Excellent recipe! On the advice of another commenter, I used 1 1/4 cups rice flour and 1/4 cup potato flour (NOT potato starch) instead of the 1 3/4 cups GF flour. Also, I did not measure my bananas, just used four - what I would consider - medium-sized bananas and mashed them. In place of the raisins, I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips. This recipe was awesome straight out of the oven but even better the next morning when it had cooled to room temperature and then zapped a bit in the microwave. Sounds strange, I know, but the overnight amount of time made it so the outer crust was moist too and not just moist on the inside. Very good....this is definitely a keeper in my Recipezaar cookbook and will probably become a frequent "go-to" treat for our all GFCF family. Thanks!
I LOVE this recipe and I will use it again and again. I buy the BRM GF All Purpose Flour all the time, and I'm so thrilled to have another GF baked item to add to my list of treats. I used the recipe to make muffins, with the following modifications: I lowered the oven temp to 330F instead of 350 and baked them for 10 minutes on the lower rack in the oven. After 10 minutes, I moved the pan to the top rack and lowered the temp again to 300F, then baked them ano......ther 15 minutes, but keep checking them; when they are brown all over and the top springs back to the touch (or a knife inserted comes out clean) they're ready. Remember to spray your non-stick pan because the batter is VERY sticky.
Yum! This was my first attempt at GF baking. I used the GF Biscuit and Pancake mix, and left out the xanthan gum. I wanted to cut down on oil so I used half oil, half yogurt. But then I found I only had 1 cup of banana, so I added mostly yogurt and a splash of oil to the the mashed banana (to make up for the other 1/2 cup of missing banana) and followed directions for mixing. It seemed like over-mixing would have collapsed the leavening so I was really careful to gently mix it up. It came out wonderfully!
This banana bread is the best I've ever made, and it just happens to be gluten free! The first time I made it with 3 bananas and it was a little dry, but the second time I made it with 4 and it was PERFECT. Also, I use Jubes' GF All-Purpose Flour Mix #256259. I highly recommend this flour mix for every GF baking recipe. Thanks for posting this!
We are new to the gluten free diet and this was my first time making banana bread for my toddler. It was wonderful! I made it with pecans and a little applesauce because I didn't have enough bananas to equal 1 1/2 cups. The texture was so close to 'real' banana bread that I could hardly tell the difference. Thank you! I now have one more thing to add to my little kidlets diet, which is hard enough for a two year old. :)
Deeeeelicious! Its very good right out of the oven but its even better the next day if you cover it with plastic and leave it at room temp. I used Bob's GF all purpose flour, exactly 1.5 cups of mashed bananas, and tossed in pecans and milk chocolate chips. Next time I will add another 1/2 cup of banana or apple sauce because I think it could use just a wee bit more moisture. <br/><br/>I will also try substituting the banana mash for cooked apple, peaches, pumpkin, and maybe even carrot to see if I can replicate the other traditional sweet "bread" loafs. <br/><br/>Great recipe :)
Just tried this recipe and loved the outcome. Our family enjoys banana bread but haven't had any since discovering a gluten intolerance. I had 4 overripe bananas on hand and decided to give this a try. Used Bob's all purpose flour, and made muffins. I added Heath's toffee bits which are gluten free (Hershey's website has a helpful list of all their GF products) and chopped walnuts. I doubled the vanilla as well. Baked in a 350 oven for 23 minutes. Delicious. One of the great things about this recipe, is that it requires only a GF all purpose flour. We're new to GF and haven't stocked up on a lot of flours but did have Bob's & the xanthan gum which I've been told is crucial in getting good results. I don't think anyone could be disappointed with this recipe.
it turned out really well. i did add lemon juice to it because the batter was a bit bland as others had commented. i only used 1/2c sugar too. i saw that it was getting too brown so i lowered my temp down to 315 for the last 15 minutes or so. next time i will cook it on a lower temp for the entire time. very good recipe and i will definitely make it again.
This is amazing! It tastes better than the recipe my mother used for over 20 years before I went gluten free. The only issue we had when we made the banana bread loaf is that it needed to cook longer than the allotted time it called for. It was still quite doughy in the middle and actually sank. Partially my mother's fault, though, for not sticking with a toothpick to see if it was dry, but the parts that did cook, tasted amazing! First bread I've had in almost 5 months of being gluten free that actually had the consistency of regular bread. Could not taste the difference at all. Will definitely do again.
I made this for Christmas for a co-worker who has celiac. It came together easily, rose beautifully, and smelled great. Four medium-size bananas was just slightly over 1 1/2 cups mashed. Followed the recipe exact, using pecans. The recipient offered me have a small slice so I could taste it and it was very good. Thanks for sharing! ~Dec 21, 2011.
Update: Made this again and replaced the raisins with dried cranberries and I think it's even better than last years! Also, last year I used Bob's Red Mill GF AP flour; this year I used King Arthur GF flour - both work great but I think the King Arthur might taste slightly better. The recipient said it was the perfect ratio of banana to nuts to cranberries (and after he offered me a slice, I have to agree!) Thanks again for sharing!