My Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Banana Loaf

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Since the start of lock down, one ingredient that everyone seems to be using is bananas. From loaf cakes to muffins, it seems this is one food staple that has been making us all get inspired to bake.

I have seem so many amazing recipes going around online including a truly incredible strawberry and white chocolate banana loaf that I can’t wait to try and re-create. Let me know if you would like the recipe for this one in the comments below and I can get baking.

I have always been a big fan of using bananas in baking because of how easily the recipe is to adapt. If you are looking for inspiration, why not check out my gluten free banana loaf or my dark chocolate and banana muffins?

For a truly tasty treat, I made gluten and dairy free banana chocolate muffins for Easter and they went down a treat. You can find the recipe here if you want to try it. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac so I can see your re-creations.

Sometimes, I want to bake a recipe we can all share, and that is why I love the loaf cake so much. It is simple to pull together and can easily be divided between all of my friends and family.

This gluten and dairy free chocolate banana loaf is so simple and only needs a few ingredients. Simple cream butter and sugar together as normal before adding eggs and vanilla. Anyone else feel all recipes start the same or is it just mine?

Add the gluten free flour and dairy free cocoa powder and mix to combine. Add the overripend mashed bananas and you are good to go! So easy to make. This recipe comes together in 30 minutes. Dust with icing sugar and you are done!

The trick to this recipe is using dairy free cocoa powder for that rich chocolate taste that is safe for dairy free allergies. I use the Morrisons basic cocoa powder but do check the ingredients before purchasing and using.

So here it is, my Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Banana Loaf. I hope you enjoy. Let me know if you re-create it in the comments below. C. -x-

My Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Banana Loaf Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Banana Loaf

A simple recipe that is gluten and dairy free but creates a rich chocolate cake that all can enjoy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 8


  • Loaf tin (small)


  • 220 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 100 g dairy free butter
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 3 medium bananas overripe is best
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder dairy free
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp xanthum gum


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract, mixing to combine.
  • Sift together the: flour, xanthum gum and cocoa powder.
  • Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring to combine.
  • Add the mashed bananas and mix one final time.
  • Add mixture to a loaf tin and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Leave to cool before dusting with icing sugar and serve.
Keyword banana muffins, banana recipes, gluten and dairy free recipes, gluten free baking

I love how easy this recipe comes together and the resultant cake is a rich chocolate cake with a hint of banana taste. You can decorate the loaf simply with icing sugar or why not go all out?

I made this loaf at Easter and decorated with chocolate buttercream and sprinkled mini eggs on top (not dairy free sadly but why not decorate with dairy free chocolate buttercream and sprinkles instead?).

I hope you love this recipe. Please don’t forget to show me your re-creations by tagging me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac or by sharing photos to my Facebook Page. You can find links to all my social media accounts on this page.

Speak to you next week.



I'm Chrissi, a lover of all things food. I love re-creating and adapting recipes so they are gluten free, looking for new gluten free places to eat and more -x-

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