My Mum’s Fave Gluten Free Coffee & Walnut Cake Recipe

My gluten free coffee and walnut cake always goes down well with everyone who tries it. It’s really simple to make and has a beautifully rich coffee flavour. It’s moist and super light all in one cake. Oh and it’s dairy free too!

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When I think of coffee, the first person that springs to mind is my mum. She loves coffee! A regular coffee drinker, a coffee and walnut cake lover, a coffee ice cream enthusiast… you name it! I myself am not a coffee drinker, I wish I was but I just find it so bitter. However, I still somehow love a coffee and walnut cake! So of course, when I fancy making a gluten free cake for my mum and I, it’s got to be a gluten free coffee and walnut cake!

I’ve been making a dairy free & gluten free coffee and walnut cake for quite a while now, but I’ve never shared the recipe before. I thought today I would just incase you love gluten free coffee and walnut cake as much as we do!

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I love making gluten free sponge cakes. My whole life I have used the all in one method, but for this particular cake I make it using the standard creaming method. I want my gluten free coffee and walnut cake to be lovely and light and I find I can get more air into it by using this method.

Another change to my standard gluten free sponge recipe is that I use light brown sugar instead of caster sugar. I prefer its flavour alongside coffee, I think it softens the bitter taste ever so lightly more than caster sugar. I’ve always been a fan of using brown sugar for certain richer gluten free sponge cakes, however I must emphasise here that if you don’t have any brown sugar to hand, caster sugar in the exact same measurement will work perfectly too.

Something else I would recommend is that when you chop your walnuts, don’t chop them too finely for within the cake. I’ve always loved my gluten free coffee and walnut cake for it’s texture, it’s lovely and moist as well as having some nice crunches throughout from the walnuts. I love mixing up textures.

I like to use the just regular instant coffee in my cake, I’ve tried instant expresso before and I just found it very overpowering. I just use Nescafé regular instant coffee, it works a treat. Do make sure you ensure you let the coffee and water paste cool before adding to both your cake mix and the butter cream, it doesn’t take long and it’s really important. Always be patient with cakes!

Anyway, mum & I have been loving this my gluten free coffee and walnut cake this weekend, Mark has been able to enjoy it too because it’s a dairy free cake too. Without further ado, here is the recipe!

Gluten Free Coffee and Walnut Cake (Dairy Free)
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For the gluten free coffee and walnut cake
  1. * 225g dairy free soft margarine
  2. * 225g light brown sugar
  3. * 4 eggs, beaten
  4. * 225g gluten free plain flour
  5. * 3 tsp gluten free baking powder
  6. * 2 tbsp instant coffee (alongside 1 tbsp of boiling water)
  7. * 100g walnut halves, toasted and chopped
For the coffee buttercream dairy free icing
  1. * 165g dairy free soft margarine
  2. * 425g icing sugar
  3. * 2tbsp instant coffee (alongside 1 tbsp of boiling water)
  4. * walnut halves (for topping)
Instructions
  1. 1) Heat your oven to 180c (160c fan)
  2. 2) Prepare your two cake tins.
  3. 3) Cream the margarine and brown sugar together, (I use a hand mixer for this) until light and fluffy.
  4. 4) Gradually add your four well beaten eggs. Make sure you do this very gradually to reduce the potential of curdling. Keep mixing with your hand mixer.
  5. 5) Fold in your gluten free flour and baking powder gently with a metal spoon.
  6. 6) Add your coffee, fold it in. (this needs to be 2 tbsp coffee mixed with 1 tbsp of boiling water, left to cool)
  7. 7) Add your toasted and chopped walnuts, fold these in too.
  8. 8) Divide your gluten free cake mix between your two prepared cake tins.
  9. 9) Bake in the oven for 25 minutes of the middle shelf, they should be well risen by the end!
  10. 10) Take out of the oven, briefly leave to cool in the tins before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  11. 11) For the icing, beat the dairy free margarine until soft and creamy.
  12. 12) Add in your icing sugar and mix together, add your coffee (again 2 tbsp of coffee with 1 tbsp of boiling water, left to cool)
  13. 13) Evenly top one sponge with plenty of your coffee butter cream, place your other sponge on top. (put enough butter cream in so it oozes a little out of the edges!)
  14. 14) Spread the rest of the coffee butter cream on the top of the cake.
  15. 15) Add some walnut halves on top to finish.
  16. 16) Slice and enjoy!
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So there you have it, my gluten free coffee and walnut cake! I guarantee this will be a winner on any occasion. It’s so simple to knock up in a really short space of time, I often make it on a Saturday morning if I know friends or family are coming round in the afternoon. I’d definitely recommend giving it a try 🙂 Please let me know how you get on if you do try it. Drop me a comment below, or scoot over to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Thanks so much for reading,

Becky xxx

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RECIPE: The BEST Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake (Dairy Free)

Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake is delicious, simple & of course, free from gluten! As a lemon cake lover I couldn’t resist creating a gluten free lemon drizzle cake that not only I can enjoy, but Mark can enjoy too as it is also a dairy free lemon drizzle cake! I thought I’d share my recipe so that you can enjoy it too.

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Lemon Drizzle Cake in my opinion is the ultimate cake. Loaf cakes can often look boring, as can a cake without icing… but the humble lemon drizzle cake ignores all of these premisses & is a moist, delicious, beauty of a cake 🙂 I love lemon drizzle cake so damn much, so I just had to try & recreate it 100% gluten free & 100% dairy free. I think it turned out pretty swell. This is a lovely gluten free lemon drizzle cake; it’s light & super lemony (I always put a little extra lemon in to make sure it has the lemon kick!).

What is it about having lemon in cakes & desserts?! I just can’t get enough of it. I make quite a few lemon bakes & even have a few on my blog besides this gluten free lemon drizzle cake. I have a delicious recipe for a gluten free lemon meringue pie (also dairy free) & also a very tasty gluten free lemon sponge cake (also dairy free!).
However, back to this cake… It’s a gluten free lemon drizzle cake perfect for any occasion. It’s an everyday cake whilst also being a very special cake. I guarantee it will be a winner, whoever you bake it for!

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Lets get on with this gluten free lemon drizzle cake recipe!

Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake (Dairy Free)
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Ingredients
  1. 175g caster sugar
  2. 175g dairy free spread
  3. 3 lemons
  4. 3 eggs
  5. 100g gluten free self raising flour
  6. 75g ground almonds
  7. A dash of dairy free milk (optional)
  8. 100g demerara sugar (you can definitely use less of this here as it is only for the topping/drizzle)
Instructions
  1. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin (standard size) with greaseproof paper. (I use the silicon loaf tin liners)
  2. Pre heat the oven to about 180C/160C fan.
  3. Beat together the dairy free spread &caster sugar.
  4. Add the grated lemon zest of 2 lemons & beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs (add these one at a time & beat each thoroughly until well combined before adding the next.)
  6. Sift in your gluten free flour & fold it in.
  7. Then fold in your ground almonds.
  8. Add a tiny dash of milk (if necessary) to bring the mixture to a consistency that falls off your spoon.
  9. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.
  10. Bake for about 50-55 minutes.
  11. Whilst your cake is baking, mix thoroughly together the lemon zest of 1 lemon, and the juice of 2 lemons with the demerara sugar.
  12. Once the cake comes out of the oven, poke holes all over the top of the cake (whilst warm still) & pour over the drizzle gradually. (It seems like a lot of drizzle but the cake will absorb it quickly so keep adding a little at a time to make it super moist!)
  13. Allow to fully cool in the tin before removing & enjoying!
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Let me know if you get the chance to try out my lemon drizzle cake recipe. How did it turn out?! Have you got any delicious lemon cake recipes… I haven’t made a lemon & poppyseed muffin before… I’d love to try making a gluten free & dairy free lemon & poppyseed muffin. Or maybe even a GF/DF hot lemon curd pudding! Let me know if you have any recipes by dropping a comment below, or on Facebook/Twitter.

Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx

Patisserie Valerie goes Gluten Free in 2016

Patisserie Valerie Gluten Free … not words that you commonly think of together… until now! Welcome to 2016 where Patisserie Valerie Gluten Free makes complete sense!

Patisserie Valerie Gluten Free

So according to The Independent, 2016 is the year that gluten free goes mainstream. In my head this has been the case for the last couple of years anyway, but I think that might just be because I am fully immersed within the gluten free world 24/7! Maybe 2016 is the year that even my grandma gets into gluten free?!

Personally, this emergence of so many brands, restaurants & cafes improving their gluten free offerings really excites me. For me there seems to be both an increase in choice and understanding towards gluten free; granted its not fully there yet, but I guess that’s what 2016 is going to all be about!

Patisserie Valerie Gluten Free

One brand that has started 2016 with a big gluten free boom is Patisserie Valerie. Patisserie Valerie is certainly a place that I have avoided at all costs in the past. In my early gluten free years, I used to wander past literally drooling in the window at all the delicious cakes on offer; but as time has moved on I have just avoided the place all together. It’s not for us gluten free folk right? WRONG!

Patisserie Valerie have created their very own ‘Gloriously Gluten Free’ range & before you start making assumptions… there is much more than just your standard gluten free brownie! (Although I must admit a gloriously gluten free brownie is one of the FIVE options on offer within Patisserie Valerie moving forward.)

Patisserie Valerie Gluten Free

The Patisserie Valerie indulgent gluten free range includes:

  • Gluten Free Belgian Chocolate Brownie
  • Gluten Free Marble Cake
  • Gluten Free Flapjack
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffin
  • Gluten Free Ginger Biscuit

Oh & don’t for one minute think that these products are just your standard gluten free biscuits, muffins & cakes; the Patisserie Valerie range oozes luxury in every mouthful. I’m not sure if I can even choose my favourite out of these, they are just the highest quality of each.

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The gluten free muffin is full of large white chocolate chunks, the flapjack is sticky & full of golden syrup. The brownie is one of the best you will ever try. The marble cake smells the best of the lot & also has a epic taste & texture. Oh & the ginger biscuit… it’s perfect! (& that is coming from a ginger biscuit lover!)

All of these gluten free products are priced at £2.45 to eat in or £2.10 to takeaway. I think that is fairly reasonable when you compare it to other coffee shop cake products. I also really enjoy the packaging, its a nice change to not receive all gluten free cakes in tight plastic packaging that essentially looks more like space saving aeroplane food products. The colour is great and all 5 products look very appealing.

Patisserie Valerie Gluten Free

I know that this might not be the absolute revolution of gluten free at Patisserie Valerie that you yearn for. I mean, we all want to indulge in a gluten free Mille-Feuille or a gluten free Chocolate Éclair; but, at least this is an exceptionally positive start!

Another string to the Patisserie Valerie bow is they are now offering made to order gluten free celebration cakes! Currently, they are starting with an 8inch gluten free double chocolate cake, which will serve around 8-10 people. No doubt if this goes down well we will be seeing more gluten free celebration cakes from Patisserie Valerie in the future.

Patisserie Valerie Gluten Free

What do YOU think of the introduction of a gluten free range in Patisserie Valerie? If you are interested in giving any of their products a try, both the gluten free celebration cake & the 5 piece range of delicious gluten free cakes & bakes are available online and in store from Monday 18th January. Is 2016 the year that gluten free goes mainstream? I would love to know your thoughts, just leave a message below, or on Facebook/Twitter.

Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx

Delicious Gluten Free Donuts from Feel Free Foods

I LOVE Donuts! But what I love more than anything else is Gluten Free Donuts! Being able to have delicious, warm gluten free donuts at home is something I will NEVER take for granted. These Mini Gluten Free Donuts from Feel Free Foods are something I wanted to share with you… but not my box… go get your own!!

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One of my favourite foods to grab on the go used to be a bag of hot sugared mini ring donuts. The aroma that a hot donut stand brings is beyond amazing… you must agree?! 
I have found some places that offer gluten free donuts; for instance: Borough 22 create delicious gluten free donuts, if you are in Camden ‘Cookies & Scream‘ bake epic gluten free donuts & I also have my own gluten free recipe; however none of these are quite like what Free From Foods offer!

