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    Eating and Surviving and ENJOYING a Gluten-Free Diet

    By New York Family

    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,, 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.

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