This Buckwheat Banana Bread without Baking Powder will be the only banana bread recipe you need. It is easy to make, extremely moist and incredibly delicious.

Sliced Buckwheat Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is the only banana bread recipe I make anymore. It’s moist, delicious and easy to make. Not to mention it is also naturally gluten-free friendly!

There are a couple key components to making this Buckwheat Banana Bread recipe so successful. What are they? Buttermilk and ensuring the appropriate rest time for the batter. Both of these are to making a moist banana bread.

You won’t ever have to worry about having a dry banana bread, ever again!

Ingredient Notes

Buckwheat banana bread ingredients measured out.

Health Benefits of Bananas

Besides being absolutely delicious, there are SO many amazing components and nutritional value in a banana! They are full of antioxidants and rich in nutrients.

A few highlights are carbs, vitamin c and potassium. Bananas are also known to support digestive health since it contains pectic, a type of fiber that promotes digestion.

Last, but definitely not least, bananas are easy to add into your diet and a great food source for recovering after a workout.

How to Make Buckwheat Banana Bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Mash the ripe bananas until mostly smooth
  3. Add in the butter, eggs, buttermilk and granulated sugar.
  4. Mix until fully combined.
  5. Fold in the gluten free flour 1/3 cup at a time as well as the baking soda
  6. Mix until fully combined.
  7. Rest the batter for 1 hour in mixing bowl.
  8. Transfer the batter into the loaf pan after fully rested.
  9. Spread in an even layer and bake for ~1 hour
  10. When the top of the loaf becomes golden and crisp, cover with aluminum foil.
  11. Remove from the oven when a toothpick comes out clean.
  12. Let cool completely before slicing (1-2 hours or more).
  13. Slice and enjoy!
Butter and Eggs in a glass bowl to make buckwheat banana bread.
Start by combining wet ingredients in a large glass bowl.
Buckwheat Banana Bread batter in a loaf pan.
Once the batter has rested, transfer to a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
Baked Buckwheat Banana Bread in a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake until crisp on the edges and a toothpick comes out of the center clean.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to use buckwheat flour?

Nope! You can substitute the buckwheat flour for all purpose gluten free flour or regular all purpose flour at a 1:1 ratio.

What makes banana bread moist?

Three important factors make this banana bread incredibly moist. The buttermilk, resting the batter and ensuring that you don’t use too much flour.

Can I use any replacements for the butter?

I have not tested the recipe with vegan butter or other butter replacements. It may come out okay but it has not been confirmed through testing (yet).

Can I use regular milk instead of buttermilk?

You can! But the buttermilk is an important factor to getting an incredibly moist banana bread.

How can I make the banana bread lighter and fluffier?

By not overmixing the batter you will have a light and fluffy texture.

Can I use this recipe in muffin form?

You can! The baking time will be much less and I would recommend keeping an eye on it so that the result isn’t overbaked.

Holding a slice of Buckwheat Banana Bread in my hand.

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Stack of buckwheat banana bread slices.
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Buckwheat Banana Bread without Baking Powder

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Yield: 8 slices
This Buckwheat Banana Bread without Baking Powder will be the only banana bread recipe you need. It is easy to make, extremely moist and incredibly delicious.

Ingredients
 

  • 3 bananas, very ripe
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, or monk fruit sweetener
  • 2/3 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Mash the ripe bananas until mostly smooth, some clumps will remain.
  • Add in the butter, eggs, buttermilk and granulated sugar.
  • Mix until fully combined.
  • Fold in the gluten free flour 1/3 cup at a time as well as the baking soda with the last 1/3 cup of flour.
  • Mix until fully combined.
  • Rest the batter for 1 hour in mixing bowl.
  • Spray the parchment paper in the loaf pan with non stick and transfer the batter into the loaf pan after fully rested.
  • Spread in an even layer and bake for a total of ~1 hour (rotating the loaf pan halfway through).
  • When the top of the loaf becomes golden and crisp, cover with aluminum foil.
  • Remove from the oven when a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before slicing (1-2 hours or more).
  • Slice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keywords: banana bread, buttermilk banana bread, buttermilk in baking, gluten free banana bread, gluten-free baking, moist banana bread

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