Living and eating gluten-free is not just a fad, it is a necessary way of life for many people. Although some people may think that it is a “diet” or “in“, it is not an easy lifestyle, regardless of whether it is a choice or a necessity. Thank goodness many restaurants in New York City have recognized the need to introduce gluten-free items or even entire menus! For those who like to try their hand at home with gluten-free recipes, MiniMunchers has found a great Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.
To celebrate MiniMunchers new Gluten-Free Options category, Amie Valpone of the Gluten-Free website, www.TheHealthyApple.com, has shared her amazing Gluten-Free and Vegan recipe with us! You don’t have to be either to enjoy a healty slice but great news for those on the Gluten-Free diet, it SURE is tasty!
Gluten-Free n’ Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
1 cup white rice flour
1/3 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup sorghum flour
3/4 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/3 tsp. sea salt
1 stick Earth Balance Vegan Butter Stick
1/2 cup sugar
Egg substitute for 2 eggs
1 tsp. almond extract
4 large bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick baking spray.
In a large bowl combine rice flours sorghum flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt; mix well to combine.
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream Earth Balance butter and sugar together fluffy. Add eggs and almond extract. Continue to beat; slowly add mashed banana and dry ingredients. Beat until well combined. Add white chocolate chips; stir by hand.
Transfer batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven; set aside to cool before slicing and serving.