Spooky Gluten Free Banana Bread

Here is yet another fun recipe for your skull mold! This is my peanut butter banana bread recipe, made into the shape of skulls! So fun for Halloween, and good with or without your light dusting of powdered sugar. This recipe is a great way to use those old bananas, so they don’t go to waste. These cute little loaves are naturally sweetened with ripe bananas (if you don’t dust with powdered sugar). Check this spooky gluten free banana bread recipe out, as well as other spooky Halloween recipes.

Why you’ll love this peanut butter banana bread

  • It’s gluten free, and you can use your favorite gluten free flour! I chose coconut flour, but almond flour, and others will do as well.
  • It’s a fun way to use your skull mold! I love my skull mold, and there are so many great ways to use it during spooky season.
  • Not that it’s all that hard to get your kids to eat banana bread, but the skull shape makes it even more fun!

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Skull mold
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Ripe Bananas – I never throw away my ripe bananas. This is a perfect recipe to use them up!
  • Eggs – I always advocate for farm fresh, pasture raised eggs.
  • Baking Soda
  • Vanilla extract – Buy the real stuff. I know it’s expensive, but totally worth it.
  • Peanut Butter – Natural or just your standard peanut butter is fine. The recipe will be sweeter with the standard peanut butter.
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut flour – Can be subbed for almond flour or your favorite gluten free flour.
  • Salt
  • Powdered sugar – for dusting the skulls, which is totally optional.

How to make this keyword

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Peel bananas and place them in a bowl. Mash them with your whisk until smooth. You can also use a hand mixer.

Step 3. Add vanilla, peanut butter, eggs, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and whisk until smooth.

Step 4. Place mixture in sprayed skull molds.

Step 5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is done and a toothpick comes out clean during the toothpick test. Enjoy your spooky gluten free banana bread loaves with my cinnamon honey butter!

FAQs about gluten free recipes

What do you need to know about gluten free baking?

Gluten-free flours often contain fine starches, so they absorb more liquid than conventional flour. To address this, gluten-free recipes usually call for more liquid and produce looser batters. They may also call for a larger quantity of leavening, like baking powder, to help add volume and lighten the texture.

What are the rules for a gluten-free food?

Only foods that contain 20 parts per million (ppm) or less of gluten can be labelled gluten free.

What to avoid when cooking gluten-free?

Avoid “convenience” ingredients such as gravy mixes, soup mixes, bottled sauces, salad dressings, condiments, and seasoning mixes, since these may contain gluten-based ingredients. Check a list of gluten-free foods for safer ingredients.

More spooky season ideas:

More gluten free favorites:

Spooky Gluten Free Banana Bread

Another great way to use your skull mold for spooky season!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Skulls
Calories 275 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Whisk
  • 1 skull mold
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ripe bananas peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • powered sugar optional for sprinkling on the skulls

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel bananas and place them in a bowl. Mash them with your whisk until smooth. You can also use a hand mixer.
  • Add vanilla, peanut butter, eggs, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and whisk until smooth.
  • Place mixture in sprayed skull molds.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is done and a toothpick comes out clean during the toothpick test.
  • Serve plain or with cinnamon honey butter.
Keyword banana bread, gluten free, gluten free banana bread, peanut butter banana bread

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