I feel like 2014 (and lets face it, the tail end of 2013) was ALL about Gluten Free. I don’t think you can turn a corner in the grocery store these days and not see them advertising “new” gluten free products or old products that were gluten free before but now have it screaming on the front packaging “look at me, I’m gluten free”!
The facts are, I know quite a few people who are really affected by gluten and since seeing a doctor and altering their diets, are feeling amazing!
In my world, I don’t necessarily think I have a severe allergy to gluten but I can tell you something, when I’m cutting out the breads, pastas, beer and pretty much all the good stuff that has gluten in it, I physically feel much better 🙂 While I can’t live my life without gluten because sometimes I’m okay with feeling sluggish after a big bowl of pasta, I LOVE to experiment with gluten free baking.
I’ve made this bread a few times now and honestly, it’s doesn’t even make me miss the gluten-ness version 🙂 SO YUMMY and SO MOIST!!
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (Gluten Free)
4 riped bananas mush
1 stick of browned butter
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla (or vanilla paste, my fave)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1 1/2 cup of gluten free flour
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
Oven Preset – 375 degrees.
Grease up a loaf pan, set aside.
Okay now on to the good stuff, you’ll want to mix together the mashed bananas with the browned butter (cooled a little) first. Then mix in the egg, brown sugar and vanilla. Once that’s all combined, add in the baking soda and salt. Mix well. Then goes in the flour (about 1/4 at a time) and following the walnuts and cc chips. You’ll just want to mix until all ingredients are combined, do not over mix.
Pour into loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until the center is just done.
I always like to serve my breads with some delicious honey butter which I whip up right at home.
1/2 stick of some really good (real) butter softened
1 heaping tablespoon of honey (I usually use raw organic from TJ’s, so good!)
Mix well, slather on a slice of warm bread and ENJOY!!