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Sliced Banana Bread Loaf with Streusel-Nut Topping sitting on a black cutting board.
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Banana Bread

Easy, simple and delicious, this Banana Bread recipe is moist and full of flavor. The streusel nut topping puts the flavor over the top! And, you can even make a gluten free version!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Amanda Mason


Banana Bread Ingredients – Gluten Free Version

Streusel-Nut Topping Ingredients - Gluten Free Version


Directions for Gluten Free Streusel-Nut Topping

  • In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 3 Tablespoons of gluten free flour and the chopped walnuts. 
  • Ensure your butter is at room temperature and add to a small bowl. 
  • Using your hand mixer, slowly mix the ingredients together until you have a mixture that resembles course crumbs. Set aside.

Directions for Gluten Free Banana Bread

  • Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, take the flour, Xanthan Gum, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and mix well with a whisk.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine the eggs, bananas, sugar and butter. With an electric hand mixer, mix on low until the ingredients have been mixed together. Don’t over mix!
  • Add the liquid mixture to the center of your flour mixture and mix well with a spatula. Fold in the walnuts.
  • At this point, the consistency of the mixture will be more on the liquid side and not so much on the dough side. This is the expected consistency. Pour your mixture into the loaf mold or loaf pan.
  • Take your bowl of Streusel Nut Topping and sprinkle it over the batter. Cook for 60 minutes.
  • When the bread is done cooking, if you are using a flexi mold wait about 2-5 minutes and turn your mold over onto a cutting board. As you can see, the loaf comes right out with no crumbles.
    If you are using a traditional loaf pan, wait until the bread is completely cooled before turning over.
  • Slice the loaf and enjoy with a little butter spread on each slice and a cup of hot coffee!


If you want to make a traditional version of this Banana Bread recipe, use the following ingredients below. Follow the same directions in the recipes card. The Streusel-Nut Topping is optional!
Ingredients - Banana Bread (Non-Gluten Free Version)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 5 medium mashed bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
Ingredients - Streusel-Nut Topping (Non-Gluten Free Version)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Gluten Free Flour  (substitute all purpose flour if you are not Gluten Free)
  • 2 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/3 cups cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.1mg