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Make You Banana Pancakes … Err … Bread

by caroline

Something about the smell of banana bread baking in the oven just makes everything feel … right in this world. Match that with the fact that Jack Johnson's "Banana Pancakes" is one of my favorite happy-go-lucky songs and I decided it was right time to please my sniffer by whipping up a batch of gluten-free banana bread.

Dan had already claimed the oven this morning for his Basic Italian Bread (recipe for that to follow!), so I instead opted for a recipe fit for a bread machine. Prior to being a gluten-free gal, I had mastered banana bread, so I made alterations accordingly.

Here's what Emerson and I came up with:

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (for a bread machine):

(Print this recipe! Includes recipe for using an oven.)

1/3 cup safflower oil

1/4 cup all-natural applesauce

2 large eggs eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups of The G-Spot GF All-Purpose Flour Blend

2/3 cup sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons Argo's baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup overripe bananas, mashed

1/2 cup chocolate chips


Place ingredients into the bread machine in the order listed: Measure oil, eggs, applesauce and vanilla into the baking pan. Add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Insert pan into machine and close lid. Select "cake" or "quick bread" setting on the machine and press "Start." At about 5 – 6 minutes into the process, press "Pause". Add mashed banana and chocolate chips. Close lid and press "Start" again. When bread is done, remove pan from machine (use something to protect those hands!), then remove bread from pan, allowing it to cool on a cooling rack.

(View a recipe for the oven  here.)


The result? Super-luscious banana bread yumminess:   



And a very tired helper kitty …