I have cracked the gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free muffin and this weekend I attempted a slice that said decadent yet had no gluten, dairy or sugar. It was quite a mission and I had to gather together a few different ideas from recipes I had seen around the food blog world but none eliminated all three elements so I had to experiment and I have succeeded in making something rather wonderful. You do have to like banana, coconut and chocolate but if you do, this is your new best friend. I got the idea for the middle layer from The Life of Clare.
Note 1: You can make your own coconut butter by placing a packet of shredded coconut in a food processor and processing for about 10 minutes.
Note 2: The base is quite soft but holds together. It could be a bit messy if left out of the fridge too long before eating it but it won’t fall apart. I will work on this element in the weeks to come so it is less like a dessert and more like a very firm slice. But the delicious factor outweighs any messiness – perhaps use a spoon.