Today we gave the YesYouCan gluten free banana bread a shot. If you are looking for a quick and easy gluten free banana bread mix, this is a cracker. It is light and fluffy. Yes, you read it! Gluten free and light and fluffy! The tagline on the packet is, 'you won't believe it is gluten free' and we must agree, the texture of this delicious baked good is damn fine.

YesYouCan gluten free banana bread

The preparation

We are always taken aback with the ease of YesYouCan's packet mixes. Even if you can't boil an egg, you would actually still do a pretty good job making their banana bread!

The bake

Well, this gluten free banana bread rose like a trooper. It tripled in size, a whopper! It needed a touch longer in our oven than the 45-50 minutes suggested on the packet but we did slice a banana in half and put it on top so that might have added to the cooking time.

We served our banana bread with caramelised pears and walnuts with some thick and creamy Greek yoghurt on the side. Here is the recipe to caramelise your own;

  • 50g butter
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 4 pears, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 50g walnuts
  1. In a frying pan combine the butter and sugar, cook until it begins to bubble then add the pears and cook for 10 minutes, stir often. Finally add the walnuts and cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Now you are ready to plate up your banana bread!

YesYouCan gluten free banana bread

The taste test

The taste was good, not exactly like that of a banana bread made with mushy brown bananas but still good. We think the use of banana chips makes it a bit sweeter than that of bread made with fresh (well, old) bananas. The texture was so fine and soft without being dry, which is unusual for gluten free products. Thumbs up there!

YesYouCan gluten free banana bread

The verdict

The flavour was good, not exactly like a homemade banana bread but we are all faced with that moment of wanting to make banana bread but not having any old bananas, so here is your answer! The next day is was still delicious. You will get 12 slices out of the loaf.

Want to know more about YesYouCan? We can certainly recommend their buttermilk pancake mix, which we have posted about before. In that post there is also more information about the Sydney based company which focuses on gluten and wheat free products.

YesYouCan have a number of other gluten free products you might like to try. YesYouCan products are stocked in a range of specialty stores.

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