Satisfying a Multi Choice Gluten Free Appetite

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Comment: We read a review on a cookbook by Roben Ryberb, You Won’t Believe It’s GlutenFree and found the recipes to be most rewarding. Ms. Ryberb simplifies otherwise complicated recipes, offers a choice of base recipe ingredients to use and lists hundreds of selections. They all seem easy to make and her ‘you-might-do-it-this-way-instead’ suggestions are very helpful.

Cooking time:
40-45 minutes at 350 degrees

Serves:
10

Ingredients:
2 small bananas mashed (no more than ¾ cup) or 1 (6-ounce jar baby food bananas)
1 tsp vinegar
½ cup sugar
¼ cup oil
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 eggs
¾ cup plus 2 tbls cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp Xanthan gum
½ tsp salt

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas well. This is easier to do with a mixer. Add all other ingredients and mix well. The batter will thicken as it is mixed. (Note: We use very ripe bananas and hand-mash vs the need of using an electric mixer.)
  3. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle tests cleanly.
  4. When cooked, knife along the sides of the pan and flip the bread on to a rack to cool but be sure you have slices of warm bread with butter. It’s excellent.

Condiments: Ice cream, Cool Whip

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