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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe is moist, tender, lightly sweet and loaded with chocolate chips. Make a loaf and serve for breakfast, brunch or enjoy as a snack or dessert.

gluten free vegan chocolate chip banana bread on a marble cutting board with a piece cut out

Ingredients and Equipment for Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This recipe does not require too many ingredients and most are pantry staples! Aside from the following ingredients you will need a medium-sized mixing bowl, small mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, spatula and loaf pan (or muffin tin). If you prefer muffins, this recipe can be made into 12 muffins with no measurement changes.

Full recipe directions and amounts are below, here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • Ground flax seed (and water to make flax eggs)
  • Gluten-free oat flour
  • Corn starch
  • Baking soda
  • Very ripe bananas (see how we store ripe bananas)
  • Vegan mini chocolate chips

How to make Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, in a small mixing bowl combine the flax seed and warm water to make a flax egg. Set aside for 5 minutes. Spray the loaf pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper. Then, in a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar and oil. Stir to combine well. Next, add in the flax egg and stir to combine.

Then, add in the oat flour, cornstarch, baking soda and mashed bananas. Stir to combine. Add chocolate chips and stir to incorporate. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with a few chocolate chips. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Let banana bread cool and then remove from pan. Slice when ready to serve. Store leftover banana bread in an airtight container or wrap well with plastic wrap to keep fresh. Enjoy banana bread within 3-5 days of baking.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is oat flour?

Oat flour is exactly what is sounds like, oats ground very finely into a flour. Oat flour can be purchased already made or you can grind up your own oats to make your own flour. Be sure to get certified gluten-free whichever way you go!

Is the cornstarch necessary?

Yes! The cornstarch aids in soaking up some of the liquid and greatly impacts the texture of the banana bread. Without the cornstarch, the bread will be very gooey.

What brand of chocolate is vegan?

My preferred brand of chocolate chips to buy is Enjoy Life! They are free of all allergens including dairy, gluten, nuts and eggs. Plus, they have a great taste! There are other brands of vegan chocolate including Walmart’s Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate. As always, be sure to read the label of any products before you buy.

gluten free vegan chocolate chip banana bread on a marble cutting board with a piece cut out

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Looking for more gluten-free and vegan recipes? Try our Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies, Gluten-Free Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes, Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pecan and Oatmeal Cookies, Healthy Vegan White Bean Stew, Vegan 7 Layer Dip, Chocolate Sunbutter Cups and Homemade Vegan Salted Hot Chocolate.

gluten free vegan chocolate chip banana bread on a marble cutting board with a piece cut out

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is moist, tender, lightly sweet and loaded with chocolate chips. Make a loaf and serve for breakfast, brunch or enjoy as a snack or dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 6 tbsp warm water
  • 2 1/4 cups gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup vegan mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine the flax seed and warm water to make flax eggs. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Spray the loaf pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar and oil. Stir to combine well.
  5. Add in the flax egg and stir to combine.
  6. Add in the oat flour, cornstarch, baking soda and mashed bananas. Stir to combine.
  7. Add chocolate chips and stir to incorporate. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with a few chocolate chips.
  8. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  9. Let banana bread cool and then remove from pan. Slice when ready to serve.

Notes

Store leftover banana bread in an airtight container or wrap well with plastic wrap to keep fresh. Enjoy banana bread within 3-5 days of baking.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

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