Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

You will love every bite of this flourless banana bread. It’s naturally sweet, has a slight peanut buttery taste, and is truly the tastiest healthy banana bread I’ve ever had.

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 You Need

Only the simplest of ingredients are needed to make this recipe. You can also make easy swaps to adjust the ingredient list if needed! Here’s everything you need plus some helpful substitutions:

Ingredients for flourless banana bread arranged on brown wooden board.

Almond flour: I love using this specific flour because it makes a really light banana bread and has lots of nutritional value. You can also swap for oat flour or a gluten-free flour blend.
Oats: I’ve used whole oats or quick oats – both work!
Bananas: using super ripe bananas is key for flavor and a moist bread!
Peanut butter: Use natural unsalted peanut butter for best results. You can also swap for almond butter or make it nut free by using sunflower seed butter.
Coconut sugar: a great natural sweetener! Can swap for brown sugar.
Vanilla: for flavor!
Eggs: make sure they’re room temperature so they don’t affect the melted butter.
Butter: I like using vegan butter to keep things dairy-free but you can also use regular unsalted butter.
Cinnamon: for spice and flavor!
Chocolate chips: Use dark or semi-sweet. Whatever you fancy!
Baking soda & powder: for the bread to rise.

How to Make Flourless Banana Bread – Step by Step

  • First, whisk dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Then use a fork or hand-mixer to mash bananas.
  • Add sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and melted butter and mix into bananas.
  • Then add dry ingredients to wet and gently fold together – be careful to not over-mix the batter.
  • Then fold half of chocolate chips into batter.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and add batter to pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top and bake for 60 minutes at 350F. Let bread cool for 15 minutes before lifting edges of paper to remove bread from pan. Slice and enjoy!

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 5 votes

You will love every bite of this flourless banana bread. It's naturally sweet, has a slight peanut buttery taste, and is truly the tastiest healthy banana bread I've ever had.

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

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Whisk dry ingredients: in a small bowl whisk oats, almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.

  3. Wet ingredients: in a large bowl either use a fork or hand-mixer and mash bananas until smooth. Then add coconut sugar, vanilla, and melted butter – mix into bananas. Then add eggs and gently mix in.

  4. Add dry ingredients to batter: Add whisked dry ingredients to batter, and gently fold together – don't over-mix batter. Fold in chocolate chips.

  5. Bake: line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Then carefully add batter and sprinkle extra 2 tablespoons chocolate chips. Bake for 60-65 minutes – test with toothpick. Let loaf rest for 15 minutes before lifting edges of paper and removing bread. Slice and enjoy!

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Notes

Tips

  • 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 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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17 Comments

  • 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?

  • Avatar for Albertina Albertina says:

    Love this recipe and I can’t wait to try this chocolate chip banana bread recipe!

  • Avatar for ruth ruth says:

    Hello< I do not have coconut sugar so what can I use instead?

  • Avatar for Gayle Gayle says:

    5 stars
    How many slices per serving? Is it 328 calories for the whole recipe or per serving? Thank you