The Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread You’ll Ever Eat

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I’ll be the first to admit – I’m not much of a baker. And truthfully, I don’t eat a ton of baked goods either. Having a gluten intolerance for the past 10+ years has steered me away from most flour-based goods and I’m just not patient enough to bake. And sometimes (I should say, most of the time) gluten-free doesn’t taste nearly as good. 

I was craving something sweet last week and decided to whip up something that was gluten-free and not terribly unhealthy. 

SO… I introduce to you… the most amazing, chocolate chip, gluten-free banana bread. Even my boyfriend couldn’t tell it was gluten-free, which definitely says something (and I’m pretty sure he finished off the last half of the loaf I made). If you’re not naturally gifted in the baking department like myself, I promise you – this one’s pretty hard to mess up. 

It’s dense, moist, and 100% won’t last more than a few days in your house. Also, If you want to make this recipe vegan, swap out the egg for a chia or flax egg. I also used Enjoy Life chocolate chips, but feel free to swap those with whatever you want – or omit entirely. 

Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe | The Hive

Gluten-Free Banana Bread


  • 3 medium, ripe + organic bananas 
  • 1 whole, organic egg
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened, dairy-free milk
  • 3 Tbsp avocado or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar (or sugar substitute of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup packed organic brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten-free flour blend 
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (optional)
  • Organic coconut flakes for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick oil (parchment paper also works).
  2. In a large bowl, add ripe bananas and all ingredients through cinnamon and combine. (I find that using my Vitamix makes this step a lot easier.) Once everything is mix thoroughly, add in almond meal, gluten free flour blend and oats and mix (If you’re using a Vitamix, transfer blended ingredients to a bowl before mixing the oats, almond meal and flour.) Add in chocolate chips and fold batter until mixed throughout.
  3. Pour batter into your prepared baking pan and sprinkle coconut flakes on top.
  4. Bake for 1 – 1 hour 15 minutes. The top should have a light crisp and coconut flakes will be toasted. 
  5. Let the bread sit and cool completely before cutting into. 


Or, if you’re impatient like me… grab a hot slice of your gluten-free banana bread goodness, and add a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate desert. 


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