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Moist Fluffy Gluten Free Sourdough Banana Bread – Vegan

A vegan gluten free sourdough banana bread that is soft, moist and doesn’t fall apart when cut. This vegan gluten free banana bread is the perfect use of the gluten free sourdough discard when feeding your gluten free sourdough starter

Learn how to make a tasty banana bread without eggs, gluten free, dairy free, oil free and refined sugar free!

Why I Make A Vegan Gluten Free Sourdough Banana Bread

Making a vegan gluten free sourdough banana bread is pleasure for me especially when I have some extra sourdough discard. I like to customize my gluten free sourdough breads according to my dietary needs (food intolerances): no gluten, dairy, eggs, refined sugar or highly processed ingredients.

The sourdough starter adds extra flavor, lending this vegan gluten free sourdough banana bread a very slight tang, but doesn’t actually make it taste like sourdough bread. Check out my gluten free sourdough pumpernickel bread – for a more distinct flavor. 

This banana bread with sourdough starter comes together just like a quick-bread – no need to wait to rise and is great for breakfast, snack, or dessert.

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Moist Fluffy Vegan Sourdough Banana Bread

Usually when people make a banana bread without eggs, they use egg substitutes like yogurt, applesauce, buttermilk or flax meal. But all these when used without a leavening agent will make the banana bread very dense with a heavy flat looking texture.

So how do I make a sourdough banana bread without eggs, dairy, gluten, sugar or baking powder and still with a great fluffy texture? The answer is: natural fermentation + a leavening agent (baking soda and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice). This will give your banana bread bread that airy texture while adding some more complex dimension, like in these vegan gluten free sourdough buns.

Gluten Free Sourdough Banana Bread 

It’s not that hard as it looks to make your own gluten free sourdough banana bread without eggs. If you have a gluten free sourdough starter great! You’re almost set to bake. If you don’t, you can easily learn how to make a sourdough starter in your kitchen.

I also tend to avoid store-bought gluten free flours due to their “not so healthy” ingredients like tapioca starch, potato starch, xanthan gum, cheap rice flour (possibly contaminated with arsenic). Instead I choose organic (sprouted) flours, in proportions that aren’t detrimental to my gut health.

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Tips For Making Gluten Free Sourdough Banana Bread

  1. The riper the bananas, the better.
  2. Dried fruits and the bananas make the banana bread pretty sweet, so there is no need to add extra sweeteners.
  3. There is no need to use oil in the recipe, the sourdough banana bread will be moist and soft just as it is.
  4. To make banana bread without eggs and keep the texture and shape sturdy enough, use ground flax seeds instead (vegan friendly).
  5. You don’t need baking powder to make a vegan gluten free banana bread rise, using baking soda (which will react with the apple cider vinegar or the acid in the dough) will do the job just fine.
  6. Another option to make this sourdough banana bread rise (without baking soda) is to mix all ingredients, and let it ferment in the baking tin for 4-6 hours or until it doubles in size.
  7. Drape the banana bread with a piece of aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes of baking, then remove it. You can also remove the bread from the tin for an even baking. This will prevent the sourdough banana bread from getting too dark especially when the center isn’t done yet.

How To Make Dairy Free Banana Bread Without Eggs 

Making this sourdough banana bread recipe requires a bowl, a spatula, and a lined loaf pan.

Step 1: Mash the bananas well and whisk together the wet ingredients + the dried fruits (if using any) – I used dried cranberries, so they will get plumper and softer.

Step 2: Mix add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. When you combine the dry ingredients and wet ingredients, don’t over mix. Stir until just combined. If you over mix you will end up with a flat banana bread.

Step 3: Pour the the batter in the prepared pan and bake according to instructions (see recipe card + video).

How To Store And Freeze Sourdough Banana Bread

Once baked, this vegan sourdough banana bread should last about 3-4 days tightly sealed on the counter. You can either freeze the loaf as a whole or slice it and freeze the slices. To defrost a slice just pop it in the toaster.

If you want a warm fresh baked sourdough banana bread early in the morning the you can let it ferment overnight. Just mix the starter with flours and liquid (dairy free milk) in the evening. Then in the morning, the dough can be mixed with the remaining ingredients and you can have a fresh-from-the-oven breakfast.

To make it even easier, I created videos on YouTube for the bread recipes with extra directions and visual guidance, so go head and subscribe in case you decide to watch them later.

