Gluten Free Brown Rice Banana Bread | © 2013 | | © 2013 | | © 2013 |

This deliciously moist, sugar-free, fat-free, gluten-free, protein-loaded banana bread is perfect for afternoon tea, picnics and packed lunches. Soft ripe bananas are best for the recipe. The batter can be baked in the individual muffin cups too.

  • 150 g Organic brown rice, ground into flour
  • 40 g Whey protein powder
  • 15 g Psyllium powder
  • 7 g Baking powder
  • 5 g Baking soda
  • 2 g Salt
  • 160 g Applesauce
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 3 Ripe bananas, mashed
  • 100 g 0.1% Buttermilk
  • 50 g Hazelnuts
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brown rice flour, protein powder, psyllium powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Make a well in the center and add in applesauce, egg whites, mashed bananas, and buttermilk. Stir until just incorporated. Now stir in the hazelnuts.
  3. Spoon the batter into a parchment paper lined loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Bake the bread in the middle of hot oven for about 55 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven and cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


twodogsinthekitchen 21/8/13 18:53

This sounds terrific Angie. I have missed your bread posts :) Everything you make is delightful but, I adore all the breads. I have a ton of them pinned :) And yes, I actually make things I have pinned.

Ely 21/8/13 19:38

A bread so sweet.. so comfortable.. so tasty. <3 Congratulations. With all my heart <3

Rosa's Yummy Yums 21/8/13 19:43

A wonderful bread! Surely delicious and divine with butter...



Anurag Jain 21/8/13 19:45

This is looking too good to be true.

Belinda 21/8/13 19:51

You inspire me to be more bold in gluten-free breads!

Gwen 21/8/13 20:10

What a fabulous loaf of bread! I have to make this one!

Erin | The Law Students Wife 21/8/13 20:17

Hazelnuts are totally underappeciated! I adore their warm flavor, and I'm sure it's perfect in this moist banana bread.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 21/8/13 20:56

Even with all the x-free factors it does look packed with wonderful flavor. I now challenge you to also make it vegan!

Rosita Vargas 21/8/13 21:00

Se ve muy delicioso su pan es una estupenda receta me encanta,saludos.

Violeta Pasat 21/8/13 21:06

Another beautiful bread,another beautiful recipe,Angie!As usual your bread looks professional and delicious!

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 21/8/13 21:28

I love the idea of using whole hazelnut here... It gives is such texture and appearance. Love this banana bread, Angie. Pinning!

Priya Suresh 21/8/13 21:52

Am yet to bake bread with rice flour, u r really inspiring Angie and makes me drool..

Spicie Foodie 21/8/13 21:57

I haven't backed with rice flour, will try it sometime. Your bread looks beautiful!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 21/8/13 22:09

This is the healthiest banana bread I've ever seen. Look at those nuggets of nuts.

Natalie G 21/8/13 22:36

Amazing recipe! Love the use of hazelnuts in this, perfect.

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 21/8/13 23:01

I love this brown rice banana bread, Angie! So creative and delicious looking!

Kitcheninspirations 21/8/13 23:13

I wonder if the brown rice flour has a different flavour or is it not detectible at all. I'm sure the banana keeps if wonderfully moist.

Vimitha Anand 21/8/13 23:22

Such a healthy and yummy bread

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 21/8/13 23:33

Adding hazelnuts is a great idea Angie! Some gf breads look really good.

Gloria Baker 22/8/13 01:00

Look delicious Angie I will send to a friend of mine that her sister is celliac and she cook almost all gluten free, thanks by sharing!

Monica 22/8/13 01:05

I love those big studs of hazelnuts!

Norma Chang 22/8/13 01:35

Glad to see hazelnuts in the recipe, I do feel it is an underuse nut.

Chris Scheuer 22/8/13 02:16

I have a feeling that a slice of this for breakfast would keep me happy and full all morning long!

Liz Berg 22/8/13 03:53

Oh, my. What a wonderful, healthy loaf! I'm sure the banana provides some delicious sweetness...and I would be happy with lots of slices with butter :)

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 22/8/13 04:32

Your ingredients are so creative, Angie. Love your racks not forgetting the pics!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 22/8/13 05:16

Man, Angie. You must own stock in a health food store! This looks totally good for you and totally good!

mjskit 22/8/13 05:16

You definitely grabbed my attention when you said it was perfect for afternoon tea! I have some brown rice flour and until now - no use for it. thanks!

Veena Theagarajan 22/8/13 06:07

looks good.. very moist.. you r really in love with baking breads

Mich PieceofCake 22/8/13 07:40

I love the hazelnuts dotted throughout this lovely banana bread!

Jeannie Tay 22/8/13 08:05

This is really serious healthy eating! No sugar and butter huh! Beautiful loaf indeed!

Chitz 22/8/13 09:31

Such a healthy & inviting looking bread.. Yum !

