Chocolate Banana Bread with Quinoa Flour

Updated: Feb 19, 2024

Chocolate Banana Bread with Quinoa Flour
General Information
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 17 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 loaf


  • Cacao Powder
    Cacao Powder
  • Brown Sugar
    Brown sugar
  • Baking Soda
    Baking soda
  • Baking powder
    Baking powder
  • Vegan butter
    Vegan butter
  • Vanilla extract
    Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Ground flax seeds
    Ground flax seeds
  • chocolate chips
    Chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups of HerbaZest Red Quinoa Flour
  • 3 bananas (mashed)
  • 4 tablespoons of HerbaZest Cacao Powder
  • 2/3 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds (soaked in 7 TBS of water for 15 minutes)
  • Almonds (or other chopped nuts for topping)
  • 3 ounces of chocolate chips (or chopped, semisweet chocolate)


With a delicious chocolate flavor, moist interior, and nice crunchiness from almonds, this banana bread has no equal. What's more, it is made with nutritious, vegan, and gluten-free ingredients, including the flour from quinoa and high-quality cacao, among others.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix the sugar and butter until well combined.(5 minutes)
  3. Add in the bananas and flax egg. Mix to combine.(2 minutes)
  4. Add half of the red quinoa flour, give it a mix, then add in the other half.(3 minutes)
  5. Mix in the cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.(3 minutes)
  6. Once everything is smooth and well combined, add half of the chocolate.(2 minutes)
  7. Transfer the mixture to a loaf pan lined with parchment paper and garnish it with the remaining chocolate and chopped almonds (or other nuts).(2 minutes)
  8. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only a few crumbs attached.(1 hour)
  9. Let cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!