More Gluten Free Sourdough Recipes

If you make vegan gluten free sourdough banana bread recipe, I’d like to hear from you!

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Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread made with healthy clean ingredients (no eggs, no dairy). This sourdough banana bread recipe is also sugar free, oil free and nut free. Super moist, fluffy and it keeps its shape when slicing, perfect for a vegan gluten free breakfast.
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Sourdough Eggless Banana Bread – Dairy Free Gluten Free

A healthy sourdough eggless banana bread that is soft, moist and doesn’t fall apart when cut. Learn how to make a tasty banana bread without eggs, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, oil free and refined sugar free! This dairy free eggless banana bread is the perfect use of the sourdough discard when feeding your gluten free sourdough starter! Makes 1 Loaf
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: DairyFree, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 159.5kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cover a 10 x 4-inch loaf pan  with parchment paper; I used an extendable tin. Set aside. 
  • In a bowl, combine the bananas with plant milk, vanilla extract and cranberries. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile in a large bowl, combine the starter, the flours, baking soda, cinnamon, flax seeds and salt.
  • Whisk together the banana mixture with the dry ingredients. Gently mix. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. If desired, sprinkle the top generously with maple syrup crystals, cinnamon or seeds. 
  • Cover with a clean towel and let it rise for about 15-20 min in a warm place (not too hot). If you’re not using baking soda, let it ferment for aprox. 4 hours or until it doubles in size. 
  • When baking, cover the sourdough banana bread with a piece of aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes, then remove it.  After that lower the temperature from 400 F to 370 F and remove the foil.  At this time you can also remove the bread from the tin (see video). 
  • Bake for 70 minutes total, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before removing from the pan, then set on a rack to cool completely and slice. 
  • I keep it frozen (pre-sliced) and whenever I need I just throw a few slices in the toaster, the smell is extraordinary and it tastes like it was just baked.
  • For extra details, see video.

Video

Gluten Free Sourdough Banana Bread, Vegan, Oil Free, Sugar Free (How To Video) [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T07zzD3Jirw[/embedyt]

Notes

If you’d like to freeze this sourdough banana bread then allow it to cool completely at room temperature. Once cool, then slice it and place in a ziploc bag.  Freeze the banana bread for up to 2 months.
To thaw the sourdough banana bread, place it in the fridge for at least 24 hours. Then you can toast each slice separately or warm up the whole loaf in the oven at 400F for 15-20 min.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 159.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.5g | Fiber: 2g

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Recipe Rating




HH

Friday 22nd of May 2020

The suggested oven temperatures on the video do not match the written instructions. The written instructions state 400 F for the first 30 minutes and 370 F for next 40 minutes. The video uses 360 F for both parts.

HealthyTasteOfLife

Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

I found that higher temperature at the beginning gives greater results, so the written instructions were changed, but I could't change them in the video. So Follow the written instructions, they are always updated.

Alyssa

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Not sure what I’m doing wrong but it’s not cooking into the middle. Any ideas?

HealthyTasteOfLife

Tuesday 17th of December 2019

It could be several scenarios : 1. The mixture was too wet before baking. 2. You used different ingredients. 3. It wasn't baked long enough. Did you follow the instructions by covering the loaf with a piece of aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes of baking? And then I usually remove the foil and the tin and bake it uncovered for another 40 min.

Kelly

Sunday 30th of June 2019

Would banana flour or coconut flour work as a substitute for cassava or sorghum? I also have brown rice, white rice, quinoa, and almond flours.

HealthyTasteOfLife

Monday 1st of July 2019

Yes, I think you can use rice flour (brown or white) instead of cassava. You can also use banana flour, just make sure the dough doesn't get too dry, this flour usually absorbs a lot of liquid.

Sheryl

Thursday 7th of March 2019

The video doesn’t follow the written instructions >. Like the addition of apple cider vinegar? Baking instructions are different as well please advise Also timing of adding baking soda

HealthyTasteOfLife

Saturday 9th of March 2019

Hi Sheryl, if you watch the video carefully, at 1 min and 30 seconds in the video you'll see the addition of of both baking soda and apple cider vinegar. If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Carra

Saturday 22nd of December 2018

This gluten free banana bread looks so good, I can't believe its also sourdough based, it must be so delicious! Thank you for sharing this is on my to do list fo sure!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Saturday 22nd of December 2018

Thank you! Let me know how it turns out for you when you make it!