Baking, Desserts, Gluten Free

Banana Bread / Loaf

(I’ve tested the Gluten Free version and it works great!)

Banana bread, loaf, cake, whatever you want to call it… One thing is for sure, you will call it YUM! You can follow the recipe as written out below and you will get a deliciously well risen loaf. But today I replaced the flour with a gluten free flour mix, so my daughter could enjoy it and as you can see in the photos, it worked a treat! It does come out a little more dense and not as tall, but it is still deeeeeelish.


SHOP: granulated brown sugar | vanilla extract | flour | baking soda | salt | walnuts | olive oil

Banana Bread / Loaf

GLUTEN FREE version successfully tested: Gluten free flour can be substituted for a gluten free loaf. Choose a mix that has xanthan gum in the ingredient list, which helps with the structure.


  • 2 ripe large bananas mashed
  • 200 ml yoghurt plain or vanilla
  • ½ cup sugar white or brown
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped & lightly oven roasted
  • ½ cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 170C and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Toast off the walnuts on a baking tray in the oven for 5mins.
  3. In a blender, blitz together the banana, yoghurt and sugar.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, blitz to combine.
  5. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the banana mixture and stir until smooth.
  6. Gently fold through the olive oil and walnuts.
  7. Bake for approx 1hr, testing with a toothpick after 45mins. If batter sticks to the toothpick, inserted into the centre of the loaf, bake a further 5 mins and test again until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Rest the cake in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out onto a cake rack to cool.
  9. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

1 thought on “Banana Bread / Loaf

  1. […] Mmm look at that texture of this no-knead, overnight bread. Your family will be singing you praises when they wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread. If not, they don’t deserve you! 🙂 No knead recipes have been doing the rounds for a while now, but I need to jump on the bandwagon to vouch for how great they are! It’s an easy technique to learn and produces a loaf is similar to an Italian Ciabatta bread (which I loooove). With plenty of time to proof/ferment, it develops a deliciously savoury note similar to a mild sour dough. I find that mixing the dough together before dinner gives me a perfect loaf in the morning. A tip when turning out the dough – be very gentle, you want to keep the air pockets it worked so hard to develop overnight. If you have a gluten intolerant member in your house, don’t let them feel left out… make some delicious Banana Bread! […]

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