We knew we were going to have a busy fun day at the zoo today, so I was trying to think of something we could make for breakfast that we could take with us or even eat there. Then it hit me-Banana bread!
I love banana bread, I’ve always loved it! My mom and grandma make a mean banana bread, and now I have my own to contend with them. My twist- it’s gluten free! You can read my post here on why I sometimes make gluten free recipes. I basically took my grandma’s recipe, and tweaked just a couple things (I use butter instead of oil, and gf flour) but it’s our absolute favorite now!
Ben also loves banana bread We went to visit my grandma in Utah years ago and after he tried her recipe he was begging me to get the recipe so we could make it at home. Even at home though, I could never get it the same. It was always too dry for some reason. Well after I realized I had food sensitivities I tried the recipe again using a 1 to 1 gf flour substitute and OH MY GOSH. It was so good! It was super moist, just completely perfect. I didn’t tell Ben until after he had gladly eaten 3 slices. He was shocked and offended that I had slipped in some whole grain rice flour hippy garbage. He can say whatever he wants to though, because every time I made it after that, we couldn’t keep it on the counter for more than a day or two. I even tried it with regular flour the other week and guess who didn’t want any? Everybody. None of us liked it as much. It just can’t compare for gluten and non gluten eaters alike!
It was a successful breakfast, and we had a blast at the zoo with friends! I love that Charlotte is old enough now to get excited about seeing all the different animals 😍 and the carousel was (again) a favorite!
3 bananas mashed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups Bob’s red Mill 1:1 gf baking flour
3 TBS butter milk (I use regular milk with a few drops of lemon juice and then let sit for a few minutes)
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray two small size bread pans with oil. Prepare your butter milk if needed.
In a mixer, blender, or bowl, mash the bananas. And butter and mix again
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix til combined. Then add the flour, sugar, baking soda and powder, and salt.
Add butter milk. Mix to combine then divide into two pans.
Bake for 1 hour or until a tooth pic comes out clean.