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Chocolate Buckwheat Banana Bread – A Gluten-Free Recipe

If you can all just give us your addresses, we’d like to come over to your house and give you a piece of this Chocolate Buckwheat Banana Bread.

We’re not (exactly) kidding. It’s *that* good. You’re going to want it for breakfast, snack, lunch, late-night snack… and so on.

Chocolate Buckwheat Banana Bread

What makes it so good? One, the buckwheat flour gives it a delicious nutty taste. Two, it’s gluten-free, so even your gluten-free friends can enjoy it. Three, chocolate. ‘Nuff said.

Is Buckwheat Gluten-Free?

First things first: Is buckwheat gluten-free? Yes, despite the fact that it has “wheat” in its name, it’s technically a seed. It can be consumed in the form of kernels (“groats”) or ground for flour. Buckwheat is commonly eaten in Japan, where buckwheat noodles are called soba noodles.

Buckwheat flour has an amazing nutty flavor. In fact, both buckwheat flour and buckwheat groats are components of our favorite Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate Cookies. But let’s talk more about this bread…

Chocolate Buckwheat Banana Bread Recipe

This bread is super-easy to make. You basically stir it all up in a bowl and bake it. Probably the “hardest” part of making this bread is something even your littlest kid could do – mashing the bananas. Pro tip: We like to mash bananas with a pastry blender. You could also use a potato masher or even just a fork.

Chocolate Buckwheat Banana Bread

A delicious sweet chocolate chip banana bread, made with buckwheat flour so it's gluten free.

Course Breakfast, Breakfast or Snack, Snack or Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, banana bread, buckwheat, chocolate, chocolate chips, gluten-free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Whisk in the eggs, melted butter, and sugar. Set aside.

  2. In a smaller bowl, sift together the buckwheat flour, gluten-free flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture alternately with the warm water to the banana mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips, being careful not to over-mix.

  3. Pour the batter into a large greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for one hour, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Chocolate Buckwheat Banana Bread

Of course, this bread is amazing on its own. However, we think you’ll also love it with butter, peanut butter, or even a hazelnut chocolate spread.

And if you need more convincing, just let us know so we can make a personalized delivery. ; )

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