• Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)

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    The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread of your life is here friends!

    Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (nut, gluten & grain-free) by rachLmansfield

    But aPaleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread that is nut-free?!

    I know, shocker that there is an actual nut free recipe over on my blog AND it is paleo!

    But if we’re being honest, if there is one thing I cannot live with out, it is peanut butter. Or really all nut butter for that matter.

    Because ever since I was younger, I was obsessed with anything peanut butter related. Reese’s Cups, Reese’s Pieces, PB&J, Peanut Butter ANYTHING! And don’t even get me started on a classic PB&J sandwich anytime of the day. But then when my brother was born, that all changed. My parent’s couldn’t figure out why he didn’t have same some love for peanut butter like I do. Well, it turns out that my brother is highly allergic to all NUTS! What are the odds right?

    Growing up was a little challenging for me in the kitchen since my Mom (being the amazing Mother she is, hey mom!), was totally neurotic about utensils carrying traces of peanut butter and my brother having a reaction. I didn’t eat peanut butter near him and always had to be careful to not get it anywhere. And I also had to disinfect the counter and wash everything before putting it in the dishwasher.

    …Too many obstacles to spoon my beloved peanut butter!

    But then, my Mom found out about sunflower seed butter and it was a game changer for his nut-free lifestyle. And my baking obsession. Sunflower seed butter is 100% peanut free, dairy free, egg free, tree nut free, gluten free, sesame free and is made from purely sunflower seeds. It is such an amazing alternative to any nut butter if you have an allergies to peanuts and tree nuts.

    One of my biggest goals for myself this year is to branch out and make more recipes out of my “comfort zone”.  Nut-free recipes are a huge part of this. I also want to make more paleo recipes, which so far is off to a great start. But then, I said to myself “how about a nut free AND paleo recipe?”. From a sweets perspective, that is pretty challenging since nuts are a major ingredient in most paleo treats, but this banana bread is officially a game changer.

    I am beyond excited to share that this healthy chocolate chip banana bread is NUT FREE.

    But the nut-free recipes don’t stop here friends. I have rounded up a whole blog post on some other nut-free recipes here from my kitchen. We have so many options to choice from. Some paleo, some vegan but no nuts are used. Plus if sunflower seed butter isn’t your thing, you can also use tahini as another great alternative for creaminess.

    And don’t forget to check out the other banana recipes here on the blog and share with me which ones you love!

    Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (nut, gluten & grain-free) by rachLmansfieldPaleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (nut, gluten & grain-free) by rachLmansfieldPaleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (nut, gluten & grain-free) by rachLmansfield

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    Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)

    4.8 from 9 reviews

    • Author: rachel mansfield
    • Yield: 8-10 slices 1x
    • Category: paleo, nut free, gluten free, grain free
    • Cuisine: dessert, snack, breakfast

    Ingredients

    • Wet ingredients:
    • 3 medium/large ripe bananas mashed
    • 1/2 cup SunButter (or your nut butter of choice)
    • 3 eggs at room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon melted & cooled coconut oil
    • Splash of vanilla extract
    • Dry ingredients:
    • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
    • Sprinkle of cinnamon
    • Topping:
    • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 and line or spray a loaf pan with parchment paper (I used 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5)
    2. Place wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix with kitchen aid
    3. Once mixed well, add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and continue to mix with kitchen aid
    4. Fold in dark chocolate chips once everything is mixed well (I also saved some to sprinkle on top)
    5. Bake in oven for 35-45 minutes (or until ends are golden)
    6. Finally, enjoy with your toppings of choice or deliciously as is
    7. You can keep in fridge for about 7 days or freeze for longer!

    xx, Rach

    Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread that is nut, grain & gluten-free!

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    107 Comments

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It March 17, 2016 at 7:59 am

    This bread looks phenomenal!! Love that it’s paleo-friendly and filled with banana-y flavor. Thanks so much for sharing <3

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 17, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Aw thank you, Marina!! I hope you try it 🙂 It is one of my favorites! xx

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Hilary March 17, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I love paleo banana bread! I currently have three ripe bananas I need to use up at home as well! So I might just have to try this recipe out! Love that it is free of most allergies too!

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Addie Martanovic March 17, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Sitting in class wanting to eat my screen. Thanks Rach! You’ve done it again 🙂

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 17, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Haha, anytime ad! xx

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Lacey March 17, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Why didn’t it turn green!? All my sunbutter baked goods do :0)

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 17, 2016 at 11:35 am

      I’m not sure if this is a St. Patty’s Day joke 😉 But I haven’t experienced a green color with SunButter! I’m not sure.. xx

      • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
        Reply lacey March 17, 2016 at 9:43 pm

        Nope! It’s not a joke!

