Gluten free Chocolate and Banana tray bake recipe

I do love a tray bake, so easy to make, easy to slice up and a great crowd pleaser. As we reach December and you want to make yours bakes a little more festive, this Gluten free Chocolate and banana tray bake is sure to be a hit.

Gluten free Chocolate and Banana tray bake recipe
You will need:
  • An high sided rectangle baking tin, 8” x 12”
  • 250g gluten free plain flour mix (I like doves)
  • 1 tea spoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tea spoon bicarbonate soda
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 70g soft dark brown sugar
  • 50ml vegetable oil
  • icing sugar for dusting
Gluten free Chocolate and Banana tray bake recipe
  1. Preheat the oven to 375f /190c /gas mark 5. Line the baking tray.
  2. Place the peeled bananas in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until mashed.
  3. Beat in the egg, sugar and oil.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
  5. Pour into the baking tray and level.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool.
  8. Cut into12 squares and dust with icing sugar.
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Gluten free coconut and lime traybake recipe

I do love a tray bake as you may have noticed. I also love coconut and I love to bake with it. One of my favourite flavour combinations in coconut and lime. It can instantly transport me away to somewhere far flung and tropical. If, like me, you have no chance of getting anywhere tropical soon. Enjoy a slice of this and a day dream or two.

Gluten free coconut and lime traybake recipe
  • 100 g Gluten free Self Raising Flour
  • 100 g margarine
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 25 g desiccated coconut
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tbsp spoon milk
  • Icing:
  • 100g butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • Juice of one lime
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp chocolate coated coconut shavings
  • 1tsp desiccated coconut

Gluten free coconut and lime traybake recipe


1 Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a high sided
rectangle baking tin

2 Place all the cake ingredients, in a bowl and beat well until light
and fluffy.

3 Spoon into the tin and smooth level and bake for about 25 minutes
until risen golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes.
Then remove from the tin and allow to cool completely

4 Beat the butter till soft, add the lime juice and icing sugar and
beat until smooth. Smooth over the cake and use a fork to add a decorative
pattern.

Mix the desiccated coconut, chocolate shavings and lime zest, then
sprinkle over the top. 

Gluten free coconut and lime traybake recipe

Have you got a great gluten free recipe? I’d love to you link up your recipes for me to try.

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Free Cross stitch advent calendar.

So here is the complete cross stitch advent calendar. It includes: A gingerbread man, a snowman, a penguin, a Christmas pudding, an angel, a robin and a Christmas tree, as well as many other cute seasonal designs. Each section measures 26w by 34 h on 14 count aida. So they are perfect to stitch altogether as an advent calendar or split up and use for card making and decorations. I hope you like it and I hope to see some pics of the stitched up patterns before Christmas. You can find the complete set of patterns on my cross stitch patterns page.

Cross stitch advent calendar.
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Free cross stitch advent calendar pattern, Santa Hat

I couldn’t help myself had to finish the Advent calendar with Santa, or at least Santa’s hat. I hope you have enjoyed this series. If you missed some of the patterns, you can find them all on my Free cross stitch patterns page.
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Free Advent cross stitch pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have loved making this series of mini cross stitch patterns for Advent. As I’ve designed them I’ve thought of lots of other uses for them as well as the calendar. They would be great stitched up for cards, made into decorations and used for gift tags. Have you got any other great ideas for them? I’d love to your stitched versions of my designs.

As always just click on the pop out button for the printable version of the pattern, if you don’t like stitching from the screen.

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Free cross stitch advent calendar pattern, angel

How sweet is this little angel? I had to include one in my advent calendar and I wanted to keep it till near the end. I do hope you’ve enjoyed this series and I would love to hear back from anyone who has stitched it.

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Free cross stitch advent calendar pattern, robin

I do love to see a robin out in the garden. Their little flash of red is so cheery on a grey gloomy day. For me they are a traditional festive image and I had to include one in my advent calendar.

Be sure to have a look at all the other Christmas patterns I’ve been designing. There is enough on my Christmas Cross stitch page to keep you going all through the winter.

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Free cross stitch advent calendar pattern, Christmas stocking

Free cross stitch advent calendar pattern, Christmas stocking

Do you hang a stocking at Christmas? The boys have stockings but we leave them at the end of their beds. I do love the simplicity of red and white at Christmas, so this is a fun pattern to continue my free advent calendar cross stitch series.

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Free cross stitch advent calendar pattern, Christmas lights

Free cross stitch advent calendar pattern, Christmas lights

I do love Christmas lights, someone once said to me that they couldn’t see what lights had to do with Christmas. But I believe it’s the light shining through the dark winter that sees us through. My husband also has the same love of lights and every year he poses the question of ‘Do we have enough lights?’. Lets just say although we do, somehow a new set gets added each year!

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Free cross stitch advent calendar pattern, candle

Free cross stitch advent calendar pattern, candle

I love lighting candles at Christmas time, my parents even have real candles on their tree. It just makes you feel a lot cosier I think. I hope you enjoy todays pattern. Don’t forget you can find the other advent calendar patterns and lots more on my free cross stitch pattern page.

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