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I have a few recipes that I love to use overripe bananas for, but I think this one may just take the cake. I have grown up loving banana bread, but was always too scared to try to make it myself. Boy was I doing myself a disservice. And you are too! Especially because this bread is vegan and can easily be made gluten free – so it is perfect for just about anyone! And did I mention – it is AHHHmazingly delicious.
Gluten Free Please?
Shortly after I first made this banana bread I decided I wanted to try experimenting with a gluten free and dairy free diet. I will share on this later, but there are a bunch of reasons I decided to give it a try. Plus it is fun to experiment with your diet! There is no magical “one diet that fits all” that will work for everyone. We are all so unique, and so are our dietary needs! While your bff may thrive on a high fat, low carb diet, you might have more energy and a better mood on a vegan diet. But how would you know if you never try?? A little food for thought. But back to the point 😛
SUPER easy to make this gluten free. I’ve done it a couple different ways. Just swap out the spelt flour for one of these:
- 1 cup brown rice flour, and 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 to 1 swap with gluten free all purpose flour
- 1 to 1 swap with almond flour
They all taste great, so it just really matters what you like and what you have on hand!
Refined Sugar Free
You can also make this without adding any extra sugar! The second time I decided to make this I had actually ran out of my Whole Earth blend, so I was forced to. And you know what, it still turned out just as yummy! Bananas are so naturally sweet, especially ripe ones, and so is the apple sauce and milk. Plenty of ingredients to provide a sweet flavor. Plus I added some Enjoylife dark chocolate chips to this batch 🙂 And you can always taste your dough before you bake it to make sure it is sweet enough for you – no raw eggs to worry about here!
So whether you are vegan, gluten free, added sugar free, or just want some awesomely delicious banana bread, this is the recipe for you. Let’s get started!
Looking something to smear on top of your bread for an even greater experience?? My favorite spread to use is my new homemade apple butter – SO GOOD.