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Easy as pie Gluten-Free Banana Bread

There must be a thousand variations of the classic banana bread out there, some with peanut butter others with butterscotch chips, there are chocolate versions. We are sure they’re all good but our favourite is really just plain old banana bread, with a touch of spice.

moist and delicious gluten free banana bread recipe, with molasses

This is a gluten-free version of a classic banana bread. It has a lovely moist crumb and a subtle spice flavour. The molasses helps make it extra moist and adds a flavour that works beautifully with the banana. Use very ripe banana’s for an intense banana flavour. No one would even guess that it’s gluten free.

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If you’re a fan of the classic combination of bananas and rich, sweet molasses, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen.

Not only is this banana bread incredibly delicious, but it’s also gluten-free, making it a wonderful option for those with dietary restrictions or gluten sensitivities. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the comfort and indulgence of homemade banana bread, regardless of their dietary needs.

This recipe is incredibly straightforward and requires just a few simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. The ripe bananas bring natural sweetness and moisture, while the addition of molasses adds a unique depth of flavor that perfectly complements the bananas.

The result is a moist and tender loaf with a beautiful golden crust, infused with the irresistible aroma of bananas and molasses. It’s the ultimate treat for breakfast, a satisfying snack, or a delightful dessert.


Easy as pie Gluten-Free Banana Bread

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Indulge in the irresistible flavors of our gluten-free banana bread with molasses recipe. Moist, tender, and packed with the goodness of ripe bananas and rich molasses. Perfect for those with gluten sensitivities.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses


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  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. buttermilk, yogurt or soured milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 11 1/4 cups)
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend*
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg


  1. Grease a large loaf pan or line it with parchment paper. (Or use three mini loaf pans).
  2. In a large bowl combine the melted butter with the sugar and stir well. Add the molasses and then the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the buttermilk, vanilla and then the mashed banana.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir gently, just until combined. Take care not to over mix.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 50-60 minutes.
  6. Let cool in pan 10 minutes before upending on cooling rack.


* Gluten-free flour blend: 4 cups fine brown rice flour, 1 1/3 cups potato starch (not potato flour), 2/3 cup tapioca flour. Whisk together and store in an airtight container. (Recipe from The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook)


  • April 14, 2021

    Jo Anna Kloster

    This recipe was superb! The only changes that I added walnuts and chocolate chips. The Texture was absolutely spot on: not to dry nor moist. I’m saving it in my recipe folder. Thank you!

  • January 27, 2015


    I’m exited to get recipies from your blog

  • April 1, 2014

    Thank you so much for mentioning my blog! I am glad you enjoyed my recipe so much, that you wanted to adapt it for those who are Gluten Free. I will have to try making it with those delicious warm spices.


  • March 31, 2014

    Laurianne Auffreyc

    Thank you for posting Gluten Free recipes . I’m now unable to eat the molasses goodies my Mom used to make….Appreciative transplanted Maritimer.

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