Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Gluten Free

by Jenn on June 12, 2013

in Desserts,Gluten Free

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Today is a very special day – and special days call for cake.  Now I’m not a frosted layered sponge cake kind of girl – I’ve never really been a fan of sponge cakes, nor a ton of frosting.  So instead, I like to opt for something a little more rustic, like a quick bread :)

What’s the occasion? Exactly one year ago today, a beautiful baby girl joined our family by coming out into the world  – she was full of spunk back then, is just as spirited today, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We had a quiet birthday, celebrating with a couple new toys (the xylophone was a huge hit), and skyping with friends and family.  And of course, some cake.  It was really a perfect birthday, even if there wasn’t a huge party with kids everywhere – there will be other years for that, years she will remember.  This time, it was for us to celebrate a year of family life together – all our lives have been incredibly transformed by the presence of this little person who shares her days with us, and it’s been such an incredible journey so far.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds in store.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Gluten Free

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Gluten Free


  • 200g GF flour mix
  • 100g raw sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 150g bananas (two bananas)
  • 50g applesauce
  • 100g melted butter
  • handful or so chocolate chips
  • butter for greasing the pan


  1. Preheat an oven to 180C (350F). Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl - the GF flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the eggs, bananas, and applesauce, stirring until blended.  While stirring, slowly pour in the melted butter (this is to prevent the melted butter from cooking the eggs).
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, add in the chocolate chips, and stir with a spatula until all is combined.
  4. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45-60 min, or until passes a clean knife test. Enjoy!


Alessio June 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Happy Birthday sweet Elise! 😀 Keep up the good work keeping mommy & daddy busy 😉

Jenn June 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Thanks Alessio! that she does :)

mary fran | frannycakes June 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm

What a perfect day for a birthday (I should know, it is mine too)! Your daughter is just beautiful!

And simple cakes are the best kind – just enough sweetness to be special not so much fuss to be a pain.

Jenn June 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Thanks so much! And happy birthday!

Zoe June 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Beautiful photos of the bread, Jenn! They feel like they’re telling a story, to me. Your little girl is as cute as can be! I’ll have to give this recipe a try…what flours did you use in your mix?

Jenn June 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Aww thanks Zoe! I used roughly equal parts tapioca, brown rice, and almond. that’s my go-to combo for most things now, interchanging brown rice for millet depending on which I have on hand.

Zoe June 13, 2013 at 2:47 am

Great! Thanks, Jenn. :) I always try to know what flours are used in a mix, whether it’s a customized one or premixed/store-bought, since I know that the flours used can ultimately affect how the recipe works (even though that can be part of the fun!).

Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts June 13, 2013 at 1:09 am

Happy birthday to your beautiful, delightful little girl! :-) The recipe looks wonderful. Seems like a really great and healthy way to celebrate a little one’s first birthday! 😉


Simply called food June 13, 2013 at 1:38 am

It really looks good. Beautiful baby!

branny June 13, 2013 at 1:44 am

No no no no! It can’t have been a year already!

Holly June 13, 2013 at 1:51 am

Happy Birthday to your little one! Thanks for this gluten free option for banana bread. Pinning it for sure.

Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) June 13, 2013 at 3:16 am

Awwww – sending bisous à go go to Mlle Elise :) XOXOX

Rosa June 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

Happy Birthday to the cute Elise!

This cake is wonderful! It looks ever so smooth and delicious.



Courtney June 14, 2013 at 4:14 am

Happy birthday to Elise! I know everyone says it, but I can’t believe she’s already one. Clara’s birthday was three months ago, and I’m still wrapping my brain around that.

Nusrat Azim June 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Happy rockin’ birthday to Elise !

Vanessa June 14, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Happy birthday to your sweet little girl. This chocolate chip banana bread looks so rustic and appetizing. I don’t think I would miss the AP flour at all. And congratulations on both of your sweet creations–your daughter and this delicious quick bread.

Gretchen June 16, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Little sweetheart! Happy birthday… Can you believe how fast it flies!!?

Kiran @ August 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

Your sweet girl is one year old already?!? Time flies!! Happy Birthday, Elise :)

Barbara | Creative Culinary August 26, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Glad I did not miss her birthday on Skype but feeling remiss that I did not acknowledge it here…for posterity and all. Now if she could just start to say BARB!! :)

Happy Birthday sweet baby girl; love you!

Ash-foodfashionparty August 28, 2013 at 12:50 am

Aww, happy birthday to your little one. I am new to blogging and new to your blog and really like how warm your writing is and your recipes are so good. Glad to know you and this cake is perfectly simple and yummy.

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