GFCF banana bread with hidden veggies

Since Christmas, I've been tinkering with recipes based on ideas I found in a new cookbook, Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld (yes, Jerry's wife). This is not an ad and I don't benefit either. But, the premise is interesting: hiding veggies and fruits in everyday food so our kids get the nutritional benefits. This especially is a problem for kids on the autism spectrum, as many of you know. So, I thought I'd give this a try. Neither of my kids are big on veggies or fruit, and they're very rigid about the ones they will eat. So, I've had a few successes and I will share. I will not reprint Seinfeld's recipes here. But, I've modified a few for GFCF land. Here's one that was a big hit tonight for banana bread -- with cauliflower.

- Spectrum organic shortening
- 3/4 cup sorghum flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca starch
- 1/4 cup potato starch
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 egg whites or 1 flax egg
- 1 large banana
- 1/2 cup pureed cauliflower
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 1/4 cup liquid DariFree or milk sub

Puree the cauliflower by steaming or cooking 20 mins. Cut off stems. Puree in blender, food processor or hand mixer.

Heat oven to 350. Coat loaf pan with the shortening.

Mix the dry ingredients.

In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork, then puree with an electric mixer. Add cauliflower mix. Add egg and oil and milk.

Pour into pan. Bake for 30 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.

I serve with icing on top. Or, without the icing for lunches.


Tori said…
Hey! I'm happy to find your site! I've also started trying to hide veggies in my GFCF (and soy-free) foods. Here's some carrot muffins I made....I use baby food (my 3-yr old with SPD doesn't like different consistencies in his muffins!)

Keep up the great work!

Tori (
GFCF Mommy said…
I got this book for Christmas and have found it interesting too. Many recipes easily convert to GFCF. I have been hiding pureed spinach and carrots in tomato sauce for years, but that's about as far as I got. This book does give some good ideas for taking it a step further.

Anonymous said…
I have had a lot of success with these recipes. My kids love the sweet potatoes in their pancakes. One that sounded SO good, but turned out sooooooo bad, was the chocolate pudding with avocados. I want to think I did something wrong because this would be such a great GFCF substitution for one of my kids favorite dessert!

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