I’ve been experimenting a bit with coconut flour, trying to come up with grain-free versions of usually-grainful baked goods. One thing I’m trying to perfect is a brownie, which this isn’t… but this came out of that experimentation. It’s a delicious banana bread with chocolatey undertones, great by itself or with butter spread over it. It’s not too sweet, which is nice, and I’m sure it’d be fantastic with chopped nuts in it or sprinkled on top.

Grain free chocolate banana bread

Set your oven to preheat for 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix together:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted

If you’d like, you can fold in nuts at this point.

Oil a 8″ or 9″ baking pan with coconut oil or butter, and pour in the batter.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean.

Cool, then slice (this slices SO nicely… perfect cuts).

Enjoy plain or smothered with butter, or try topping it with some almond butter.

11 Comments on Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Bread

  1. Mona says:

    Made this today and it turned out perfect. Has a nice dark chocolate taste so it feels like a treat without being overboard.

  2. Roda says:

    I use the same recipe, except I use raspberries instead of a banana, it makes it more moist. Lovely site. 🙂

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  4. TR875 says:

    I like all of your recipes.

  5. TR875 says:

    I like all of your recipes.

  6. JoyfulAbode says:

    So glad you found me! If you want to stay posted on all my primal recipes, please take a second to subscribe to the blog either with RSS or by email (links on the right side of the page).

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  7. Deborah says:

    I heard about your blog from Mark's Daily Apple. Love it! What a great place for primal-eating ideas. You are fantastic.

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  8. JoyfulAbode says:

    How neat! Someone else sent me a link for black bean brownies recently… but I don't eat beans, so I guess someone else will have to tell me how the recipe is. 🙂

  9. JoyfulAbode says:

    Excellent! I hope she likes them.
    But… sorry she's not a fan of you. Maybe the banana bread will change her mind?

  10. Nik says:

    Thx! My MIL has celiac disease and I'm always looking for good stuff to make her (even if she doesnt like me!!!)

  11. fourthmonth says:

    Have you checked out 101cookbooks.com? Most of her stuff is super-healthy, and often gluten-free. This recipe is for black bean brownies, and it may be up your alley: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/amazing-bl… (She has other brownie recipes, but I think this is the healthiest). Goes to show you can put some crazy stuff into baked goods to make it work.

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