Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

Sunkissed Kitchen GF banana bread with chocolate chips and raspberries

Did you know February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day? There’s no better way to celebrate than with a homemade loaf. We partnered with Chef Michelle Miller of Sunkissed Kitchen to bring you the best Gluten-Free Banana Bread recipe. This mouth-watering dish is cooked utilizing your Sharp SuperSteam+ Smart Superheated Steam and Convection Built-In Wall Oven or Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven in under an hour! Don’t believe us? Try it yourself!


GF Banana Bread with blueberries, raspberries and assorted nuts

The perfect mindful gluten-free banana bread for any occasion! Try a classic gluten-free banana nut bread, or one of the more adventurous mix-ins, like blueberries or raspberries.


How do you make Gluten-Free Banana Bread?

My favorite flours for gluten-free baking are oat and almond flours. Both provide more nutrition than regular wheat flours, and when combined, make a great swap that doesn’t require adding gums or other binding agents.

The Ingredients Needed:

  • Ripe Bananas
  • Oat flour (certified gluten-free, if necessary)
  • Almond flour (lends a great sweetness!)
  • Flax meal
  • Muscovado sugar (this is an unrefined sugar, meaning the molasses and vitamins are still intact. If this is hard to find, use brown sugar in its place.)
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Coconut Oil

This recipe uses wholesome ingredients – no xantham gum. I also do not use premixed gluten-free flour blends. These flours often have starches and gums that aren’t great for our bodies.

Sunkissed Kitchen caramelized bananas

This bread is super low in sugar (only 2 tablespoons a loaf!), because the bananas are caramelized, amplifying the natural sweetness in them. Don’t skip this step!

After gathering the ingredients for the gluten-free banana bread base, it’s time to choose flavor mix-ins!

Mindful Gluten-Free Banana Bread – 3 Ways!

The basic gluten-free banana bread recipe here is perfect with a wide range of additions!

Keep your loaf simple, with only caramelized bananas. It’s perfect in its simplicity and makes such a wonderful snack or breakfast.

Sunkissed Kitchen banana bread mix-ins - bananas, blueberry, pecans, walnuts, raspberries

If you’re feeling wild like I was this week, add some flavor and crunch additions!

You’ll find instructions below to make this bread a classic banana nut bread, or a gourmet blueberry pecan or raspberry chocolate chip loaf.

Feel free to make this your own. Only want chocolate chips? Do it! Feel like banana hazelnut? Sounds delicious to me.


Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread

The most classic version of this gluten-free banana bread recipe is a banana nut! As much as I love the variations, there are times when only the original will do.

Sunkissed Kitchen GF Banana Bread with walnuts

After trying a banana bread recipe with caramelized bananas, I will never go back to a traditional recipe. The step takes only a few minutes, and the result is a sweet, moist, deep banana-flavored bread.

Adding a streusel topping is optional, but lends to a beautiful presentation and a fun crunchy texture.

Sunkissed Kitchen GF Banana Bread with Walnuts

A Blueberry Pecan Banana Bread

If you’re all about blueberries, then this is the option for you! I adore blueberries, especially mid-summer when they are giant and super sweet. 

Use frozen blueberries if fresh aren’t available.

Sunkissed Kitchen GF Banana bread with blueberries and pecans mixture

The sweet and crunchy addition of pecans makes this gluten-free banana bread recipe irresistible! Of course, if you prefer, you can swap in a different nut, like chopped hazelnuts, almonds, or walnuts. Even chocolate chips would be a delicious swap here!

The streusel topping I like to use on this variation is a combination of oats and pecans. The topping is optional!

GF banana bread with blueberries and pecans sliced

Raspberry Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Perhaps my favorite banana bread variation is adding raspberries and chocolate chips. Last year, I made gluten-free and sugar-free banana bread with these additions. This version uses the same base as the other two recipes in this post, using a small amount of sugar and caramelized bananas for additional sweetness.

Sunkissed Kitchen GF banana bread ingredients for raspberry chocolate chip bread

I typically add frozen raspberries to baking recipes, but fresh work as well.

Using high-quality dark chocolate chips is a must! High cocoa content means lower sugar content, keeping this a mindful banana bread choice.

The streusel topping I use for the banana raspberry chocolate chip bread is a combination of oats and chopped chocolate chips. Use nuts if you prefer!



  • 4 medium bananas, ripe

Streusel Topping

Blueberry Pecan*

Raspberry Chocolate Chip*


  • Slice 4 ripe bananas lengthwise. Add them to a baking tray, and spray them lightly with coconut oil.
  • Broil bananas in the Sharp SuperSteam+ Smart Superheated Steam and Convection Built-In Wall Oven for 10 minutes, until the tops of the bananas, have begun to brown.
  • Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment or baking paper, and set it aside.
  • Mix together optional streusel topping ingredients. See notes below for variations on streusel topping for the Blueberry Pecan and Raspberry Chocolate Chip variations.
  • If using a conventional oven, preheat the oven to broil, and broil bananas for 15 minutes, or until tops have begun to brown.
  • In a mixing bowl, add oat flour, almond flour, flax meal, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix to combine.
  • In a smaller bowl, add yogurt, eggs, and coconut oil (melted). Mix well to combine, and then pour into the bowl with dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  • Add caramelized bananas to the batter, along with walnuts, or optional additions (blueberries, raspberries or chocolate chips). If adding chocolate chips, allow the bananas to cool before mixing into the batter, otherwise, the chocolate will melt. Fold additional ingredients into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and top with the optional streusel topping.
  • Bake in the Sharp SuperSteam+ Smart Superheated Steam and Convection Built-In Wall Oven bake for 45-52 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is golden brown.
  • If baking in the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven, at 350º F for 32 minutes.


*For the streusel topping on the blueberry pecan, I used 1 1/2 tablespoons oats, 1 tablespoon chopped pecans, 1 tablespoon muscovado, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

**For the streusel topping on the raspberry chocolate chip, I used 2 tablespoons oats, 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon muscovado, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

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