Recipe Of The Week: Gluten Free Banana & Walnut Cake

16th November 2015

Feeling peckish?! Well let me tempt you with some cake that on the plus side is not even bad for you – double winner I say! Recipe this week is this delicious banana and walnut loaf that my sister and I made. Just perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon treat with a cup of coffee or tea! If you prefer, instead of a loaf you can make muffins using the same recipe. Either way i’m sure you’re going to love this one 🙂

Gluten free Banana and walnut cake


145 Bob’s gluten free flour

145 Almond flour

1 tsp Gluten free baking powder

1tsp Xanthan gum

1tsp Bicarbonate of soda

1/4 Teaspoon of himalayan salt

3 Ripe mashed bananas

2 Eggs beaten with a fork

140g Xylitol

120ml Almond milk or water

90ml Coconut oil melted

85g Walnuts

Grease your bread tin or muffin tray and pre heat the oven to 200C then in a bowl start sifting the two flours, baking powder, xatham gum, bicarbonate of soda and salt. In another bowl mash the 3 bananas well and add the eggs, sugar, oil, water or milk and whisk. Then add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir properly making sure no flour is visible.  Fold in the walnuts, pour into the bread tin and place in the oven. If you are making muffins you will bake them for 20-25 minutes. The cake will take longer. About 40-50 minutes. Ovens vary so the best way to check is by inserting a toothpick in the centre and if it comes out dry the cake is ready. Wait for the loaf to cool then slice and enjoy!

Gluten free Banana and walnut cake

Dania Trapani  is a fully qualified nutritional therapist and naturopath. Make sure to follow her blog for her latest recipes and healthy tips.


  1. Geraldine@littlebigbell

    16th November 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Looks good. I love banana bread. Will come in handy when my friend who is gluten intolerant comes over.

    1. Arianna Trapani

      18th November 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Sure will! Hope you like it – does taste good 😉

  2. Katy

    16th November 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Oooo, looks and sounds delicious. It’s amazing what you can make with or without certain ingredients, isn’t it? This will be perfect for the festive season, too xx

    1. Arianna Trapani

      18th November 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Yes so true! It’s always fun to experiment and make something that you know everyone can eat 😉 xx

  3. Pippa Jameson

    16th November 2015 at 6:14 pm

    This looks delicious! I’ve tried a banana loaf but not with walnuts. It’s on the list! 🙂 x

  4. Antonia Ludden

    16th November 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Looks delicious! I bet it’s packed with energy too, just ideal for that afternoon slump we bloggers can sometimes suffer 🙂 xx

    1. Arianna Trapani

      18th November 2015 at 3:37 pm

      haha yes, unless you eat more than one slice and then want to go for a nap LOL 😉 x

  5. Rachel @ FreshDesign

    16th November 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Mmm, it sounds and looks lovely! I often make banana bread, but love the idea of trying a gluten free version with walnuts in too.

    1. Arianna Trapani

      18th November 2015 at 3:36 pm

      My husband is what intolerant so I sometimes try and come up with ‘wheat free’ recipes that I too will enjoy 😉 x

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