Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread is a fabulously rich and chocolatey take on the classic original! I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I made this recipe… but I had tons of ripe bananas that needed to be used and I was feeling adventurous!

Β Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread

After making this Gluten Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread the first time, my hubby asked, β€œwhy have we never made this before?!” and I wondered the same thing! I mean, what isn’t to love? It’s rich and flavorful, with a perfect blend of chocolate and banana flavor, and has that great chocolate cake texture! This recipe has opened a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to banana baked goods! πŸ™‚Β 

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour (we used King Arthur brand)
  • 1 36g scoop Vanilla or Chocolate Protein Powder (~1/2 cup measured; OR substitute 2 Tbsp Cocoa and 1/4 GF Flour) *
  • 1/2 cup Dutch Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 3-4 large (brown) Bananas Β 
  • 1/3 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil or melted Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup packed Stevia Brown Sugar (or ΒΌ c honey + ΒΌ c Maple)
  • 2 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips, divided
  • *We used PurelyInspired Organic Vegetable Protein powder

Instructions

  1. 1. Heat your oven to 350Β°F.
  2. 2. Beat bananas in stand mixer until creamy.
  3. 3. Add eggs one at a time, along with the applesauce, oil, vanilla, and sugar.
  4. 4. Add other dry ingredients, mixing after each addition.
  5. 5. Add chocolate chips! (Keeping a handful out to sprinkle on top before baking)
  6. 6. Pour into well-greased pan of choice: 9-by-5-inch loaf pan (bake ~60 minutes) or Muffin tins (bake ~20 minutes) or an All-crust loaf pan like we used (bake ~30 minutes)
  7. *Monitor your baking time based on the above chart, checking banana bread with a toothpick for doneness.
  8. Enjoy!
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If you’re interested in using an all-crust pan similar to the one that we used, you can find great options like this all-crust pan from amazon. This Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe would also work great as muffins, or mini loaves, as well as the traditional large loaf.

Β Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread

I can’t wait to try some of these different additions to my Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread:

  • Walnuts or Pecans
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Instant Coffee (for a deeper flavor!)

I hope you enjoy this Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread too! You may also be interested in my go-to recipe for healthy double chocolate chip cookies for two or the more classic Gluten-Free Banana Streusel Bread!

Β Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Bon AppΓ©tit!

XO Abigail

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