Traditional and Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe

| 7/11/2014 9:30:00 AM

Am I alone in saying that family meals sometimes require several different versions of the same dish or a couple completely different dishes altogether? I think not.

That goes for just about everything. I’m sure everyone has had to prepare eggs at least three different ways for one breakfast at one point in their life. Or, make four different turkey sandwiches for one picnic. People like what they like. As a self-proclaimed “Super Mom”, I like to please them all.

Personally, I follow a mostly gluten-free diet. I still love traditional foods, but I currently love finding new ways to make the classics with gluten-free ingredients. My husband is not gluten-free and doesn’t really care to join me on this wagon. Almost daily, I make my Husband and I different versions of the same dish. For example: when making his all-time favorite Chicken Pot Pie, I make a version for myself with gluten-free biscuits and added greens. I do the same when baking or packing lunches.

The other day, I noticed I had a whole bunch of overripe bananas. As they say, “when life hands you spotted bananas, make banana bread!” Keeping with the trend, hubby gets traditional banana bread and I make a gluten-free and extra-nutritious version for myself. Here are my favorite recipes that I’ve created for both.

Banana Bread
Photo by Malorie Davis

Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe with Blueberries

• 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (or coconut oil)
• 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
• 1/4 cup coconut flour
• 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 mashed bananas
• 2 large eggs
• 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries