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Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

  • Author: Bakerita | Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Secretly Healthy Banana Bread tastes just like classic banana bread, but it’s gluten-free, oil-free, & refined sugar-free! It’s made with oat flour for a texture very similar to the original.


  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups gluten-free oat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1½ cups mashed ripe bananas
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips, optional but encouraged


  1. Grease one 9″x5″ loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350º F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, honey, applesauce, mashed banana and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon and add to the wet ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon batter into the prepared pan and bake about one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached. Let cool, and enjoy!


Make your own oat flour by grinding oats in a blender or food processor until they’re a fine powder!

Keywords: gluten-free, oat flour, banana bread, healthy banana bread, ripe bananas