Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten-Free)

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This is the tastiest ever Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread and it is also gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free. It is super easy to make and packed full of delicious flavour.

Freshly cooked Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread with a few slices cut.

I am a fan of banana bread and have shared a few recipes with you so far, including my gluten free banana and macadamia bread, low carb banana and blueberry bread and banana bread muffins.

But I have never tried any other flavours, until now!!

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • GLUTEN-FREE & DAIRY-FREE – suitable for people with gluten and dairy/lactose intolerances.
  • EASY TO MAKE – this recipe involves a couple of simple steps and will be ready in less than 1 hour.
  • HEALTHY WHOLEFOOD INGREDIENTS – which are easy to find at any supermarket, health store, food markets or on-line store.
Choc banana bread in the loaf pan just out of the oven.


  • Ripe bananas – the riper the better
  • Eggs
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Almond meal
  • Raw cacao powder
  • Chocolate chips (vegan or dairy free preferably, but use whichever ones suit your dietary needs)
  • Plus a few extra things like baking powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon powder
Chocolate banana bread on a ceramic/wooden board with a few slices cut in front.


So this recipe is really easy to make.

Basically, you mix together your dry ingredients, then you add your wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Then fold through the choc chip, pour into a lined loaf pan and bake!!


Just make sure you use really ripe bananas as it won’t taste nearly as good using non-ripe bananas!

I used vegan dark chocolate chips that I purchased from Newstead Organics! However, you can use any dairy free choc chips!

I baked my chocolate banana bread using a greased and lined loaf pan, but you can also use a silicon loaf pan!

This is the tastiest ever gluten free chocolate banana bread!!! It is also dairy and refined sugar free. It is super easy to make and you wouldn't even guess it was gluten free.

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Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten-Free)

Vanessa Gengaroli
This is the tastiest ever Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread and it is also gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free. It is super easy to make and packed full of delicious flavour.
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Muffins and Breads
Cuisine Western
Servings 10 slices
Calories 364 kcal


  • 14.1 oz bananas 4 medium sized, peeled and mashed
  • 8 oz eggs 4 large eggs, weight out of shell
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder gluten free
  • 2 cups almond flour or almond meal
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Pre-heat oven. Heat oven to 180C | 350 F (or 160C | 320C fan forced).
  • Prepare pan. Lightly grease a loaf pan and line with baking paper.
  • Wet Ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the bananas, eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Dry Ingredients. Then add the almond meal, raw cacao powder, baking powder and cinnamon powder to the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined. Finally, add the chocolate chips and fold through the mixture.
  • Bake. Pour or spoon the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for approximately 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool. Let cool in the loaf pan for 30 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool for a further 30 minutes.


  • Make sure the eggs have been kept at room temperature before using and are not cold.
  • Make sure you use extra ripe bananas.
  • You can store the banana bread in your fridge for 4-5 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months when stored correctly.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 9gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 80mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 5gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 149IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 2mg
Keyword baking, banana bread, gluten free baking
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