Wer SAHM 22/8/13 09:51

hazelnut makes more highlight in bread... such a tempting one

thecompletecookbook 22/8/13 10:07

This would be a huge hit with my hubby Angie!
:-) Mandy xo

Guru Uru 22/8/13 11:30

What a magnificent banana bread my friend :)

Choc Chip Uru

TasteHongKong 22/8/13 12:04

Love banana bread that is both sugar-free and fat-free, yet looks fluffy like this!

Fimère 22/8/13 14:02

il est bien tentant avec toutes ces saveurs, j'aime beaucoup
bonne journée

kitchen flavours 22/8/13 15:23

A lovely loaf Angie! I like the hazelnuts in the bread!

Susan 22/8/13 15:42

Oh my! You make me long to make banana bread and I thought I'd never say that again with all the recipes I've tried. The addition of the hazelnuts is intriguing and in all our years in the Pacific Northwest, I never thought of that, XOXO

Tessa @ Feral Kitchen 22/8/13 16:02

Angie, you make the best bread :)!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 22/8/13 16:56

Ooh, I love banana bread--my mom used to make it all the time when I was growing up and it always brings back memories!

Beth 22/8/13 17:18

The flavours sound nice, and the hazelnuts are an appealing addition, too!

GG 22/8/13 17:36

Great looking banana bread and so delicious with the whole nuts and full of fibre, so good for you and great to eat. GG

lena 22/8/13 17:36

not only is healthy, it looks unique too with the hazelnuts appearing on the surface..!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 22/8/13 18:20

The strangest thing happened yesterday; while I Google+ d your amazing bread, I tried to comment, but it just would not let me write...spooky, strange; could be just me! Angie, your bread is super moist and so delicious...even though I'm not gluten free but my daughter's best friend is, and I will forward this amazing recipe to her. Thanks for sharing! xo

Pam 22/8/13 18:48

I love those big chunks of hazelnuts in there.

grace 22/8/13 20:51

i never realized hazelnuts had such gorgeous cross sections! great bread, angie. :)

Asha Shivakumar 22/8/13 22:05

Angie, such a beautiful looking bread and gluten free. Like a pictures a lot. Very creative recipe.

Nik Sharma 22/8/13 22:29

This looks like a wonderful bread recipe, Angie. Love it!

Erica 23/8/13 00:57

Love banana bread recipes! It is my favorite bread and I always have bananas at home! Have to try this one soon!

The Yum List 23/8/13 01:26

I haven't had great experiences with brown rice flour with my cooking. Will give your recipe a go.

RavieNomNoms 23/8/13 03:06

I love that you place hazelnuts in there like that!! How gorgeous and delicious!!

Dawn Yucuis 23/8/13 04:31

This bread looks wonderful. Healthy and delicious. I love the way the hazel nuts look in the bread.

Mr. & Mrs. P 23/8/13 04:59

We make a banana nut bread, but it's not this healthy! lol love the photos you took!

Ivy 23/8/13 06:48

You are so lucky getting all these kinds of flour. The bread sounds so healthful and the addition of hazelnuts with bananas must be really good!

Amy 23/8/13 10:16

This Gluten Free Brown Rice Banana Bread is gorgeous. I love that the bananas add sweetness so no sugar is needed. I love to see that you added my favorite hazelnuts! ;) Happy Friday and have a great weekend ahead.

Emma @ Fork and Good 23/8/13 11:28

Another beautiful bread, how can you ever bare to eat these?!

Joanne 23/8/13 13:58

I LOVE that you threw hazelnuts into the banana bread mix! BIG yum.

Asmita 23/8/13 14:08

This bread is gorgeous, Angie.

kumars kitchen 23/8/13 14:20

such a perfectly made banana bread,we would love making this and have some with peanut butter,yummmm :-)

Jeanette 23/8/13 14:35

What a beautiful healthy quickbread Angie - those hazelnuts are just popping out at me - love that!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/8/13 16:21

I love baking with brown rice flour although I usually combine it with some AP flour too.

This bread with the hazelnuts is calling my name :) It's not only beautiful and must taste wonderful!

Jenn S 23/8/13 16:54

I have a friend who will love this recipe. She's been a the search for a gluten free banana bread and has not been successful at it. I am sending her over here now :)

Jennifer Kendall 23/8/13 17:31

your banana bread is absolutely fantastic Angie! Looks wonderful!

Reni 23/8/13 19:56

Looks lovely ! Perfectly done !

Catherine 23/8/13 20:47

Dear Angie, A beautiful breakfast bread with jam and cream cheese. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

dentistvschef 23/8/13 21:13

i had the brown rice steamed buns version and it's nice too..
i guess this baked with banana version are good too!

Daniela Grimburg 24/8/13 01:04

Thank you Angie for this delicious looking Glutenfree sweet bread.
I have several friends with Gluten intolerance and it's great to have such a recipe when the gals come over :)

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch 24/8/13 01:32

Mmm.. I love trying different forms of favorite recipes and have almost all the ingredients! I'll have to give it a try, one of my close friends are gluten free. Delicious!

Kathy 24/8/13 13:39

This is a fantastic looking bread! And I’m sure so delicious! This would be a perfect bread to have with my morning tea!

cquek 24/8/13 14:29

This is fabulous, I would love to try this.

