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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Gluten Free Mummy
The banana bread lockdown mania may be over, but banana bread remains a go-to recipe in our house. This chocolate chip banana bread is definitely our favourite. Its sweet, caramelised crust and the addition of chocolate chips makes it pretty irresistible (even for someone like me who has never been a big fan of bananas!) Adapted from Donal Skehan's Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe Chocolate Chip Banana Bread | Donal Skehan | EAT LIVE GO
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Servings 1 loaf


  • 100 g butter softened, plus extra to grease
  • 100 g soft light brown sugar
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 250 g gluten free self-raising flour sieved
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder ensure gluten free
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 large bananas very ripe
  • 70 g milk chocolate chips ensure gluten free


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C.
  • Grease a 2lb loaf tin and line with parchment paper.
  • Beat the caster sugar, 75g soft light brown sugar and the butter in a bowl until light and pale (using an electric mixer will speed this up).
  • Add in a little gluten free flour and one egg. Mix through, repeat with the other egg and the rest of flour, baking powder, vanilla and a pinch of salt until everything is mixed through and smooth.
  • Peel the bananas and mash two of them well.
  • Add to your cake mixture and stir through along with the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the mix into the prepared loaf tin, slice the remaining banana in half lengthways and arrange on the top of the loaf. 
  • Sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar then place in the oven for approximately 50-55 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Keyword chocolate chips, gluten free, gluten free baking, gluten free banana bread