Recipe: Blueberry Banana Bread (grain and dairy free)

baked, recipes

Recipe: Blueberry Banana Bread (grain and dairy free)

baked, recipes

Blueberry banana bread title

I just love everything about baking. There’s something so calming and relaxing about stirring up a bowl of great ingredients, letting it bake for a while and smelling it’s delicious fragrance, then eating a slice of it fresh from the oven. Banana bread has to be high on the list of baked goods that give you all that satisfaction, and usually the recipe is super simple so the process can be as hassle free as possible. 

Last week it was some of my work colleagues birthdays, one of which have intolerances to gluten and dairy. I thought I’d make something nice to take in that she could enjoy. As it turns out she couldn’t work the day I was in! Never mind, I have frozen some of this and of course I, and one of my other colleagues enjoyed the rest.

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Usually when I see gluten free baked recipes they can seem a bit complex with lots of unusual ingredients. I decided to make this on the spur of the moment, so needed something I could make with the store cupboard ingredients I had. A quick google later, and I found the recipe I adapted to make this. 

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This recipe contains no daffy ingredients and is a doodle to make. Coconut flour and ground almonds are used in equal amounts, which I find gives this bread a slightly lighter texture than baked goods made purely from ground almonds.The result is a beautifully moist and tender sweet tasting bread that is also super filling. A slice of this would make a great breakfast or snack to deal with any hunger pangs.

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I added blueberries to the recipe for the colour and pop of flavour they add, but you could just as easily add a different fruit such as strawberries or raspberries. It would also be great with some chocolate chips!

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Blueberry Banana Bread
Yields 10
  1. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  2. 1/2 cup ground almonds
  3. 3/4 tsp baking soda
  4. 2-3 medium bananas (1 cup once mashed)
  5. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  6. 4 eggs
  7. 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  8. 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180. Grease and line a standard loaf tin. Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix the mashed bananas, eggs and maple syrup and stir into the dry ingredients. Melt the coconut oil and add this to the mixture in a light drizzle, stirring well while it combines. Add the blueberries and stir to distribute them evenly. Transfer the batter to the loaf pan (it will be quite thick) and smooth the surface with the back of a spoon. Bake for 40 minutes then cover the top with foil to prevent over browning. Bake for a further 15 - 20 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool (if you can!) then slice and enjoy!
Adapted from Slim Palate Paleo Banana Bread
Wholeheartedly Laura
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Do you like banana bread? Have you tried making any gluten free baked treats? How were your results?

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  1. Claire @ Flake and Cake

    This looks so delicious and moist Laura! It’s amazing to get such a fab texture without any grain!

  2. T


    Laura, do you use cup measuring thingys? Sometimes when people say cups they actually use a coffee mug and sometimes they use specific cup measuring tools. Sorry if it’s a silly question :- T x

    • Laura

      Hon such thing as a silly question! I use measuring cups – I just got mind from Asda x

  3. Lauren

    Totally agree on baking being so so relaxing! And then having a slice fresh from the oven – delicious!
    I have been experimenting with coconut flour too lately and I love it! This recipe looks great!

    • Laura

      Absolutely have to have a slice fresh from the oven, it’s a must!

  4. Catherine

    Very good very nice!! I have to say banana bread or cake is one of my all time faves. I love it with chocolate chips! Love the mix of almond and coconut bet it’s lush

  5. Adrienne

    I’m going to make this tomorrow with fresh strawberries! Will have this as a lovely snack on Saturday to fuel me through my 7 hour hypnobirthing class!

  6. Tamzin

    Yum! I make one very similar to this and its so good, great minds ay! x

  7. Suz

    Great recipe that I’ll have to try. Banana bread is so popular here in Australia – but I suspect it wouldn’t be if people knew what was in the commercial versions!

    • Laura

      Haha I know, I’ve never understood why anyone would have anything other than home made banana bread!

  8. Maria @ runningcupcake

    This looks fab! I love banana bread, but have not made it for ages- years probably. Love that you used coconut flour- I might have to give it a go :)

    • Maria @ runningcupcake

      Am giving this recipe a go this evening as finally have bananas that need to be baked with!

  9. Kezia

    Looks amazing – and very well timed I am currently surrounded by banana trees and was thinking of making some banana bread – so great minds:) I love eating grain free, I can still enjoy tons of cakes and treats but have a happy digestive system at the same time – Horray!

  10. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    I’m fairly rubbish at baking with normal ingredients let alone gluten-free ones! But this sounds delicious. Banana bread is such a great bread. I don’t actually like banana flavoured things but banana bread is different ;-)

    • Laura

      I’m the same! I hate banana flavouring but banana bread is a different story :-)

  11. Rach

    I’m going to try making this tonight and can’t wait! Have you tried them as muffins?

    • Laura

      I haven’t but they should work out, let me know how they turn out!

  12. Rach

    I had to post another comment just to say how delicious this is! I haven’t attempted the muffins yet but omg, the bread was so so good. We managed to devour the whole loaf within 24 hours….no shame in admitting that either!

    • Laura

      Thanks Rach! So glad that you enjoyed it, I need to make another loaf!


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