Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Bread

If you are on the hunt for that perfect gluten free banana bread, search no further. Not all gluten free banana bread is created equal. This delightful banana bread is a combination of ripe bananas with fresh blueberries, thus loaded with antioxidants. The ripe bananas add most of the sweetness and by adding yogurt and orange juice the texture is moist and light

Start your day with this healthy gluten free blueberry banana bread or have it as a snack when you need a boost of lasting energy. This is an easy recipe to make and an excellent way to use up ripe bananas. Did you know that the riper the banana, the higher the antioxidants, hence the riper the banana, the better the anti-cancer quality as per Health Impact News

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
2 medium size ripe bananas
½ cup full fat plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup extra virgin olive
½ turbinado raw sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Zest of one orange
2 large eggs
1 cup sweet sorghum flour
½ cup tapioca flour/starch
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. xanthan gum
¼ tsp. sea salt
1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 4 x 8-inch loaf pan with parchment paper
Combine chia seeds and orange juice in a small bowl and set aside for 15 minutes
Add bananas, yogurt, olive oil, turbinado sugar, vanilla, orange zest and chia mix to a food processor Process until creamy. Then add eggs one at a time until smooth
In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, xanthan gum and sea salt
Add banana mixture to dry ingredients and blend until all the ingredients are mixed
Carefully fold in blueberries and pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center, and it should come out without wet batter attached. Cool the bread in the pan before slicing
Note: if you do not have a food processor, mash the banana first and then use electric mixer


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