Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


  • 270g of Ground Almonds
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 3 Bananas
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
  • 75ml of Maple Syrup
  • 60ml of Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tin of Chickpeas
  • 75g of Dark Chocolate

I’ve always loved banana bread. My mom used to always make the most amazing buttery banana bread that oozed with dark chocolate and it’s one of my favourite tastes. This is my grain free version, it’s crumbly, oozing with gooey chocolate chips and bursting with mushy banana flavour. If you like it, give my Blueberry Banana Bread a go.

Preheat the oven to 170’C.

Combine the ground almonds, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Add 3 bananas to a blender with the vanilla extract, maple syrup melted coconut oil and 80ml of chickpea water from the tin (keep the chickpeas for something else). Blend until smooth.

Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Chop the chocolate in to chunks and mix them in.

Spread the mixture out into a 1lb loaf tin. If you want to, cut another banana in half lengthways and press it into the mixture.

Bake for about 60-65 minutes until golden brown and a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let it cool completely on a wire rack before removing from the tin and slicing.

20 Comments to Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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  3. daphne says:

    is the mixture meant to be rather sticky? Or very sticky for that matter? I just put this in the oven but i fear I have made biscotti rather than a bread 😉

  4. lucyangela says:

    Hi, I love your blog! What could I sub the almond flour for due to nut allergies?

  5. Mags says:

    Can you substitute the almond flour with coconut flour? I have been baking with almond flour a lot lately but I don’t really like the taste. I much prefer coconut flour so wondering if I can substitute the almond for coconut?

    • Indy Power says:

      You could substitute with coconut flour but you would have to make a lot of adjustments as they are completely different consistencies! I’d start off using some of each and then experiments a bit to get the right texture!

    • Denise says:

      I baked this bread last night & it was so easy & simple to bake. It was by far the tastiest bread I have ever tried. I can’t recommend it enough

  6. Mary says:

    What are the measurements in grams for the almond flour and coconut oil?

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  8. Anita says:

    Almond flour? Is this the same as Ground Almonds?

    • Indy Power says:

      The only difference is that almond flour is more finely ground but you can always use ground almonds in place of it! Hope you enjoy!

  9. Ike says:

    My dad got almonds so I used a hammer to grind them up!

  10. Ciara says:

    I’ve tried this recipe and method EXACTLY twice now and both times it had ended up over done on the outside and still wet on the inside! Any ideas why or suggestions how to prevent this next time?thanks

    • Indy Power says:

      Oh no! So sorry to hear that. Your oven temperature must vary a little to mine, it sounds like the oven is too hot. I would suggest lowering the temperature a little an cooking it for a bit longer. This should make it bake more evenly. Hope it works out for you!x

  11. Niamh Bronk says:

    Just wondering as this is an Irish website why are the measurements in American cup measurements?

    • Indy Power says:

      Hi Niamh, I answer that question in my FAQ section if you want to check it out but in short it is just much easier once you’re used to it- it allows you to visualize amounts so then it’s much simpler for you to tweak or add/replace things to your liking x

  12. Georgina says:

    Hi Indy
    Love your blog – can I freeze this?