: Reduce the walnuts to 1/2 C. Increase the sugar to 1 C. Add 1/4 C cocoa powder. Omit the cinnamon.