Banana Loaf~ Gluten and Milk Free ~ A-Z Challenge

Today I bring you B is for Banana Loaf with Golden Syrup and Chopped Peanuts. I love making banana cakes so shoving my mixture into a loaf tin and adding some last minute toppings of choice is a great way for me to spend an hour or so! This recipe is gluten, wheat and milk free but of course you can easily use ingredients of your choice and experiment with your toppings. Icing sugar, caramel sauce (yeah I can't make it either- disaster!) other nuts you prefer or chocolate would taste great (naturally) here goes...

*Banana Loaf with Syrup & Peanuts.

100g butter
100g sugar (I used brown sugar as that's what I had in but can use any really)
3 eggs
200g Gluten free flour (I use Doves Farm)
2 Bananas Mashed
1/2tsp bicarbonate soda
1tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt


Golden Syrup to drizzle
Handful of salted peanuts finely chopped to sprinkle

How To Bake The Mrs Cupcake Way:

Take all your ingredients and put them into a bowl. Mix really well, use a whisk before adding your banana if you like. Make sure your loaf tin is lined with grease proof paper and pour your mix into the tin.
Bake on 180• for 20-25 minutes (or when your knife comes out clean when inserted into the cake)
Carefully remove your cake whilst warm and now you can drizzle on your syrup or caramel or chocolate or whatever you've chosen as your desired topping.
Add those chopped peanuts and enjoy!

I have a rather slap dash approach to baking so if this isn't for you, may I recommend a Google search, Pinterest or maybe one of my other recipes that are more sensibly written?

Now then, whose for cake?

* If you scroll to the bottom of my blog, you'll find a handy fact sheet with all sorts of information including weights for those who don't use Grams!*

Cupcake Mumma


  1. Ohh yum that looks so good, I really need to do soem baking! Mich x

  2. and now I'm hungry and there are no unfrozen bananas!

    Gina, #1387 today, blogging at Book Dragon's Lair

    1. Oh no! Always a bummer! Thanks, have visited your blog :)

  3. Oh, that sounds wonderful! I have Celiac and use Artisan Flour Blend. It's one of the best flours I've found so far.

    1. That sounds good too, I find there are so many but there are certainly better flours for certain bakes and makes!

  4. Oh that looks amazing! I'm not gluten free but the small boy and I are avoiding dairy at the moment and this looks perfect!