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Vegan & Gluten-Free Vanilla Glazed Banana Bread


Vegan & Gluten-Free Vanilla Glazed Banana Bread

Winter has set in, and banana bread is one of the first recipes that comes to mind when I think of cozy recipes! I regularly put my overripe bananas into the freezer to save for baking when time allows. This recipe will serve you well whether you’re looking to bake ahead of time for a quick breakfast for the family on the way out the door during the week, a coffee time treat with a friend, or a side for your holiday brunch. Brew a cup of your favorite tea or coffee and enjoy!

Vegan and Gluten Free Vanilla Glazed Banana Bread


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf (6-8 servings)
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 GF flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons flax meal
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 overripe bananas (plus extra slices for garnish if you like)
  • 1 cup confectionary sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk


1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F, and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick plant-based cooking spray.

2. In a small bowl, stir together the flax meal and water. Set aside for a few minutes to thicken (this flax egg recipe is adapted from the Minimalist Baker).

3. In a large bowl, stir together your gluten-free flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

4. Using a high powered blender, place the following ingredients in the blender in this order: the overly ripe bananas, olive oil, vanilla extract, flax eggs, and sugars. Blend until incorporated (if you don’t have a high powered blender, you can mix the wet ingredients separately with a stand or hand mixer, but a blender like a Vitamix makes the recipe super easy and minimal dishes!).

5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix by hand with a rubber spatula until a thick batter forms. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and top with the optional slices of bananas as a garnish.

6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 20-30 minutes.

7. Remove from the pan and allow to cool further on a wire rack. While the loaf is cooling, mix together your glaze by combining the confectionary sugar, vanilla extract, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Stir until a smooth glaze is formed.

8. For best results, glaze right before serving. Slice and enjoy!

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Photos: Colette Goguen

Colette Goguen

Colette Goguen

Founder at Sunday Bakers
Colette is a chocoholic and home baker who regularly messes up her kitchen experimenting with recipes and decorating cakes for her kids. Also a yoga teacher, Colette strives to bring elements of yoga to her work and daily life in New England with her husband, children, dogs and chickens. Follow Colette on Instagram at @sunday_bakers and on Facebook.
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