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Jan Brunt’s gluten-free banana and walnut bread

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  • Gluten free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Vegetarian

Baking for gluten-free guests? Coles Cooking Club member Jan has you covered with her gluten-free banana and walnut bread. Enjoy with butter and honey. 

  • Serves12
  • Cook time55 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + cooling time
Jan Brunt’s gluten-free banana and walnut bread


  • 1 cup (220g) brown sugar
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbs Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups (135g) gluten-free plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup (140g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup (55g) chopped walnuts
  • Butter, extra, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 873kJ/209 Cals (10%), Protein: 3g (6%), Fat: 12g (17%), Sat Fat: 6g (25%) Sodium: 284mg (14%), Carb: 24g (8%), Sugar: 21g (23%), Dietary Fibre: 1g (3%).

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 10cm x 20cm (base measurement) loaf pan and line with baking paper. Combine the sugar and butter in a large bowl. Add the eggs, vanilla and rum, if using, and stir to combine.

  2. Step 2

    Sift flour, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt over the butter mixture. Fold until just combined. Fold in the banana, yoghurt and walnuts until just combined.

  3. Step 3

    Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 55 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside in pan for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Cut into slices and serve toasted with butter.

Recipe tip

Serve with honey

Use it up:
Xanthan gum acts as a stabiliser for gluten-free bakes and cooking. Add a little to pancake or cupcake batter to help thicken the mixture and prevent breakage.

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