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Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bread

Jan 6, 2022

This dairy and gluten free chocolate banana bread is the most delicious, chocolatey treat. Best of all, this bread includes bananas and is gluten and dairy free so you don’t feel as guilty eating the whole loaf at once.

The batter for the bread can be thrown together in as little as 10 minutes and then it is cooked to perfection. Simply mash up the bananas and throw all of the ingredients together to create this soft and moist dairy-free chocolate banana bread.

This bread would also make the most delicious chocolate banana muffins. Perfect to pull out of the freezer and heat up for a busy morning or throw in a little one’s (or adult’s) lunchbox.

If bananas aren’t your thing be sure to also check out these zucchini chocolate chip muffins that are another great breakfast idea.

Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bread

Tips for success:

*For this bread I like to use the King Arthur brand gluten-free flour. This includes xanthan gum in it. If you choose to use another brand be sure to check for xanthan gum. If it doesn’t include the xanthan gum you will need to add a tsp to the flour mixture when cooking in order to get the correct bread texture. 

*Bananas that work best in banana bread are often times brown or mostly brown. This will help to sweeten your bread. Leave bananas to brown on the cupboard for a few days before making this bread. You can also speed up the process by baking them in the oven (with their skin on) for around 30 minutes before using them and letting them cool. Then mash them up.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bread

by | Jan 6, 2022 | Recipes, Uncategorized | 14 comments

Prep Time:

10 total minutes

Cook Time:

55 Minutes


1 large loaf  ~ 8 slices



  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed and peeled
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a 4×8″ loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Peel and mash bananas in a large bowl. Add in melted butter, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, eggs, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the baking soda and gluten-free flour mix. 
  5. Combine dry ingredients with banana mixture and stir.
  6. Add in the chocolate chips and pour into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean. 
  8. Slice and serve.
Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Banana Bread


Hi, I'm Rachael. I am a kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom of two sweet girls.
  1. Shari

    This really sounds delicious! I was looking for a good banana bread recipe but this one includes chocolate and is gluten free!

    • Rachael

      Thank you so much Shari!

  2. Carolyn

    Great tip about looking to see if aa gluten free flour blend contains xanthan gum. I know a lot of them don’t and that can really mess up a recipe. I’m looking forward to trying this!

    • Rachael

      Thank you. Yes, it can definitely make or break a recipe. It was one of the first things I learned when switching to gluten free flours!

  3. Arianna Pitre

    Banana bread is one of my favourite treats! And your recipe looks so good. I can’t wait to try them!

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much Arianna. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Chris

    As a gluten-free blogger, I’m always looking to try new gf recipes. I can’t wait to try this recipe! I haven’t tried using King Arthur gf flour in my baked goods. I will have to give it a try. I plan to pin this recipe to my Pinterest account.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much Chris! It is by far my favorite kind of flour to bake with. Everything I make with it always turns out great textured and delicious!

  5. Alison

    I am always on the lookout for dairy-free recipes and this one sounds delicious. My kids would love these. Saving to make muffins later!

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much Alison. I hope they enjoy them. It is definitely kid-friendly. My girls love the banana bread!

  6. maureen

    Chocolate and bananas are such a delicious combo. I will definitely have to make this, especially for my GF friends!

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much. I hope they enjoy it!

  7. Karla Renee Petersen

    The pictures made my stomach growl. I LOVED “you don’t feel as guilty eating the whole loaf at once.” LOL

    • Rachael

      Thank you so much Karla! It really is delicious!


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