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This Gluten-Free Banana Bread is the guilt-free treat you need!

Gluten-free Banana Bread Recipe │ We are reaching out to all gluten-free dieters with a delicious gluten-free banana bread recipe.


There’s literally a day to celebrate any type of food. It’s the 13th of January, which means, Gluten-free day! We’re therefore reaching out to all of you gluten-free dieters with a delicious gluten-free banana bread recipe.


The main reason one opts for a gluten-free diet is usually an allergy or intolerance to gluten. What was considered something rare back in the day, gluten intolerance and allergies are on the rise nowadays.


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This could be related to the increase in awareness and the evolution of the digestive system. Thankfully, there are delicious recipes to cater for this, and this Gluten Free Banana Bread recipe by Sam Cooks is one of them!


Some non-gluten intolerant people, however, may also seek to follow such a diet with an aim to reap the health benefits of eliminating wheat from their food intake. In fact, a Gluten free diet is suggested to contribute to weight loss and an increase in energy due to a less strained digestive system.


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My advice? If it makes you feel better, go for it! This Gluten-free Banana bread will surely be one of the things that justify your decision.


But enough about the ado, what is gluten exactly? Gluten is actually a type of protein found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale. It contributes to keeping food particles together to retain their shape, almost acting like glue which is why it is a staple ingredient in most recipes. In fact, in most recipes, replacing gluten ingredients with non-gluten ones, a binding ingredient is mostly suggested.


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A gluten-free diet does not necessarily mean missing out on delicious food! Quite the opposite! Supermarkets these days include gluten-free food products and goodies. Just look out for their specialised sections. The selection is usually small, so your best option is to start getting creative in the kitchen to make and perfect your own recipes.


We’re here to help! Try this Gluten-free Banana bread and tell us what you think. As binding agents, we used eggs and mashed bananas to do the little binding trick. Try out this mixture, leave it in the oven for the suggested time, then when ready, let it cool.


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Enjoy it later with a nice hot drink afterwards (as we did!) We’re sure you’ll be gluten-freeing your way through yummy treats such as this from now on!


So what are you waiting for? Smash those bananas and serve us a slice!


Ingredients:

  • 2 large bananas mashed

  • 80ml sunflower oil (or canola oil)

  • 100g white sugar

  • 50g brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 160g rice flour

  • 60g oat flour (we made our own by blending the oats to a fine consistency)

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C. Prepare a loaf tin ( about 9”x5”) with baking paper or cooking spray.

  2. Whisk the mashed banana, oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl.

  3. In a smaller bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Pour the flour mixture into the wet mixture, slowly while steadily mixing to combine.

  5. Pour the batter in your tin and pop into your preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until your cake testing stick or toothpick come out clean when inserted in the centre of the cake.

  6. Allow to cool for 1 hour on a cooling rack and slice away!


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