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Gluten-Free Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread

Posted by on November 22, 2013

I love bananas and often use them to make banana pancakes for breakfast. I don’t remember where I got the idea from, but you simply mash one banana with one egg, add a dash of cinnamon, then pour into a saute pan with some olive or coconut oil, and cook like a pancake. It takes several minutes for the first side to set up well enough to flip it, then the second side only takes a minute or two. I like mine smothered in almond butter! Sometimes I am not able to use my bananas quick enough and I end up with several over-ripe bananas. In this instance, I do one of two things; either peel them, cut them in half, and freeze them in a ziplock bag for smoothies later, or make banana bread. Today I am going to share my recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread.

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My Gluten-Free Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread just out of the oven.

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Perfect for a quick breakfast or a pre-run snack!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread
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This recipe was adapted from A Soulful Appetite's Double Chocolate Wheat Free Banana Bread.
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 4 ripe bananas (the more ripe your bananas are, the sweeter your bread will be)
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅓ cup melted butter (or coconut oil or ghee)
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup (adjust according to sweetness of bananas)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips/chunks (I use Enjoy Life chocolate chips/chunks because they are dairy and soy free, but still delicious!)
  • Butter, olive or coconut oil to grease loaf pan
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine wet ingredients (first 5 ingredients) in a small bowl.
  3. Combine dry ingredients (next 4 ingredients) in a medium bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well.
  5. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips/chunks.
  6. Pour mixed ingredients into a greased loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes (use a toothpick to gauge doneness).
  8. Enjoy with lots of butter!
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“Mmmmm, gluten-free banana bread batter!!”

 Lucky for Cooper, who also follows a gluten-free diet, mom let him lick the spatula!

2 Responses to Gluten-Free Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread

  1. Kelsi C

    This looks amazing! I am definitely going to try this soon. And I’m also going to try your banana pancakes idea…I’ve never thought of anything like that before, but they sounds delicious!

    • admin

      Thanks! Yes, the banana pancakes are SO easy and they taste amazing with coffee! Healthy too :)