Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Cooking and baking has always been a form of meditation for me. Whenever I need to zen out, I find myself researching gluten-free versions of recipes and starting grocery lists for the ones that really speak to me. Let’s just say this week chocolate chip banana bread was totally speaking to me!

I adapted this recipe from a few that I researched and it turned out amazingly.
This recipe is gluten-free since I stick to a g-free diet because of my auto-immune disease. However, I’m sure you could save money and make it with regular flour as well. Let me know how it goes if you do!


You’ll need:

  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour (I used this one)
  • 4-5 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter (1 stick), Softened (For dairy free, try ghee)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Almond, Coconut or Regular Milk (I used almond)
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½-1 cup Chocolate Chips (I used 1 cup of caminos dairy free choc chips) 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan, set aside.
    (Note: I didn’t have a loaf pan so I used two 8 x 4 disposable pans and filled both half way. Made 2 cute smaller loafs.)
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas until well blended.
  5. Stir banana mixture and chocolate chips into flour mixture; stir just to moisten.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan(s).
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
    (Note: Because I used 2 slightly smaller pans I only cooked for 45-50 mins. Next time I would do full time or maybe even to 60 mins. Bread was delicious and moist, but slightly undercooked in the middle.)
  8. Let bread cool in pan for at least 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Slice and serve warm!