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Banana Nut Bread with Beets

Get your beet on and enjoy a slice of this moist, nutty, spin on banana bread. This ruby-hued banana nut bread with beets is gluten free and delicious!

Banana Beet Nut Bread RunninSrilankan

Hi y’all, welcome to the third installment of my Beetified Blogger Series!
If you are new here and are wondering what this whole “beetified” shebang is, well, just for fun – every month or two, I pick a recipe of a fellow blogger’s, and replicate it using BEETS!

Pretty simple, right? I kicked this series off in February (around the time I was introduced to Walmart Best Plans) with a “beetified” version of David @ Spiced’s Baked Powdered Sugar Doughnuts.

In April, I beetified Asha @ Food Fashion Party’s Buckwheat Flaxseed Crackers, by the way – “beetified” is short for “beetroot fortified”!

Banana Beet Bread Gluten Free @RunninSrilankan

This month, I am sharing a beetified version of Amanada @ Running With Spoons’ Greek Yogurt Banana Bread.

Amanda has been a bloggy friend since the early days of my blog – when my pictures were drab, and my social media presence non-existent. But, she didn’t seem to care about those things, and, unknowingly, gave me my first influx of website traffic when she posted a link to my Chocolate Avocado Muffins on her blog.

Amanda, with her sweet comments and thought provoking posts, also has some insanely crave worthy AND healthy recipes on her blog – but, be warned, once you make them, you will wanna make them again and again AND eat them again and again!

Iced Banana Beet Bread

I used Amanda’s banana bread recipe to come up with 2 very slightly different, gluten free, beetified versions (with beets instead of yogurt) – and was on the fence regarding which one to post.


While the iced version of this banana bread looked better, the version with nuts got the taste vote and so, that’s the version I’ve posted here. If you aren’t crazy about beets, the bananas drown out their taste – so beet-hater’s can rejoice and enjoy a slice of this moist, nutty, twist on banana bread –while getting your beet on

Banana Nut Bread With A Twist

Since I’ve been using Walmart’s Family Mobile plan (which starts at $29.88/month), I’ve been saving more than $40 a month between my daughter and myself, and I’ve been putting that money aside to get me a decent blender/food processor. I tend to drag my feet when it comes to big purchases, and after having sat on the fence for over a year trying to make up my mind as to what would work best, I am finally -almost- there!

Walmart ZTE ZMAX

As a newly elected Walmart Family Mobile Brand Ambassador, I had the opportunity to upgrade to a ZTE ZMAX, with an 8mp camera, which I picked up at my neighborhood Walmart store.
Other phones available under the Walmart Family Mobile plan are:
ZTE Zinger – $29.88 starting
Galaxy Avant – $149.00 (was $199.99)
Alcatel Fierce 2 – $99.88 (was $129.99)
Alcatel Evolve 2 – $34.83 (was $59.88)
LG 450- $29.88
Alcatel One Touch Pop Astro- $64.88
LG Leon LTE: $99.82

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to or your local Walmart for current pricing.

Banana Beet Nut Bread RunninSrilankan

Banana Beet Nut Bread & Walmart Best Plans

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Shashi
Beets never tasted so good! This is banana bread “beeted” up – or “beetified” banana bread – with nuts! Moist and delicious and gluten free!


  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 2 cups Oats ground up – I used my blender to grind up quick oats Certified Gluten Free
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup beet puree I roast beets and puree them and store them in my fridge
  • 2 overly ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add the eggs to a bowl and using a whisk, beat the eggs well
  • Add the beets and “beet” well too
  • Then add in the mashed bananas and vanilla
  • Mix in the rice flour, ground oats, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Line a loaf tray with parchment paper
  • Pour the banana-beet mix into this and bake for 30-35 minutes
  • Let cool and then slice and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 316mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g
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  1. What an incredible looking beet bread! Loving it, Shashi! 🙂

  2. Aww! Thank you so much for your sweet words, Shashi <3 I seriously love that our blogs allowed us to connect, and I'm hoping that someday we'll actually be able to meet in person 🙂 And omigosh I'm loving the fact that you applied your creativity to my bread and beetified it 😀 Love you!

  3. The Gastronomic Bong says:

    Wow! the Beet cake looks so so good.. Love the flavour combination.. Pinning! 🙂

  4. I must try making ground oats at home and I love how you’ve used beets here Shashi 🙂

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    What a lovely creations! Love the use of beet in banana bread.

  6. That bread looks delicious, it’s so pretty too, that red is just incredible, You are the Queen of Beets coming up with such great creative ways to use them,

  7. nagimaehashi says:

    Have I ever told you how cool you are? Seriously. This is just SUCH a cool flavour combo, I love it love it love it!!

  8. Ashley says:

    haha your beet-ified series posts always make me smile! This bread looks fantastic! And I love the fun color the beets turn it! Now want to come bring me a slice for dessert??? 🙂

  9. Banana and beat bread?! That sounds ridiculously amazing! I would have never figured out this combo even though I did include beets in baking. And what a color, eh?! Well done, Shashi!

  10. Haha, this is awesome! It looked like a meat loaf at first glance! Stellar use of beets! (My fave 😉 )

  11. thenutritiouskitchen says:

    Seriously this is the very first banana bread I have ever seen with beets! So brilliant! Love the overall ingreidents in this and creativity. Pinning!!

  12. kitchenriffs says:

    You’re definitely the beet queen — love all the creative ways you use them. This is such terrific bread — you’ve outdone yourself with this. Thanks!

  13. spicedblog says:

    What an amazing looking bread, Shashi! I think both versions look absolutely delicious…the beet-red is such a striking color. I love that you made a banana bread with beets! Now if I had some savings stashed away, I think I might have to launch an investigation into our maillady. She keeps stealing all of your treats, so I think some surveillance cameras and night-vision googles would be in order. Oh, and booby traps. Booby traps definitely need to be there to catch the culprit! I think I’m having way too much fun thinking about this…haha! Well done with the beet bread!

  14. Ok I’m not a huuuuge beet fan, but I’d be curious to try it in this banana nut bread. Very creative!!

  15. love the idea of adding beets to banana bread! Looks fantastic 🙂