3-Step Banana Bread Skulls

For all the mommas who hate to cook... You'll LOVE this banana bread recipe. It's gluten-free, delicious, and only takes 3 steps. What could be better!?

I actually found this recipe on The Minimalist Baker--a great food blog I love to follow. It was originally just for the loaf of bread but since it's almost Halloween, Brooksie and I broke out our skull baking pan to add a little festive flair. Even though this recipe is easy, it looks like it took a ton of effort. It's all about the pan, people.

He also insisted on wearing his PJ Masks costume while being my sous-chef. I mean--pick your battles, right?

3-Step Banana Bread:

  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. grapeseed or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup organic brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. honey
  • 3.5 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt (or Pink Himalayan salt)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened milk
  • 1 1/4 cup almond or flaxseed meal
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour bread (I used brown rice flour!)
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • Skull or fun Halloween shaped pan


STEP 1: Mash banana in a large mixing bowl. Add all ingredients except the almond milk, meal, flour, and oats. Whisk to combine. Once mixed, add the almond meal, gluten free flour, and oats. Stir.

STEP 2: Scoop the mixture into the shaped pan.

STEP 3: Bake at 350 F. My oven gets pretty hot--so mine only needed 35 minutes.

How easy is this recipe!? And it's delicious. Serve with almond butter, honey, or just as is. 

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