Saturday, February 15, 2014

Yeasted Gluten Free Banana Chia Bread

I just love banana bread. I have made quite a few variations of it on my blog. This one is unique because it uses chia seeds and is actually a yeasted loaf rather than your typical banana quick bread. Plus, it is completely gluten free as long as you use gluten free oats. They had a lot of over ripe bananas at my work, and I happily took them home in hopes of creating some delicious banana bread. And delicious it was...

Yeasted Gluten Free Banana Chia Bread
2 tsp dry active yeast
½ cup warm milk (110 degrees)
2 tsp chia seeds
1 cup oats, blended into a flour
1 cup cornmeal
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup sugar
¾ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 ripe bananas
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 egg whites
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Whisk together the yeast, chia seeds, sugar, ¼ cup oatflour, ¼ cup cornmeal and warm milk. Cover and let it rest in a warm place for 90 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients. Blend the eggs, butter, and bananas together with the apple cider vinegar. Add the yeast mixture and dry ingredients to the blender and blend until well combined. Pour into an oiled loaf pan and let it rest in a warm place for an hour. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake the bread for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the bread sit for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack or slicing.

Yeasted Gluten Free Banana Chia Bread (8)
Waiting for the bread to cool right after pulling it out of the oven is always the hardest part, but it is necessary if you want bread that slices nicely without crumbling everywhere.
Yeasted Gluten Free Banana Chia Bread (11)
Slightly toasted with butter and jam is the way to go. Trust me, you'll love it.

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