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Gluten Free Lemon Banana Bread

Gluten free lemon banana bread is moist, and fluffy with hints of tartness thanks to lemon juice and lemon zest. Topped with a honey peanut butter mixture, it’s a springtime twist on gluten free banana bread that you’re sure to love.

gluten free lemon banana bread

I know we all did a lot of banana bread baking last year (pumpkin bread in my case!), but if you’re ready to make a version unlike any other, this lemon banana bread is for you! Super moist with an amazing fluffy texture thanks to a blend of almond and oat flour, you will love this loaf for springtime.

Lemon juice and lemon zest give it a not too overpowering hint of tart zing that just screams spring! I will put peanut butter on pretty much anything but it goes especially well on top of this banana bread. On top of the creamy peanut butter I added a drizzle of honey and swirled it together — just try not to get lost in those delicious swirls!

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Ingredients for lemon banana bread

  • oat flournot all oat flours are gluten free so look for gluten free oat flour to ensure this recipe is gluten free. You can also make your own oat flour by adding oats to a high-speed blender or even food processor until a flour forms.
  • blanched almond flour
  • cinnamon
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • very ripe banana
  • whole milk yogurt (plain or vanilla works)I used siggi’s yogurt. For a dairy-free version, you can substitute regular yogurt for dairy-free yogurt.
  • honey 
  • eggs
  • lemon
  • lemon
  • vanilla extract 
  • creamy unsweetened peanut butter

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Gluten Free Lemon Banana Bread

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Gluten free lemon banana bread is moist, and fluffy with hints of tartness thanks to lemon juice and lemon zest. Topped with a honey peanut butter mixture, it’s a springtime twist on gluten free banana bread that you’re sure to love.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup ripe banana, mashed (about 3 small-medium sized bananas)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk yogurt (plain or vanilla works)
  • 1/3 cup honey 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp.vanilla extract 

for the honey peanut butter icing: 

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, slightly melted
  • drizzle of honey 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray the bottom of a 9X5 loaf pan to prevent bread from sticking.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon: set aside. 
  3. In a medium bowl, using a hand or stand mixer on low, mix together the yogurt, honey, eggs, oil, lemon zest and juice and vanilla until well combined. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined. It’s ok if a few streaks of flour remain, you don’t want to over mix it! 
  4. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. The loaf is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean with a few crumbs attached.
  5. Remove from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool. 
  6. Once the loaf is cool, drizzle or spread the slightly melted peanut butter on top and drizzle the honey on top of the peanut butter. Use a toothpick to create swirls. Cut into slices and enjoy! 

Keywords: banana bread; lemon banana bread; gluten free banana bread

This recipe was inspired by my gluten free blood orange olive oil cake. Be sure to check out that loaf for more citrus deliciousness!

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Gingerbread Banana Loaf

Gingerbread banana bread combines whole-wheat pastry flour with mashed bananas, oats, molasses and gingerbread spices for a delicious hearty loaf!

2020 will forever be known as the year of banana bread, so I decided to put my own spin on a classic banana bread recipe with this gingerbread banana loaf recipe!

Made with whole-wheat pastry flour, oats, overripe bananas, molasses and lots of spices, it’s a fun twist on banana bread that’s perfect for December. Each slice has a nice hearty texture thanks to oats, and that’s a good thing!

Oats have a relatively unique nutrition profile compared to other whole grains providing a combination of both soluble and insoluble fiber — a 1/2 cup serving of raw oats has 4 grams of fiber which may help support healthy digestion.

If you’re following along on Instagram, then you know this week is oat week where I’m sharing all different ways to use oats

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ingredients for gingerbread banana bread

  • whole wheat pastry flour – you can definitely use regular all purpose flour or a 1:1 gluten free flour
  • Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • bananas
  • molasses
  • unsweetened almond milk or other nut milk of your choice
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • confectioners sugar
  • maple syrup
  • lemon juice

Tips for making gingerbread banana bread

  1. Don’t over mix the batter! Once you combine the wet and dry ingredients gently mix just until all the flour disappears — do not over mix because this will cause the bread to be dense. It’s already a hearty loaf thanks to the oats!
  2. Top with the glaze! As mentioned, this bread is on the heartier side! The glaze gives it a little extra sweetness! I’m a fan of putting this maple lemon glaze on a lot of my baked goods if you haven’t noticed!
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Gingerbread Banana Bread

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Gingerbread banana bread combines whole-wheat pastry flour with mashed bananas, oats, molasses and gingerbread spices for a delicious hearty loaf!


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Ingredients

For the bread: 

  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 
  • 1 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats + extra for sprinkling on top
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
  • 1/8 tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed 
  • 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract 

for the maple glaze:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp. almond milk 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, almond milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and molasses.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, oats, spices, salt and baking soda. Add mixture to wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t over mix!
  4. Add to the greased loaf pan, sprinkle more oats on top, and bake for approximately 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool, slice and enjoy! 

Keywords: banana bread; gingerbread banana loaf

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