Gluten free bourbon banana bread

I love baking and when ever I get a chance I like to do gluten free bake goods when ever possible. This gluten free bourbon banana bread was made two days ago and within then next day it was gone.

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This gluten free bourbon banana bread was really light. I love using bourbon for certain desserts so for this banana bread I thought of adding some. I only added 3 tablespoons of it so it would have just a subtle taste of it, but all in all, there is no strong flavor of bourbon. If you would like to omit all together you can do so.

I have thought of adding walnuts or chocolate chips but since this was the first time making it I just wanted to keep it plain with the banana and bourbon flavor.

Next time I make this I am going to make it in cake form and also add some kind of bourbon cheesecake frosting to it. Like I said, I wouldn’t dare drink bourbon by itself but I would sure added to desserts. The flavor that comes from it is just awesome.

To sweetened the banana bread I used Truvia brown sugar blend. Once again, this is for my diabetic friends that are watching their carbohydrates especially when it comes to bake goods.

Each serving of this gluten free bourbon banana bread contains about 24 grams of carbohydrates, 1 1/2 carbohydrate exchange, so no bad especially because this entire loaf serves 6 people so the slices are quite generous.

I would also like to share with you a project Truvia has been working on in Bolivia for the past 3 years.


On World Food Day 2012, the Truvia® brand joined with the World Food Programme to launch its Sharing a Sweet Future campaign. Now in its third year, nearly $1 million in contributions from the Truvia brand has been used to help develop sustainable communities in Bolivia, a region of critical need with one of the highest rates of nutritional deficiencies in South America.

These are the results of Truvia’s 3-year partnership with the WFP. Great work that benefits children and teachers in Bolivia. I love when companies give back…Way to go Truvia!

Anyhow, I leave you with this amazing gluten free bourbon banana bread that I hope you get to make soon. This bread only lasted about a day in my house. I think next time I will double the batch as well.


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Gluten free bourbon banana bread

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 1 hour



Preheat oven to 350F. Line the bottom of a loaf baking pan 9x5 inch with unbleached parchment paper. Grease the sides and set aside.

In a stand mixer add the bananas, sugar, and eggs. Combine until you obtain a homogenous mixture. Add the vanilla extract, bourbon, milk and coconut oil. Combine. Add the coconut, almond flour and baking soda and mix until it is combine. Don't over mix.

Pour the batter in the prepared baking pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. Let the cake cool on a wire rack, unmold and serve as desired.

NOTE: You can omit the bourbon in this recipe if you like!

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  1. YUM!  This bread looks perfectly moist and delicious!  I love the addition of bourbon!

  2. This sounds like the perfect recipe to use up some of the bourbon I bought for Christmas baking and haven’t touched since! :)

  3. This has my mouth watering!

  4. This is something I’d make and not share. 

  5. My husband loves banana bread!  This sounds like it adds a great dimension of flavor to that!

  6. Love the addition of bourbon – delicious!

  7. Loving this banana bread! The bourbon addition sounds delicious! Thanks for this gluten free version. :D

  8. obsessed with these photos! such an incredible looking banana bread X

  9. Looks delicious — the husband is a huge bourbon fan and think we’ll both love this one. Just curious as to the omission of bourbon for a gluten free version? As long as it is distilled, grain alcohols are safe for those of us who are GF. (and I’m a big bourbon fan now too!) Will be making this one soon! 

    • I had some GF people complaint so I just added that note but for me it is a personal individual case to case basis. I am not celiac so I guess it will have to be left to the consumer :-) Thanks for the info though. I hope they read your note when making the recipe!

  10. Hola, soy Leonora de Argentina. Recientemente descubri tu blog y me ha gustado muchisimo, la receta de pan de banana es la primera que he hecho, con ligeras variantes porque algunos ingredientes son dificil de conseguir, jaja. Muchas gracias por las recetas, un abrazo.

  11. What can I substitute for the almond flour? Nut allergy….. can I use all coconut flour instead?

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