Gluten Free Banana, Chocolate Chip, Coconut and Walnut Oatmeal Loaf

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by: Jesika Rose






While I'm posting this as a Banana, Chocolate Chip, Coconut and Walnut Oatmeal Loaf, the wonderful thing about this recipe is the add-in's can be whatever you'd like. You can make this loaf as healthy or as decadent as you'd like! I found a recipe for this on Flour Child's blog, and I then modified it to make it Gluten Free. This loaf is great as a snack or if you follow this recipe, amazing warmed up with a little chocolate sauce or ice cream as a full on dessert. I used the healthier version of it as a substitute for granola bars, one of the things I miss from going gluten free. I've made the following other variations: Carrot, Sweet Potato, Walnut Carrot, Zucchini, Walnut Apple, Carrot, Raisin, Walnut Apple, Cranberry, Carrot, Walnut (probably my favorite on the not as sweet/healthier side)




ingredients

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serves: 8-10

1 1/4 cups brown rice flour

1 1/4 cups rolled oats

1 tsp gluten free baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup almond milk

1 egg

2 tbsp canola oil (optional)

2 bananas, very ripened and mashed

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Banana, Chocolate Chip, Coconut and Walnut Oatmeal Loaf

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories: 461

  • Total Fat: 15.2 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 3.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.5 mg
  • Sodium: 234.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 75.4 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  •     Sugars: 20.9 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g
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preparation

1.  Preheat your oven to 350?F and grease a 8'' X 4'' pan

2.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and any other dry add ins such as the walnuts, coconut, and chocolate chips.

3.  In another bowl, combine the applesauce, almond milk, sugar, oil (if using), and egg. Stir in any wet add ins such as the banana.

4.  Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet, mixing well to combine.

5.  Pour into your greased loaf pan and bake 45-55 minutes. Depending on how much wet ingredients you add you may need more time. This one in particular pushes 55 minutes. When a toothpick comes out clean you know it's done.

6.  Cool on a rack and enjoy!

Cooks' note:
A few notes:
My add ins in this recipe are the bananas, the walnuts, the coconut, and the chocolate chips. Also with this version I add extra cinnamon. With the others maybe try 1 tsp to start.
I say the canola oil is optional because in some version I personally think the loaf is moist enough and does not need it. For instance, I think the banana is moist enough and this doesn't need oil. However, the healthier version I like best with apple, cranberry, carrot and walnut tends to be a bit dry and needs the oil.
Be careful about adding TOO much wet ingredients. If you do, compensate with a few extra tbsp of brown rice flour.

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