I have always enjoyed Free From Foods Gluten Free Donuts, but now these Donuts have some little brothers… Gluten Free Bronuts! Basically these are created via the exact same recipe as the amazing regular sized gluten free sugared ring donuts BUT instead they are mini sugared ring donuts! Perfect!

A pack contains 10 Bronuts & they come frozen. Simply defrost them for 30 minutes at room temperature and then throw them into the microwave for around 20 seconds on full! & for only £1.50 in Tesco this is beyond a bargain!

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They come out soft & smelling great! You could happily not warm them and eat them at room temp, however, I highly recommend warming them up. All sugared donuts like this taste amazing warmed up. I decided to serve mine up with plenty of Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Sauce. What could be better than an evening watching good TV (The Walking Dead for me at the moment) & enjoying some hot gluten free donuts covered in chocolate sauce?!

I will definitely be buying these again. They are one of the few gluten free products that I would say are great value. They taste delicious & smell delicious too.

I’m really excited that Feel Free Foods are looking to create more gluten free donuts, all shapes and flavours you can imagine. They are doing some crowdfunding at the moment to help get investment to improve & increase their gluten free production facilities. I really hope something comes of this… I crave a gluten free jam donut! Click here to find out more.

What are your favourite types of donut? Do you have anywhere you buy gluten free donuts from? Have you tried out the Feel Free Foods gluten free donuts? What did YOU think?! Please let me know by leaving a comment below, or on Facebook/Twitter.

Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx

RECIPE: Gluten Free Tropical Slice – a slice of the Caribbean at home!

A Gluten Free Tropical Slice… bursting with coconut & pineapple is definitely something to enjoy throughout the summer months, as well as the colder parts of the year. It’s delicious & super simple too!
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I am a massive fan of all things tropical. I use coconut in a lot dishes both sweet and savoury. I also love everything pineapple. I mean, I have pineapple ornaments in my house as well as a constant flow of fresh pineapples in the kitchen! Pineapple & Coconut are a match made in heaven, so I thought I would combine them into a delicious traybake style recipe & create some mouthwatering gluten free tropical slices. (They are of course dairy free too!)

These gluten free tropical slices essentially have three layers. The first layer is a biscuit base, but NOT a crushed up biscuit style base. Rather, you make your own simple biscuit dough, press it into the tray and cook for around 15 minutes… layer one complete! Layer two is the most simple, just grab a pot of pineapple jam (or make your own) and smother your base layer with it! Finally, layer three completes the gluten free tropical slice in a coconut-erly tasty style. Desiccated coconut toasted off in the oven… perfection! 

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Gluten Free & Dairy Free Tropical Slice
Pineapple & Coconut all mixed up in this delicious slice.
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Ingredients
  1. 250g gluten free plain flour
  2. 220g golden caster sugar (when measuring split this into 2 separate 110g portions)
  3. 125g dairy free hard margarine
  4. 3 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 180g desiccated coconut
  7. Pineapple Jam
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Grease a square baking tin (around 21cm x 21cm would work well)
  3. Rub together the gluten free flour, 110g of sugar & the dairy free hard margarine until it forms a breadcrumb consistency.
  4. Add 1 egg and the vanilla extract to the bowl & mix until it forms a dough like consistency. (I used an electric whisk for this)
  5. Bring together the dough into a lump with your hands. (I found mine was a little sticky but resist adding extra flour)
  6. Press the dough into your prepared baking tin evenly and bake in the oven till slightly golden.. this will take about 15 minutes. (I pressed it in with my hands!)
  7. After 15 minutes take the baking tin out of the oven and put to one side.
  8. Whisk together the 2 remaining eggs & the other 110g of sugar.
  9. Stir in the desiccated coconut.
  10. Spread your pineapple jam all over your base. (I put mine on when slightly warm which worked well!)
  11. Spread your coconut mixture over the jam.
  12. Put it back in the oven for a further 20 minutes or until golden.
  13. Allow to completely cool in the baking tin before removing and cutting into slices.
  14. Enjoy!
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You must give these gluten free tropical slices a try. Whether it’s hot or cold weather in the UK we all need a tasty, tropical boost. This really is the perfect way to have one. It’s a delicious traybake slice for everyone, melt in the mouth bottom, jammy centre and a soft coconut top. Just make sure you make enough, it really is very moorish!

