This gluten and dairy-free healthy banana bread recipe is so awesome. Seriously, this delicious gluten-free chocolate chip banana bread is so easy to make. A yummy comforting loaf of gf banana bread can be healthy too. Try my easy to follow recipe that you can have as a healthy breakfast, snack, or even dessert.
Make This Recipe When You Have Ripe Bananas You Need to Use Up Fast!
When most people think of bananas, they expect potassium-rich, right? Yes, bananas are a rich source of potassium, but they are also brimming with other important vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to function at their best.
I love to serve my banana bread with dark chocolate chips, because it tastes like a tasty dessert, but is actually a healthy treat. Who doesn't like the sweet taste of banana bread mixed with delicious dark chocolate chips?
Potassium in Bananas Can Help Benefit Cardiovascular Health!
Bananas contain manganese, potassium, biotin, vitamin B6, vitamin C, zinc, and copper.
KEY NUTRIENTS OF BANANAS
Antioxidants | Flavonoids (catechin) | Serotonin | Dopamine | Potassium | Vitamin B6 | Vitamin C | Folate | Magnesium | Choline
Banana Health and Beauty Benefits
Bananas help aid with dry, flaky skin. Bananas contain the antioxidant lutein, which boosts the elasticity of the skin, as well as increases sebum production. This helps the skin lock in moisture.
This recipe is rich in potassium, which helps replenish the necessary electrolytes within the body.
CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD RECIPE KEY NUTRIENTS
Potassium | Vitamin C | Vitamin B6 | Biotin | Copper | Manganese | Zinc | Fiber | Lutein
Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs *
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ¾ cup gluten-free flour
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine the wet ingredients first. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mash 3 ripe bananas. Add in the brown sugar and mix until smooth. Mix in the 2 eggs or flax eggs if vegan. Mix in the vanilla extract and coconut oil until well combined.
Combine the dry ingredients. In another mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and combine until the batter is well combined. Don’t over mix. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle the top with extra cinnamon. Bake until golden brown, which is approximately 50 to 60 minutes, depending on your oven. Check with a toothpick, and if it comes out clean, it is done.
Allow the banana bread to cool before slicing. Then serve gf banana bread with any nut butter or jam of choice.
Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe Tips
*Vegan: Use flax eggs to replace the eggs in the banana bread recipe. Voila, you just created a vegan no eggs banana bread recipe.
Banana Bread Storage Tips
Store at room temperature for two to four days. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to protect against excess moisture. You can also transfer to the freezer for up to three months. I suggest you slice the banana bread before freezing, so you can take out a slice when you are in the mood for some delicious banana bread. Simply warm-up for 15 minutes in a 350-degree oven, and top with some delicious nut butter.
Gluten-Free Banana Bread Variations
You can also opt to make healthy GF banana bread muffins, rather than one loaf of bread.
Note: Please note ‘Tips’ above for suitable substitutions, storage advice, and more!
Enjoy This Healthy Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe!
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