Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan Banana Bread

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GF V banana bread 3Yes you read that right. This banana bread is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan. It was moist and delicious. There is only a tiny sliver left and I made it this morning. I did send a good portion of it home with a gluten-free sugar-free pal. I will be making this again.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread (Refined Sugar Free and Vegan)


  • 1 c sorghum flour
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour
  • 1/4 c potato starch
  • 1/4 c tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp xanthum gum
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 c date paste
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 really ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/2 c rice milk
  • 1/2 cup optional nuts or chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray pan lightly.
  2. Add all of the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add all of the wet ingredients to a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. (You could stir in the optional nuts or chocolate chips here)
  5. Pour batter into pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Insert toothpick to test for doneness.


This is best eaten same day although it can be frozen for another time. I served this with coffee. It isn’t “dessert” sweet although the chocolate chips may take it up a notch.

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  1. Looks very good… Is the texture moist ? Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. I like that it looks exactly like what I’m used to banana bread looking like! I will most likely be trying this out! 🙂

  3. I don’t have date paste. But could I just blend up dates myself?

  4. how do you make date paste – i’m in Australia and I’ve never heard of it

    • Hi Sue! Yes I make it, it is easier than hummus to whip up.
      Soak dated, I use warm/hot water, once they are soft remove pits, run them through a food processor adding a little water as needed then use instead if other sweeteners. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
      I hope that helps!

      • Thanks Holly – that does help. Do you just estimate the ratio of water to dates or do you have a formula?

        • After the dates soak they are really soft (and maybe a little slimy). I just add a little water at a time until the consistency is smooth. Start with a couple if TBSP’s then add 1 at a time as needed.

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