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Gluten-Free Banana Bread with Ground Almonds

This Gluten-Free Banana Bread with Ground Almonds is an incredibly easy bake which only takes about 10 minutes to get into the oven. It delivers the most deliciously simple moist and flavourful cake which can become your go-to banana bread fit for any occasion.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: British
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 453kcal


  • 4 large bananas about 500g without skins
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 150 g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs medium
  • 120 g melted butter unsalted
  • 200 g ground almonds
  • 200 g gluten-free plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan assisted oven/ gas mark 4 and line a grease a 9 inch loaf tin.
  • Mash the bananas then pour them into a large bowl or food mixer along with the sugar, eggs and melted butter. Mix the ingredients well.
  • In another bowl combine the ground almonds, gluten-free flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt then add them into the wet ingredients and mix together.
  • Pour the banana batter in the loaf tin and bake for 70-80 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from the loaf tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.


Adapted from Joy's Easy Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Flour

I recommend using Doves Farm Gluten-Free Plain Flour. You can use any branded gluten-free flour. You do not need self-raising or xanthan gum in this recipe.


You can switch the melted butter for olive oil (mild and light) or coconut oil.

How to store

This Gluten-Free Banana Bread keeps well for up to 5 days if kept in an airtight container in a cool dark place.

How to freeze

Allow the cake to cool completely before double wrapping well in cling film and then aluminium foil and placing in the freezer. It will keep well for up to 2 months.

To defrost

Remove from the freezer and allow to defrost at room temperature thoroughly before unwrapping and serving.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 555mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1.8mg