Gluten-free Banana Bread Recipe

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

One of my fondest memories growing up was my mom’s delicious banana bread. Man. It was wonderful. Here is a gluten-free recipe for you to try.

  • vegetable oil spray for misting the loaf pan
  • Rice flour, or Gluten-free Bisquick for dusting the pan
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Gluten-free Bisquick
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium-sized)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mist a 9 X 5 inch loaf pan with vegetable oil spray and dust with rice flour.

Place the oil, brown sugar, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla in a medium-size bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. About 45 seconds.

Place the Bisquick and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Place a third of the dry ingredients in the bowl with the egg mixture and beat on low speed until just combined.

Add 1/2 cup of the mashed bananas and beat until combined.

Add another third of the dry ingredients and beat, then add the remaining 1/2 cup of bananas, followed by the remaining dry ingredients and beat to combine.

Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake until lightly golden brown, 40-45 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about an hour before slicing.


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Gluten-free Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Here is another tasty gluten-free shrimp dish. This is super simple, and quick to make.

This recipe takes about 15 minutes to prepare, and feeds 4.

  • 3/4 C instant grits
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 C grated Parmesan, or Romano cheese (Use more, if you’d like.)
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 1/4 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (I use already cooked, frozen, so much simpler, but do whatever works best for you.)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced (Again, I take the easy way. I use already minced, in the jar. Pilot minces his own. Either way works.)
  • Sprinkle of Old Bay Seasoning
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (ReaLemon is fine.)

Follow the package directions for making your instant grits. Once the grits have thickened, stir in the grated cheese and 1 tablespoon butter. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover to keep warm.

Meanwhile, prepare your shrimp. Defrost shrimp under running cold water, if using frozen.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and Old Bay. Cook, tossing until shrimp are pink. 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons water with the lemon juice. Pour over shrimp. Stir to coat.

Place shrimp with sauce, on top of the grits.


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