Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Sharon L. | What the Fork Food Blog

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Bread just made regular banana bread all the more special. A gorgeous combination of peanut butter and banana.

Several months ago, I posted a recipe for my classic banana bread. I was very opinionated about what belongs in banana bread.

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I was extremely clear on the fact that only bananas and walnuts belong in my banana bread. I pretty much said I would never enjoy banana bread any other way and I didn’t even want to try something different.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Bread Picture

Lo and behold, I made something different. This peanut butter banana bread started out as my regular old banana bread.

But I was making them for Christmas gifts and I realized, plain old banana bread sounded a little boring. Too boring for gift giving.

I was also out of walnuts. I’m also terrible at planning and taking stock of what’s in my pantry before I make something. Oops.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Bread Image

Since I had already starting mixing up the dry ingredients and I had already mashed the bananas, I really needed to stick with the bread. So I searched my cabinets and decided on peanut butter chips.

I had extra and I needed to save my chocolate chips for fudge since I was already cutting it close there, too.

Again, terrible planning on my part. Plus, peanut butter chips in the banana bread sounded a little bit fancy. Perfect for Christmas gifts!

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So, me on my classic banana bread high horse tried the peanut butter banana bread and guess what, it was amazing. I guess some things are just as good as the original, maybe even better.

The original version I made for gifts was not gluten-free. Why use up all my gluten-free flour on people who don’t need it, right?!

My husband, who is gluten-free was super jealous of all those recipients of the peanut butter banana bread. Can you blame him? So much baking, nothing he could eat.

So I made him his own gluten-free version and it’s just as good, if not better than the regular version.

OMG this bread is yum, perfect for breakfast, snacking and general feeding your face. Enjoy!

We're huge fans of every kind of banana bread on Food Fanatic - from plain gluten free banana bread to healthy peach banana bread, to Sharon's peanut butter banana bread, we're pretty darn fanatic about it!

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter Chips, Check labels for gluten free
  • 1 Egg, Room temperature
  • 2/3 cup Milk, Room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 Bananas, Mashed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray or 5 mini loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk in brown sugar and break up any clumps. Mix in peanut butter chips and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl (or large measuring cup), whisk together milk, oil, egg and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients and mashed banana to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan or mini pans and bake at 350°F for 55 minutes to 1 hour for a regular sized loaf, or 35 minutes for mini loaves, or until tester comes out clean.


Sharon L.

About Sharon

Sharon is our latest gluten free fanatic. We love her easy approach to gluten free recipes that are versatile enough to be gluten-full too. Try one, you'll see what we mean. Find her at What the Fork Food Blog every day.

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