Gluten Free Pumpkin Banana Bread

"This bread is so moist, you'd never know it's gluten free! The recipe is based off of Shelley Albeluhn's Banana Banana Bread recipe here on Zaar."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Lightly grease 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  • In large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.
  • Stir in eggs, mashed bananas, pumpkin, spices, and vanilla until well blended.
  • Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Allow to rest 30 minutes before baking.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 60-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Marissa S.
    Would it work to turn these into muffins instead of a bread? I find that with a muffin, I can freeze it so it doesn't go bad, but I don't have the same luxury with bread!


  1. jcrozier
    Better than most gluten containing breads. I added pecans, and baked in 3small loaf pans for 40 min. I also used 1/4 c coconut oil to replace 1/4 c of butter. Going to get more pumpkin and make it again!
  2. Chrisbee
    Perfect! This is simply the best gluten free banana or pumpkin bread recipe I've ever made. It's the one I'm going to stick with! I used pureed butternut squash that I froze last fall instead of pumpkin, everything else was as written. Thanks for posting. :)
  3. Kiwibird 2
    Delicious! I made this today and it's almost all gone, which is quite a feat in a household where only I am GF and the others shy away from any of my "funny stuff". I ended up using about 3/4 cup pumpkin and 1/2 cup apple puree because I didn't have quite enough pumpkin, and used dairy free margarine and it was still excellent. I think next time I'll add some walnuts and perhaps some rum soaked raisins... but perhaps not! Definitely going in my Make Frequently pile.
  4. gfcfmommy of 2
    I made a double batch (a loaf and some muffins for the kids) with egg replacer and it turned out WONDERFULLY! My 3 year old who never wants more than one of anything wanted three muffins! Excellent, but I may try adding a little molasses or extra brown sugar next time.
  5. Caroline L.
    This is definitely a good GF Banana Pumpkin bread recipe. To make it more on the pumpkin flavor side I added 1 1/2c of pumpkin puree and jus t 1/2c of the banana. I just went GF and I noticed a lot of breads have a gritty after taste. This one no so much. I think if I were to experience with a little bit of xantham gum that might fix it. Thanks for the recipe. I have a lot of pumpkin left over from the Fall to use up :D


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