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A close-up of a slice of banana bread made from a gluten-free recipe.

Moist Gluten-Free Banana Bread (Dairy-Free)

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 65 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: One loaf
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven


Our family’s favorite gluten-free banana bread. Perfect for breakfast and snacking.



1/3 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3 mashed bananas (around 1 ½ cups)
2 cups gluten-free flour (I use Better Batter Gluten-Free Flour Mix)
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttery spread (Smart Balance or Earth Balance), room temperature
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla

Optional: 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts or 3/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips. If you want both nuts and chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of each to the batter.


Set the oven rack to the lower third of the oven and then preheat to 350°. Spray the bottom of a 9 x 4-inch baking pan.

First, make sour milk by adding the apple cider vinegar to the almond milk. Stir it together and then let it sit while you continue the rest of the recipe.

In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the gluten-free flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl mash the bananas with a fork and set aside.

Using a stand mixer beat the buttery spread and brown sugar together until creamy. Next mix in the eggs, vanilla, soured milk, and bananas.

Add the flour mixture slowly into the batter. Mix until fully combined.

Optional: Add in 3/4 chopped pecans or walnuts or 3/4 dairy-free chocolate chips. If you want both nuts and chocolate chips add 1/2 cup of each to the batter.

Pour the batter into the baking pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let it cool in the pan and then remove to a wire rack to completely cool.


How to Freeze Banana Bread:

Once the bread is completely cool you can freeze it. It can be frozen whole or sliced. Wrap the bread in plastic wrap and then place it in a gallon-sized freezer bag or cover with aluminum foil.

If you prefer you can slice it and wrap it with the plastic wrap in small batches and then place them all in a freezer bag. That way you can take out a small portion at a time to thaw.

To thaw place frozen bread on the counter and let it come to room temperature.

The frozen bread can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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