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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

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add the eggs to a bowl and using a whisk, beat the eggs well
  3. Add the beets and "beet" well too
  4. Then add in the mashed bananas and vanilla
  5. Mix in the rice flour, ground oats, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
  6. Line a loaf tray with parchment paper
  7. Pour the banana-beet mix into this and bake for 30-35 minutes
  8. Let cool and then slice and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 331Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 83mgSodium 316mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 5gSugar 21gProtein 11g

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Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Friday 26th of June 2015

What an incredible looking beet bread! Loving it, Shashi! :)

Amanda @ .running with spoons.

Thursday 25th of June 2015

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 :D Love you!

The Gastronomic Bong

Thursday 25th of June 2015

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

Tandy | Lavender and Lime

Thursday 25th of June 2015

I must try making ground oats at home and I love how you've used beets here Shashi :)

Angie@Angie's Recipes

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

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

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