Food & Recipes

Gluten-Free Banana Split Cupcakes

by Editors

Gluten-Free Banana Split Cupcakes

A dessert that tastes like a banana sundae, and is perfect for kids with gluten allergies. From Gluten-Free Cupcakes by Elana Amsterdam.


You’ll Need:




  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
  • One batch of gluten-free chocolate ganache
  • One batch of gluten-free whipped cream frosting
  • Gluten-free chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 banana, cut into 16 slices
  • 8 cherries (fresh or frozen)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 8 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. To make the batter, in a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, arrowroot powder, salt and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, agave nectar and vanilla extract. Blend the wet ingredients into the coconut flour mixture with a handheld mixer until thoroughly combined, then fold in the strawberries.
  3. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into each prepared muffin cup.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 1 hour.
  5. To decorate the cupcakes, frost the tops with a layer of Chocolate Ganache. Pipe or add a big dollop of Whipped Cream Frosting (equivalent to 2 heaping tablespoons) on top of each cupcake, then cover with chocolate sprinkles. Place 2 banana slices in the whipped cream on each cupcake. Top with a cherry and serve immediately.