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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Adapted from My Natural Family

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #GF #bread #recipe

A gluten free version of banana bread that is easy to make and turns out PERFECT! The texture is different from “regular” banana bread … it’s more cake-like, and the banana flavor is less pronounced. Adding some quality chocolate chips (be careful to choose a GF chocolate) gives the bread little delightful bursts of chocolate. (This is not a new idea: I pretty much always put chocolate chips in my banana bread.)

Last weekend I tried my hand at gluten free baking. I love baking for my gluten free friends. They are so appreciative when I make something delicious that’s gluten free. I love cooking for them.

I had some bananas that were terribly over-ripe so I decided to try a gluten free banana bread … and I was so excited when it turned out beautiful. I almost didn’t want to eat it, it was so pretty and perfect. Look at this gorgeous loaf!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #GF #bread #recipe

I probably would have put more chocolate chips in there, but that was all I had left … how on earth did I let myself run out of chocolate chips?

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf of banana bread

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


  • 1 cup (usually about 3) very ripe bananas, mashed up
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 Tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons raw (turbinado) sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray or oil a 9x5 inch loaf pan or several mini-loaf pans.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas, then add the oil, yogurt, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla and stir to mix well.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt until all is nicely mixed. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Pour the batter into the loaf pan(s) and sprinkle with some raw sugar.
  5. Bake at 350 F. until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For mini loaves, it will take about 25 - 30 minutes. For a regular size loaf, about 50 minutes to an hour.


Note: there may be a trace of gluten in baking powder. Also, check that the chocolate chips and yogurt that you're using are gluten free. They should be, but sometimes chocolate chips are cross contaminated.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #GF #bread #recipe

This recipe was shared at Real Food FridayGluten Free Friday, Weekend Potluck and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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7 Responses

  1. Looks soft and delicious. I will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    Coming from REAL Food Friday. Come-by and visit me.

    February 2, 2014 at 8:32 am

    • Ann

      Thank you! I hope you like it. It’s not the same as regular banana bread, but it’s a delicious option for those that are gluten free.

      February 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

  2. Sounds delicious for a gluten free alternative. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Real Food Fridays & co-hosting. Have a wonderful healthy day.

    February 2, 2014 at 10:59 am

  3. I love this recipe, and ingredients I would use, pinned to my healthy eating board. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays.

    February 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    • Ann

      I was surprised it turned out so well … I’d heard gluten free baking was hard!

      February 6, 2014 at 11:37 pm

  4. Anna

    My kids are not gluten free, but I try to use as little of it as possible. I made this banana bread and did not tell the kids it was gluten free. They went crazy for it and are still asking me to make more. I made mini loaves and they disappeared! I’m making more for a bake sale tomorrow.

    May 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    • Ann

      Anna, that makes me so happy! I’m so excited your kids loved it. Thank you.

      May 20, 2014 at 6:23 am