Tuesday 29 September 2015

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Banana Coconut Bread

This great tasting banana bread recipe is one we really enjoy and it is much better for you then wheat flour banana bread recipes. This recipe uses chickpea flour which is lower in calories and carbohydrates and it is higher and protein. Don't let all that make you think this banana bread is not as delicious as the wheat flour breads. This is as delicious if not better then any banana bread I have ever enjoyed.

1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
3/4 cup palm coconut sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1/2 cup non-dairy vanilla coconut yogurt (can use cultured soy yogurt)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Grease and flour a 8” square cake pan with a bit of coconut oil and a bit of chickpea flour and place a piece of parchment paper at the bottom of pan; set aside.
In a large bowl stir together the dry ingredients, flour through to the baking soda, make a well in the middle and set aside.
Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour into the well of the dry ingredients; stir together until well blended and pour into the prepared cake pan.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry.
Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

*Please keep in mind that not all dried herbs and spices are gluten free so check the labels to make sure the brand you are using is gluten free. The same applies for prepackaged store-bought items, check the labels to be sure. If in doubt, call the toll free number on packaging to be safe and to make your cooking/eating experience is truly gluten free.


  1. I love the use of besan! this turned out great. Went right by the recipe and wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for another winning recipe Bea.


    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed one of my favorites. Thx for trying it and for your comment, it is appreciated.

      Bea :-)


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