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Grain Free Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetarian)

loaf of grain free banana bread sliced on a cutting board
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I’ve made my fair share of banana bread recipes since going grain and dairy free, and, honestly, none of them have been anywhere close to as good as my grandmother’s old recipe using wheat flour. In fact most of them have been either soggy and dense or dry and bland.

Since winter has me indoors more and in the mood to bake, I decided it was high time to figure out how to make a grain free banana bread as light, sweet and rich as the one Grandma taught me how to make. And so I did…

The secret to good texture in grain free baked goods is choosing the right flour, or more often, the right combination of flours. This recipe uses three different flours to keep the bread from being too soggy, eggy or dense. It is also fruit-sweetened, GAPS adaptable and Paleo friendly!


loaf of grain free banana bread sliced on a cutting board

Grain Free Banana Bread

This recipe for grain free banana bread is light, sweet and rich. It's also fruit-sweetened, GAPS adaptable and Paleo friendly!
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CourseBreakfast, Dessert, Snack
CuisineGAPS, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetarian
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings8 slices



  • Preheat oven to 350° F/175° C.
  • Using a whisk or fork, mix all the dry ingredients together.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together, and then mix them into the dry ingredients. If needed, you can use a stick blender or mixer to ensure the batter is well blended.
  • Oil or butter the baking pan. Add the batter to a baking dish.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until well browned and a knife inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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Dawn Gifford

Dawn Gifford

Dawn is the creator of Small Footprint Family, and the author of the critically acclaimed Sustainability Starts at Home - How to Save Money While Saving the Planet. After a 20-year career in green building and environmental sustainability, chronic illness forced her to shift her expertise and passion from the public sphere to home and hearth. Get the whole story behind SFF here.


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