Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oat Banana Bread

A moist and delicious gluten-free chocolate chip oat banana bread with oat flour. It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup. It’s the PERFECT recipe for a healthy breakfast or a sweet snack you won’t feel guilty about eating!

How to make the best gluten-free chocolate chip oat banana bread recipe that is naturally sweetened and anti-inflammatory

Banana bread has been one of my favorites since I was a kid. But I’ve felt guilty eating it as an adult because of the high sugar and fat. Now I can indulge guilt-free with my gluten-free chocolate chip oat banana bread because it’s naturally sweetened and nutrient-dense!

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Why You’ll Love This Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oat Banana Bread Recipe:

  • It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
  • This bread is super quick and easy to make in one bowl.
  • It’s a delicious way to incorporate vegetables into breakfast.

How Do You Make My Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oat Banana Bread Recipe?

Step 1: Prep Your Pan and Oats

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a 4×8″ baking pan with parchment paper. Then spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. If grinding your own oat flour, measure about 2-1/4 cups of oats and grind them in your blender. I love using my Nutribullet because it only takes about six seconds.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 2: Mash Your Bananas

You can either mash your bananas by hand with a fork on a plate or put them in a medium-sized mixing bowl with maple syrup, oil, vanilla, greek yogurt, and almond extract. Then blend them together until smooth using an immersion blender

If you mashed your bananas by hand, add the maple syrup, oil, vanilla, greek yogurt, and almond extract and mix with a whisk.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 3: Add the Eggs

Add the eggs to your bowl using the whisk attachment on your immersion blender or with a hand whisk until blended.

Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 4: Add the Dry Ingredients

Add the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt to the mixing bowl. Gently whisk just until the ingredients are blended. You do not want to overmix.

Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 5: Add the Chocolate

Add almost all of the chocolate chips. Gently mix with a spatula until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Step 6: Pour and Bake

Pour the batter into your prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

You’ll Never Miss the Processed White Sugar and White Flour in Traditional Banana Bread!

Traditional chocolate chip oat banana bread recipes include processed white sugar and white flour, and butter. They have about 20 grams of sugar in one slice. My recipe is gluten-free with oat flour and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. It has about 8 grams of sugar in one slice. 

How to make the best gluten-free chocolate chip oat banana bread recipe that is naturally sweetened and anti-inflammatory

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oat Banana Bread

A moist and delicious gluten-free chocolate chip oat banana bread with oat flour. It's naturally sweetened with maple syrup. It's the PERFECT recipe for a healthy breakfast or a sweet snack you won't feel guilty about eating!
5 from 1 vote
Servings 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
  

WET INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil (my fave is extra light olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

DRY INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a 4×8" baking pan with parchment paper. Then spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. If grinding your own oat flour, measure about 2-1/4 cups of oats and grind them in your blender. I love using my Nutribullet because it only takes about six seconds.
  • You can either mash your bananas by hand with a fork on a plate or put them in a medium-sized mixing bowl with maple syrup, oil, vanilla, greek yogurt, and almond extract. Then blend them together until smooth using an immersion blender
    If you mashed your bananas by hand, add the maple syrup, oil, vanilla, greek yogurt, and almond extract and mix with a whisk.
  • Add the eggs to your bowl using the whisk attachment on your immersion blender or with a hand whisk until blended.
  • Add the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt to the mixing bowl. Gently whisk just until the ingredients are blended. You do not want to overmix.
  • Add almost all of the chocolate chips. Gently mix with a spatula until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Nutrition

Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 237mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword anti-inflammatory, banana bread, chocolate chip cookie, gluten-free pancakes, maple syrup, naturally sweetened, oats, quick bread
Did you make this recipe?Please let me know in the comments below how it turned out 🙂

2 responses to “Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oat Banana Bread”

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    Suzanne Kuehn

    5 stars
    I made this today! Being honest, I generally do not like gluten-free recipes. At all. And I have a conventional banana bread chocolate chip recipe that has been a family favorite for years now. I made this today, and it was a hit with all four of my kids, as well as my parents who are visiting. I felt so good feeding this to my family! I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 13 x 9 pan for about 40 minutes. I have been struggling to find gluten-free options for myself that actually taste good, but this was amazing! Your recipes are giving me hope, thank you.

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      Hi Suzanne, I am honored you were willing to take a chance on my recipe! And I’m thrilled your family loves it as much as mine does. I actually had a loaf of this bread in the oven when I saw this comment! I’ve also had difficulty finding delicious gluten-free recipes, which inspired me to start this website. Please continue to share your feedback with me if you try more of my GF recipes. I want to make them taste as good as possible while being nutrient dense :).

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this today! Being honest, I generally do not like gluten-free recipes. At all. And I have a conventional banana bread chocolate chip recipe that has been a family favorite for years now. I made this today, and it was a hit with all four of my kids, as well as my parents who are visiting. I felt so good feeding this to my family! I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 13 x 9 pan for about 40 minutes. I have been struggling to find gluten-free options for myself that actually taste good, but this was amazing! Your recipes are giving me hope, thank you.

    1. Hi Suzanne, I am honored you were willing to take a chance on my recipe! And I’m thrilled your family loves it as much as mine does. I actually had a loaf of this bread in the oven when I saw this comment! I’ve also had difficulty finding delicious gluten-free recipes, which inspired me to start this website. Please continue to share your feedback with me if you try more of my GF recipes. I want to make them taste as good as possible while being nutrient dense :).

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