Let me know if you have a go at making these, they really are delicious and so worth it. Also let me know if you have any favourite tropical flavoured cakes/bakes – I would love to have a go at making them gluten free & dairy free. Just drop a comment below, or on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram!

Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx

RECIPE: Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Sponge Cake

Basically I love chocolate chip cookies, I also love cake. Who doesn’t?! It just better be gluten free (for me!) & dairy free (for Mark!). So I thought I would share with you my completely Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Sponge Cake Recipe! It’s very simple & makes a great birthday cake for any Cookie Monster!!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

The very first time I made this cake, I had no idea what I was making. I made two sponges & I suddenly realised I didn’t know what to do with them! Since that day I have not looked back & this is definitely a favourite with anyone who has tried it! 

I am not one for huge amounts of chocolate usually. I sponge cake that is chocolate flavoured, as well as chocolate buttercream can be a bit too much for me. But to have a chocolate buttercream smothering a really delicious, light non-chocolate sponge, is really the perfect cake for me. It’s the best of everything in a slice PLUS this cake is topped with chocolate chip cookies!

My gluten free chocolate chip cookies are from a Canadian bakery called Wendels True Foods. I was fortunate enough to be brought plenty of them back from a friend who visited Canada on holiday. They are amazing as they are also Dairy Free & Egg Free, however, they haven’t easily made their way across the Atlantic just yet. Any gluten free chocolate chip cookies would do in this instance however. Whether you bake them yourself OR you buy some. Most free from sections in UK supermarkets will always have a range of different gluten free chocolate chip cookies, so that might be your easiest alternative.  

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

You of course can decorate your cake how you wish, it doesn’t need to have the cookies on top, you could get some dairy free chocolate buttons for instance if you liked! It is a very versatile recipe and I love it. I hope you do too!

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Choc Chip Cookie Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 280g gluten free self raising flour
  2. 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  3. 100g ground almonds
  4. 350g golden caster sugar
  5. 350g dairy free margarine (for the cake)
  6. 6 eggs
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 160g dairy free margarine (for 'butter'cream)
  9. 320g icing sugar
  10. Few tbsp cocoa powder (most are dairy free but just check.. you can also use cacao powder)
  11. Gluten Free & Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (I use Wendels)
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 180/160 Fan.
  2. Grease two square 20x20 baking tins. (Feel free to change the shape.. shape doesn't affect taste!)
  3. Measure out into a mixing bowl your flour, baking powder, ground almonds, caster sugar, margarine eggs & vanilla extract. (this is a big batch! you can always make a smaller cake!)
  4. Using an electric whisk or a standing mixer, thoroughly mix all your ingredients together. (Make sure you take time to ensure everything is thoroughly mixed, this is a large amount!)
  5. Once thoroughly mixed spoon/pour the mixture into your two baking tins evenly.
  6. Place in the oven for around 25-30 minutes.
  7. Check that your cakes are cooked & leave to cool in the tins for 10 minutes before removing them to cool fully on a cooling rack.
  8. Whilst they are cooling make your chocolate buttercream.
  9. Cream your 160g of dairy free margarine until soft.
  10. Gradually add your icing sugar, mixing it in as you go. (it seems like a lot at first but it all mixes in!)
  11. Mix in some cocoa powder (taste as you go & make sure it goes a nice chocolate colour!)
  12. Spread some chocolate buttercream on the top of one of your sponges & sandwich them together. (leave most of the buttercream for the outside!)
  13. Coat the outside of your cake with the chocolate buttercream.. no need to be neat!!
  14. Cut your gluten free/dairy free choc chip cookies in half & push them into your buttercream.
  15. Allow to set for a short period... & ENJOY!
Notes
  1. I used two 20x20 square cake tins for this recipe. Of course you can use any shape you like!
  2. You could very easily half the quantities in this recipe if you don't want such a gigantic cake!
  3. I use Wendels Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. But any free from section in a supermarket will usually have chocolate chip cookies!
  4. You can of course decorate your cake how you like, this is just a very simple popular cake that I enjoy making for a special occasion!
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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

So there you have it a delicious gluten free chocolate chip cookie cake. I guess you could choose to add some tiny dairy free chocolate chips to the sponge as well if you wished. I have never tried this as I don’t think it needs it, but that could be an option!

