Melt-in-Your-Mouth Banana Blueberry Bread Recipe

Folks, have I got a treat for you today! If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious baked good, you’ve come to the right place. I’m excited to share my recipe for Gluten-Free and Vegan Banana Blueberry Bread!

Now, some of you may be thinking “Gluten-Free and Vegan? That’s not for me!” But wait just a moment, my friends. This bread is not only delicious, it’s also free from animal products, gluten, and sugar!

Yes, you heard that right. All of the ingredients in this bread are wholesome and nourishing. No artificial nonsense here! Plus, it’s filled with juicy blueberries and ripe bananas – I mean, what could be better?

I promise you this – once you try this bread, you won’t even miss the gluten, eggs or dairy-laden alternatives. So come on in to my virtual kitchen and let’s whip up some Blueberry Banana Bread that will have your taste buds singing!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten- Free and Vegan Banana Blueberry Bread
Gluten- Free and Vegan Banana Blueberry Bread

Folks, let me tell you something. If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy snack, you need to try this Banana Blueberry Bread recipe. It’s a gluten-free and vegan recipe that guarantees your taste buds will be jumping for joy!

First off, let’s talk about the ingredients, shall we? This recipe calls for ripe bananas, fresh blueberries, and unsweetened applesauce, which gives it a natural sweetness that will make your taste buds do cartwheels. Also, it uses gluten-free oat flour and almond flour – which are a great alternative to wheat flour – and doesn’t contain any dairy or eggs. It’s perfect if you follow a vegan or gluten-free diet.

Now for the fun part – the flavors! When you mix bananas and blueberries together, it creates an amazing blend of sweet and tangy flavors that complement each other perfectly. Adding nutmeg and cinnamon to the batter gives it that extra oomph of flavor that elevates the dish to a whole new level. Trust me on this one; you don’t want to miss it!

Lastly, you may be thinking- “this all sounds too good to be true!” but let me tell you that it’s quick and easy to make! Just throw all of your ingredients into one bowl; mix them together (don’t overstir), pour it into a baking dish, put some blueberries on top of the batter, stick it in the oven and voilà! You’ve got yourself a wholesome snack that can satisfy all those cravings.

So folks, don’t wait around any longer. Get those ripe bananas out of your kitchen counter, grab some fresh blueberries from the supermarket, and get baking! This Banana Blueberry Bread Recipe is perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. Once you take a bite out of this delicious bread, I guarantee your taste buds will thank you for days!

Ingredient List

“A slice of heaven”

Before we start making this delicious and healthy banana blueberry bread recipe, let’s gather all the ingredients we’ll need. Here are the ingredients you will need to make this gluten-free, vegan banana blueberry bread:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (needed for gluten-free baking)
  • 3/4 cup stevia powder or other sweetener of choice

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 60 g coconut oil, melted
    Ener-G Egg Substitute (equivalent of two eggs) or other egg replacer of choice

Note: If you prefer to use fresh bananas and blueberries, you can freeze them beforehand. In that case, mash the bananas after thawing and rinse the blueberries in cold water before using them.

Now that we have all our ingredients ready, let’s move on to the next step!

The Recipe How-To

“Easy on the eyes and stomach”

Alright folks, it’s time to turn up the heat and put our aprons on because we’re about to dive into the how-to of making the gluten-free and vegan banana blueberry bread recipe.

First things first, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line your bread pan with parchment paper.


  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of stevia powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of xanthan gum
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of gluten-free flour blend (I recommend Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries

Step 1: Prepare the wet ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed ripe bananas, unsweetened applesauce, melted coconut oil, stevia powder, vanilla extract and mix well.

Step 2: Mix in the dry ingredients

Add in the gluten-free flour blend, almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and mix until combined. The batter should be thick but still pourable.

Step 3: Add blueberries

Gently fold in one cup of fresh or frozen blueberries.

Step 4: Bake It

Pour the batter into the lined bread pan and smooth out the surface with a spatula. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center. Allow it to cool completely before slicing.

This recipe is perfect when you have overly ripe bananas that you don’t know what to do with. It’s also a fantastic way to sneak some fruit into your breakfast or snack time without even realizing it!

Enjoy slices warm or at room temperature as a perfect pair for coffee or tea!

Substitutions and Variations

“Fruit-filled and fancy-free”

Well, my dear food enthusiasts, let’s talk about some possible substitutions and variations for this delightful Gluten-Free and Vegan Banana Blueberry Bread Recipe.

First up, the ripe bananas mashed can be replaced by some pumpkin puree to add a slightly different flavor to the bread. If you don’t have blueberries on hand, strawberries or raspberries can be swapped in instead.

For those who prefer a nuttier taste and texture, using 1 cup of almond flour in place of 1 cup of oat flour is a great alternative. Adding chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans will also give an added crunch and flavor to the bread.

In addition, utilizing honey or maple syrup instead of stevia powder will offer a different sweetness level. Furthermore, for individuals that don’t follow a vegan diet, two large eggs can substitute for the egg substitute Ener-G Egg.

If you’re allergic to almonds or nuts altogether, try spelt flour or ground oats in lieu of almond meal. And for gluten-free eaters who react adversely to xanthan gum, using a combination of psyllium husk and ground flaxseeds is a go-to crowd-pleaser.

Finally, if you crave even more color in your life, mixing in diced fresh peaches or apricots with your blueberries creates a fruity blend that adds to the enjoyment factor.

Whether it’s swapping ingredients out for individual preference or substituting a key element to make the recipe work better for allergy sufferers, variations are endless and should be embraced. Go ahead and experiment with your own selection of ingredients to satisfy your taste buds’ cravings for something special.

