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Cherry and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread {Paleo, GF}

A grain-free, Paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free banana bread loaded with fresh cherries and chocolate chips, and topped in a chia-seed and chocolate chip crust
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Dominique



  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour ( I like Nutiva Organic for quality and price)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup mashed banana ( this was 1 large banana for me)
  • 1 cup pitted and quartered cherries ,this was 17 cherries for me
  • 1/3 cup enjoy life chocolate chips (I use the Enjoy Life brand because it's dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free and gluten-free)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a tin loaf pan with parchment paper. (I used a 10 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 3" metal loaf pan)
  • In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon with a fork. Set the bowl aside.
  • In another large bowl, mix the eggs, honey, vanilla, apple sauce and olive oil with an electric hand-held mixer until well mixed. Add the mashed banana to the bowl and mix with the electric mixer until well blended.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix with the electric hand-held mixer until thickened and well mixed.
  • Fold ½ cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of quartered cherries into the batter. 
  • Pour the batter into the lined loaf pan and then pat the top of the batter with a spoon to make sure it is flat. Sprinkle 1 Tbs of chia seeds and 1 Tbs of chocolate chips on top of the batter and push down lightly with a spoon.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the loaf is golden brown and the top has hardened.


Note: my pan was 10 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 3" high. If your pan is smaller or larger, you will need to adjust the time of baking.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg