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gluten free banana bread

Banana Date Bread

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  • Author: Natalie Way
  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Yield: 12 -15 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A delicious moist banana bread recipe that’s filled with tiny bits of dates. This banana bread recipe is gluten free and dairy free. Have a slice of this banana date bread for a quick easy breakfast, snack, or dessert.



Gluten Free Banana Date Bread 

  • 1 3/4 cups Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 small mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • chopped pecans for topping


  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp butter { room temperature } or earth balance for dairy free
  • 2 tbsp cashew milk ( silk unsweetened )
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


How to make Banana Date Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a  9×5 ( 2 1/2 inch depth ) pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl mix your flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. ( set aside )
  4. In a large bowl using a spatula mix together sugar, vanilla, and oil.
  5. Add eggs and mix in.
  6.  Stir in mashed bananas.
  7. gently fold in dates.
  8. Gently mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  9. Pour batter into your loaf pan and bake for 30 minutes, then cover and tent loaf pan with foil and continue baking another 20 to 25 minutes. Total bake time is 50 to 55 minutes. Oven temperatures may vary so check with a toothpick for doneness.
  10. Once done let completely cool on a wire rack. While cooling start your icing.
  11. In a large bowl mix your butter, cashew milk, and vanilla. Next slowly mix in in your powdered sugar. (Add more milk or less depending on thickness desired)
  12. Once loaf is cooled spread icing over the top of the loaf.
  13. Top with chopped pecans.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 50 to 55
  • Category: american
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: dessert