Healthy Gluten Free Banana Bread

This moist and healthy gluten free banana bread is made with clean ingredients you can feel good about enjoying! 

Y'all, check the forecast! I think hell may have frozen over...

I am actually enjoying banana bread! Like, I look forward to eating it! 

Now, I have always LOVED bananas, especially with peanut butter. But, bananas in a baked, thank you!

Some banana bread recipes call for 1/2 cup of honey or maple syrup or 3/4 cup+ of sugar or brown sugar. Why, oh why?!? Bananas are naturally sweet!

You will only need a little honey, maple syrup, or sugar. You can even use a monk fruit-based syrup for super low carbs/sugar free (except bananas have carbs, but the good kind!) I used 1 cup of oat flour and 1/2 cup of a gluten free flour blend. I considered using all oat flour, but I wanted them to be a little bit lighter.

With just one bowl and only a few simple ingredients, you too will be enjoying this sweet and comforting classic! Perfect as a sweet snack or even a healthy breakfast! That's right- made with mostly oat flour and no added sugar- banana bread you will feel good about eating! Serve at brunch with a sweet vanilla or cinnamon drizzle! Bring them to your next book club meeting! They are SO good- you just may find reasons to bring them everywhere!

Now there is no reason to skip weekday breakfasts. Bake these on the weekend and enjoy all week long! Top with butter or peanut butter for even more flavor or simply grab and go! Easy, portable, healthy! They also freeze well!

You could make one giant banana bread loaf. I bought a mini loaf pan a few years ago, and I love it! Mini, pre-portioned, cute- definitely a worthwhile investment! But, if you don't have worries! Baking in a large loaf pan will take quite a bit longer or you could bake the batter in muffin cups.


What makes this gluten free banana bread healthy?

  • No added sugar! (I sweetened with bananas and a monk fruit sweet syrup)
  • Made with mostly oat flour- which is high in fiber and protein! (You could even grind some old-fashioned or rolled oats)
  • Made with clean, simple ingredients.

Fun Variations

  • Peanut Butter
  • Nutella
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Nuts

mini loaves of gluten free banana bread with a cinnamon drizzle

Ingredients in Healthy Gluten Free Banana Bread

  • Bananas
  • Monk Fruit/Maple Syrup
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Orange Juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Oat Flour
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend


Is banana bread healthy?

Banana bread may be thought of as healthy; however, many versions are loaded with extra sugar and all-purpose flour isn't really known for its nutrient content. It does feature bananas, which is great! For some recipes, that may be the only healthy ingredient. But, my banana bread recipe is healthy with simple, clean ingredients.


Why is banana bread called bread and not cake?

Banana bread is named for the fact that it is traditionally prepared in a loaf pan. In addition, it is sliced and could even be toasted and buttered. Technically, it is a cake...but calling it bread makes us feel better when we enjoy some for breakfast!

How long has banana bread been around?

The exact date is unknown; however, banana bread has been in the US since the early 1900s. There is a 1933 Pillsbury Recipe featuring bananas, flour, sugar, eggs, butter, baking soda, sour cream, and salt. 

Gluten Free Banana Bread with a Cinnamon Drizzle

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Healthy Gluten Free Banana Bread

This moist and healthy gluten free banana bread is made with clean ingredients you can feel good about enjoying! 



  • 3 medium bananas, overripe
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. monk fruit or maple syrup (or 1/4 c. brown or coconut sugar)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice (can omit)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 c. gluten free flour (I used 1 c. of oat and 1/2 c. gf blend)
  • Optional: mini chocolate chips

Cinnamon Drizzle

  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1+ tsp. milk or cream
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a fork to mash the bananas. Then, whisk in the melted butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and eggs. Then, whisk in the orange juice, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and gluten free flour.
  • Spray a mini or regular loaf pan. Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter into each mini loaf well. Next, bake for 20-22 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. For a large loaf pan, bake for 55-60 minutes.
  • Cinnamon Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk/cream until a thick glaze forms. Add more milk or powdered sugar to reach your desired consistency. Drizzle or pipe over the mini loaves.


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