This chocolate chip banana bread is a game-changer. Kids love it, adults love it, everyone LOVES it! Mainly sweetened with ripe bananas, this crowd-pleasing recipe is one continually make over and over.

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Brown rice flour is a whole grain flour that has a mild, nutty flavor. It’s a versatile addition or substitution to gluten-free recipes, especially baked goods.

Using a combination of brown rice flour and almond meal flour creates a pleasing texture, dense enough to stay together but light enough to melt in your mouth.

And who doesn’t love chocolate chips?! Of course, the chocolate chips are a delicious addition to the banana bread. Although, if you choose to leave them out, I believe you will still be delighted in the taste and texture of the bread.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread {gluten-free}

Makes 12 servings



  • 2 eggs
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons brown rice flour
  • 1½ cups almond meal flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (see notes)



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a loaf pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, bananas, almond milk, and maple syrup until smooth.
  3. Add both flours and baking powder to the mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into loaf pan and smooth down with a spoon.
  6. Bake in the oven for 50-54 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of bread.
  7. Let cool for 20 minutes, remove from pan, and enjoy!



  • Choose chocolate chips or a chocolate bar made with unrefined ingredients, like these HU Dark Chocolate Bars


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Showing 6 comments
  • Tannaz

    Is there any substitute for brown rice flour?

    • Nicolette

      You can use oat flour, whole wheat flour, or regular all-purpose flour 🙂

  • Kate

    Making this right now with Ruby! Can’t wait to try it! Subbing wheat flour because I don’t have rice flour. Will let you know how it turns out!

    • Nicolette

      Yay! I can’t wait to hear how it turns out using the wheat flour 🙂 I hope everyone loves it!

  • Jen

    Delicious! Hubby loves it too. Used oat flour instead of rice flour.

    • Nicolette

      I’m so happy to hear that – I will need to try it with the oat flour next time. I feel like that is a perfect substitute 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

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