Chai Spiced Banana Bread – Gluten Free

Published on Sep 23, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

23 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 1 loaf
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Healthy gluten-free chai-spiced banana bread with a twist on traditional banana loaf. Combining the warm and aromatic flavors of chai spices with the sweetness of ripe bananas, this dairy-free, moist banana bread is exceptionally tasty.

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Gluten Free Chai Spiced Banana Bread Details




The gluten free version of chai-spiced banana bread is a rich, golden-brown color with a slightly cracked top. 



The freshly baked scent is the comforting blend of chai spices, including cinnamon, fresh ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg, with a hint of fruity banana. 




This nutritious gluten-free banana bread has a moist and tender crumb that will melt in your mouth. It is soft and slightly springy to the touch. The gluten-free flours used in the recipe such as sorghum, rice, arrowroot and almond flour, contribute to this texture, along with the mashed bananas. 



The flavor of this banana bread is a blend of sweet and spicy. The ripe bananas provide natural sweetness without adding a sweetener. You’ll taste hints of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and fresh ginger, enhancing the overall healthiness of the bread.

side view of sliced chai spiced banana bread, gluten free

Key Points of this Chai Spiced Banana Bread

This banana bread is gluten and dairy-free, has heart-healthy fats such as olive oil, and no added sugar, making the loaf suitable for someone with gluten intolerance, celiac disease, and dairy intolerance.


This recipe is a healthier option than the traditional banana bread due to the use of the natural sweetener of the banana and healthy fats.


ripe bananas

How to ripen bananas for baking

Poke firm unpeeled bananas all over with a fork or knife. Then place them on a paper towel  and microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time, repeating until they’re as soft as you need them.

Or, you can use the oven method. Place the bananas, still in their peels, on a lined, rimmed baking sheet. Turn the oven to 300°F. Bake the bananas until their peels turn black. The bananas will be mushy and deliciously sweet.

Serving Suggestion 

Enjoy a slice of this healthy gluten-free chai-spiced banana bread as a satisfying breakfast, a nourishing snack, or a comforting dessert. It pairs wonderfully with a cup of hot tea or coffee, enhancing the chai spice experience. You can also spread a thin layer of almond or cashew butter on top for an extra layer of flavor and heartiness.

Health Benefits of Ripe Bananas

Overripe bananas are much sweeter than green bananas, so they are ideal for a recipe when it calls for a sweetener. The best part, even though they are sweeter the calories remain the same, and ripe bananas have many health benefits. 


chai spiced banana bread, gluten free

Gluten Free Chai Spiced Banana Bread with Perfect Sweetness

Because this recipe is sweetened only with bananas, this is not a sweet breakfast cake. This delicious chai spiced banana bread is only lightly sweetened, making it an excellent addition to cheeses, or if you like more sweetness, add a smear of marmalade.

If you prefer a sweeter version of gluten-free banana bread, add 1/4 cup of coconut sugar to the recipe.

You may also enjoy our Gluten Free Marbled Banana Bread or our wholesome Gluten Free One Bowl Zucchini Banana Flax Bread.

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thank you!


perfectly moist and the flavour is soooo good!


Loved it!


This is my favourite gluten-free banana bread recipe by far!!!

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