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  • Makes 1 loaf

This nourishing banana bread features the world’s tiniest whole grain, teff. Teff is a seed with a subtly sweet, nutty flavor. Look for it in flour form, or buy the whole seeds and grind them in a blender or food processor to make nourishing gluten-free flour. 

Gluten-Free Banana Teff Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup unsweetened, unflavored plant milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup teff flour
  • 2 tablespoons pure cane sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon regular or sodium-free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 10 to 15 raisins, soaked and drained

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x4-inch nonstick or silicone loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl mash bananas with a fork. Stir in milk, vinegar, and vanilla until well mixed. In another bowl stir together the next seven ingredients (through salt). Add milk mixture to flour mixture; gently fold until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle raisins on top.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let loaf cool completely before slicing.

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H. Cooray2 weeks ago
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I tried this with rice flour and it was delicious. Used the blender to mix the banana with a little extra milk. Thank you!

Vb4 weeks ago
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The teff does indeed make it taste and look ‘chocolatey’. I also added a few choc chips on top with raisins. However don’t you find just one cuo of flour makes a very small, flat loaf. Still edible but… Next tune will either use 2 cuos of teff and adjust leavening agents as well, and double the bananas or might use half teff and half oat flour and add a binder like ground chia seeds.

Lorraine1 week ago
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Vb i love your creativity. Adding oat flour makes good sense. Can I just put oatmeal in the blender? Then how much chia seeds?

Ralph1 month ago
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Vegan, gluten-free, fat-free (except for the optional nuts), and if your bananas are quite ripe you can even omit the sugar – I used half a tablespoon and it was plenty sweet: next time I’ll just add more raisins. Flavor and texture both fine.

Cynthia3 months ago
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I made mine with some sustitute ingredients since I want use some ripe bananas and unfortunately not really have specific the same ingredients.. I used whole wheat flour, almond extract , coconut sugar and I toss the raising in the mix ☺️

Pamela4 months ago
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I have made this several times and it’s excellent! The teff gives it a kind of chocolatey flavor. I add the raisins to the batter rather than on top, where they fall off.

Tracey Lewis4 months ago
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I made this with Sorghum flour instead of Teff. It still came out great!
It is a but crumbly though. Any suggestions for binders to hold it together?

Larissa4 months ago
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Maybe try some flax seed meal and water. When you mix it and let it sit for a couple minutes, it creates an egg-white like texture. Curious to see how it would turn out.

Nick5 months ago
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I love this recipe! It came out perfect and I had trouble not eating the whole thing. Teff is awesome to work with and I love that this recipe is affordable too.
The ingredients are simple and most people already have them in their house.

Jen6 months ago
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I just made this and its a winner! I’ve been asked to make another loaf soon since the first one is almost gone!

Chicory4 months ago
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Amanda – it should work to substitute gluten-free buckwheat flour for the teff flour. They are both tiny pseudo grains and their flours have similar weight and texture. I might try it soon. If so, I will update here. 🙂

Amanda5 months ago
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Wondering if anyone has successfully substituted the Teff flour with another gluten free one.

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Darshana Thacker

Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com for more.

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