It’s a perfect cake for any occasion! Let me know if you give it a try & if you make any alterations… I love other people’s ideas! Just drop a comment below, or leave me a message/picture on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.

Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx

RECIPE: Healthy Gluten Free Banana Bread – Dairy Free & Refined Sugar Free

My gluten free banana bread recipe is one of those amazing things that tastes delicious & you can eat as much as you want! My recipe is gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free. It’s perfect with a cuppa, as part of dessert or even to take out with you as a snack. This gluten free banana bread is so simple – you’re going to love it!

So I love baking. I’d bake every day if I could. Similarly to so many folk I aspire to have my own little café one day… I can keep dreaming right?! I have definitely enjoyed baking even more in the past 6 years since gluten has been off the menu for me and dairy is a no for Mark. Myself and Mark also have a few other little issues to contend with. As you know, we both suffer with the ‘wonderful’ problem of IBS. For me I really struggle with too much sugar in foods, so this gluten free banana bread is a go to recipe for me.

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Instead, a favourite of ours is a tasty, gluten free banana bread recipe I recently came up with. I have seen many Banana Bread recipes over time and many of them seem fairly healthy, but I wanted to go one step further and make it entirely gluten free, dairy free and safe for our stomachs! That meant no additional sugar – the only sugar coming from the bananas and a very small amount of homemade apple sauce. Also the recipe contains no signs of any butter, margarine or oil. It seemed the perfect cake for us.

It is a very versatile recipe too. We like cinnamon in ours but you don’t have to. You could add nuts if you wanted to as well, we always add chopped pecans. It tastes great cold with a comforting cuppa tea or, I have to say, I like to warm it up in the microwave with a little custard. This healthy gluten free banana bread loaf keeps moist and fresh for quite a few days, however, I guarantee, it will be eaten incredibly quickly! The combination of tasty and healthy makes you eat slice after slice… after slice!

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I guarantee this healthy gluten free banana bread recipe will go down well with those who are gluten free, dairy free & everyone else. It is a delicious, gluten free banana bread that we can’t live without. I hope you get the chance to give this a go too.

Gluten Free Banana Bread - Dairy Free & Refined Sugar Free
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Ripe Bananas, mashed
  2. 4 Tbsp of Apple Sauce (You can use shop bought, but making your own is so much tastier & simple by cooking bramley apples in a saucepan with a little extra water & cinnamon)
  3. 200g Gluten Free Flour
  4. 1 ¼ Tsps Gluten Free Baking Powder
  5. ½ Tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  6. Tsp of Cinnamon (You can add more or less of this, to taste)
  7. 2 Egg Whites
  8. A handful of chopped Pecan Nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. 1) Preheat your oven to 180 C/ 160 Fan.
  2. 2) Prepare a loaf tin (I use loaf tin liners, they are amazing!)
  3. 3) In a large bowl, mix together gluten free flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon.
  4. 4) Add the mashed bananas, egg whites and apple sauce to the dry mixture and mix thoroughly, until combined. (I use a hand whisk but you could use a mix or do it by hand)
  5. 5) Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes. Check the loaf is cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre of the loaf and making sure it comes out clean.
  6. 6) Allow to completely cool before slicing up.
  7. 7) Enjoy!
Notes
  1. I add pecan nuts to my banana bread, I think it gives great flavour & texture.
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Let me know if you do try out my gluten free banana bread. & please let me know if you have any other delicious recipes that combine gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free. Just leave a comment below, or on Facebook/Twitter.

Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx