Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Try this one-bowl Chocolate Banana Bread - it’s SO delicious, healthy, and chocolatey. The perfect vegan & gluten-free snack, dessert or breakfast.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf
Author The Mostly Healthy


  • 3 ripe bananas (about 335 g)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (60 ml/77g)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (60 ml/60 g)
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter (37 g)
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (60 g)
  • 1/2 brown rice flour (66 g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder (37 g)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate (35 g)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork and mix them with maple syrup, applesauce, and peanut butter.
  3. Add in buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine everything well together. Make sure there are no lumps of flour or cacao powder.
  4. Fold in the dark chocolate.
  5. Align a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour in the batter. Even everything out.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes or until tooth stick comes out clean.
  7. Allow cooling before serving. It can both be served slightly warm and room-temperature.
  8. Stays fresh in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
  9. Pro tip: This banana bread freezes well. When you need it, simply take it out of the freezer and reheat in the oven.