        From http://sunbutter.com/faq/

        When substituting SunButter in your existing recipe, you may have to reduce the baking soda/powder by about one-third. The chlorogenic acid (chlorophyll) in sunflower seeds reacts with the baking soda/powder when baked, causing the green color when the cookies cool. This is completely harmless! Depending on the recipe, a splash of lemon juice may also help. You can also check out our tried and tested SunButter recipes.

        • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
          Reply Rachel March 17, 2016 at 10:20 pm

          How interesting! It hasn’t happen to me in my baking with SunButter but I will definitely keep that mind 🙂 Thanks for sharing! xx

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Ellie | Hungry by Nature March 17, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I cannot imagine a life without peanut butter. Srlsy, what’s the point?! Ok that might be a leeetle bit dramatic, but I’m willing to give sun butter a try. This looks delish!

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 17, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Haha FOR REAL. I feel you! This definitely is delicious and its less overpowering than PB in recipes! xx

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen March 17, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Giirrlll this looks amazing! This must have been the one you were talking about. You’re inspiring me to make more coconut flour banana bread I think… I’ve got a huge jar of nuttzo I could use 😀

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Cailee March 17, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Gluten free for the win!! This bread looks amazing!!! <3
    xoxo Cailee!!

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 17, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Cailee! It is definitely one of my favorites now 🙂 xx

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Leah Goldglantz March 18, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Definitely making this today!!! This looks AMAZING – you nailed it again 🙂

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 18, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Thank you so much, Leah! I have been making banana bread on repeat lately, it is so so amazing. Plus I love making lighter paleo treats 🙂 Let me know what you think! xx

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Pragati // Simple Medicine March 18, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I love sun butter! It’s such a great alternative for those who can’t have nut/peanut butter. This bread looks delicious! I have a couple of over ripe bananas so I might need to whip up a batch of banana bread!

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 18, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Agreed! Plus the flavoring isn’t overpowering in recipes so it’s so perfect to add for that creamy consistency. I hope you try this! It is such a delicious and light banana bread! xx

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply rachel @ athletic avocado March 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Love that you used sun butter! I can imagine how amazing this tastes with a huge cup of coffee for breakfast!

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you, Rachel! SunButter is so so delicious, I love baking with it too since it’s not too overpowering! xx

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie March 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Drooooling over here! This bread looks amazing!!

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 18, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you, Brie!! it is my favorite recipe yet! xx

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] March 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Ohhh how I love banana bread – must make ASAP! And I would totally slather it in nut butter, too 😉

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 19, 2016 at 8:16 am

      Me too! It is such a favorite, always! Coconut flour is too delicious as the flour in this! So so yummy! xx

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  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Meri March 24, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    This looks so delicious! I am excited to try baking with SunButter, as I have some relatives with peanut allergies so thank you!! And recommendations for adapting this to not use eggs? I haven’t had much experience with egg-free / vegan baking.

    Love seeing all the Paleo recipes. Your blog is so lovely and makes me want to snack ALL THE TIME!! xo

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel March 25, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Hi Meri – thanks so much! I personally love eggs and with coconut and almond flour you usually need them when baking because of the density. I haven’t tested this without eggs, sorry! And thank you so much for your kind words about my blog. I love sharing all my new recipes with you! xx

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Ali February 18, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Haven’t tried it with this recipe yet, but I’m allergic to eggs and use chia eggs all the time! (Chia seeds soaked in water to give them the right consistency, google it!) flax eggs work too. The texture seems the same if you get the water to Chia ratio correct.

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  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Morgan McDevitt April 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I want to try this recipe, but I don’t have maple syrup. Could I use either honey or coconut sugar in place of it?

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel April 5, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      I recommend honey instead! A liquid sweetener would be better 🙂

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Corey O. April 17, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I made this bread this morning and OMGoodness it is wonderful! I subbed Nuttzo nut butter for the sunflower butter but WOW this is amazing! Thank you for the recipe-love so many of your wonderful recipes!

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel April 17, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much, Corey! I am so happy to hear that! Hope you enjoy! xx

  • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
    Reply Liv May 4, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I tried this tonight, and it turned out great! It’s my first time trying paleo anything but, I am taking on a healthier lifestyle and wanted to try a sweet with a little less guilt! Also, I did mine with almond butter instead as I did not have sun butter. Question, this may be dumb…but what is the best way to store it in order to keep it fresh?
    Thank you so much for the recipe!

    P

    • Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Nut Free)
      Reply Rachel May 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Liv! Not a dumb question at all! I say 2-3 days on counter but if you keep in fridge up to 7 days! xx

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