Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Gluten free banana bread

Gluten free banana bread with chocolate chips

Here's another banana bread recipe that's gluten free, wheat free and grain free. It's adapted from the Nourished Kitchen Guide to Grain-free, Dairy-free Baking, Sweets and Treats.

I made this for some friends and they loved it. I didn't have chocolate chips, and they are very hard to find there (in Mexico). So instead I bought a bar of milk chocolate and cut it into ‘chip' sized pieces with a chopping knife. I actually prefer my ‘homemade chocolate chips' to commercially bought ones because they taste better and you have the option of choosing to use healthier chocolate. In hindsight I thought this would really nice with some chopped pecans (or walnuts) added to it.

5-6 ripe bananas
6 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup roasted almond butter (organic roasted almond butter preferably)
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup coconut flour
4 tablespoons almond flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips


Gluten free banana bread

Gluten free banana bread warm from the oven

  1. Beat wet ingredients together.
  2. Mix in dry ingredients.
  3. Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Grease a baking pan with coconut oil. I used a 6″ x 10″ glass baking pan. (Coconut oil in it's solidified state can be used like shortening to grease a baking pan – but it's much healthier for you).
  5. Bake at 375 F for about 40 minutes. Check that it's done by inserting a toothpick into the center, if it comes out clean the cake is done.
  6. Let cool before cutting.

Variations & Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve spread with cream cheese or butter
  • Add chopped nuts like pecans (maybe 1/2 a cup or so)
  • Add chopped dates instead of chocolate chips
Gluten free banana bread with cream cheese

Gluten free banana bread with cream cheese

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