My brother asked me to make some baked goods for a show opening he's having on Sunday. I love baking so I said sure. I'm also pretty selfish so I wanted to make something gluten free so I could eat it too.
I did a gluten free test run of my mom's banana bread tonight. If it turned out awful, I planned to make it the regular way since I didn't want to deprive everyone else of this delicious bread. Fortunately, it came out amazing and I'll be making it again for the show opening Sunday.
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Momma K's Banana Bread - with Gluten Free adjustments:
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter - I used 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup applesauce*
1 3/4 cups brown sugar**
4 cups flour - I used all purpose gluten free flour***
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbs. baking powder
2 cups mashed ripe banana (4-5 bananas)
1 cup strong black coffee
1 Tbs vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl beat together the butter, applesauce if using, and sugar
Beat in each egg one at a time
In a medium sized bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder
In another bowl stir together the mashed banana, coffee, and vanilla
Using a spoon, add the banana mixture and the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. My mom always reminds me not to over-mix, and then I do it anyway (but you shouldn't).
Pour the batter into a greased bundt pan and cook for 1 hour. If you want to use a loaf or cupcake pan then the cooking times will be shorter. I'm guessing 45 minutes for a loaf and 20ish minutes for cupcakes. Don't take my word on that, though. Google it.
* I used applesauce because of what Daniellan told me about butter in gluten free baking and also because I had it around and was trying to pretend I was being healthy
** I used 1 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar because I was low on brown sugar
*** I used a mixture I had bought at Risotteria a few months ago. I'm not well versed enough in gluten free flours to tell you any mixture will work, but I plan on using Bob's Red Mill All Purpose GF Baking Flour for my next batch and I'm hoping for the best.
This is my first recipe. Questions?
UPDATE: When I made this again, I used a different flour mixture and it needed more like an hour and 20 minutes to cook. Don't question this. Just cook it until a fork comes out clean.