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Buckwheat Banana Bread with Cacao (Gluten-Free)

A rich, moist, decadent gluten-free banana bread made with buckwheat flour, almond flour and raw cacao powder. This beautiful loaf is created with wholesome ingredients,  and sweetened by unrefined coconut sugar, making it a scrumptious treat that is deliciously healthy any time of the day!

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Course: Breakfast, Sweets
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 large bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup butter softened or melted coconut oil (for dairy-free)
  • 5 tbs milk of choice I use almond
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a loaf pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl sift together buckwheat, almond and tapioca flours.
  • Stir in cacao powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Mix well.
  • In a different mixing bowl add your (well) mashed banana and butter. Mix until smoothly combined. Stir in milk, vanilla, egg, and vinegar. Whisk until combined.
  • Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  • Pour your batter into your prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean (or with only a few crumbs).
  • Let cool completely before slicing and serving.
  • Enjoy!


Please see the TIPS section above in the post for valuable information.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 319mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g
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