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Banana Bread - Gluten Free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar Free

Banana Bread – Gluten Free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar Free

  • Author: Adapted from Minimalist Baker
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 5 min
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup packed coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 23 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened milk of choice (I use “So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk”)
  • 1 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend (I use “Better Batter“)
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts or vegan chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas and add all of the ingredients through milk and whisk together thoroughly.
  3. Add almond meal, gluten free flour, and gluten free oats to the bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Optionally fold in chopped nuts or chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
  6. After baking for 50 minutes, check the banana bread to see if additional time is needed.
  7. The bread will be done when it is golden brown and firm.
  8. Allow the bread to cool completely before cutting into slices.