Serving and Pairing

“Can’t resist the banana-blueberry combo”

Well, well, well! You’ve made it to the final round – the ultimate moment of truth. The moment we’ve all been waiting for. It’s time to serve and devour some lip-smacking banana blueberry bread! Trust me when I say this: you’re in for a treat. And since you’ve worked so hard on baking it, why not pair it with something sinfully delicious? Here are some suggestions:

1. A generous spread of vegan butter: This is a classic pairing that will never get old. Slather some vegan butter on your slice of banana blueberry bread, and get ready to be blown away by the combination of flavors and textures.

2. A dollop of coconut whipped cream: If you’re feeling fancy, opt for coconut whipped cream instead of just plain butter. It’s rich, creamy, and the perfect accompaniment for this bread’s fruity goodness.

3. A scoop of vegan ice cream: This one’s my personal favorite! Add a scoop (or two) of vegan vanilla ice cream or blueberry ice cream on top of your slice of warm banana blueberry bread – trust me, it’s heavenly.

4. A drizzle of homemade caramel sauce: Looking to make things extra decadent? Combine brown sugar, coconut milk and vanilla extract in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until thickened, then drizzle over your banana blueberry bread.

5. Toast it: This bread also makes an excellent toast option for breakfast or brunch. Toast up your slices then top them with fresh sliced bananas and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar for a sweet start to your day!

Whichever way you choose to serve it, be sure to savor every bite – this delicious banana blueberry bread with its gluten-free and vegan ingredients is simply irresistible!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Perfectly moist and flavorful”

As much as I enjoy making this delicious banana blueberry bread recipe fresh from the oven, sometimes it’s not possible to have it right away. That’s why I like to prepare it in advance and store it for later.

To make ahead, simply bake the bread according to the recipe instructions and allow it to cool completely. Once cooled, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Alternatively, you can freeze the banana blueberry bread by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, followed by a layer of freezer-safe bag or container. It should last for up to a month in the freezer.

When you’re ready to enjoy your make-ahead banana blueberry bread, simply take it out of the refrigerator or freezer and allow it to come to room temperature. If frozen, remove all wrapping materials before thawing.

If you’re reheating your bread, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Slice your bread into desired thickness and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. You can also heat individual slices in a toaster or toaster oven.

Just remember that reheated banana blueberry bread may not be as moist and fluffy as when freshly baked, but it’s still just as delicious! And if you’re not big on reheating, this bread tastes just as good served at room temperature too.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Every bite is a burst of fruity goodness”

Now that you have all the ingredients and steps to bake a tasty Gluten-Free and Vegan Banana Blueberry Bread, let me share with you some tips to achieve perfect results every time.

First, make sure your bananas are ripe enough. Overripe bananas work best for this recipe because they add more sweetness and moisture to the bread. If your bananas aren’t ripe yet, you can put them in a paper bag with an apple or pear to speed the ripening process.

Secondly, don’t overmix the batter. As soon as the flour is well incorporated, stop mixing. Over-mixing causes too much air which results in a dense and tough loaf.

My third tip is to adjust the amount of sweetener according to your taste preference. If you like your bread less sweet, feel free to reduce the amount of stevia powder or any other preferred sweetener.

Next, ensure that you fully coat your blueberries in flour before adding it to the batter. This ensures that they don’t sink to the bottom while baking and makes sure they are evenly distributed throughout the bread.

If making GF bread for the first time, it’s best to follow my recipe instructions closely. Gluten-free baking requires precision and a slight deviation from the recipe may affect the consistency and result in an unappetizing texture.

Lastly, always let your freshly baked banana blueberry bread cool down on a wire rack for at least 10-15 minutes before serving. Don’t try slicing it early as it might crumble or stick together.

By following these tips, you are guaranteed to get an excellent outcome every time you bake this delicious Blueberry Banana Bread.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free and vegan banana blueberry bread recipe is the perfect addition to any meal or snack time. It’s simple to make with easily accessible ingredients, and the end result is a delicious and nutritious treat that anyone can enjoy. With the use of ripe bananas, unsweetened applesauce, stevia powder, and Ener-G Egg Substitute, you can indulge guilt-free and reap the benefits of clean eating at its finest.

Don’t hesitate to experiment with substitutions and variations according to your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. Feel free to try using different flours such as oat flour or spelt flour in place of wheat flour for added texture and flavor. And for those who are not vegan or gluten-free, don’t worry, this recipe is still just as delicious!

It’s my hope that this recipe inspires you to explore new flavors and cooking techniques towards a healthier lifestyle. So why not whip up a batch today, slice it up and spread your favorite plant-based butter over it or serve it next to a warm cup of tea for a comforting treat that will become an all-time favorite.

I guarantee that once you try this recipe, it will become a staple in your baking routine. So go ahead, get creative, and bake yourself some vegan gluten-free blueberry banana bread today!

Gluten- Free and Vegan Banana Blueberry Bread

Gluten- Free and Vegan Banana Blueberry Bread Recipe

Just because it's made with rice flour, doesn't mean it doesn't taste great! It's almost like the real thing, promise.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 9 slices
Calories 124 kcal


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Substitute (mixed in 2 Tbs water)
  • 1/4 cup rice milk
  • 1 teaspoon stevia powder
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
  • 2 medium bananas, ripe and mashed
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce


  • preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • mix egg, water, and oil in a small bowl. set aside.
  • mix flour,stevia powder, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and optional xanthan gum in a medium sized bowl.
  • slowly mix wet ingredients into dry.
  • add mashed bananas, blueberries, and applesauce.
  • do not over mix.
  • pour into a non stick 9x9 pan.
  • bake for about 25-30 minutes or until center comes out clean.
  • enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 516gCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 22.4gProtein: 1.4gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 212.7mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 3.8g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Easy, Egg-free, Free Of..., Lactose-free, Quick Breads, Vegan
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