This Healthy Gluten-Free Banana Bread is a yummy and healthy delight you can enjoy in the morning or as a guilt-free afternoon treat. This banana bread is extra special because it doesn’t have any wheat flour or refined sugar. Instead, it’s sweetened with natural honey, which adds a lovely golden touch that goes perfectly with the ripe bananas. Each slice is like a delicious mix of nutty almond flour and hearty oat flour, giving it a dense and satisfying texture.
The oat and almond flour make this banana bread super nutritious. The oat flour has lots of fiber and important nutrients that give you lasting energy. Meanwhile, the almond flour brings a nutty flavor and extra protein, adding a nice crunch to every bite.
I added a layer of almond slices on top of the banana bread. They get a light toasting as the bread bakes, providing an extra crunch and a delightful flavor. If you prefer, you can also opt for pecans, walnuts, or even bits of semisweet chocolate.
What’s great is that you can make this banana bread ahead of time, ensuring it’s all set for those busy mornings. It’s also perfect for packing in lunch boxes, whether for school or work.
Go ahead and try this Healthy Gluten-Free Banana Bread for breakfast or as a snack, as I am sure everybody will be delighted and ask for more.
How to make this healthy gluten-free banana bread
Begin by lightly greasing a 9×5-inch (23×13 cm) loaf pan and lining it with parchment paper.
Next, take ripe bananas and mash them in a medium bowl using a fork.In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine oat flour, almond flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. This mixture provides the bread with a hearty texture and a delightful blend of flavors.
Moving to a larger bowl, use a whisk or an electric hand mixer to cream together eggs, honey or maple syrup, butter, and oil. This creates a smooth, creamy base for your banana bread. Add yogurt and vanilla extract, making sure everything is well blended.
Now, gently mix in the mashed bananas. Gradually incorporate the flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Once the batter is well-mixed, carefully pour it into the prepared loaf pan.
For an added touch, top the batter with almond slices. This not only enhances the visual appeal but also introduces a delightful crunch to complement the bread’s texture.
Place the pan in the preheated oven and let it cook for about 40-45 minutes, or until the top turns a beautiful golden brown. To make sure it doesn’t brown too quickly, consider covering it with aluminum foil while baking.
Once baked to perfection, allow the banana bread to cool completely. For best results, refrigerate it before slicing. This step ensures a clean, easy cut and maintains the bread’s moist texture.
Finally, slice and enjoy your delicious, wholesome banana bread! If you try it out, don’t forget to share the recipes with me on Instagram. Would love to see how this bread turns out for you. Enjoy!
Other healthy recipes you may like to try
These Baked Oats are a healthy and tasty way to start your day. They’re made using simple ingredients like creamy buttermilk, hearty oat flour, ripe banana, fresh eggs, and a bit of honey.
These Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Breakfast Cookies are probably one of the healthiest breakfast cookies you can ever get as they are full of nutrients.
These Gluten-Free Crepes are made using a blend of oat and almond flour, offering a delightful flavor and texture. These crepes are not only delicious but also a nutritious way to start your day.
Other delightful banana bread recipes
This Cream Cheese Banana Bread is moist with a flavorful crumb and a silky cream cheese filling that makes it simply irresistible.
This Chocolate Banana Bread is a moist, chocolaty loaf bursting with flavor, making it the perfect companion to your morning coffee or a glass of cold milk.
This Banana and Coconut Bread is a quick and easy recipe for moist bread that combines the taste of banana, walnuts and coconut flakes.
If you love banana bread you will adore this easy Banana Bread Mug Cake. In less than 5 minutes you can enjoy this comforting banana bread and satisfy your craving in no time.
These delightful Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins bring together the awesome taste of ripe bananas and the pure joy of chocolate chips. These muffins are perfect for breakfast or as a satisfying snack.
If you are searching for eggless banana recipes try this Eggless Chocolate Banana Cake. It is a must-try recipe! It’s a moist and decadent cake that’s bursting with banana flavor and rich chocolatey goodness.
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Healthy Gluten-Free Banana Bread – Oatmeal Almond Banana Bread
- 1 ¾ cup (175g) oat flour
- 1/2 cup (50g) almond flour
- 1/2 tsp (3g) baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp (6g) baking powder
- 1 tsp (3g) cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup (120g) honey/maple syrup
- 3 tbsp (40g) unsalted butter , melted
- 2 tbsp (30g) vegetable oil
- 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup (60g) yogurt
- 10 oz (300g) banana puree , about 3 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup (30g) almond slices
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease a 9×5-inch (23×13 cm) loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
- Place the bananas in a medium bowl and mash with a fork.
- In a medium bowl combine oat flour, almond flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
- In a large bowl, using a whisk or an electric hand mixer, cream together the eggs with honey/maple syrup, butter and oil. Add yogurt and vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated.
- Mix in the mashed bananas.
- Gently incorporate the flour mixture.
- Pour the banana batter into the prepared loaf pan. Top with almond slices.
- Bake for about 40-45 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If the bread browns too fast, cover with aluminum foil and continue baking.
- Let bread cool completely and refrigerate before slicing. This step ensures a clean, easy cut. Enjoy!