I hope you love this Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread as much as I do. It’s a delicious way to use up ripe bananas. This recipe is also dairy-free and vegan-friendly.

two plates with slices of banana bread

Homemade Banana Bread

There isn’t anything more comforting than a fresh slice of warm banana bread served straight out of the oven. And, in these trying times, I am making lots of comfort food recipes.

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 recipe is arguably at least a little bit on the healthy spectrum, given that it is:

  • vegan-friendly,
  • gluten-free,
  • dairy-free,
  • and homemade with no preservatives.
up close view of the texture of a slice of the bread

Recipe Steps

This is not a difficult recipe, either. I bet you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now.

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.

Step Two

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

banana bread batter in food processor bowl

Step Three

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

banana bread batter in loaf pan ready to be baked

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.

What is the difference between using regular eggs and vegan eggs?

I tested this bread both ways. I will admit that the version using regular eggs turned out fluffier than the version using chia eggs. But, you can make it either way. I enjoyed both versions.

baked bread in a loaf pan

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

slice of bread on a white plate with chocolate chips

I hope you love this Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread as much as I do. It’s a delicious way to use up ripe bananas. This recipe is also dairy-free and vegan-friendly.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup gluten-free baking flour
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 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 chia or regular eggs*

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

The bread will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

*For vegan, use two chia eggs made by combining two tablespoons of chia seeds with 6 tablespoons of water. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes before using.

Keywords: vegan and gluten free banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread, healthy banana bread

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