The holiday’s are finally here, hallelujah. What that means is I am slowly catching up on some posts I have been wanting to get up on my site. Also catching up on reading the books I like to hoard but only ever manage to get two thirds of the way through.
Just in time for some holiday baking, I am finally getting up my favourite banana bread. Everyone’s got a favourite recipe, right? It was a staple in our house growing up.
I have tried countless recipes. All of them were good, but I hadn’t found the perfect recipe yet. This recipe came together because I love using oats as a base for my baking. Mostly because I never have gluten free flour on hand, but also because with the right binding agent it performs similar to wheat compared to most gluten free flour options. When I bake with oat flour I often add in gelatin because it gives a chewier texture and helps to hold things together. I also love gelatin for its gut healing benefits. Never a bad thing to add into some baking, right? It is totally optional, you’ll just have a slightly more crumbly loaf without it. Oats are naturally gluten free, though if you are celiac make sure you get certified gluten free oats as they are often processed in the same facilities as wheat, so cross contamination is likely.
OAT FLOUR BANANA BREAD [GLUTEN FREE + VEGAN OPTION]
Our favourite banana bread recipe, gluten free with a base of oats and easily made vegan with the omission of the gelatin.
- 2 cups oat flour blend rolled oats to a fine flour + measure
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp gelatin powder I like vital proteins or great lakes
- 3 very ripe bananas mashed
- 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup walnuts or chocolate chips optional
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil.
Mix together oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and gelatin powder in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl mash together bananas, coconut oil, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two batches.
Stir in optional chocolate chips or walnuts.
Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
Best served with a thick spread of grassfed butter, just like everything else in life. Comment below if you give this recipe a try!