Rich, fudgy, tender Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Bread that’s better than any bakery style bread. This delicious quick bread is incredibly simple to make and will save you time in the kitchen.
What is the one thing we need more of? (I heard some of you yell MONEY!) But in my opinion it’s time. It feels like we have a ton to do, but never enough time to do it. We work hard each day, go home and take care of household chores, and then by the time we need to make dinner, or bake up something for the next morning we are exhausted. Am I right?
Okay, maybe not every day is like that for everyone, but I know I always wish I had more time. I want to get all my work done and have time to play, and time to bake! All the recipes on my site are designed to be simple, saving you time in the kitchen.
Start with this Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Bread. Yum, just saying it out loud is a mouthful of deliciousness. Would you believe me if I told you that you could have this scrumptious bread in the oven in 5 minutes? Before the oven officially finishes preheating, it’ll be ready to go.
This recipe is as simple as throwing everything in a bowl and whisking it up. Quick breads have always been a easy and fail-proof way to bake up a yummy treat. When we first started our gluten-free lifestyle quick breads were one of the firsts things I converted to gluten-free because of how easy they are.
Easy recipes like this gluten-free banana bread are the ones I tend to turn to during a busy week or when we are planning to travel. Like many people, I get so caught up in everyday life and working on the blog that I often forget to bake something for the girls to have for breakfast or to snack on. Those exact moments are why I am so glad that I turn to simplicity in the kitchen.
Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda to make banana bread?
Yes! I’s not a 1 to 1 but if you’re in a pinch you can use baking powder to help your gluten-free banana bread rise. To substitute the baking soda with baking powder, use 4 teaspoons for every teaspoon of baking soda called for in a recipe. For example, in this recipe it calls for 1 teaspoon of baking soda, simply use 4 teaspoons of baking powder (unless you are at a high altitude, then this substitution may not work well for you).
How do you know when your banana bread is done?
I always recommend that you start testing your banana bread for doneness about 5-7 minutes before the recipe calls for. Oven temperatures may vary and this can effect your actual baking time. Insert a cake tester or long toothpick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, it’s done.
This Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana bread is a spin of my Gluten-Free Banana Muffins from my cookbook Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free. I’ve also used this recipe as the base for my Gluten-Free Sunbutter Chocolate Bread. I know several of you also eat Paleo, this Hearty Paleo Banana Bread is also a favorite of mine.
If you like this recipe, and you can appreciate how much time it saves you, please stop back by and let me know what you thought. Happy baking!