You’ll love this Homemade Gluten Free Banana Bread with dairy free Irish Cream baked right in. This better for you banana bread is almost too good be true because it tastes like dessert and made with simple ingredients. Plus, it’s refined sugar free!
Happy Winter Solstice… almost! I think that this day needs to involve some delicious type of comfort food, dairy free comfort food that’s semi healthy-ish for you. Ya, that about sums up the first day (almost first day) of Winter. So close to January (and things meal prep) but also still 2 holidays to celebrate first; Christmas and New Years!
That being said, if you had to choose a homemade baked bread or festive cocktail drink to celebrate this cozy season, what would you choose? I’ll tell you what, I’m definitely going to go with both! Yep, today I’m sharing one of my favorite grain free and gluten free banana bread recipes! Except now it’s been tried and tested 4 more times and updated to perfection!
Boozy Gluten free banana bread made with almond flour and a favorite winter drink.
OK so I really don’t need to booze up banana bread in order to celebrate, but I’m am all about justifying making homemade Irish cream. It’s one of my family’s ABSOLUTE favorites because it also reminds me of my dad. His love for Irish Cream and Creamer! Haha.
So, first up, we don’t need Bailey’s Irish Cream to make this bread.
In fact, you can easily substitute Baileys Irish Cream for dairy free homemade Irish Cream.
Ingredients to make your own DAIRY FREE Irish Cream (Dairy Free):
- Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream
- Vanilla extract
- Maple syrup
- Instant coffee or strong brewed coffee (condensed)
- Whiskey (or for non alcoholic use a combo of almond extract and rum extract).
But wait…. Is Whiskey Gluten Free?
According to the National Institutes of Health’s Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign, gluten free whiskey is real! Well, for the most part. Even though most whiskey is made from glutinous grains, the distillation process removes gluten proteins. If you’re a celiac, I would check the brand first! Here’s a great list of gluten free alcohol brands.
And if you’re not into liquor, don’t worry, baking can help cook off “most” of the alcohol.
Phew, okay BOOZY talk aside, let’s chat BANANA BREAD!!
How do you make gluten free banana bread or grain free banana bread?
AS mentioned above, you make it with almond flour! Yep! But before we get into the HOW, it’s important to discuss the why!
You make gluten free banana bread (with Irish Cream) for those you love! You make banana bread to share with friends and neighbors this holiday season. You make dairy free and gluten free banana bread for your co-worker struggling with food allergies. You make gluten free it because it makes you house smell wonderful and you have all the ingredients in your pantry. Or ALL OF THE ABOVE!
It’s really a win win situation over here ya’ll!
But despite all my reasons, I truly love making allergy friendly holiday dishes. And this banana bread is no different. Here’s whatcha need for the banana bread part.
- Coconut milk or almond milk
- Coconut sugar or raw sugar
- coconut flour
- Your best ripe Bananas
- No OILS needed.
Now, put it together and here’s ALL you need to make the coziest homemade Irish Cream gluten free banana bread! Dairy free but you can still taste richness of Irish Cream.
TO make it over the TOP —> I highly recommend drizzling melted dark chocolate on top (I might of mixed in a smidge of Whiskey). The whiskey chocolate sauce is not necessary, but it totally is the “icing” on the cake.
Alright, I’ll end on that corny note and a confession.
Corny Confession –-> This gluten free banana bread recipe took a few tries to get just right, due to altitude baking and grain free baking. But it was totally worth it! And now that I can share the EASY recipe with you, my heart overfloweth. *wink wink*
Okay So tell me.
Would you try booze in banana bread? Have you?
Have you ever Made homemade Irish Cream?
If you haven’t tried my chocolate whiskey cakes bites yet, I suggest you start there. That will make any non Irish Whiskey fan become a verdict. Just sayin… CHOCOLATE CAKE .. OH MY!
How will you celebrate this end of year?