Choc Chunk Banana Bread (One Bowl Wonder) - Gluten Free

Hey lovelies, how was your weekend? Ours was jam packed and busy, full of birthdays, which always means food, drinks, friends, cake, all of the good things in life! The end of the year is almost here, which is a scary thought. Didn’t we JUST celebrate 2017-2018? How is it almost 2019, oh goodness, or 2020! 20 years since Y2K. If that has 0 meaning to you, you must be ~ young ~ ha!

Anyway, to this recipe. We love bananas. Seriously, if you scroll through our feed, they’re snuck into ALL of our smoothies, they also feature in cakes, breads, cookies, you name it, we’ve got a banana recipe for it.

Why do we love them so? Well they are perfectly sweet, they bake well, the freeze well and form a delicious base to all recipes. So this cake/loaf/bread is a simple recipe highlighting the glorious banana! AND this recipe is a success, unlike a few other banana recipes we trialled last week.. But that’s another story! So don’t stress, this isn’t going to flop on you, it won’t sink and you don’t need too many fancy ingredients. You can even sub the GF flour for regular SR flour. Let’s get baking!

Banana bread food photography health food project

Just look at that rich chocolate-y base! To make this delicious loaf, you will need:

  • 1 + 3/4 cup gluten free flour

  • 1/2 cup cacao powder

  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 2 small overripe bananas, mashed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup almond milk

  • 1 free range egg

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, we love 90% Lindt!

  • 4-5 small dates, roughly chopped

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider (or white) vinegar

How to:

  1. Line a loaf pan with baking paper and pop to the side. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.

  2. Mix the gluten free flour, coconut sugar, cacao powder, baking powder and baking soda in a medium sized bowl until well combined with no clumps remaining (we’re looking at you clumpy cacao! You can sift your flours and cacao but we’re too lazy for this.)

  3. Add in the milk, egg, apple cider, vanilla and mix to combine. Pop in the bananas and mash slightly.

  4. Finally, mix in roughly chopped dates and chocolate.

  5. Pour into your prepared loaf tin, bake on 160 for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean*

The higher the fat content of your milk, the richer the banana bread.

* Baking times may vary depending on your oven and the loaf pan used. Please check occasionally!