Our Gluten-free Banana Cake recipe March 10, 2017

by Trisha Eat

banana cake recipe

Our favourite things…

Cue our delicious banana cake. It’s the weekend, and the struggle between wanting to treat yourself and wanting to be healthy is REAL.  But guys, come on, we’re not going to let you to torture yourself because we love both those things. And we have to say it – sorry Julie Andrews, we love you, but treating yourself and being healthy are way better than raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. So, why don’t you treat yourself with this completely gluten-free delicious banana cake. We snuck in blueberries, because – why wouldn’t you?

How to make sugar-free, gluten-free banana cake

Rather than using flour, we use coconut flour, and rather than butter? Coconut oil. And of course – bananas are so sweet that you just don’t need sugar!

banana cake recipe



6 Tips for the Perfect Banana Cake 

  • Don’t keep opening the oven when the banana cake is baking – this will dry it out and make it sink.
  • As soon as a skewer comes out clean, you can take it out of the oven and let it cool.
  • To add a bit of extra flavour, try rich, sweet spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger.
  • If you’re feeling fancy, you can warm up some golden syrup and make some small holes in the top of the banana cake, and pour it over for an extra indulgent, moist banana cake
  • Eat fresh – this will allow the gooey, moist nature of banana bread to shine.
  • Use very ripe bananas because they are much sweeter and softer which will make your cake sweet and moist.

What tastes good with it?

  • Scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • salted caramel
  • peanut butter
  • ricotta
  • Nutella
  • jam
  • berries
  • whipped cream

If you love banana but you’re not really in the mood for baking, why not give our banana ice cream a go – it’s literally just frozen bananas – no refined sugar, no cream… ready in no time.

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Sarah Coleman says:


Would I be able to make this with rice flour instead of coconut flour? I’ve run out of coconut flour, but I’ve got rice flour in my cupboard!


Sarah 🙂

Trisha says:

hi guys!! Sorry about that – it was a typo, it’s definitely coconut flour and not rice flour.


Sarah Coleman says:

Sorry, I just noticed further up that you mentioned rice flour….oops!

Dorothy Kennedy says:

It says use rice flour….but its not mentioned in the recipe! It says coconut flour?

Lisa Pye says:

We love your boxes, would love the option of a desert now and again.

Nick says:

Recipe says coconut flour…. Description says rice flour! Which is it?

Lynne Beabey says:

Does the mixture go into a 1 or 2lb loaf tin? Can’t wait to try it out!

Solo4two says:

In the description you say you use rice flour, but in the list of ingredients coconut flour is mentioned…. So which one is best? Thanks! Looks yummy 🙂

Andrew Sale says:

Love the gluten and sugar free puds!!

Rachel says:

There is not any rice flour in the recipe.

Lynne Beabey says:

You mention using rice flour yet the recipe only states coconut flour?

susan says:

Can I get coconut flour and coconut oil from my local supermarket or do I need to do to a specific shop

Trisha says:

Hi Susan,

Depending on the supermarkets you have locally and how big they are. Tesco and Waitrose both stock Sukin Coconut Flour – but they have to be fairly large branches. Coconut oil is available in most supermarkets. Just make sure it’s virgin. If you live near any Sri Lankan or Indian supermarkets, they would probably sell both too.

I hope that helps!


Rea says:


I just made this and the inside is quote soft even after leaving it in the oven for 1 hour!
It looks very much like a wet sponge and it looks too eggy….
why could that be?

Trisha says:

Hi Rea,

So sorry to hear that! I can’t imagine why this would be. What kind of oven do you have? And which setting was it on?

Lucie says:

It’s so yummy! Do you know the carlories per slice? Interested to see how much I can eat before feeling guilty

Trisha says:

Hi Lucie,

So glad you like it! This recipe is actually from Nadine in marketing, so I’m not sure about the calories. And I guess it depends on how big the slice is :p

Sarah Coleman says:

Hi Trisha,

I noticed your reply about the recipe using coconut flour and not rice flour, but would it work using rice flour? I want to use my rice flour up rather than buying coconut flour especially for this recipe 🙂



Victoria Bream says:

Why are the measurements in cups ? Very american and so confusing !

lj says:

I love that I can offer this to my doggy as well!

lj says:

(I didn’t put any chocolate or nuts in 🙂 )

Debra says:

Do you need coconut oil? Any alternatives? Thanks

Trisha says:

Hi Debra, You can use the equivalent amount of butter too or vegetable oil

Maria says:

Hi, I find that using coconut flour doesn’t work well. It makes the dough very dry. I used some almond milk to see if it improved but the result wasn’t what I expected. How can I use coconut flour with better results?

phil says:

could you let me know the provenance of your meat – we are always pleased with quality and taste and would like to know more about where it comes from

Jean slingsby says:

Do you do a gluten free section please

Lucy says:

Why have you used American measurements? very frustrating as I think I’ve just wasted a load of ingredients as I only used 100g of oil and 150g flour so my mixture has gone in very dry! I did think it was strange and should have read the recipe properly 🙁

Laura says:

I have just made this and the mixture is so dry. I have used 150g coconut flour to 100g coconut oil. What has gone wrong?

Amy says:

Same issue here. have followed the grams for coconut flour and oil, and the mixture was way to dry… anyone could please correct/clarify the recipe? is it one cup of each? shame cuz the recipe looked great. but quite a waste in the end..

Amy says:

What in the world is ‘150g cup’ and ‘100g cup’?

Perhaps I’ve wrongly assumed that the ‘cup’ in both instances are just typo because the end result, using 100g coconut oil and 150g coconut flour, was appalling – dry and crumbly.

Do clarify what the measurements are if the recipe was meant to be useful to anyone at all.

Maxine says:

I followed this recipe exactly and it was a disaster. It was so dry once I added in the dry ingredients, it also wouldn’t hold together. I had to put it in the bin! Really disappointed

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