Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread on a wooden cutting board with a few slices cut and leaning forward. Chocolate chips scattered on the cutting board
Cheri Moore

Written by Cheri Moore

January 6, 2022

Gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread is a breakfast treat and a scrumptious dessert topped with cool whip and strawberries. I remember eating my first slice of mouth watering chocolate chip banana bread in Iceland. I love chocolate! Years later, my children were my critics as I learned to bake chocolate chip banana bread using freshly milled organic grains. Now, they are making this gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread with their children and loved ones.

When our household became gluten free, I experimented and experimented until I developed a scrumptious gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread recipe. The texture is so light and moist that our friends request our gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread for dessert. If you need a good laugh, watch your coworkers’ incredulous expressions when you tell them they are eating gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread.

two slices of gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread stacked on top of each other on a wooden cutting board. Chocolate chips are scattered on the board.

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of benefiber (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cup of millet flour
  • 3/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 3 cups of oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 heaping teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3-4 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of dairy free chocolate chips – Enjoy Life is a great brand to try!

Kitchen Equipment

A Mixer- a hand mixer or a stand mixer works for this recipe. The mixer is important for beating the eggs. You must mix them on high until they are light and fluffy.

Measuring Cups & Spoons

3 Loaf Pans

3 loaves of baked gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread in loaf pans on the stovetop.

Parchment Paper

Cooking/Baking Spray

Grain Mill (optional) – A Grain Mill helps you save money and increases the nutritional content of your freshly milled flours. For example, oat groats is the whole oat before it has been pressed flat. According to Healthline, oats provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and beta-glucan known to restore health to cells. It is also the only grain with an antioxidant, avenanthramides, known to protect the heart.

What Flour Brands to Look For

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods sells hulled millet. Hulled means manufacturing equipment already cracked and discarded the hard outer shell. Buying large quantities of grains is a smart choice for large families. I share a few shopping tips in my blog, Affordable Gluten Free Cooking and Baking Tips.

If you are not able to purchase a grain mill, you can buy non-GMO millet and oat flour online at Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods. Arrowhead Mills also has non-GMO organic millet and oat flour.

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Directions:

Crack 4 eggs into a mixing bowl. Beat on high for 1-2 minutes.

4 white eggs on the countertop in front of a stainless-steel mixing bowl. There is text below them in a light blue box.

Slowly add 2 cups of sugar into the bowl while it is mixing. Continue to beat on high until it is thick and fluffy. Then turn the mixer off.

1 cup of cane sugar being poured into a red kitchenaid stand mixer. The sugar is in a stainless steel 1 cup measuring cup.

Add 1/4 cup of oil

1/4 cup of olive oil in a glass measuring cup sitting on a black surface with a black background.

Using the same measuring cup, add 1/2 cup of water.

1/2 cup of water in a glass measuring cup sitting on a black stovetop.

Mix until combined on medium speed and then set it aside.

gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread wet ingredients mixed together.

In a separate glass bowl you will combine the dry ingredients for gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread:

Measure out 1 1/4 cup of millet flour.

A glass bowl of freshly ground millet flour sitting on a black stovetop. Beside the bowl are two measuring cups. Behind the bowl is a bag of millet grains.

Add 3/4 cup of coconut flour to the glass bowl.

A bag of coconut flour sitting on a black stovetop with a 1/4 measuring cup in front of it.

Add 3 cups of oat flour to the glass bowl.

  • If you have a grain mill, it is easier to use oat groats to make your oat flour. However, it can be done with rolled oats. You must add the oats slowly so they do not get stuck in the mill.
A large glass measuring cup filled with oat flour sitting on a black stovetop. In front of it is a stainless steel 1 cup measuring cup filled with rolled oats. Rolled oats are also scattered on the stovetop.

Measure out 1 tsp of salt and add it to the glass bowl.

A 1 tsp measuring spoon in front of a container of sea salt on a black stovetop

Then, add 2 heaping teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the glass bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of benefiber if you opt to use it. Mix all the dry ingredients together.

a container of baking powder next to a jar of baking soda. In front of them are small glass bowls filled with the amounts needed for the gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread recipe.

Pour your dry ingredients into the mixing bowl and turn the mixer on medium-low speed. Mix until fully combined. Set aside again.

Mixing wet and dry ingredients for gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread together in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment.

In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until they reach your desired consistency. I like to leave mine with a few small lumps, but you can also puree them in a blender if you want them completely smooth in your gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread.

Mashed bananas in a glass bowl with a stainless steel fork.

Add the mashed bananas to the mixing bowl.

Mashed bananas in a clump in a mixing bowl with the gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread batter.

Then, measure out 2 cups of dairy free chocolate chips.

2 cups of chocolate chips in a glass measuring cup.

Add the chocolate chips to the mixing bowl.

Chocolate chips and mashed bananas sitting on top of the gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread batter in a mixing bowl.

Stir the mashed bananas and dairy free chocolate chips into the gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread batter using a spatula.

gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread batter all stirred together in a mixing bowl with a red tipped wooden spatula.

Spray your pans with oil so the paper sticks to the pan. Then, line your loaf pans with parchment paper. Hint: turn the pan upside down, place the paper on the pan, and then cut out around the pan.

2 loaf pans lined with parchment paper sitting on a cutting board. A pair of scissors is to their right and a can of cooking spray is sitting behind them.

Divide your batter between 3 loaf pans.

Gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread batter divided into loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-50 minutes. Check if the gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread is done by inserting a knife or toothpick into the middle of the loaf. It should come out clean. If not, then bake the loaves for another 5 to 10 minutes and test again. Hint: The bread is done when it has pulled away from the edge of the pan.

Three loaves of baked gluten and dairy free chocolate chip banana bread in loaf pans sitting on a black stove top. They are lined up side by side.

Allow the loaves to cool in the pans for 5-10 minutes before removing them and transferring them to a cooling rack. Leave the parchment paper on the bottom of the loaves until they are completely cooled. If you enjoy melted chocolate and warm bread, peel back some of the parchment, cut a slice, and top it with cool whip. Scrumptious!

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