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Chickpea Flour Banana Bread (gluten free!)

Beautiful & nutritious chickpea flour banana bread packed with protein & fiber for the perfect breakfast or snack. This gluten free chickpea flour banana bread is also nut free, dairy free and naturally sweetened! Enjoy with chocolate chips or your favorite nuts.

Course Bread, Breakfast, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Nut Free, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread with chickpea flour, chickpea flour banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 152 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 3 medium overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/3 cup mashed banana)
  • 1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or sub melted and cooled coconut oil, butter or vegan butter)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour (garbanzo bean flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional add ins:
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together chickpea flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine bananas, honey/pure maple syrup, eggs, olive oil, vanilla extract and apple cider vinegar; mix until well combined and creamy. 

  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in any of the optional add-ins to create your own version of this delicious bread. I highly recommend chocolate chips and/or nuts!

  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake for 40-55 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. 

  6. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes, then carefully invert, remove bread from pan and place back on wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 12 slices.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition information is based on banana bread only, without additional add ins.

You can also bake this into muffins, adjust the baking time to 18-23 minutes.

To make vegan: I haven't tried to make this vegan, but I suspect using flaxeggs might work. Let me know if you give it a try!

To store: this banana bread should be kept well-covered in foil or plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days, then I recommend transferring to the fridge or freezer.

To freeze: wrap in plastic, then tightly in foil and finally place in a reusable bag or freezer-friendly bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature once you are ready to eat. You can also feel free to freeze individual slices for a quick on the go treat!

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Flour Banana Bread (gluten free!)
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (without mix-ins))
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.5g12%
Saturated Fat 1.1g7%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 9.4g10%
Protein 3.9g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.