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Vegan + Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread

Healthy vegan and gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal banana bread made with homemade gluten-free oat flour, and sweetened with just bananas and a bit of brown sugar. The perfect healthy oatmeal banana bread for breakfasts and snacks.

Course Bread, Breakfast
Keyword oatmeal banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 152 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 3 cups rolled oats (make sure you use gluten-free oats)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9×5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Make oat flour: Place rolled oats into blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until oats resemble flour. You may need to stop blender and stir oats a couple of times to ensure that all oats have been blended.

  3. Measure out just 2 cups of the oat flour and place in a medium bowl. Whisk in baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl, beat mashed bananas, 1/3 cup brown sugar, vanilla extract, and oil for 1-2 minutes until the consistency is smooth and creamy.

  5. Slowly add in oat flour mixture and mix until just combined
  6. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle 3 tablespoons oatmeal and 1 tablespoon brown sugar on top. 
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
  8.  Cool 10-15 minutes, then remove from pan and place on wire rack to finish cooling. Cut into 8-10 thick slices.

Recipe Notes

Bread will stay good for up to 3 days if wrapped well.

Feel free to use fewer chocolate chips.

Adding chopped walnuts or coconut flakes to the batter would provide additional delicious healthy fats.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan + Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.6g4%
Carbohydrates 29.6g10%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 11.5g13%
Protein 3.3g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.