Gluten Free Banana Bread

Best Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread is super moist with perfect texture and delicious flavor. Once you try it, it will be your go-to gluten-free dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten Free Banana Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices
Calories 325 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 3 medium very ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 cups mashed)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/3 cups Gluten-Free Flour I used 1:1 GF flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips plus extra for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8x5-inch or 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper in a way so it has handles to lift the bread later. Lightly grease it using baking spray or a little butter.
  3. Mash bananas in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and vanilla.
  6. Add in the egg and beat until well incorporated. Next, mix in sour cream, espresso powder, and ground ginger. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  7. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine. Add mashed bananas and stir to combine just until incorporated.
  8. Lastly, stir in chocolate chips using a spatula. Do not over-mix.
  9. Transfer batter into the prepared loaf pan and add more chocolate chips on top.
  10. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes in the loaf pan, after which, lift the bread using the paper handles and place on a cooling rack to cook further.
  11. Slice and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Best Gluten Free Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.