Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Bliss Cake

There is nothing better than filling your house with the smell of comforting baking on a cold winter morning. As I was trying to make space in my freezer for the chili that I was planning to make (recipe coming soon!) I realized that I had accumulated enough bananas to feed a small troop of monkeys. So, of course, I decided to make banana bread.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Deliciousness

Banana Bliss Deliciousness – truefoodlove

I adapted this delicious recipe from blogger Eschelle Westwood. I’ve tried many different gluten free banana loaf recipes and none compare to the tenderness and moistness of this fellow. Often baked goods made entirely of rice flour have a gritty, chalky texture which I don’t particularly like. Quinoa flour gave this cake a light tenderness, as well as packing a nutrient dense protein punch!


  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 overripe bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup raw dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (if using)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×9 square cake pan or a standard loaf pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (except chocolate chips and walnuts) together.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips (reserving a few to sprinkle on top!)
  5. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bliss Cake – truefoodlove

Are there other delicious variations of banana bread that you’ve discovered? Spices? Different gluten free flours? Feel free to share below!

Be well! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Bliss Cake

  1. Lois-Anna Kaminski says:

    Hi Mira,

    I just made this cake for a friend’s birthday and it turned out absolutely perfect! Not only did it look beautiful, the texture and flavour were exquisite. I topped it with a vegan cream cheese icing (using Daiya fake cream cheese) and thinly sliced fresh bananas and it was just so, so good. Thank you very much for posting this recipe! It’s one I will use again and again.

    • truefoodlove says:

      Thank you so much for writing Lois-Anna! I am thrilled that you enjoyed this recipe and your additions sound absolutely delicious for a special occasion. I hope you check out some of the other ones on this site! 🙂

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