Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Bread

Moist, dense yet fluffy grain-free chocolate chip banana walnut bread made with coconut flour and tapioca flour. This delicious banana bread is perfect for breakfast or snack and you’d never know it’s grain-free.

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Bread | #healthy #recipe #glutenfree #paleo

For those of you who have the propensity to eat any emotion within a 10-mile radius of your human heart, this one’s for you.

Feelings, meet banana bread. Banana bread, feelings.


Nothing says, “comfort,” like a straight-from-the-oven loaf of loaded banana bread {{garnished with melted butter, butofcourse}}. For me, naner loaf’s the ultimate cureall…the proverbial tuna noodle casserole for my soul strings. Music match it with Collective Soul Pandora Radio, and fuhgeddaboudit. Insta heart bandaid.

I may even inflate or fabricate an emotion or two just to justify a good loaf-feast from time to time. #girlsgottadowhatagirlsgottado. #movingrightalong.

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Bread | #healthy #recipe #glutenfree #paleo

Beyond feasting on my own ether of feelsies, banana bread is my sharable item of choice. Family brunch? I say banana bread all the way. And if we need to fancy it up a bit, French toast made with said banana bread is kiiiiillaaaaaah!

As for the recipe…

This is version 2.0 of my Coconut Flour Banana Bread. For those of you who haven’t tried it yet, give ‘er a whirl. I changed up the wet-to-dry ratio, and added dark chocolate chips and walnuts. The loaf turns out super moist and packed with banana flavor, just the way a good banana bread should be.

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Bread | #healthy #recipe #glutenfree #paleo

This bread is grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and paleo friendly. Made with coconut flour and sweetened mostly with banana, the bread is a healthful approach to the classic loaf.

PLUS {{Bonus Points}} the batter is made in a blender. You whiz everything but the chocolate chips and walnuts in a blender, then fold them in. Bake, wait, eat the whole loaf in one sitting.

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Bread | #healthy #recipe #glutenfree #paleo

YOLO, eat the whole loaf.

…and check out more healthy brunch ideas after the recipe –

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Bread | #healthy #recipe #glutenfree #paleo

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf banana bread
Author: Julia



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and lightly oil (or spray) an 8” x 5” loaf pan.
  2. Add all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and walnuts to a blender. Blend until smooth. Fold the chocolate chips and walnuts into the banana bread batter and pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 45 minutes. Turn off the oven but leave the bread inside for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the bread tests clean.
  4. Allow bread to cool 30 minutes before turning it out onto a cutting board. Cut thick slices and serve.

6 Healthy Brunch Recipes for all your brunching needs #easter #healthy #glutenfree #breakfast

As part of our monthly healthy recipe roundup, Sarah, Arman, Alexis, Kylie, Lindsay and I decided to bring you a smattering of brunch recipes to contribute to all your brunching events. With Easter right around the corner, we figure you could use some healthy recipe ideas to share with family. Here are the rest of our brunchables:

Flourless Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from Making Thyme for Health

Healthy Flourless Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins + 5 Healthy Brunch Recipes

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels from The Lean Green Bean

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels + 5 Healthy Brunch Recipes

Breakfast Banana Splits with Peanut Butter Graham Crunch from Imma Eat That

Breakfast Banana Splits with Peanut Butter Graham Crunch + 5 Healthy Brunch Recipes

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Pizza from Hummusapien

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Pizza + 5 Healthy Brunch Recipes

Healthy Flourless Cinnamon Bun Breakfast Cake from The Big Man’s World

Healthy Flourless Cinnamon Bun Cake + 5 Healthy Brunch Recipes



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  1. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    There’s so much truth to your words. Banana bread is the ultimate comfort food. I have been known to eat it over the sink late at night before bed when I’m feeling overwhelmed. There’s no shame. 😉

    I’m seriously shocked this is grain-free AND that it’s made in a blender. I bow down to you, the grain-free queen!

  2. Ashley

    I just made some banana bread to have in the house this morning … but without chocolate chips. haha I’m kinda sad now!! This looks fantastic! Have a great weekend!!

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Joy, I would recommend using another flour. Brown rice flour or oat flour would work well as a binder, or even gluten-free all purpose flour. If you add a different flour, I’d bump up the measurement a bit to 1/4 cup and judge by the consistency of the batter whether or not you need to add more. Let me know what changes you make, and how it turns out!

  3. Elena Vo

    I really like the texture of this banana bread! So many times coconut -flour based recipes look dry or rubbery, and yours certainly doesn’t!

  4. Zara Nealon


    Can you substitute almond flour for tapioca flour? This looks amazing, can’t wait to try it!

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Zara,

      You could definitely try to replace the tapioca flour with almond flour – the bread will likely still hold together (just be sure you allow it to sit for an hour or so before cutting into it), but it won’t be as fluffy and may be a bit crumbly. Unfortunately, there isn’t a great substitute for tapioca flour other than another starch, like potato starch or arrowroot powder. Hope this helps! Let me know if you try the bread subbing almond flour for tapioca flour!

        1. Julia Post author

          Hi Kimberly, arrowroot powder is much gummier than tapioca, so you would need less. I’ve never tested the recipe using arrowroot, so unfortunately, I don’t have the exact measurement you would need. I would maybe try a tablespoon of arrowroot and see what the consistency of the batter is like. Let me know if you try it!

  5. Zoe Lau

    Hi, Thank you so much for your recipe! My sister and I made this twice with different variations – AMAZING! It is such an easy recipe. I love that it is fast, grain-free and oil-free. The first one we made it with toasted walnuts and chocolate chips. The second time we added coconut flakes and added cocoa powder to half the batter so it becomes a chocolate coconut banana swirl bread!

    And by the way we love your blog!

    1. Julia Post author

      I’m so happy to hear it, Zoe! It’s one of my favorite quickbread recipes. I love the idea of adding toasted walnuts and/or coconut flakes and cocoa powder – what amazing variations! Thanks for stopping in, and for your interest in my site! You have a lovely blog as well! xo

  6. Daisy R.

    Hello Julia! I would love to try this one because who doesn’t love banana bread with chocolate xoxoxoxoxoxox!!! I am not on the coconut bandwagon because it is a diuretic and I am allergic to it. X_x What other kinds of flours would you recommend in place of coconut flour? Using almond flour before, I feel like it would just crumble apart? I really appreciate your thoughts. I scrolled through the other comments and see if anyone else had the same question. Thank you <3

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Daisy! Totally get it. You can definitely use almond flour – I have a recipe that’s very similar to this one using almond flour: The bread holds together just fine for me, but if you want to be sure it doesn’t crumble, you can add a few tablespoons of tapioca flour. It’s a well-tested recipe, so I trust you’ll love it! Feel free to add chocolate chips and/or walnuts! xo

  7. Caitlin

    Hi Julia! I was wondering if I omit the chocolate chips and walnuts, should I increase any of the other ingredients to compensate? Or just leave them out? Love your recipes!
    Thanks so much!

  8. Lisa

    I’ve made your other banana btread multiple times
    I love that you made a variation with tapioca flour
    What temp and how long would you bake this as muffins ?
    Thank you

  9. Cynthia

    Hi! Do you prefer this recipe or the other recipe of your coconut banana bread? I can’t decide which one I should try!


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