Chocolate Banana Bread : Gluten Free
A gluten free chocolate banana bread made with buckwheat flour, coconut oil, raw cacao & dates.
Recipe type: Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bread
Cuisine: Baking
  • 4 bananas (3 mashed, leave one whole)
  • 8 medjool dates
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder ( good quality cocoa powder is fine, just not as high in antioxidants)
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup of natural yoghurt
  • 2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Generous handful of crushed walnuts
  1. This recipe uses a 250ml cup measure.
  2. Place 3 of the bananas and the dates into the food processor, and pulse until they are mashed together. The dates blend better if they have been previously soaked for a while in a little warm water.
  3. Crack in the eggs and blend.
  4. Add the melted coconut oil and yoghurt.
  5. Sift in the buckwheat flour, cacao and baking powder.
  6. Scatter in the walnuts.
  7. Pour into a lined loaf tin,
  8. Slice the last banana lengthways and nestle it on top of the mixture, with the cut side facing up.
  9. Drizzle a little maple syrup, along the banana to make them glisten.
  10. Bake in a medium oven for around 30 mins, or until a testing skewer comes out clean from the centre.
Recipe by Whole Food Home at