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Author Notes: I got the idea when my sister, who is allergic to gluten, was upset when she couldn't eat my grandmother's delicious banana cake. Luckily she has me for a sister and I created a gluten free version and might I say this cake is 10 x's better then my grandmother's...well maybe just 1x better but it is absolutely scrumptious. I eat mine warm with a bit of butter and a tall glass of unsweetened almond milk...so yummy! - misschels —misschels
Food52 Review: Misschels version of a gluten-free coconut banana cake has great banana flavor and a wonderful texture. The recipe uses almond flour, is dairy-free and agave nectar is used as a sweetener. Chewy from the coconut and lots of walnut crunch, the cake was delicious served warm with butter. This would also make a great breakfast treat with a mug of hot tea! - jvcooks —jvcooks
- 3 cups blanched almond flour/meal
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup (2 to 3) mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Spray a 9-in cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Using an electric mixer, combine the almond flour, salt, and baking soda.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the grapeseed oil, agave nectar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
- Fold in bananas, walnuts, and 1/4 c. of the coconut.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Sprinkle the remaining coconut on the cake.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool in the pan for 1 hour, then serve.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Gluten-Free Baked Good