Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is an easy and moist gluten free quick bread perfect for a treat, snack, or breakfast.
How to make gluten free dairy free banana bread with chocolate chips?
This recipe is very similar to my gf banana bread. I cut back on the spices so they aren't fighting with the chocolate chips for the spotlight. There is still cinnamon, but just not quite as much as I use if I'm making plain gluten free banana bread.
I like using mini chocolate chips in my gluten free banana bread, but I'll use regular chocolate chips too. I guess it depends on my mood! What I like about using mini chocolate chips in banana bread is that you can ensure there are chocolate chips in every bite without adding too much chocolate and making your gluten free chocolate chip banana bread too dense.
Depending on how chocolatey you want your gluten free banana bread to be, you can add more chocolate chips, or a little less.
I honestly rarely measure my chocolate chips when I make gluten free banana bread. Pour some in, stir, and then pour some more in until it has a sufficient amount of chocolate chips.
If you like chocolate chip banana bread but are trying to eat lower carb, you can make paleo banana chocolate chip muffins! My friend Chrystal's Paleo Banana Muffins are to-die-for! You can still enjoy a sweet banana treat with your coffee, without tons of refined sugars and fast carbs.
What kind of chocolate chips are best to add to gluten free banana bread?
I used Enjoy Life Mini Chips, since they are dairy free.
If you don't need a dairy free chocolate chip banana bread, you can use any brand of mini chocolate chips that is gluten free.
Most chocolate chips are gluten free, but I always check the label. Some chocolate chips may be processed in a facility where cross contamination with gluten is a risk.
We really like Guittard chocolate (I think some are produced in a wheat-free facility). I'll also buy Hershey's or Nestle.
Have you seen Nestle's new free-from Simply Delicious Chocolate Morsels? They don't have a mini version, that I know of, but are an alternative if you can't find Enjoy Life Baking Chocolate near you.
How do you keep chocolate chips from sinking in bread?
No one wants all their chocolate chips to sink to the bottom of their banana loaf and melt!
To prevent your chocolate chips from sinking, make sure your banana bread batter is thick enough to suspend them.
It also helps using mini chocolate chips. Because mini chips are smaller, they are more easily suspended and less likely to sink to the bottom of your gluten free banana bread.
If you still have problems with your chocolate chips sinking you can toss them with a little gluten free flour. However, I've never found it necessary to add flour when using my gluten and dairy free banana bread recipe because the batter is thick and easily holds the chocolate chips.
This batter is thick enough to suspend chopped figs! (Check out my gluten free banana bread with figs to see what I mean.)
Can I add nuts to my gluten free chocolate chip banana bread?
If you want a chocolate chip banana walnut loaf, add some chopped walnuts to your batter with the chocolate chips.
I love making (and snacking on) sugared walnuts and sugared pecans, which would work great in this recipe. The candied nuts add a little extra sweetness and crunch. Go ahead and sprinkle some on top, too!
How to make dairy free gluten free banana bread?
My gluten free banana bread recipe is dairy free. It gets the moisture it needs from the mashed bananas and oil. It doesn't need any more moisture!
Making the batter thin with milk will actually make your loaf dry out faster, and will have more of a cake-like texture.
How to make vegan gluten free banana bread?
You can easily make this gluten free chocolate chip banana bread vegan by using an egg replacer for the eggs in the recipe. My go-to is Bob’s Red Mill’s Egg Replacer. You can also make a flax egg, which works perfectly in this recipe!
Be sure that you use vegan chocolate chips, too.
If you like this recipe, you may also like this gluten free turmeric chocolate chip bread recipe.