Here is the loaf of banana bread that gave me hope. Since Maddie was diagnosed with celiac disease, I have attempted a few mixes for baked goods, but haven't made gluten free baked goods truly from scratch. Maddie has been on a banana kick and asked for banana bread, so I bought some gluten free AP Flour, some Xanthan Gum and decided to give it a try.
Let me say that this was easier than I thought it would be. Luck was with me in that the Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour that I purchased had a recipe for banana bread right on the package and, other than Xanthan Gum, all the ingredients were things I already had.
The banana bread is tasty and rose beautifully and now I have the confidence to alter recipes so as to make them gluten free.
If you are interested, the recipe for the Banana Bread is available at the Bob's Red Mill website.