Lenia 24/8/13 15:16

A delicious and healthy loaf!I am curious about this kind of flour, never used it.

Helene Dsouza 24/8/13 15:37

i had kept a bag of hazelnuts from Europe for special occasions. Maybe it's about time to use it and we get loads of brown rice here, especially in the coming months after the harvest. Thanks for sharing Angie!

Patty Price 24/8/13 15:50

A beautiful loaf of bread, do I spy my favorite hazelnuts in each slice, swoon! How do you make such wonderful gluten free breads...this one looks fresh out of the best bakery in town ;)

Mother Rimmy 24/8/13 17:44

I don't see hazelnuts used often enough. Whenever there's a bowl of nuts during the holidays, the hazelnuts are the first thing I pick out.

Rebecca Subbiah 24/8/13 20:23

this looks great especially for those on a gluten free diet

Mary Callan 24/8/13 21:22

This looks beautiful Angie - LOVE those hazelnuts!!
Mary x

My Inner Chick 25/8/13 01:01

--Why does EVERTHING you make look DEEEEEEELISH?!!! X

AdriBarr 25/8/13 05:48

What a gorgeous loaf of bread! All the different textures, all the layers of flavor make this one special indeed. I would like a large piece, if you do not mind!

Shirley Tay 25/8/13 07:06

Angie, you're baking so much that I'm pretty sure the bakeries around your area will soon close shops. Hahaha! Gorgeous work, my dear!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 25/8/13 16:32

Anita! Your bread looks delicious, no matter how "free" it is! Look at those gorgeous hazelnuts too... Yum!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 25/8/13 16:34

Angie! I am SO sorry... I'm not awake today yet... Could you edit my last comment with your correct name! I hope you forgive me :-)

Roz Corieri Paige 25/8/13 17:42

Wow, a super-healthy banana bread! And those hazelnuts are so pretty inside! I wish you'd teach me your photography skills! Truly I do Angie!


Angie Schneider 25/8/13 19:08

@Viviane Bauquet FarreViviane, no problem at has happened to me too.

Soni 26/8/13 00:37

Love Banana Bread and this healtheir version sounds fantastic!Love the hazelnuts in there and they look so moist and delicious :)

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 26/8/13 05:17

Love this! The hazelnuts look gorgeous in this loaf and would complement the banana perfectly. You always make such nice loaves/breads Angie.

Sarah | The Sugar Hit 26/8/13 05:48

This loaf looks absolutely wonderful! And so healthy too, Perfection.

Just a Smidgen 26/8/13 06:48

This is such a healthy version of banana bread, Angie. Do you think I could use store bought brown rice flour, or is it better to grind your own? I'd like to try this one, the addition of protein is appealing! xx

Nurunnahar Amily 26/8/13 07:05

LOOKS YUMMY .I MUST TRY IT .I lOVE IT.Thanks for your post.I will review it again.Recipes

Veronica | Veronica's Cornucopia 26/8/13 07:49

What a healthy and nutritious bread, and so beautiful too! I'd say this is an all-around winner!

Kiran @ 26/8/13 08:43

Absolutely love that its studded with hazelnuts! Yum :)

Reeni 27/8/13 01:15

Banana and hazelnuts make a great pair in this delectable bread Angie! Love how the hazelnuts look! Bet it makes some great french toast.

julian 27/8/13 03:22

I love this brown rice banana bread, Angie! So creative and delicious looking!

Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking 27/8/13 03:46

I always find fascinating all the bread recipes you share and this banana bread sounds fantastic! What a wonderful sweet treat that's practically guilt free!

Angie Schneider 27/8/13 04:47

@Just a Smidgen Though I ground my own, but store bought variety definitely works too.

Sue 27/8/13 16:44

I'd love to bite into a slice of this bread and crunch into a hazelnut~YUM!

Amelia 27/8/13 17:25

Hi Angie, excellent combo. This bread look really good. Great to go with a nice cup of coffee.

Best regards.

Cass @foodmyfriend 28/8/13 02:30

Yum! I love this mix. I used brown rice flour to make a rue last week and it turned out ewie. I think that it is a fine art to cook it well!

Barbara Bakes 28/8/13 03:04

Such a pretty bread. Not always easy when it's gluten free.

Chaya 28/8/13 05:47

Gluten free is all I bake for my husband and this one is stunning. He adores nuts. When I tell him, I am baking, he tells me to put in nuts. This has nuts, big time and he would love it.

noobcook 28/8/13 12:10

healthy and delicious looking!

easyfoodsmith 29/8/13 06:15

Gorgeous bread and I believe it would be great after a work out at the gym. HAVE to try this one asap. Thanks for sharing

Anne Regalado 3/9/13 07:45

Angie , this healthy and gorgeous banana bread looks yummy !

Wholesale Gluten Free 16/9/13 07:20

Looks like Mama Ka'z Banana Breads (Perfect & Yummy)!!

sunny eggs recipe 26/2/18 11:33

healthy and delicious recipe. Love it.


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