I felt a bit peckish the other day and decided I needed cake in my life so I made this Tropical Chocolate Banana Bread. As with 99% of my recipes this is a simple one bowl cake, no faffing about, less washing up (although the dishwasher does that for me now!) and is ready in 40mins from start to finish!

I tried this one out on a friend who’s not too keen on bananas being cooked into things…even she liked it so it’s got the Carly approval too!

I’ve made this a few times now and the thing about bananas is that they come in all shapes and sizes, therefore you may need to add a few spoons of water to your mix to get a thick dropping consistency. The riper the banana, the better but again, I’ve been impatient and made just as successful a loaf with two large less ripe bananas.

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Tropical Banana Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

One bowl, mashed bananas and away you go! Such a simple recipe, ready from start to finish in under 40mins

Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Glutarama
  • 2 large ripe bananas or 4 small
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 50 g dessicated coconut
  • 2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
  • 150 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Mash your bananas in a large bowl

  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat with a wooden spoon to combine.

  3. If mixture does not drop from spoon add a little water to loosen it.

  4. Spoon mixture into a loaf tin, I use an odd sized tin that I got from Amazon, but its super non stick and works everytime, failing this use a 1lb tin.


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