One Bowl Gluten Free Raspberry & Coconut Loaf (GF)

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 60 minutesTotal: 70 minutes
Yield: 1 loafCategories: Baking, Desserts
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This gluten free raspberry and coconut loaf makes the perfect mid afternoon sweet treat with a cup of tea! The sponge is fluffy and light and each time I’ve made it, it has risen really well. I have made this with dairy free substitutes in place of butter which worked well meaning it is easy to amend this recipe to make it free from dairy as well as gluten.

Unfortunately, this is an old recipe of mine that I created before going vegan so it does contain eggs. I did think about removing it, however, as people still use it I thought I would leave it up. Watch this space for a vegan version!

For this recipe I used a 21 x 11 cm (8.5″ x 4.5″) loaf tin and a loaf tin liner for ease, although parchment paper or a layer of good old butter would also work for the recipe.

I topped my gluten free raspberry and coconut loaf with buttercream, fresh raspberries and dessicated coconut to decorate it and add a little extra sweetness, however, it is just as good with no additional toppings if you find yourself stuck for time. Try to leave it as late as possible before adding the raspberries to the top of the loaf for decoration as they will stain the icing a deep pink colour, if you plan to serve this a day or two after baking you may want to keep this in mind!

If you are not vegan and are looking for more gluten free loaf recipes you may like my Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake which you can find here and my Gluten Free Double Chocolate & Raspberry Loaf which you can find here.

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  • 200g 1 + 1/4 cup gluten free self raising flour
  • 200g 1 cup caster sugar
  • 200g 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 80g 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 20g 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • splash vanilla essence


  1. Add the flour, sugar and xanthan gum to a large mixing bowl
  2. Add the butter, eggs and vanilla essence and mix well until a smooth, creamy batter forms
  3. Add the raspberries and coconut to the bowl and mix until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout
  4. Line the tin and pour the batter in. Tilt the loaf tin slightly to ensure the batter fills all four corners and use the back of a knife to ensure the top of the loaf is smooth
  5. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 60 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius
  6. Once cooked throughout, set the loaf aside and allow to cool before decorating!


  1. Jane Reeve

    What temperature should the oven be?

    • Natasha Gelder

      Hey Jane, 170 degrees Celsius fan oven x


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