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Gluten-free banana and coconut bread

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  • Gluten free

Looking for some afternoon tea ideas? Try our gluten-free banana & coconut bread using this simple tutorial.

  • Serves12
  • Cook time1 hour
  • Prep time45 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups (200g) gluten-free plain flour
  • 1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
  • 2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup (200g) banana, mashed
  • 2/3 cup (165ml) olive oil or virgin coconut oil
  • 2 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • 2 tablespoons Coles Finest Pure Canadian Maple Syrup
  • 10g butter
  • 2 large just-ripe bananas, thickly sliced diagonally
  • Coles Finest Pure Canadian Maple Syrup, extra, to serve

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line the base and 2 long sides of an 11cm x 20cm loaf pan.
  2. Step 2

    Combine flour, coconut, sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Whisk the mashed banana, oil, egg and maple syrup in a bowl. Add to the flour mixture and combine. Spoon into prepared pan and smooth surface. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Set aside for 5 mins before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  4. Step 4

    Cut the banana bread into slices and toast. Meanwhile, melt butter in a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the banana and cook for 1 min each side or until browned.
  5. Step 5

    Place the banana bread on serving plates. Top with the banana and drizzle with a little extra maple syrup.

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