Buckwheat Banana Choc Chip Bread

Buckwheat Banana Choc Chip Bread

Simply the tastiest cake loaf you’ll get your hands on. Perfect to pack up for a lunchbox, picnic, after school snack and just the most delicious doughy, chocolatey mouthful you could hope for.

It takes no time to make and fills the house with incredible smells. Uses up those brown bananas everyone turns their noses up at. And is jam packed with healthy greatness. A fabulous bake you can call breakfast!


  • ½ Cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ Cup Buckwheat Flour
  • ½ Cup Rice Flour
  • 3 Bananas
  • 3 tbsp Rice Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tbsp Slivered almonds


Pour flours, bicarbonate of soda and almond flour into a mixing bowl and whisk together with a large pinch of sea salt. In a separate bowl mash the bananas until smoothish, leave a little texture, add eggs and vanilla and beat together. Pour in rice syrup and coconut sugar and combine.

Pour the wet ingredients into the big mixing bowl and fold in to just come together. Add chocolate Chips and almond slivers at the end and fold through, saving a few almonds.

Pour batter into a lined Loaf tin and sprinkle almonds/extra choc chips on top.

Bake at 180 for 40-50 minutes until a skewer comes out clean, and bread is golden brown with a crack forming.

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  1. Hi just wanted to know with the buckwheat ban and choc chip bread what I could use instead of…..rice flour….rice syrup and coconut sugar as I can get them here in Germany .
    Thanks x

    • Hi there, try online. You should find coconut sugar. Use maple or honey instead of rice syrup and plain gf flour instead of rice. Let me know how you get on. Xx

  2. Anne Heining

    Hi Lizzie,

    Would brown rice flour work here or would it have to be white? Sorry for constant questions, but I love your recipes! 🙂

  3. Thanks for your help cant Wait to try

  4. Hi LIzzie….
    Sorry to Trouble you….again…..but can u tell what the measures are ….one cup = 1/2 cup = thank u for your help

  5. Ok…..that’s for the tip …wish me luck

  6. Hi Lizzie – I am going to make your banana loaf today and wanted to know to know which chocolate chips you use?

    • I like the Willie’s Cacao buttons, but use any good quality, dark (at least 70%) chocolate and chop it up, as often the chips sold as cooking chocolate are really poor quality and full of sugar! Let me know how you get on. x

  7. I’ve got this in the oven at the moment and it smells delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Was super easy to make too.

  8. Hi there, is there any other type of flour I could use instead of buckwheat? It’s a bit hard to source/expensive. Like would wholewheat flour / oats flour do the trick? Thanks xxx

    • Hi there. You can get buckwheat flour from sainsburys, waitrose and ocado. They have ones that aren’t crazy expensive. Yes, do try it with wholewheat flour it will taste different but let me know how you go. X

  9. Hi Lizzie, is there anything I could use as a substitute for the ground almonds, as my daughter has a nut allergy? Thank you in advance x

  10. Have just made these but put them in silicone cupcakes so they look like muffins. They are absolutely delicious. Thanks Lizzie for another great recipe.

  11. I’ve just made this, it smells amazing!

  12. I’ve just made this!!! It’s truly delicious… my 7-year old and my 5-year old kept on saying “ancora, ancora” as they wanted more (we are Italians and live near Florence). Big thanks from a happy “mamma” and two very happy kids xxx

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