Gluten Free Banana Lime Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Banana Lime Bread Recipe

Banana bread is one of those iconic recipes that’s hard to improve upon. But I think you’ll find that this gluten free banana lime bread recipe is a worthy modification.

gluten free banana lime bread - gfJules

The tangy – but subtle – addition of lime is just enough to take ordinary banana bread to the exceptional next level. With my gfJules™ Flour, this recipe makes a supremely moist loaf, and the icing, well, it’s the perfect proverbial icing on this awesome cake (ok, bread).

At any rate, it’s a great variation on the old standby that everyone already loves, and a fun way to mix it up for breakfast or brunch. Add some green food coloring to the icing, and it would be the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat, too!

gluten free banana lime bread on rack

This tangy twist on the traditional takes banana bread to new heights! With the irresistible glaze on top, this gluten free banana lime bread may just become your favorite quick bread recipe!

Make the glaze thick as pictured above, or thinner as pictured below, or skip it altogether! The lime in the bread itself is enough to wake up your tastebuds from the expected banana flavors. It’s a combination that’s unexpected but oh-so welcome!

gluten free banana lime loaf light icing - gfJules

One note on quick breads made with fruit: don’t add too much banana! It not only imparts flavor, but more importantly, TEXTURE! It’s also important to read recipes and do exactly what they say in the directions — like not over-mixing.

I don’t know exactly what I did here in bread loaf #1, whether I added too much banana, over-mixed it, didn’t add enough gfJules Flour, didn’t bake it long enough or had the oven at the wrong temperature, but I definitely did something wrong. (Hey, it happens!) If you’ve ever made a loaf that looks like my #1 loaf below, maybe you were distracted and made one of these mistakes, or maybe you’re not using the right gluten free flour. Whatever you do, don’t give up!

I made the exact same recipe again — even using the same bag of gfJules Flour — and paid attention this time. Gluten Free Banana Lime Bread Perfection! (Loaf #2 is the perfect one, if it isn’t obvious from the photo!). Light and fluffy, full of flavor, easy to slice, not crumbly or gritty … simply delicious quick bread.

gluten free banana lime bread 1 and 2

Sometimes it happens to us all, but whatever you do, don’t let that stop you from trying again! Just look at my sweet reward!

gluten free banana lime bread with whisk

Kind of like a yummy tropical drink, but suitable for all ages: Gluten Free Banana Lime Bread.

Traditional Banana Bread is hard to improve upon, but I think you'll agree that this moist and flavorful gluten free Banana Lime Bread is a worthy upgrade!
 
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Gluten Free Banana Lime Bread Recipe

gluten free banana lime bread on rack

5 from 4 reviews

This tangy twist on the traditional takes banana bread to new heights! With the irresistible glaze on top, this gluten free banana lime bread may just become your favorite quick bread recipe!

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour (+15 minutes cooling time)
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients

Bread:

  • 2 cups (270 grams) gfJules™ Gluten Free All Purpose Flour 
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 4 Tbs. butter or non-dairy alternative (e.g. Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 2 eggs or substitute
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas, mashed well)
  • ½ cup vanilla or plain yogurt (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs. lime zest (~1 lime)
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped (optional)

Glaze: 

  • 1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 1 ½ Tbs. fresh squeeze lime juice
  • 1 tsp. lime zest

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350° degrees.

Whisk together gfJules™ Flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

In a separate large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until lighter and fluffy.  Add eggs and beat to combine.  Add mashed bananas, yogurt, lime juice and vanilla.  Beat until fully integrated and no large chunks of mashed banana remain.

Stir in flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in the lime zest.

Spoon batter into an oiled 9×5″ loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes – 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the bread in several places comes out clean. Cover the bread with foil if it is not yet baked but the top is looking very brown.

Once fully cooked, remove pan from the oven to a wire rack for 15 minutes, then gently remove from the pan to cool completely before icing.

To make the icing, whisk confectioner’s sugar with lime juice and zest, stirring to make a thick, but spreadable mixture. If it is too runny, add more confectioner’s sugar by the tablespoon; if it’s too thick, add one teaspoon of lime juice or milk of choice. If you prefer a thinner icing, simply add more lime juice by the teaspoon until the consistency you like is achieved.

Spoon on top of the cooled loaf and spread with an offset spatula. Allow the icing to set for at least 15 minutes at room temperature before slicing.

Kind of like a yummy tropical drink, but suitable for all ages: Gluten Free Banana Lime Bread.

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Gluten Free Lime Banana Bread by gfJules has the slightest tang, and is ever so moist!

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19 thoughts on “Gluten Free Banana Lime Bread Recipe

  1. My dad’s favorite is banana bread so I’m going to have to make this for him. He doesn’t even need to know that it’s gluten free!

  2. I would have never thought to combine banana bread and lime. What an interesting combination! I shared it with my friends who are already missing the key lime cake mix from Aldi. (I imagine yours is MUCH better.)

  3. Perfect flavor combination, Jules. The lime adds a wonderful touch to this great gluten free banana bread recipe. Nicely done (as always!).

  4. This is my favorite recipe. I make it at least twice a month.
    I use smaller loaf pans and can get 4 loaves from one recipe. Sometimes I use tiny round pans!
    Thank you so much for this recipe😊😊

    • Hi Millie, thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how much you enjoy this recipe. Hearing that kind of thing makes my day!!!
      ~jules

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