If you have a couple of over-ripe bananas, this flavorful gluten-free matcha banana bread is a delicious way to start your morning. This easy matcha banana bread recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth at breakfast.

Good morning everyone…this morning, I decided to add a little matcha kick to my banana bread. I don’t know about you, but any extra caffeine I can get in the morning is good! Are you crazy about ripe, sweet bananas? You will want to check out all of my delicious Gluten Free Bread Recipes on the blog!!

Allergen Information:

This gluten-free matcha banana bread is gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. You can easily make this recipe nut-free by using nut-free non-dairy milk and substituting an extra ½ cup of the gluten-free flour blend instead of the almond flour.

What is best for baking, culinary, or ceremonial matcha?

I have been adding matcha green tea powder to various treats I bake over the past year, and I can’t believe it has taken me so long to add it to banana bread. Banana bread by itself is pretty incredible, but adding matcha powder adds a level of flavor that you will need to try.

If you have wondered how to use matcha in your baking and cooking, it is important to know that matcha comes in many grades of quality.

You can find ceremonial matcha varieties and even culinary-grade matcha. Ceremonial green tea is high-quality and appropriate for the tea ceremony. Culinary-grade matcha is a newer term, so it is a little less defined. I have found it to be very fine, and I highly recommend using culinary-grade matcha powder because it ensures your baking is not grainy!

🔑 Sandi says: Not all matcha green tea powders are gluten free. Check ingredients!! Some matcha powder is NOT gluten free! The Starbucks matcha green tea powder I use has a little sugar. If you use pure matcha without a sweetener, add 2 tablespoons of sugar to your recipe. You may also want to use less matcha powder if you use straight culinary matcha!

How to Ripen Bananas:

If your bananas are not quite ripe enough, you can try these handy tricks:

  1. Place your unripened bananas on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
  2. If you have a little time, place them in a paper bag for 24 hours.

Over-ripe bananas give this gluten free banana bread its sweetness. It’s the moist banana bread that wakes you up :-). Grab some over-ripe bananas and prepare this delicious banana bread recipe. If you double the recipe, you can freeze one of the gluten free banana bread loaves for another day.

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King Arthur, Measure for Measure Flour 3 lbs

This is one of my favorite gluten-free flour blends for cookies, cakes, pie crust, biscuits, and muffins! (Do not use this flour blend for yeast recipes.)

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Ingredient Notes:

  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend – I tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure shown above. Other blends should work, but you need to keep an eye on the batter consistency if you use another blend. Every gluten-free flour blend has a different starch-to-grain ratio, which affects the moisture levels.
  • Almond Flour – Use almond flour and not almond meal.
  • Matcha Green Tea Powder – See the extensive notes about matcha above.
  • Sugar – Use cane sugar.
  • Baking Powder and Salt – Use aluminum-free baking powder.
  • Bananas – See notes above to ripen bananas.
  • Eggs – Size large.
  • Coconut Oil – You can use another oil if you prefer.
  • Vanilla Extract – Use pure vanilla extract.
  • Non-Dairy Milk – I used almond milk, but other non-dairy milk will work.
A slice of Gluten Free Matcha Green Tea banana bread on a plate with the bread loaf in the background.

Matcha Green Tea Poem

One of my readers, Elizabeth A, made this adorable Seussical poem to go with this bread:

I do not like green banana bread,
I do not like it,
That’s what I said.
I do like it as my toast,
I do not like it, so do not boast!
I will not like it,
Without the wheat
Green banana bread I just won’t eat!
Ok- if you will let me be,
I’ll try your bread
And you will see…
I like it, I like green banana bread!
I love it, yes, that’s what I said!
And I will eat it on the street,
and I will eat it as a treat!
Thank you for the recipe…
It’s looked so strange,
But now I see,
I must try new things I say!
I must new things each day!
For every day, many foods are new,
And revealed yummy, so …
Thank you!!

You may also love this Gluten Free Strawberry Banana Bread.

Recipe FAQ:

Can I make this bread without matcha green tea?

If matcha powder isn’t your thing, or if you don’t want the caffeine, feel free to omit the matcha green tea powder.

Does this banana bread freeze well?

This gluten-free matcha banana bread freezes very well, so go ahead and make a double batch! To freeze your banana bread, wrap the loaf in plastic wrap. Next, wrap it in tin foil. Place the bread into a freezer-safe bag and put it in the freezer. Defrost when you want to eat it.

How do you store this matcha banana bread?

Store this bread in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. I recommend slicing and freezing the bread if you don’t eat it within 3 days. Freeze the bread in a freezer-safe zipper bag.

Reader Adaptations:

Reader Baily F photos of her finished matcha banana bread.
Baily’s photo of her finished matcha banana bread.

Bailey wanted everyone to know the recipe works great with half the sugar.

Bailey F., Pinterest comment

More Gluten Free Matcha Green Tea Recipes:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This helps others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

Gluten Free Matcha Green Tea Banana Bread

Sandi Gaertner
Delicious twist on traditional banana bread. You will love this matcha green tea banana bread.
4.92 from 47 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Gluten Free Bread Recipe, Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices
Calories 302 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 ¼ cup gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn’t, add 1 teaspoon.)
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons matcha powder (*if your matcha isn’t sweetened add 3 TBSP of sugar to the recipe.)
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup sugar (you can use brown sugar but it will make the color of the bread turn out more muddy colored.)
  • dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray coconut oil into a bread loaf pan.
  • In a mixer, add all wet ingredients.
  • (I just dropped the bananas in whole because they were so soft and ripe.)
  • Turn on mixer to slow.
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients a little at a time.
  • When the dry ingredients are mixed, increase the speed to medium for 1 minute.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake 25-30 minutes until done.

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Notes

Feel free to omit the matcha green tea powder if you prefer a regular banana bread.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 5gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 80mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19g
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72 Comments

    1. Hi Kristin, I haven’t tested an alternative binder in this recipe. You could try my DIY GF Flour Blend recipe, it uses psyllium husk. I haven’t tested my flour blend in this banana bread, but it worked well in the lemon cake recipe…so I am assuming it would work in this one as well.

  1. Hi there,
    This sounds delicious, but I’m wondering what you think would happen without the added sugar?
    I’m on a low FODMAP diet so any sugars are a no (agave, honey, etc.)
    Any recommendations?

    1. Hi Danielle, I have never baked without some sort of sweetener. Matcha can be somewhat bitter…you may need to up the banana content for the sweetness, which will affect how much flour. I wish I had better advice.