Gluten-Free Blueberry Banana Bread

This gluten free blueberry banana bread is bursting with fresh blueberries! It's a great recipe for breakfast and also makes a great gift. Make one to share!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend (I used Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (if your flour blend doesn't already contain it)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar (optional for topping)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9 x 5-inch bread pan with cooking spray or vegan butter.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour blend, xanthan gum (if using), salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, mash the bananas.
  • Then, mix the bananas with the granulated sugar, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, and pure vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Toss the blueberries with 1/2 tablespoon of gluten-free flour until they are coated.
  • Carefully fold in the blueberries to the batter.
  • Then, pour the bread batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar if you'd like.
  • Bake at 375F for 60-70 minutes, until the bread is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean. If the bread is browning too much, cover the loaf pan with aluminum foil and continue baking.
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Notes

  • I used Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour in this recipe which already contains xanthan gum. You will not need to add xanthan gum to this recipe if you are using this same flour. 
  • I cannot guarantee that all gluten-free flour blends will work out in this recipe, as each blend is so different. 
  • If you are vegan, use a vegan granulated sugar. Some granulated sugar is processed with bone char, and therefore not vegan.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1.4mg