Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Hi all! I’m Elise from The Frugal Farm Wife. I’m so excited to share one of my new favorite gluten-free recipes here on Premeditated Leftovers today!

I love banana bread. All of my life, it’s been one of my favorite treats, and I was so happy the day I found a gluten-free banana bread recipe that didn’t sink in the middle.

Fortunately, it’s also one of those gluten-free recipes that is easy to modify, because, as much as I love the traditional version, occasionally, ya just gotta put some chocolate in something.

The ability to add chocolate is an important quality in a recipe, don’t you agree? 😉

Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe with Chocolate

 

So, this banana bread recipe is just as soft, just as moist, and just as banana packed (actually, it has an extra banana), with the epic addition of CHOCOLATE.

No way you can go wrong with that! The only way this bread could get any better is if you had a cup or two of pecans or walnuts to add.

We sliced one loaf while it was still hot, and slathered it with butter – perfection! But be aware that the melted chocolate will stick to your knife big time. But I know that your toddlers won’t try to lick chocolate off of a knife, so it’s okay. Mine wouldn’t either *cough*. Let’s just pretend that none of us has ever accidentally put a knife within their children’s reach, okay?

chocolate chip banana bread

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon guar or xanthan gum
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate – perfection!)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350º

  1. Mash bananas.
  2. Beat in eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla. (The easiest way to do with is with a food processor!)
  3. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in banana mixture, and mix well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.chocolate chip banana bread
  6. Divide between two greased loaf pans.
  7. Bake in center of oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into he center of loaf.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for ten minutes. This seems to be the magic number for letting breads and cake firm up so the don’t fall apart when removed from the pan, but where the grease is still keeping the loaf from sticking to said pan (I didn’t make it up either – I learned it in cake decorating class!)
  9. Loosen edges of loaves from the pan, and gently invert onto a cooling grid. Or onto your hand so that you can turn it right-side-up on the cooling grid. :)
  10. Cool, slice, and enjoy!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
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Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon guar or xanthan gum
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate – perfection!)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Mash bananas.
  3. Beat in eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla.
  4. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  5. Stir in banana mixture, and mix well.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Divide between two greased loaf pans.
  8. Bake in center of oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into he center of loaf.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for ten minutes.
  10. Loosen edges of loaves from the pan, and gently invert onto a cooling grid. Or onto your hand so that you can turn it right-side-up on the cooling grid.
  11. Cool, slice, and enjoy!

 

More Gluten-Free Bread Recipes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Gluten-Free Pear Bread

Gluten-Free Herbed Bread Sticks

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