Easy Gluten Free Banana and Chia Seed Bread

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GLUTEN-FREE BANANA AND CHIA BREAD 

 

INGREDIENTS

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 medium, ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 15 mins at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups gluten free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup of Chia Seeds
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Add-ins

  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch loaf pan with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. Peel bananas and add to a large mixing bowl. Using a sturdy whisk or fork, mash bananas until smooth. Add coconut oil, chia seeds, flax egg, and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated.
  3. Add oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together until just incorporated, making sure no flour patches remain. Add in chopped walnuts.
  4. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan. Using a rubber spatula, smooth batter into an even layer, with the shape of a rise down the center—just like a loaf. Using a butter knife, cut a slit slightly off center down the loaf. Optionally, sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Lightly press walnuts into the top.
  5. Bake for 60-70 minutes. Mine took 65 minutes. Test for doneness by sticking a toothpick into the center of the loaf. The toothpick will come out clean when the loaf is done.