The finest Vegan Banana Upside Down Cake you’ll ever have is this gluten-free Vegan Banana upside-down Cake. This recipe contains no butter or eggs. It’s soft and flavorful, with a lovely banana flavor and other ingredients throughout. A slice of this banana bread or cake is enough to satisfy your sweet craving.


My family enjoys eating bananas, but we can’t always finish them before they grow too ripe. So it’s my responsibility to find a recipe that requires bananas (or a lot of bananas, as the case may be), and I’m pleased to do so. Isn’t it true that baked items, including banana, is delicious? And there are a lot of recipes that I want to try.

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 cakes 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 in my Blueberry Lemon Muffins.

This Gluten-Free Vegan 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. You can top it with caramel sugar to make it even more delicious. It’s great for breakfast or as a sweet treat. Make this upside-down banana cake for a gluten-free treat.

I used a springform pan to make the cake 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 sprinkled coconut sugar on top, and finally placed banana rounds on top.

I then mix the batter, pour it 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 came out looking irresistible, and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Why Does This Banana Upside Down Cake Will Appeal To You?

  • It’s quite simple to make, yet it looks fantastic.
  • It’s gluten-free and vegan.
  • It’s a delectable delicacy that will satisfy your sweet taste.
  • It’s an excellent way to get rid of bananas before they spoil.
  • It will delight your entire family; in fact, enlist the help of your children to prepare it!
Banana Upside Down Cake (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

What Are The Health Benefits Of Bananas?

I’m happy you inquired.

Bananas are one of my favorite fruits because they are extremely healthy and provide numerous nutritional benefits. They’re also really adaptable, and you can use them in a variety of dishes. Brown bananas can also be used in dishes like this, which is an excellent way to reduce food waste.

  • This food, which is primarily constituted of carbohydrates, is also an excellent source of many important vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. Their beneficial nutrients are potassium, vitamin C, catechins, and resistant starch.
  • They are a good source of vitamin B6.
  • 10% of the vitamin C that you require on a daily basis
  • Manganese, which is contained in them, can assist in keeping your skin looking lovely.
  • To avoid cramping, use this product before or after a workout.
  • Additionally, unripe bananas contain resistant starch that your body does not digest.
  • Furthermore, because they are low in calories, high in nutrition, and filling, they may aid in weight loss.
  • Potassium is necessary for the proper functioning of the kidneys and the control of blood pressure.
  • Bananas are high in potassium, which is beneficial for your heart and blood pressure.
  • Bananas, which are packed with potassium, may help your kidneys stay healthy.
  • When bananas are consumed on a regular basis as part of a healthy lifestyle, they may provide a variety of health benefits, including enhanced heart and digestive health.

So, Bananas, whether ripe yellow or unripe green, can satisfy your sweet need while also benefiting your overall health.

vegan banana upside down cake ingredients

How To Make Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Upside Down Cake?

This Gluten-free Vegan banana upside-down Cake recipe is a hit with everyone, so you won’t need to hunt for another. It’s easy to prepare and delicious to eat.

This vegan, gluten-free cake comes together quickly and easily. The following ingredients are required:



  • Almond Milk
  • Ground Flaxseeds
  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Bananas, sliced into thick rounds


  • Brown rice flour
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Almond milk
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla
  • Bananas


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


Banana Upside Down Cake (Gluten-Free Vegan)


How Long Can You Keep This Banana Cake?

This cake will last three days in the refrigerator, although it is best served warm. If you do not even eat it all right away, I recommend reheating individual amounts before serving. It can be microwaved or reheated in the oven.

How To Store Leftovers?

Refrigerate any remaining cake covered with plastic wrap or place it into an airtight container for leftovers. To avoid sticking, insert toothpicks into the cake before wrapping it in foil and plastic wrap. Before serving, gently reheat the dish.

What Is Almond Flour, Exactly? Is An Almond Meal The Same As This?

Almond flour is a grain-free, paleo flour prepared from blanched almonds ground to a fine consistency.

After blanching, the skins are normally removed, leaving a pale tint and a smooth surface. Almond flour is named from its texture, which resembles that of wheat flour; however, it is gluten-free.

Also, ground almonds are used to make almond meals. The difference is that almond meal has a coarser texture and darker color because the skins of the almonds that haven’t been blanched or peeled are still on.

While almond meal and almond flour have distinct characteristics, they may be used in various low-carb dishes.

Is Flaxseed Good For You?

I always have a flaxseed meal in my diet. I like to use it in smoothies as an egg substitute in vegan recipes because it’s packed in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. See Health Benefits Of Flaxseeds.

Recipe Notes

  • For the optimal flavor, use ripe bananas.
  • The cake must be swiftly turned out of the pan, or the fruit will stick to the pan. Having hot pads on hand is a good idea. Once the fruit has stopped bubbling, invert the pan using a cake dish or board. Take it out from the pan and set it aside for a few minutes.
  • The baking time will differ based on the type of oven you have.
  • If you want to vary the flavor of this cake, try substituting a different type of fruit. For example, try peach slices, cherries, or pineapple slices.
  • If you’re a lover of chocolate banana cake, why not use chocolate chip cake batter?
  • When making this, it’s necessary to use ripe bananas. They have to be splotchy! Don’t use green or yellow bananas that haven’t developed any spots yet. The spotty bananas are what you’re looking for; they’re completely ripe, which means they’re sweet enough to bake with.

Take the time to sit, dine, and enjoy life with one another. Then, make this gluten-free, vegan Banana upside-down cake, and let me know about your experience by leaving a comment on this post! … Have Fun Baking!

Other Vegan Desserts

  1. Vegan Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding
  2. Jamaican Spice Bun
  3. Gluten-Free Raisin Buns
  4. Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
  5. Vegan Hummingbird Bundt Cake
  6. Air Fryer Fruit Cake
  7. Jamaican Cornmeal Pudding
  8. Gluten-Free Almond Cake

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(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 275 kcal / 1150 kJ
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g
  • Carbs: 20.3 g

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 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.