Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread

Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread

21st August 2018 0 By Zoe

We love banana bread, and I’ve recently been playing around with some gluten and dairy free options. This recipe is truly scrumptious so I just had to share!

It combines lots of healthy ingredients, making this a guilt free, tasty treat 😋

Like most recipes it can be tweaked based on what you prefer/have in your cupboard!


  • 5 very ripe bananas 🍌
  • 25g coconut oil 🌴
  • 1-3 tbsp maple syrup 🍁 (depending on taste)
  • 125g gluten free plain flour
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 3 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 50g chopped pecans (plus extra for decoration)
  • 50g chopped dates

You could also add some raisins, figs, cranberries etc…the choices are endless!


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Peel and mash all the bananas 🍌 in a bowl 🍚
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a pan
  4. Add the melted oil and maple syrup to the banana mix and stir
  5. Mix in the ground almonds, sifted flour, baking powder and cinnamon
  6. Add in the chopped pecans and dates or other fruit/nut combo you’re using and give one final mix
  7. Transfer into a lined loaf tin and bake in the oven for 50-60mins
  8. Test with a skewer or knife to see if it comes out clean, then remove from tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.

I loosely covered my tin with foil for the first half of the cooking as my oven tends to burn things, as you can see I still didn’t quite get away without slightly burning some the nuts!

Although you’ll want to eat it straight away, it’s worth waiting until it’s cooled a little before slicing it, or it’s likely to crumble!

Now make yourself a cuppa, grab a book or magazine and make yourself some time to enjoy!