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Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free).


A delicious and healthier twist on an old favorite – this chocolate banana bread is gluten free and refined sugar free! A homemade dessert that everyone loves.

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Banana bread is one of our favorite things to bake at our house. It’s simple to make, most people love it, and it’s easy to make it gluten free or vegan. If we’re travelling, I’ll often bake banana muffins or banana bread to take along with us – it makes a great breakfast or snack for the road!


This is a fun variation on the normal recipe, because it combines two delicious flavors – bananas and chocolate. You maybe surprised at how easy this chocolate banana bread is to make. Yes, even if you have multiple food allergies, you can still enjoy fresh baked banana bread that holds together well, looks good, and most importantly, tastes good.

One of the secrets to this gluten free chocolate banana bread is to use very ripe bananas – I’m talking over ripe bananas that have been stashed in the freezer and are now extra sweet. They’ll give this bread great flavor and keep it tender and moist. <– Not a fan of that word, but it’s true.

Another thing that helps this loaf turn out well is using a glass loaf pan lined with parchment paper. You won’t have trouble with this bread sticking if you use parchment paper. This type of loaf pan works really well (affiliate link).

Variations on this chocolate banana bread:

  • you can make muffins if you prefer, just shorten the baking time – 16-20 minutes should do it
  • you can add chocolate chips or chocolate chunks if you want a little more sweetness
  • you can add coconut flakes or seeds or nuts to the batter if you wish – be creative!

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The other great thing about this recipe is that it’s a little bit healthier than your normal banana bread…it’s refined sugar free!

Of course, if you don’t love coconut sugar, you can go ahead and use regular sugar or a blend of regular sugar and brown sugar. You could also add chocolate chips if you wish. If you aren’t gluten free, this recipe should work just fine with regular flour or spelt flour. This recipe will not work with coconut flour.

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Just mix this batter in a bowl with a spoon – no electric mixer required!

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Spoon the chocolate batter into your prepared loaf pan, and bake. Less than an hour later, you’ll have a delicious loaf of chocolate banana bread!

This gluten free chocolate banana bread is great for breakfast, a snack, or a healthier dessert. If for some reason you have a lot of leftovers, I think that it would freeze very well.

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This chocolate banana bread is a healthier treat - it's refined sugar free!

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Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free).

An easy recipe for chocolate banana bread that’s gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time10minutes
Cook Time45minutes
Total Time55minutes
AuthorKelly Roenicke



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper so that there is an overhang on both sides.
  2. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
  3. Place the bananas in a separate bowl and mash with a fork. Add the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, and water. Stir well.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely in the pan before using the parchment paper to remove the loaf for slicing.

Recipe Notes

*King Arthur Multi Purpose Flour works well, as do blends by Bob’s Red Mill or NOW Foods.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Sodium 323mg13%
Potassium 212mg6%
Total Carbohydrates 41g14%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 17g
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A0.4%
Vitamin C3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

There, now you’ve got an easy recipe for the next time you’re overrun with brown bananas. Or am I the only one that has that problem?

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