Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Loaf

gluten free chocolate banana bread

I have been experimenting with gluten-free bread and loafs lately. This one has got to be on of the best. It is a perfect dessert when you are craving something sweet but it is completely guilt free and healthy.

batter for gluten free chocolate banana bread

The batter is super easy to mix together. For this batter, I used buckwheat flour which is a very healthy gluten-free flour alternative. Don’t let the name fool you it is completely gluten-free. You will need a blender to make this batter because it uses dates as the sweetener.

making gluten free chocolate banana bread

Once baked I found that this recipe tastes the best when it is warm. You can reheat a slice in the oven, microwave or toaster.

chocolate banana bread toppings

 

Ingredients:

  • 15 pitted dates
  • 3 medium bananas peeled
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips plus another 1/4 cup for topping

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Add the pitted dates, bananas, 1/4 cup chocolate chips, and almond milk in your blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Combine baking powder, buckwheat flour, ground almonds, cinnamon and ground cloves into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Pour in your date banana mixture
  5. When the batter is combined pour it into a 20cm pan lined with parchment top with chopped almonds and the rest of the chocolate chips
  6. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into the middle comes out clean.
  7. Once out of the oven let it cool for about 20 minutes then remove it from your loaf pan and let it cool completely.

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