Allergy-friendly Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Allergy-friendly Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

 This isn’t your typical banana bread!  Inspired by Elvis, it is the perfect combination of Banana & SunButter with chocolate chips in every bite.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Mmmm, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!  It’s pretty darn delicious on its own, but wait ’til you see what I have up my sleeve for today’s recipe.

It’s deliciously scrumptious like every banana bread should be, but since we have to do things differently to make it allergy-friendly, I just decided to go for it.  To have fun with it and put a little bit of “rock-n-roll” into it.   Are you ready?

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

 The King of all Banana Bread

Growing up I had a thing for the “King”.  REALLY!  I watched every Elvis movie…. multiple times, owned every record (even had a few 8 tracks → yes, I am that old😂) and knew every song lyric by heart.  To say I had a crush on Elvis would be accurate and to say I was in awe when I visited Graceland would be an understatement.  He was handsome, romantic and edgy.  He pushed the limits but with class and Southern charm.

Kind of what we’re doing here with this Banana Bread recipe.  It’s classic and timeless but we’re going to push the limits with it. We’ve swapped out some key ingredients to keep it Top 8 Free but then I’ve added in a ton of chocolate chips and SunButter bring another level of flavor.  Plus, the King loved PB & Banana, so this is my allergy-friendly take on it.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If you’re new to Allergylicious, another recipe that pushed the limits was my Banana Bread French Toast.  It actually started with this delicious, vegan and gluten-free Banana Bread as its base, but today’s version is a little simpler AND it has chocolate chips.  Just think about how amazing it would be to use thick slices of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and then turn it into french toast 😍 It’ll get you All Shook Up! 🎶

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

 Can’t Help Falling in Love

And of course, if you’re not gluten-free, just sub whole wheat pastry or all purpose for the blend.  Either way, you, your family and friends will all fall in love this with this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.  I’ve made it both ways and enjoyed every bite, especially when it’s still warm and has a big ‘ol slab of dairy-free butter on top.  So YUMMY! 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This bread is:

Perfectly moist
Full of banana flavor
Loaded with chocolate chips
Subtly flavored with SunButter
Incredibly delightful
& Top 8 Free! 

You’re gonna love this Allergy-friendly, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread





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This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is classic and timeless but we're going to push the limits with it. We've swapped out some key ingredients to keep it Top 8 Free but then I've added in a ton of chocolate chips and SunButter bring another level of flavor.  Plus, the King loved PB & Banana, so this is my allergy-friendly take on it.


  • 1 3/4 cup Bob's 1-to-1 Gluten-free flour blend
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup Natural SunButter spread
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 3 large, mashed bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • 1/2 cup "safe" chocolate chips (Free2B were used in this recipe)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9x5" loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. 
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together coconut oil and SunButter then blend in sugar, bananas and vanilla. 
  4. Stir in dry ingredients then fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 40-50 minutes. Until golden brown on top and center comes out clean when inserted with a toothpick. 
  5. Let cool 10-15 minutes in loaf pan before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack. 

Courses Breakfast

Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan, Nut-free

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  • Kaila (The Wanderlust Celiac)
    Posted at 12:02h, 10 January Reply

    I was too young for a record player, and had a discman instead. But, I used to love using the record player at my grandparents house, and they had some Elvis records too. This banana bread looks scrumptious. I use chocolate chips in my banana bread as well, so I know it’s a tasty combination, and I love your use of SunButter as well!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 22:40h, 11 January Reply

      Ya, I figured most people wouldn’t remember what an 8 track was but it was my grandparents and I thought it was the coolest thing! Hope you get a chance to add some SunButter to your banana bread next time….then let me know what you think!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 15:15h, 10 January Reply

    I’m going to be baking forever! This is one more for my “gotta make” list.

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 22:38h, 11 January Reply

      I know! I have an ongoing on list of what I want to make from other bloggers I love and things I just want to create. Could be worse problems, right

  • Kristina
    Posted at 16:27h, 10 January Reply

    oh, this looks so fluffy good. going on my list too! 🙂

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 22:37h, 11 January Reply

      You’ll love this bread. My kids can’t get enough of it.

  • Sandi
    Posted at 22:27h, 10 January Reply

    Oooh, I love banana bread. Love the extra chips too.

  • Kelly
    Posted at 15:59h, 11 January Reply

    So many delicious ingredients in here. Love the SunButter!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 22:35h, 11 January Reply

      Thanks Kelly. You can even sub with their crunchy version for a little extra texture.

  • Madison Haycock
    Posted at 02:43h, 12 January Reply

    That texture looks amazing! This is something I could eat for breakfast or a snack or dessert!

  • Kortney
    Posted at 03:07h, 12 January Reply

    The texture of this banana bread looks so good! I have a banana and sunflower seed allergy so I will admire from afar. I’ve always been fascinated by banana bread but don’t think I can do any alternative, unless you have an idea 😉

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 16:57h, 21 January Reply

      If you can use another nut alternative, then that would do, although you could also leave it out if need be. Instead of banana, you could do sweet potato or pumpkin. Those have the same consistency and are mildly on the sweet side. Let me know if you end up trying a version that’s safe for you. Wish this one was

  • Leslie
    Posted at 07:20h, 12 January Reply

    Your post is so entertaining! This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread sounds insanely delicious. I’m sure the King would approve!

  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 10:47h, 13 January Reply

    You added SunButter to it, too! That’s marvelous. So much more staying power and I bet it makes the texture much nicer.

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 16:53h, 21 January Reply

      Just enough SunButter to bring up the taste factor and like you said….staying power.

  • Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
    Posted at 11:16h, 15 January Reply

    Looks amazing! I really like Bob’s 1-to-1 GF flour. It works perfectly. I can’t wait to try this chocolate chip banana bread!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 16:51h, 21 January Reply

      Bob’s is my favorite for GF. I haven’t branched out with many others, especially since Bob’s works so well

  • Nicole | What She Ate
    Posted at 13:24h, 15 January Reply

    Long live Elvis! I’d like to think he’d be a fan of this bread. Looks perfectly moist and delicious!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 16:39h, 21 January Reply

      Oooh, I’d like to think he’s enjoy this bread as well.

  • Valerie Z
    Posted at 13:20h, 16 January Reply

    OMG I had such a crush on the King when I was younger- Reading this makes me want to put on some Elvis and get this yummy banana bread in the oven!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 16:37h, 21 January Reply

      Haha! Throwing on some Elvis music will get you in the mood indeed.

  • Anjali
    Posted at 13:20h, 16 January Reply

    I could totally use a slice of this bread. My favorite especially with the chocolate chips!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 09:42h, 31 January Reply

      You can’t beat banana bread with chocolate

  • Gluten Free With Emily
    Posted at 14:11h, 16 January Reply

    Yum! I think adding chocolate chips to anything makes it better!!

  • Wanderlust Vegans
    Posted at 17:02h, 17 January Reply

    I love banana bread! Your photos looks like this one is very moist, which is what I want to see!! I will give your recipe a try!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 16:36h, 21 January Reply

      I hope you do. Dry bread is just no good, so you’ll love this.

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