Gluten Free Banana Oat Bread w/ Sarah Bakes Gluten Free

Happy Friday everyone!

I trust you all had a positive and exciting week!
I surely have had one hell of a week!

Photo shoots through out the weekend brought upon so many blessings. But it was Monday afternoon's session that literally brought me to my knees. As I knelt to take a shot, my bad knee moved over slightly, on its own. Of course it had to occur at the beginning of the shoot, but I pushed through and was able to walk around Manhattan for the next 4 hours. It also happened to be one of my all time favorite photo shoots!

So aside from the recovering knee injury and pain in the ass newbie models I've dealt with, life has been going pretty smoothly.

And to end the week on a positive note, Sarah from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free stops by with  Gluten Free Banana Oat Bread!

Hello there, Free Spirit Eater readers!  My name is Sarah and I love to bake delicious gluten free treats!  I have a new gluten free blog and it is truly a dream come true to share my most favorite recipes.  When my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease 2 years ago and I discovered my gluten allergy, we began the adventure of gluten free living.  I thought my days of baking were over.  Well, I can now say that my baked goodies are still just as tasty...their just gluten free! I would love for you to come on over to Sarah Bakes Gluten Free Treats and bake with me sometime!
Banana bread baking in the of those smells that just makes your house feel warm and cozy.  No matter what time of year, it is always a good time to bake up a loaf of banana bread.  My recipe is not only super moist and delicious, but it's dairy-free and low-fat too!  The addition of the gluten free rolled oats and walnuts gives it great texture.  I'm a texture girl...really makes or breaks baked treats for me.  Extra crunch on top from the raw sugar.  This banana oat bread has it all!  Wholesome, filling, and just what you need to start your morning off with a smile!
makes 1 loaf

gluten free banana oat bread

  • 1 1/2 cups Sarah's gluten free flour blend 
  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats 
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 bananas, very ripe 
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado (raw) sugar 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Whisk together flour blend, oats, flaxseed meal, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.  In large mixing bowl, mash bananas until no large pieces remain.  Mix in applesauce, oil, brown sugar,  and honey.  Add egg whites and vanilla.  Mix well.  Add flour mixture and walnuts.  Stir until just combined.  Pour batter into greased loaf pan.  Sprinkle on turbinado sugar.  Bake 50-55 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.   Cool on cooling rack for 10-15 minutes.  Remove from pan and continue to cool.

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  1. This looks delicious! I've been looking for an update to my GF banana bread, love the oats!

  2. Hi . My son has coeliac disease and all information I have and have been told says that there is gluten in oats. Ie. Oats are not gf. What are uour thoughts?


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