Great Tasting Glutenfree Banana Bread

How to Bake Delicious Glutenfree Banana Bread


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Banana Bread, the Favorite Treat of my Boys

Cookbook for banana breadThe last couple of days my boys have been begging for me to make banana bread. It is one of their favorite treats and I don’t mind them munch on it. Since, I don’t like to throw away food, we always try to create something from the food that we have left. Also, we don’t prefer to use pre made food, but rather cook or bake ourselves. Plus we try to bake with organic ingredients as much as we can, if we can afford it. When bananas are overripe, I use them for two things. Either I make glutenfree banana pancakes or I make banana bread.

Trying a New Banana Bread Version

Today I am trying two versions of our favorite recipe. As a basis I use the banana bread recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. I love that bakery and the book I use is excellent. If you like to get the book, I saw they are really affordable at Thriftbook, starting at $3.59 and you get 15% discount when you are a new customer.

Today, instead of wheat flour or spelt flour, I am using garbanzo flour and coconut flour. The version with the coconut flour seems a little dryer, therefore I added extra eggs.

Ingredients

The coconut flour version with chocolate flavor

The garbanzo flour version

Make your own Indonesian Thousand Layered Cake Spices

Make your own thousand layered cake spicesIf you can’t find the Indonesian thousand layered cake spices, which is my secret ingredient, you can decide to make it yourself.

What do you need:
– 2 tablespoons grounded cinnamon
– 1 tablespoon grounded nutmeg
– 1/2 teaspoon grounded clove
– 1/2 teaspoon grounded cardamom

Preparation:
Fry the spices in a clean and dry frying pan. Grind the mix to a fine grounded mix. Safe the spices in a small mason jar, otherwise the smell and taste of the spice mix will fade. The benefit of making your own thousand layered cake spice mix is that you can adjust it to your own taste and make the mix you like best.

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 350F / 180 C;
  2. Prepare your baking tin. I grease it with coconut oil and I use the flour that I use for baking for the bottom and sides, to make sure my batter doesn’t stick to the sides;
  3. Puree the ripe bananas until it becomes almost fluid. I use a KitchenAid to do this, but you can use a mixer as well;
  4. Add the sugar to the pureed bananas and mix it together;
  5. In the meantime you can heat up the coconut oil or butter to melt it;

    Glutenfree Banana Bread
    Left coconut flour, right garbanza flour.
  6. Add the melted oil or butter;
  7. Add the eggs, mix everything together first at low speed and then at a higher speed for 2 minutes;
  8. In a separate bowl to prepare the flour mix, add 280 gr of coconut or garbanzo flour;
  9. Add 1 teaspoon baking powder to the flour mix;
  10. Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to the flour mix;
  11. Add 2 teaspoons Indonesian “Spekkoek” spice or 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon ginger to the flour mix;
  12. Add the flour mix to your pureed banana mix in your mixing bowl and mix everything together at low speed;
  13. If you want to add a chocolate flavor, add the cacao and mix it together with the batter;
  14. When everything is mixed you can pour the batter into you baking tin;
  15. Place your unbaked banana bread in the oven and bake it for an hour;
  16. After an hour check if it is fully baked, I use a satay stick. When there is still batter on my stick I add 10 minutes to my baking time. If the stick is dry, the banana bread is ready;
  17. Let it cool for an hour before cutting the banana bread;
  18. Enjoy!

The Result

Glutenfree banana bread
Coconut Flour Banana Bread. Great taste and a great texture.
Glutenfree banana bread
Garbanzo flour Banana Bread. This version looks great and taste great too.

When I started I was a bit worried that the coconut flour banana bread version would be too dry. But it turned out great. The 2 extra eggs did the trick.

I think my boys will be thrilled with this outcome. They can eat lots of banana bread! Dad tasted them both and decided he prefers banana bread without cacao, he did like the texture of both.

I am curious which one you will like!

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