Gluten Free Banana Bread
4 ingredient gluten free banana bread. That’s all you need to get this soft, chewy, naturally sweet and delicious banana bread.
Four simple ingredients.
I have an issue with digesting gluten and we keep our gluten consumption to a minimum in our home. I bake homemade sourdough bread once a week and it’s become a family tradition that’s a part of our Sabbath.
In my husband’s words:
“God initiated the sabbath when He created the earth and it’s part of the rhythm of His creation.”
I agree. One thing I noticed early on is that on this day every week my senses are heightened to the rhythm of nature. Everything looks alive and so peaceful on the sabbath in a way that it’s just not on the other days of the week.
The sabbath is a day of rest. A day of gratitude for the Lord, His creation and each other.
Every Friday, I’ll bake fresh homemade sourdough bread from my proofed and bubbly sourdough starter that I’ve had for a couple of years.
This banana bread started as an experiment one morning because I usually bake something for breakfast but wanted to try to make something specifically gluten free. Finding gluten free baking flours has been on my to-do list lately.
Where we live, gluten free flours are difficult to find. I tried looking for options like brown rice flour, potato starch and coconut flour which I couldn’t find but we were able to find Buckwheat flour.
What is buckwheat?
Buckwheat is both gluten free and very nutritious. Buckwheat is native to Asian countries and has been consumed there for centuries. It’s seeds are what we know as buckwheat groats.Grind those up and you have buckwheat flour.
Buckwheat is high in antioxidants which is vital to fighting free radical damage created in the body from envronmental effects or internal issues. It’s easily digestible which means easier to assimilate nutritrients. It’s a good source of B vitamins and minrals like zinc, iron and manganese.
Buckwheat is a complex carbohydrate meaning it releases energy slowly and doesn’t create a sugar spike.
Buckwheat shouldn’t be confused with grains because it has the word “wheat” in it. It’s completely gluten free since it is a seed from the family of plants like that of Rhubarb and so very suitable for anyone with gluten intolerance.
Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe
- 2 Tbs coconut oil
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 5 heaped Tbs of Buckwheat flour
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C/356F
- Grease a bread pan and set aside
- Melt the coconut oil in a small pan
- Mash all the bananas in a large mixing bowl
- Add the eggs
- Add the coconut oil
- Add the buckwheat flour and stir the mixture well
- Pour into a greased bread pan and bake for 25-30 minutes
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did! Let me know in the comments below if you tried it!