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Gluten Free Banana Bread

Updated on March 26, 2014

A moist and healthy banana bread recipe

A banana bread that is good for you? Yes it is possible.

I love banana bread, the cafe type that is super moist and let's face it full of calories and fat. I am always on the look out for "healthy" versions to treat myself with.

This recipe features LSA, a seed and nut mix that is very good for you and gives the cake a slightly nutty flavor.

It freezes well and is perfect for kids snacks and picnics.

Update: Made this today with some added chopped walnuts - great addition

Almonds for Banana Bread
Almonds for Banana Bread

What is LSA?

The super food that makes this cake special

LSA is a mix of Linseed (or flaxseed), sunflower seeds and almonds. It is a great source of both fibre and essential vitamins and minerals and is most often added to cakes, breakfast cereal and smoothies.

LSA is low in carbohydrates making it suitable for diabetics. It is also high in omega 3 and 6 and also in fibre making it beneficial for all of us!

If you prefer you can prepare your own LSA mix by combining, 2 parts Linseed (flaxseed), 2 parts sunflower seeds and 1 part almonds.

bananas for banana bread
bananas for banana bread

While an average banana bread has around 13grams of saturated fat this version contains only 1.5g of saturated fat! I found this recipe in a healthy food magazine a couple of years ago. I have lost the original copy so I am sorry but I can not tell you where exactly. I have made it so often I can do it without the recipe these days.

If you have not used LSA before you can buy it in the health food section of most supermarkets

I usually slice the bread when it has cooled and freeze individual slices for school lunches otherwise it tends to disappear!

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
  • Yields: 10 slices

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup castor sugar
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup gluten free self raising flour ( I have also used regular flour at times)
  • 75 mls olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup LSA (linseed sesame and almond mix)

Instructions

  1. 1. Mash the bananas
  2. 2. Lightly beat the eggs and sugar
  3. 3. Combine the flour and LSA mix
  4. 4. Stir in the egg mix, banana, oil and vanilla
  5. 5. Pour into a lightly greased loaf tin and bake for 1 hour at approx 160 degrees celsius
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A blueberry variation

A blueberry variation
A blueberry variation

Australian Healthy Food Guide

This magazine and its website are full of fantastic recipes that are healthy and appealing

well worth your time to look around Australian Healthy Food Magazine website.

No time to bake from scratch - Try these gluten free cake mixes

Learn more about Gluten Free Cooking

Making your own gluten free snacks and meals is much cheaper and healthier than relying on the products in the supermarket. Many of these are high in fat and sugar.

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      Susan R. Davis 5 years ago from Vancouver

      I sure might. I love banana bread but the saturated fat always chases me away from doing a big batch.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Possibly - sounds quite nice!

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      natashaely 5 years ago

      This is one of my favourites and I made it the other day, divine! I have added a link on my gluten free cakes page to this as it is an excellent one for anyone gluten free! Great page :)

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Mmmm, this sounds delicious, I will definitely try it.

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      wheresthekarma 6 years ago

      Great recipes, i added a link to this on my new lens about my favorite gluten free recipes :)

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      spritequeen lm 6 years ago

      Oooooh, I'm going to have to try this. My family isn't too sold on my regular gluten free cake recipe, so I've been looking for a good replacement. Looking forward to trying your banana bread recipe, too. Thanks for sharing!

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      grandma deal 6 years ago

      This sounds like a great recipe. Liked and Lensrolled to my bread recipe lenses. Good job.

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      Paula Morgan 6 years ago from Sydney Australia

      @RachelScully: Thanks for letting me know. Everyone I have shared it with has loved it.

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      RachelScully 6 years ago

      I emailed this page to my mum last night and she baked it today.

      She loved it, Thank you for putting this lens up.

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      Addy Bell 6 years ago

      I don't like bananas, but as someone with a mild gluten intolerance, I always appreciate g-free recipes. Thanks!