Gluten and dairy-free festive cranberry loaf

Warm Banana Spice Loaf With Cranberries

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This banana spice loaf ended up tasting almost more like a cake than your traditional loaf. Friends and family likely won’t even guess that it is gluten and dairy-free! In addition to thoroughly satisfying your taste buds, this recipe is also heart healthy and free of many common food allergens. When buying oat flour, which I use in this recipe, make sure that you purchase oat flour that is certified gluten-free (especially if you have a gluten sensitivity or have been diagnosed with celiac disease)

Gluten and dairy-free festive cranberry loaf

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Being exceptionally moist and delicious, this banana spice loaf ended up tasting almost more like a cake than your traditional loaf. Friends and family likely won’t even guess that it is gluten and dairy-free! In addition to thoroughly satisfying your taste buds, this recipe is also heart healthy and free of many common food allergens. 

When buying oat flour, which I use in this recipe, make sure that you purchase oat flour that is certified gluten-free (especially if you have a gluten sensitivity or have been diagnosed with celiac disease).  Oats themselves do not contain gluten, but they are often processed and packaged in facilities where gluten contamination occurs.  While this small amount of gluten may not pose an issue for many people, those with celiac disease or more severe sensitivities to gluten should take extra care.

Coconut oil is one of my favorite ingredients for dairy-free baking. It is solid at room temperature, and can directly replace butter in many recipes. The health benefits of coconut are plentiful due to its high content of “medium chain triglycerides” (also referred to as MCT’s). These MCT’s are a type of saturated fat that actually help increase your metabolism, improve your cholesterol profile (ratio of “good” to “bad” cholesterol) and burn abdominal fat. Additionally, the lauric acid (one particular type of MCT) is anti-bacterial and helps the body protect itself against infection.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know how you like it in the comments section below.

Enjoy!





Warm banana spice loaf with cranberries
This loaf is exceptionally moist and delicious and tastes almost more like a cake than your traditional loaf. Friends and family likely won’t even guess that it is gluten and dairy-free! In addition to thoroughly satisfying your taste buds, this recipe is also heart healthy and free of many common food allergens.

Servings: One loaf (8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pan)
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. Dry Ingredients:
  2. ½ cup oat flour
  3. ½ cup coconut flour
  4. ¼ cup sorghum flour
  5. ½ tsp cinnamon
  6. ¾ tsp baking soda
  7. 1/8 tsp (or a pinch) of sea salt
  8. 3 tbsp cocoa nibs


  9. Wet Ingredients:
  10. ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  11. 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  12. 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  13. ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  14. ¼ cup honey
  15. 1/8 tsp orange zest, finely grated
  16. 1 cup fresh cranberries (substitute frozen if unavailable)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together all dry ingredients and break up any clumps of flour.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together all wet ingredients except for the cranberries.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and beat just until combined.
  5. Stir in the cranberries.
  6. Pour mixture into greased loaf pan (8½ x 4½) and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Transfer loaf to a wire rack to cool.
Allergen Info
  1. Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, Vegan, Paleo
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Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

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Dr. Kimberley O'Brien is a Naturopathic Doctor with a medical practice in Nelson, BC. She is the founder of Healthy Life Redesign and creator of the Elimination Diet Meal Plan online program. Her mission is to help you own your health and live a life you love!


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