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The Best Banana Bread with Lemon Sugar Glaze

Dessert, Gluten Free, Vegetarian4 Responses »

I remember my first forays into gluten free baking, they always included xanthan gum.  Most of the info on the web back then, in my new gf cookbooks, heck, even in the recipes on the side panel of the bagged gluten free flours included it.

I thought you couldn’t bake gluten free without it.  Guess what?  Sometimes you can!  And, I am starting to think back to all those baked goods and breads that I made, could they have been better without the addition xanthan gum?

This Banana Bread with Lemon Sugar Glaze surely was.  It is fabulously rich and moist, with a crispy exterior, and that extra punch of the Lemon Sugar Glaze, well that is just sheer perfection.

Banana Bread with Lemon Glaze 

The Best Banana Bread with Lemon Sugar Glaze

Category: Dessert, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

The Best Banana Bread with Lemon Sugar Glaze


  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Glaze:
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift flour with baking powder and salt.

Beat the butter, sugar and bananas together until smooth, add eggs blend until just mixed.

Stir this into the flour mixture until blended.

Pour into a large loaf pan, lined with parchment paper and bake for about 1 - 1 1/4 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean and the cake is just firm.

Cool for 10 minutes and then mix the sugar with the lemon juice and drizzle over the top while still a bit warm so the glaze melts into the loaf.

4 Responses

January 28th, 2015 at 1:45 pm

I think gluten-free breads are the best. Gluten-free baking is such a challenge. You seem to master it though.

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