This Dairy-Free Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips is the perfect way to use up ripe bananas. Use regular or gluten-free flour to adapt this easy recipe to your family’s needs.

two plates of baked dairy-free banana bread with chocolate chips

There isn’t anything more comforting than a fresh slice of warm banana bread served straight out of the oven. I do try to balance my dessert recipes with other real food ingredients that usually include vegetables, but I’m a firm believer that life should include treats every now and then.

This Dairy-Free Banana Bread recipe is arguably at least a little bit on the healthy spectrum, given that it can also be made gluten-free and it is homemade with no preservatives.

The texture is slightly firm on the outside, but moist and sweet on the inside. Bananas add such a great natural sweetness and moisture to this bread recipe.

If you don’t want chocolate chips in your banana bread, you can feel free to leave them out.

Recipe Steps

This Dairy-Free Banana Bread is not very hard to make. It’s also yeast-free and uses basic ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now. Best of all, this recipe is made lactose-free and so it’s perfect for anyone with dairy allergies or dairy sensitivities (learn more about the health reasons to go dairy-free).

Step One

The first step is to preheat your oven, spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, and to combine all of your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Next, you’ll need to mix the wet ingredients in a food processor. This helps get the ripe bananas incorporated with the other wet ingredients.

Step Three

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together to get your batter.

dairy-free banana bread batter

Step Four

Next, pour your batter into your pan. Top with the remaining chocolate chips and bake the bread for 55 minutes. It should be golden brown on top and your house should smell amazing.

unbaked banana bread in pan

Step Five

Let the bread cool before slicing. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

baked dairy-free banana bread in pan

FAQs

What kind of gluten-free flour do you recommend?

One of my favorites is Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour. If you don’t have Bob’s, just read the label of whatever brand you have. It should have at least some tapioca starch or xantham gum, which will help add texture to your gluten-free bread.

Where you do you find dairy-free chocolate chips?

Chocolate chips made without any dairy are easier to find these days. I buy them online at Amazon. I like the Pascha brand.

Aren’t egg dairy?

Eggs are not dairy although they are often sold in the dairy section with dairy milk.

Can this recipe be made vegan?

I have tried this recipe with and without eggs. I find that the texture is best using real eggs as opposed to an egg replacer.

slice of banana bread with chocolate chips

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Dairy-Free Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips


Description

This Dairy-Free Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips is the perfect way to use up ripe bananas. Use regular or gluten-free flour to adapt this easy recipe to your family’s needs.


Ingredients

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup all purpose flour or gluten-free baking flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar (you can use white sugar, if you prefer)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips, divided
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the baking flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and ¼ cup of the chocolate chips. Whisk the ingredients together and set aside.
  3. Next, place the peeled bananas in the base of a food processor. Add the coconut oil, vanilla, and eggs. Process on high for 30-45 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth. 
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top. 
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the bread cool for about 10 minutes before serving. The bread will be even easier to slice once it has cooled completely and been refrigerated for several hours.

Notes

  1. The bread will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
  2. If you don’t want chocolate chips in your banana bread, you can feel free to leave them out.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: clean eating banana bread, gluten-free and dairy-free banana bread

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