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Gluten Free Banana Bread with a Sweet Dates and Crunchy Walnuts

    As we all know a banana bread is the perfect way for using up those overripe bananas that are lingering on the counter. I suggest checking out my gluten free and dairy free recipe which will deliver not only healthy but also delicious and flavorful banana bread.

This recipe happens to be a frequent request from my brother-in-law and it is our absolute favorite as well. We love this version because it’s sweetened with dates and just a bit of coconut sugar, which in my opinion makes it a yummy and guilt-free choice. 

Like most Banana Bread recipes this one is also easy to make, even if you’re just starting out in the baking world. No fancy skills needed—just a craving for a tasty and healthier treat.


You might also like my other recipes with bananas:

Gluten Free Banana Muffins with Pecan Topping

Gluten Free Marble Banana Doughnuts

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Gluten Free Banana Bread with a Sweet Dates and Crunchy Walnuts

Gluten Free Banana Bread with a Sweet Dates and Crunchy Walnuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 90 g oat flour
  • 80 g rice flour
  • 80 g almond meal
  • 35 g tapioca starch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 15 g coconut sugar
  • 70 g dates (soaked in hot water for at least half an hour)
  • 30 g melted coconut oil
  • 3 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, for extra crunch)


  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and prepare the loaf pan.
  2. Mash the bananas using a fork or potato masher. Then add lemon juice and mix.
  3. Place the drained dates, eggs and coconut oil in a blender and blend until smooth. Then mix with mashed bananas.
  4. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients, then add the wet mixture and mix well.  Stir in chopped nuts.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, place slices of banana on the top of the cake batter and sprinkle the nuts. Bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack.


  • If your dates are soft, you don't need to soak them.
  • Store the banana bread in a tightly closed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Warm up in the oven for about a few minutes before serving.

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