Jan’s Gluten Free Zucchini Banana Bread

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Jan’s Gluten Free Zucchini Banana Bread

3  1/2 Cups Gluten Free Rice Flour ( I use Tom Sawyer/Betty Crocker GF Rice flours mixed ½ and ½ )

1 Tablespoon GF baking powder

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1  1/2 Cups Pure White granulated Sugar

3 Large Eggs beaten

1 Stick softened Salted Butter

2 Small Bananas sliced and mashed (about 3/4 cup when mashed)

3/4 Cup Peeled, finely chopped or shredded Zucchini

1 Cup chopped Pecans (optional)

Yeast Mixture

1/2 Cup room temperature Sweet Buttermilk

1/2 Cup warm water (be sure it isn’t over 110*)

1/2 Cup packed Pure Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons Dry Active Yeast

In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and white sugar.  Using mixer on high, blend together, flour mixture, beaten eggs, butter, mashed bananas, and zucchini. Cover and let set for about 15 minutes, while you prepare yeast mixture.

In glass container, add room temperature buttermilk, warm water, brown sugar, and yeast. Whisk together and set yeast mixture by the stove to keep it warm, for about 5 – 10 minutes. It will rise and start to bubble.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325*F. Add yeast mixture to batter and mix until completely blended don’t over mix. If using pecans, fold them in now.  Pour batter into a greased and floured (with GF flour)  5×10 inch loaf pan. If you have smaller pans make 2 loaves. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes or until bread is set in the middle and a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean. When done remove from oven and let cool before removing from pan. Enjoy!

This recipe will make several muffins. Just bake at 325*F. for 25 – 30 minutes or until they are set in the center.

Jan’s Gluten Free Banana Chia Muffins

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Jan’s Banana Chia Muffins

Yeast Mixture

1/4 Cup room temperature Sweet Buttermilk

1/4 Cup luke warm water (be sure it isn’t over 110*)

1/4 Cup packed Pure Brown Sugar

1 Teaspoon Dry Active Yeast

Batter:

1 3/4 Cups Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour ( I used Better Batter )

1 1/2 Teaspoons GF baking powder

1/2Teaspoon Baking Soda

3/4 Cups Pure White granulated Sugar

2 Large Eggs beaten

1/2 Stick softened Butter (or ¼ cup GF oil)

2 Large Bananas or 3 small sliced and mashed

1/8 Cup Chia ground Seeds (Soaked in 1/8 cup warm water for at least 20 minutes)

1/2 Cup chopped Pecans (optional)

In glass container make the yeast mixture first. Add room temperature buttermilk, warm water, brown sugar, and yeast. Whisk together and set yeast mixture aside while you make batter. ( I like to set mine by the stove or in a warm place)

Preheat oven to 325*F.

In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and white sugar.  Using mixer on high, blend together flour mixture with beaten eggs, butter, and mashed bananas, and soaked chia seeds.  Add yeast mixture to batter and mix until completely blended don’t over mix. Let batter set for about 15 -20 minutes, then dip batter (about ¼ cup each ) into a greased nonstick muffin pan or cupcake liners. I like to use a triggered ice cream scoop. Bake for 25-26 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in center cup comes back clean. When done remove from oven and let cool. This will make about 18 cupcake size muffins.  Enjoy!

Gluten Free Garlic Scallion Bread

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Garlic Scallion Bread

1 3/4  Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour ( I use Tom Sawyer/Betty Crocker GF Flour Mix (see GF flour mixes)

Note: If you use another flour that does not have xanthan gum, then you must add it. Using GF Better Crocker flour alone also needs ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum  added  

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/4  Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Heaping Tablespoon Gluten Free Baking Powder

1/2 Cup Pure Egg Whites

1 Stick of melted Butter ( or ½ cup of oil)

2 Large Cloves of Garlic minced (or 1 Tablespoon of the GF jar minced garlic)

1 small Green Scallion finely chopped

In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Then add egg whites, butter, garlic and scallions. Gently fold liquids and flour together until all dry ingredients are wet. Don’t over mix! Cover mixing bowl and store in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.

When you are ready to bake rolls, remove from fridge and prepare yeast mixture below.

Yeast Mixture:

1/4 Cup White Granulated Sugar

1/4 Cup Scalded Milk (in microwave about 35-40 seconds)

1/4 Cup Cold tap water

1 Heaping Tablespoon Dry Active Yeast

In medium glass mixing bowl, add sugar, scalded milk, & water. Stir to dissolve sugar. Temperature should not be over 110 degrees. (It will kill the yeast) Add yeast and mix with plastic whisk. Set aside and let it foam about 10 minutes. I like to set it near the stove to keep it warm.

Preheat oven to 325*F.

When ready to bake, pour batter into a greased and floured ( with GF Flour) 9×7 inch loaf pan or Baggett pan. I like to brush the dough with melted butter and let it rise in a warm place for 15-20 minutes.  Remember to place a 9×13 inch pan half full of water on bottom rack of oven. Place loaf pan on top rack, above the  water and bake for 30 minutes. Remove water and bake for another 20 – 25 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted into center loaf comes out clean. Remove from oven and cover with cloth and let cool. Serve warm with butter, or toast and serve with your favorite spaghetti and meatball recipe. Enjoy!

Jan’s Gluten Free Banana Bread

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Jan’s Gluten Free Banana Bread

3  1/4 Cups Gluten Free AP Flour ( I use Better Batter)

1 Tablespoon GF baking powder

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1  1/2 Cups Pure White granulated Sugar

3 Large Eggs beaten

1 Stick softened Butter

3 Large Bananas or 4 small sliced and mashed (about 1 ¼ cups when mashed)

1 Cup chopped Pecans (optional)

Yeast Mixture

1/2 Cup room temperature Sweet Buttermilk

1/2 Cup luke warm water (be sure it isn’t over 110*)

1/2 Cup packed Pure Brown Sugar

1 1/2 Teaspoons Dry Active Yeast

In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and white sugar.  Using mixer on high, blend together, flour mixture, beaten eggs, butter, and mashed bananas. Cover and let set for about 15 minutes, while you prepare yeast mixture.

In glass container, add room temperature buttermilk, warm water, brown sugar, and yeast. Whisk together and set yeast mixture by the stove to keep it warm, for about 5 – 10 minutes. It will rise and start to bubble.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325*F. Add yeast mixture to batter and mix until completely blended don’t over mix. Pour batter into a greased and floured (with GF flour)  5×9 ½ inch loaf pan. If you have smaller pans make 2 loaves. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes or until bread is set in the middle and a toothpick inserted in center comes back clean. When done remove from oven and let cool before removing from pan. Enjoy!