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Banana Bread Recipe

Gluten-free Healthy and Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

Credit: Danielle Minnebo

This banana bread is packed full of more nutrient-dense flours and nut meals when compared to a traditional banana bread. It’s also a gluten-free loaf, richer in protein and healthy fats, which will keep you fuller for longer.

Makes: 15 slices



  • 4 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 90mL olive oil
  • 100g blanched almond meal
  • 90g coconut palm sugar (optional)
  • 60g brown rice flour
  • 60g buckwheat flour
  • 25g tapioca flour
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line bread tin.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to bowl and mix until combined, then set aside.
  3. Add 3 bananas, eggs and olive oil to blender and blend to smooth batter. Pour into bowl with dry ingredients and mix together well. Pour mixture into bread tin, cut last banana in half and use it to decorate top of banana bread.
  4. Bake for 50 mins until golden brown and firm to touch.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.