Loaded Gluten Free Banana Bread

Bake up a healthier banana bread loaf and top if off with a layer of goodies!

There was always banana bread in my house growing up. My mom had a secret recipe she would always make and I continued it on through the years once I was older. When I made the decision to try to be gluten free a few years ago this was one of the old favs that I wanted to revamp. Gluten free banana bread is different but still satisfying to the last bite! I dressed mine up with a topping of crushed nuts and dried mixed berries.

Loaded gluten-free banana bread recipe

Make the batter by creaming together the butter, greek yogurt and sugar. I chose to use greek yogurt to replace some of the butter. This helps to reduce calories and saturated fat. Next beat the eggs and add them in. Mash the bananas and mix them in with the other wet ingredients, adding in the milk and vanilla too. Combine the flour, sea salt and baking powder in a separate bowl and slowly stir it in until everything is blended.
gluten free bread batter

Pour the thick batter in to a greased and floured bread pan. Preheat the oven to 350F and prep the topping. I picked a trio of nuts and some dried fruits too.
bowl of pistachios, walnuts and almonds for topping

I picked a dried berries mix of blueberries, golden raisins, cherries and cranberries. It was colorful and a great combination of flavors!

Bake for about 50 minutes. This gluten free bread is still moist but definitely turns out to be a dense loaf.
gluten free banana bread

When there are about 10 minutes left top the bread with the nuts and fruit. You will need to squish them in to make sure they stick. If you add them sooner it will be easier to sink into the batter but then there is a risk of burning the nuts and melting the dried fruit. I also chose to top mine with an extra sliced banana.
loaded banana bread topping of fruits and nuts

Allow to cool slightly and then slice up! I stored mine in the fridge and it lasted for about a week.
baked loaded gluten free banana bread

baked loaded gluten free banana bread
Loaded Gluten Free Banana Bread
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Gluten free banana bread topped with nuts and dried fruit.
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
baked loaded gluten free banana bread
Loaded Gluten Free Banana Bread
Print Recipe
Gluten free banana bread topped with nuts and dried fruit.
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: loaf
Instructions
  1. Make the batter by creaming together the butter, greek yogurt and sugar. Next beat the eggs and add them in. Mash the bananas and mix them in with the other wet ingredients, adding in the milk and vanilla too. Combine the flour, sea salt and baking powder in a separate bowl and slowly stir it in until everything is blended.
  2. Pour the batter in to a greased and floured bread pan and bake at 350 for 50 minutes. When there are about 10 minutes left top the bread with the nuts and fruit. You will need to squish them in to make sure they stick.
  3. Let cool slightly and then slice the bread.
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This gluten free banana bread is a healthier version of this baking classic, plus its loaded with a deliciously healthy topping!

Gluten-free loaded banana bread recipe from Body Compass Discovery's blog

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5 Comments

  1. May 22, 2017
    Reply

    Great post! I might have to try this! 🙂

  2. May 22, 2017
    Reply

    I can actually eat this if I sub in a few things like goats butter for butter etc.
    Wow, an actual bread I can eat. Great! 🙂

  3. June 5, 2017
    Reply

    Mmmm yum! I’m not big on the gluten free thing but I’ve been looking for a good banana bread recipe and you nailed it! Thank you!

    • June 12, 2017
      Reply

      The topping can definitely be done on a loaf that uses standard flour too! 🙂

  4. August 31, 2017
    Reply

    Again you take the time to painstakingly lay out the food and give step by step directions for the dish. You prove that one can plan delicious food which is at the same time healthy for us. This is especially good for heath conscious eaters like me

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