Gluten-Free Banana Cake with Walnuts and Dark Chocolate

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What do you get when you eat a banana cake with chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chunks? A dang taste of heaven in your mouth! What’s more exciting is that this gluten-free full of rich banana-y flavor is deliciously good that it’ll keep your taste buds wanting more.
                 So if you have some soft, brown, and mushy bananas in your kitchen, don’t be so quick to toss them. Overripe bananas are packed with antioxidants. It’s all the more perfect to make this recipe that is extremely beneficial to your body   and at the same time can make you instantly a happy eater!

Gluten-Free Banana Cake with Walnuts and Dark Chocolate
Yields 12
You can’t beat this gluten-free banana cake, perfect for morning tea.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
219 calories
36 g
1 g
7 g
4 g
3 g
91 g
207 g
13 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219
Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 207mg
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 cups gluten-free flour
  2. 2 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 tsp baking soda
  4. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/8 cup honey
  7. 1/4 cup agave nectar
  8. 2/3 cup applesauce
  9. 3 very ripe bananas
  10. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  11. 1/2 – 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  12. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a loaf pan with parchment paper. I used two 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ pans.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, add ripe bananas and mash well with a fork. Make sure that the bananas are as well blended into a puree, and there are no visible large lumps.
  4. Add agave nectar, honey, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Once the dry ingredients are incorporated, add the toasted nuts and dark chocolate chunks.
  5. Evenly distribute the batter into two loaf pans. If you only have one loaf pan, pour half and save the rest to bake later. Bake for 45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  1. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Things to remember:

Sift or whisk together all the dry ingredients.

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Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well until combined and smooth.

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Pour the batter into a loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Let the cake cool for 15 minutes in the pan and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Dust the top with icing sugar and sprinkle chopped walnuts.



Treat yourself to a slice of gluten free banana cake while it is still warm.

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Jean Fermano

Jean is an avid foodie, food blogger, author, and health enthusiast. She is not shy about trying different types of food and sharing her discoveries. Jean has been featured in a popular TV Show in the Philippines, Unang Hirit, a morning news and talk show aired every weekday morning by GMA Network. Follow Jean's food adventures, all for good food and healthy living, here on Sleekly.

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