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Overhead view gluten free banana bread made with quinoa cut into thick slices on cutting board

Gluten Free Banana Bread made from Quinoa

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x


Gluten Free Banana Bread made with Quinoa and Oats


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 3 small bananas
  • 2 Tablespoons nut butter of choice, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons non dairy milk or milk of choice. 3 Tablespoons milk if batter is too thick.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup coconut sugar (adjust to sweetness likeness)
  • 1 cup oat flour (around 120 grams) See notes on how to make oat flour with ground rolled oats and other flour substitutes.
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional 1/22/3 cup chocolate chips (dark chocolate or non dairy).
  • Sliced banana to go on top, optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Rinse the quinoa then cook in rice cooker or stove according to instructions.
  3. Once cooked, transfer to a bowl and fluff.
  4. Place cooked quinoa, banana, nut butter, milk, vanilla, and eggs in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. The batter will be thick and look like pancake batter.
  5. Pour into a mixing bowl.
  6. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients, sifting together flour and baking soda/powder.
  7. Combine your dry ingredients with your banana quinoa batter until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips, if using.
  8. Pour into a lined or greased 8×4 bread pan, top with additional chocolate chips and sliced banana, if using.
  9. Place in oven for 50-55 minutes, cover with foil at halfway point to prevent browning. Depending on your oven, it could take 45 minutes or up to 55 minute.


  • To make oat flour, grin rolled oats in a high speed blender until fine flour is formed. Or you may use packed oat flour. Bob’s Redmill carries gluten free oat flour. Other flour substitutes – millet flour, or brown rice flour. Gluten Free AP flour works too but bread will be more dense. If using AP flour reduce amount to 3/4 cup.
  • To make it more sweet, add in 1/4 cup more sugar or chocolate chips if desired. It’s very moist and good by itself or with honey on top. This bread is also freezer friendly.
  • Nutrition below based on banana bread without chocolate chips added.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Category: baking
  • Method: bread
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 184
  • Sugar: 11.7 g
  • Sodium: 256.1 mg
  • Fat: 4.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.3 mg

Keywords: banana bread, gluten free, dairy free, quinoa, whole grain, bread