Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Meet the BEST flourless banana bread ever! It has a delicious peanut buttery taste, lots of chocolate chips, and a super soft texture. An irresistible wholesome version of banana bread that you will make again and again! 

A close up of flourless banana bread with slices cut out of it and chocolate chips melted on top.

Say hello to the yummiest banana bread you may ever have. I’m not very sold on “healthy” versions of banana bread – but this recipe is undeniably delicious and irresistible! We’ve made it on repeat and cannot get enough of it.

If you are looking for a wholesome banana bread recipe, you will fall in love with this version. It’s so soft and moist, is made with all clean ingredients and zero flour! A slight peanut buttery flavor, tons of chocolate chips, and all that banana goodness.

Ingredients – Everything You Need

This recipe consists of simple ingredients that you should be able to find at your local grocery store! Here’s everything you’ll need plus helpful ingredient swaps if needed.

almond flour: we like using this for it’s nutritional value and it’s naturally gluten-free. You can also swap for all-purpose flour.
oats: use gluten-free oats if needed.
bananas: we like them to be extra ripe (not rotten!)
chocolate chips: we love using semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips.
eggs: we only know this recipe to be successful with just eggs and have not tested any egg replacements.
sugar: coconut sugar is a favorite in my kitchen. It’s naturally, unrefined, and responds in baking JUST like brown sugar. Of course you can swap for brown sugar if needed!
peanut butter: I like using natural peanut butter because it’s easy to stir and works great in baking. Swap for almond butter if desired!
butter: I keep things dairy-free in baking. So we use vegan butter, you can also swap for regular butter (preferably unsalted).
vanilla: pure vanilla extract always adds delicious flavor to baked goods.
Baking soda + powder

How to Make Flourless Banana Bread – Step by Step

  1. First, smash and stir the bananas until creamy and smooth.
  2. Mix into bananas – eggs, vanilla, coconut sugar, peanut butter, and melted butter.
  3. Then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  4. Last, stir in chocolate chips to batter.
  5. Add batter to parchment paper lined 9×3 pan, top with extra chocolate chips then bake for 60 minutes in 350F.
step by step photos of how to make flourless banana bread.

Flourless banana bread in a parchment paper lined bread pan.

Make Some Muffins

Don’t wanna wait an hour for the bread to bake? Then let’s make this bread into muffins! It taste exactly the same – just in smaller form and bakes much faster.

Follow recipe as is, then scoop batter into greased muffin tin – fill 3/4 of the way with batter. Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes – let cool for 10 minutes before removing from muffin tin. Simple and FAST! 🙂

Helpful Recipe Tips


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  • Swap peanut butter for almond butter or cashew butter if desired.
  • Make sure bananas are very ripe for extra sweetness.
  • Add walnuts, nutmeg, or shredded coconut for extra flavor and texture if desired.

What should bananas look like for this recipe?
You can use ripe yellow bananas, but traditional recipes call for bananas to be really ripe — with brown spots or nearly all brown. Bananas will also get aromatic when really ripe. 

Flourless banana bread slices arranged on brown parchment paper.

We absolutely LOVE this recipe and make it on repeat! Whether you make it into muffins or bread I can promise you will enjoy every bite.

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Flourless banana bread slices arranged on brown parchment paper.

Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

5 from 4 votes

The best Chocolate Chip Flourless Banana Bread – made with almond flour, oats, and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar. A healthier recipe I prefer over classic banana bread any day! 

Servings 8 slices
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Cooling Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tags: banana bread with almond flour, flourless banana bread, gluten free banana bread, healthy banana bread
Calories: 328 kcal
Author: Bethany Kramer


Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×3 bread pan with parchment paper (edges up so you can later lift the bread out of the pan).

  2. Mix dry ingredients together in one small bowl. In a separate bowl, smash bananas completely then mix all of wet ingredients in with bananas. 

  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients – mix until ingredients are just combine. Then fold chocolate chips into batter.  

  4. Pour batter into parchment paper lined pan – Sprinkle extra 2 Tbsp chocolate chips over top. Bake for 60 minutes until banana bread is slightly browned and baked through. Let cool for 15 minutes – then lift parchment paper edges to transfer banana bread from pan. Slice and enjoy!



  • Swap peanut butter for almond butter or cashew butter if desired.
  • Make sure bananas are very ripe.
  • Store in a sealed container or ziplock bag in refrigerator to keep fresh and moist.
  • Add walnuts, nutmeg, or shredded coconut for extra flavor and texture if desired. 

Make this banana bread into muffins
Follow recipe as is, then scoop batter into greased muffin tin – fill up to 1/2 inch from the top of the muffin pan. Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes – let cool for 10 minutes before removing from muffin tin. 

How do you keep banana bread moist?
Cover in plastic wrap, foil, or place in a ziplock bag to lock the moisture in the banana bread and keep it from drying out.

Nutrition Facts
Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (10 slices)
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 188
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.9g32%
Saturated Fat 7.5g38%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 8.2g16%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Bethany Kramer

Bethany Kramer is a home cook, recipe developer, and dog mom. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!

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  • Avatar for Lisa Lisa says:

    5 stars
    Looks sooo yummy… can’t wait to try it Bethany!

  • Avatar for Johanna Johanna says:

    How many carbs ?

  • Avatar for Ashutosh Choksi Ashutosh Choksi says:

    5 stars
    Can I substitute almond flour with coconut flour? What changes should I make in measurements?

    • I unfortunately haven’t tried this recipe with coconut flour. But the ratio for almond flour is 1 cup to 1/4 cup coconut flour. This specific recipe calls for 3/4 cup almond flour – so 2-3 Tablespoons of coconut flour could do the trick. Fingers crossed but I hope that helps!

  • Avatar for Josephine Wyatt Josephine Wyatt says:

    5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe. It is moist and it does not taste like banana bread at all. I even omitted the dark chocolate chip because I only had semi-sweet chocolate chips. I wanted the recipe to remain healthy so I opted not to add the chocolate chips and used Almond butter and half butter and butter flavored coconut oil. I shared to one of my friend’s wife and she did not like bananas but she did not taste the bananas and said she loved it. Absolutely, 5 stars for this recipe.

  • Avatar for Ryan Ryan says:

    5 stars
    There is no better time to get into baking than while you are stuck at home during a quarantine. And this recipe is delicious! We didn’t have almond flour (and didn’t want to venture out to the store for 1 item), so we substituted it with a gluten free all purpose flour and it turned out great. Thanks for another great recipe Bethany! We have been using A Simple Palate for about a year now and haven’t been disappointed yet 🙂

  • Avatar for Cindy B Cindy B says:

    Hi! Can I opt not to add the peanut butter to this recipe?