Banana Chai Bread (Gluten-Free )

Banana Chai Bread (Gluten-Free )

Who says gluten-free can’t be delicious?!

This buttery, sweet banana bread is actually butter AND sugar-free. It’s crumbly and moist and the chai spice adds a unique flavour profile (nice and spicy, but without any heat, obviously!).

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If you’re not familiar with almond flour, now’s the time to give it a whirl! Almond flour is basically pulverized almonds, ground to a fine “flour.” I often use it as a substitute for refined flour and actually prefer the flavour and texture it adds to baked goods.

It has a rich, nutty (obviously) flavour, adds moistness to baked goods (proof below!), is high in protein, and low in carbohydrates and sugars.

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*If you haven’t used almond flour before, note that since it is gluten-free it tends to have a crumblier texture rather than a cakey, doughy texture. (FYI, I think this bread is so delicious you won’t care…actually, you’ll be snatching up any crumbs you find!)

This banana bread is moist, dense, rich, buttery, sweet and was a hit with the entire family. I like to have a piece with my morning espresso, my husband dips his into tea, my son eats it by the handful (literally) and I simply crumble it up for my daughter and let her self-feed.

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Ingredients
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup raw honey
2 large eggs
2 ripe banana (about 1 cup), mashed
1/2 cup full fat Greek yogurt
1 tbs vanilla extract
2 tsp. homemade chai spice blend (You can substitute with 1 tsp. cinnamon)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/3 cups almond flour
1 cup quinoa flakes
*You can substitute both for regular flour although I can’t vouch for the results! Start with 2 cups and continue to add flour until the batter resembles the denseness of muffin batter
1 tsp. ground flax (optional)
1/8 tsp. salt (optional)

Homemade Chai Spice
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cardamom
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp.ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients until smooth and combined.

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Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

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Pour batter into a 5 by 9 inch loaf pan, lined with parchment paper or lightly greased with coconut oil (cooking spray or butter).

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Cook for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

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Once cooled, garnish with icing sugar (if desired)…

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…then dig in!!!

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Store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Banana Chai Bread (Gluten-Free )

Who says gluten-free can’t be delicious?! This buttery, sweet banana bread is actually butter AND sugar-free. It’s crumbly and moist and the chai spice adds a unique flavour profile (nice and spicy, but without any heat, obviously!). If you’re not familiar with almond flour, now’s the time to give it a whirl! Almond flour is …

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4 thoughts on “Banana Chai Bread (Gluten-Free )”

  • This looks oh-so-good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂

  • Lisa this looks AMAZING! I’ve been meaning to try going gluten-free – it is supposed to help with migraines, thyroid disease and tons of other stuff that I have. I need to muster up the determination!!! Thanks for another yummy recipe.

    • I’ve also heard it really helps with migraines (among other things!). There are so many delicious recipes and products out there that make the switch so much easier these days!

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