Super Healthy Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread

Super Healthy Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread may just be the healthiest banana bread you ever eat! why? it’s packed with an abundance of nutrients and has zero added sugar, you just need sweet and overripe bananas.

not sure about you, but i LIVE for a good banana bread and i’m quite picky.

if it’s not delicious and the texture is not on point, then i am not on board.

Super Healthy Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread has been carefully crafted with the highest quality of ingredients and made to yield a perfect texture.

the bread is dense yet fluffy at the same time, which is my personal favorite.

many times, i make banana bread that’s super fudgy (which i totally love btw), but this one is fully cooked through.

because of the density, it does feel a tiny bit fudgy though, so that’s always a plus.

to make my banana bread, i used an 8 x 8 square baking tray, which is just a fun switch up from a bread loaf.

you could bake this in a bread loaf pan, but i am not sure what the baking time would look like since this is all that i have tried!

you really would not know this is vegan and gluten free unless someone tells you, and the bake achieved is similar to banana bread made with eggs.

ya know, that’s not a thing around here though and we keep it totally vegan!

ah, so what flour is used to produce Super Healthy Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread? CHICKPEA FLOUR!

i have been on such a chickpea flour kick with all things sweet and savory, it’s just an awesome flour to bake with.

also, you will need some tapioca flour, which is a very important part of yielding such a perfect texture.

lastly, while it’s not a flour, flax meal is an essential part of this recipe and is necessary help bind everything together!

here’s everything you need to make Super Healthy Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread

chickpea flour

overripe bananas

tapioca flour

flax meal

extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil



baking powder

baking soda

vanilla extract

the cardamom adds such a perfect amount of spice and the cinnamon compliments it so well! you can omit the cardamom if you would like, but i would keep the cinnamon for sure.

if you love my Super Healthy Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread, then try these other recipes from my blog!

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Healthy Vegan Snickerdoodle Cake

Vegan and Gluten Free Coffee Cake Muffins

Vegan and Gluten Free Peppermint Brownie Cake

Semi-Homemade Vegan and GF Cookies and Cream Cake

Fudgy Vegan Brookie Cake Bread

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Super Healthy Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread

Recipe by MaryCourse: Breads, Breakfast


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can use an 8 x 8 cake pan OR bread loaf pan.


  • 4 medium size overripe bananas (mash them)

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup almond milk or any dairy free

  • 2 cups chickpea flour

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 3 tbsp tapioca flour

  • 1/4 cup flax meal

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp cardamom

  • dairy free chocolate chips if you would like!


  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • mash the bananas well and mix all banana bread ingredients until a thick batter is formed.
  • transfer to an 8 x 8 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. if using a bread loaf pan, bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, remove and place aluminum foil on top of the loaf. bake another 12 minutes, so about 57 total.
  • store in the fridge in an airtight container and warm up slightly before eating. enjoy!

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  1. Thank you for all that you share. This looks delicious and I want to make it this week!!! I have a question and I apologize if this is dumb, but I am not familiar with the different flours and how they might interact with other ingredients if changed. I cannot find chickpea flour at my local grocery store. Is there another type of flour that I could sub like quinoa or almond?

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