Gluten-Free Sorghum Banana Bread

by | Apr 16, 2020 | Dessert, Gluten-Free

Banana bread has always been one of my favourite things to bake. This Gluten-Free Sorghum Banana bread is the real deal and pairs deliciously with a bit of butter!

When I was a teenager I baked all the time. Anna Olsen’s TV show “Sugar” on The Food Network was a huge inspiration for me and almost drove me to pursue a career as a pastry chef. Banana bread was one of my favourite things to make, and every possible variation of it, like my signature banana chocolate chip muffins.

The other day though I realized that I don’t have any banana bread recipes on my blog. Like, not a single one. But I had a bunch of super ripe bananas and decided now was the perfect time to create some good ol’ banana bread recipes!

I actually plan on creating many different kinds of banana bread recipes. I feel like the options are endless: double chocolate, chocolate chip, walnut crumble, oat, cinnamon spice… maybe even a pumpkin banana bread?!

Today’s banana bread is a pretty basic gluten-free recipe. I decided to try out sorghum flour for the first time and it might actually be one of my new favourite flours to bake with! This loaf turned out perfectly. I’ve made it four times in the past week alone (partly because recipe testing means triple checking the measurements!)

What is Sorghum?

Sorghum is a gluten-free cereal grain that’s similar to corn. It’s mild in flavour and makes a great wheat-like flour. In my experience so far, it bakes up really nicely. This banana bread recipe could easily be mistaken for a regular white-flour based bread!

I like Bob’s Red Mill sorghum flour.

Ingredients for Gluten-Free Sorghum Banana Bread

To make this recipe you’ll need:

How to Make this Banana Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mash bananas well in medium-sized bowl. Then mix in eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla.
  3. Add in all dry ingredients: flours, coconut sugar, baking powder and soda, and sea salt. Combine well.
  4. Grease a loaf pan and pour batter in.
  5. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the centre is firm and comes out clean with a toothpick or fork.
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Gluten-Free Sorghum Banana Bread

A simple and delicious gluten-free banana bread made with sorghum flour.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Meghan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Mash bananas well in medium-sized bowl. Then mix in eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla.

  3. Add in all dry ingredients: flours, coconut sugar, baking powder and soda, and sea salt. Combine well.

  4. Grease a loaf pan with a bit of coconut oil and pour batter in. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the centre is firm and comes out clean with a toothpick or fork.

  5. Let cool for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in airtight container. I leave mine out on the counter for a day or two, but it can also be refrigerated. Freeze for 3 months.

I would love to see your banana bread creations! Tag me in your photos on Instagram @meghanlivingstone and leave me a comment below with how this recipe turned out!

by Meghan Livingstone

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12 Comments

  1. Petra

    5 stars
    Tastes amazing ?

    Reply
  2. Jenny

    5 stars
    This banana bread is so delicious. I made some a while ago when I watched the video. Now, I have four bananas and I wonder if I will need to adjust the rest of the ingredients?

    Reply
    • Meghan

      I am so happy to hear this! Glad you like the recipe Jenny 🙂

      Reply
    • Edward

      Hi Jenny, I used four ripe bananas with same original ingredients and it worked out perfectly.

      Reply
  3. Edward

    5 stars
    Very light and incredibly delicious. Love switching things up with sorghum flour. Thank you for sharing. Edward

    Reply
    • Meghan

      So glad you enjoyed this recipe Edward! Sorghum flour is really nice to bake with.

      Reply
  4. Leanne

    I subbed the coconut flour out as I can’t eat coconut (used 8 tbsps tigernut flour). This was lovely! Went dry faster than some of my other recipes (nothing butter can’t fix :), but light, fluffy, with a good crumb and great texture.

    Reply
  5. Anna

    5 stars
    Best banana bread recipe ever!!

    Reply
    • Meghan

      SO glad you love it Anna!!

      Reply
  6. Sucharita

    very nice recipe for gluten free version of banana bread.. I made it today and really liked it.

    Reply
    • Meghan

      Glad you liked it Sucharita!

      Reply
  7. Yahel Matodzi

    Just made this last night. WOW!…it tastes AMAZING!!
    This is the first banana bread I have made that came out PERFECT. Although I didn’t get any sorghum flour where I live, I used half cup of GF cake flour & half cup of home made oats flour to make 1 cup.

    Reply

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MEGHAN LIVINGSTONE, CNP

Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for healthy, simple living. I’m here to inspire you to listen to your body, eat mindfully and wholesomely, and create a fulfilling life that’s completely unique to you.

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