This Banana Upside Down Cake recipe is sure to be a favorite, it is easy to prepare, moist and full of flavor. It is sweetened with coconut sugar which gives a delicious caramel flavor.

Banana Upside Down Cake (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

I decided to make this Banana Upside Down Cake, I really wanted to make pineapple upside down cake after I received 2 cans of cherries but I didn’t have any pineapple rings available. My mom would always make pineapple upside down cake when I was younger. Anyway, pineapple upside down cake is now on my to-do list.  I decided to go with bananas instead. knowing that my hubby and Daevyd preferred bananas.

Banana is one of those fruits that we always have on hand, we love it in smoothies, in granola like my Easy Granola Recipe, in my Green Smoothie Detox and my Blueberry Lemon Muffins.


Banana Upside Down Cake (Gluten-Free Vegan)

To make the cake, I used a springform pan even though a regular cake pan would do fine. Because of the amount of batter, use a 9-inch pan. I spread coconut oil at the base of the pan, then sprinkle coconut sugar on top and finally place banana rounds on top.

I then mix the batter and pour over banana rounds and bake until a toothpick comes out clean. I then inverted the cake onto a large platter, after allowing it to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. The cake out looking irresistible, and we thoroughly enjoyed it!


Cook Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 45 min
  • Ready in: 1 h
  • For: 12 servings



  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl combine almond milk and ground flaxseeds, set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. In the meanwhile, spread coconut oil on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle coconut palm sugar on top.
  4. Place banana rounds on top to the oil/sugar and set aside.
  5. Add coconut oil, vanilla, and mashed bananas to the almond milk/flaxseed mixture, stir to combine.
  6. In a large bowl, combine, brown rice flour, almond flour, coconut sugar baking powder and salt. Stir to fully combine.
  7. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until fully combined. Pour batter evenly over banana slices. Lightly tapping pan on counter.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow pan to cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack. Invert cake on to a large platter.


Banana Upside Down Cake (Gluten-Free Vegan) Banana Upside Down Cake
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.