Bek's Banana Bread - Gluten Free

Bek’s Banana Bread
Banana bread is such a classic delight and there are so many classic recipes and ways to make it.
This is my moist, gluten free version made using coconut flour, no refined sugar and delicious macadamia meal. It is soft, sweet and nutty deliciousness sweetened with banana.

  • 4 very ripe bananas ( yes you can absolutely use those mushy black looking in ones in the fruit bowl!)
  • 3 free range eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dark coconut sugar, powdered or finely grated (see notes)
  • 2 cups macadamia meal
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (or almond, soy)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon himalyan salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or 8 drops vanilla stevia
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Extra shredded coconut & cranberries to sprinkle top of cake


  • Pre heat oven to 180'c
  • Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper, I use If You Care baking paper - ethical and safe 
  • Mash the bananas, adding in the cinnamon
  • Whisk the eggs and mix in with the banana
  • Stir in the oil, mix together and then the milk
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl and pour the banana mixture in mixing together to form a batter
  • Pour into the loaf tin
  • Top with extra shredded coconut and some cranberries
  • Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until cooked through and a skewer comes out clean
  • Leave in tin to cool slightly for ease of slicing
  • Slice into bread slices or into snack friendly sliced cubes (pictured)
  • Serve warm as is or with butter

  • Lovely warm or cold
  • Perfect for lunchboxes and afternoon or to use up very ripe bananas
  • Coconut sugar - look out for the dark brown coconut sugar at your local health food store, supermarket or Asian grocery store where you can usually buy it in a hard log for under $5 and sometimes already ground.
Toddler Tips
  • Banana bread is such a hit with kids and they often especially like it served warm with cold butter on top.

    Happy Cooking

    Bek XX
    Recipe and photography (c)Rebeccamgridge2013


  1. What a gorgeous blog! and what an awesome GF recipe! so glad I've found you!!

  2. Oh that looks so yummy! My boys would love that!

    MC x

  3. Gosh that looks good. I think I need to invest in some sugar and flour alternatives! My lids loved baked goodies.

    1. Mine too :)
      i do a mix of traditional and alternative baking :)

  4. Yummo, I think I might have to direct mum to your blog, she's the cooker in our family Bek :)

  5. Sounds delicious!and I bet it smells divine as its cooking - adding some cranberries to the shopping list!

  6. Thanks Annaleis! The cranberries just gave it that little sweet kick :)

  7. Looks good Bek - looks so moist it almost looks wet inside - awesome!

    1. Thanks Deb!
      I really don't like dry baked goods so try and make nearly all of mine nice and moist :)

  8. Never heard of coconut flour before, where would I shop for it Bek?

    1. Hi Stephanie health food shops some supermarkets like IGA's, gourmet deli's and online at places like Xx

  9. I love banana bread so much! Been ages since I made it


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