Public Lives: NoBread | Secret Recipes: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Back in 2014 upon discovering she was allergic to gluten, Nicole Cogan the founder of NoBread (a site dedicated to gluten-free restaurants, recipes, & more), knew she didn’t just need to make a diet change but a lifestyle one. At the time she was working in finance where the majority of her nights were spent taking clients to dinners. Dinners where gluten-free food just wasn’t an option. Nearly four years later, Nicole has amassed a following of both gluten-free & gluten eaters alike, & shares about all things gluten-free. I know what you’re thinking, “if she eats ‘NoBread’ then why is this a recipe for bread?”. Over the years Nicole has created tons of gluten-free recipes based on foods she could no longer eat & luckily for us, this is one of them. Whether you eat gluten or not, Nicole’s GF Banana Bread recipe is a must-make.

Speaking of must’s, I caught up with Nicole at Parachute Hotel in Venice where she shared with me all of her favorite things in a fun Q&A below!

Favorite Restaurants in Los Angeles:

Great White, Rose Cafe (just down the street from Parachute Hotel), Zinque, Sweetfin, FlowerBoy, HoneyHi, & Ruby’s (in NYC too!)

Go To Drink Order:

Coconut Milk Matcha Latte from Erewhon

Pantry Essentials:

Almonds, Pecans, Coconut Wraps, Almond Butter, Coconut Butter

Fridge Essentials:

Eggs, Avocado, Raspberries, Coconut Cult Yogurt (she assured me it was totally worth the hefty price!), Almond Milk, Spinach

Favorite Smoothie:

A BWBK smoothie that includes almond milk, spinach, avocado, chia seeds, blueberries, & vanilla protein powder

Favorite Gluten-Free Brands:

Bob’s Red Mill & Spread The Love

Public Lives: NoBread | Secret Recipes: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
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Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2 cups ap gluten-free flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup dairy free butter
  • ½-1 cup dairy-free/gluten-free chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In large mixing bowl,combine gluten-free flour, baking soda, & salt. Stir to combine.
  2. In a separate (microwaveable safe) large mixing bowl, melt butter & stir to combine with the brown sugar.
  3. Add your sugar/butter mixture to the other bowl & mix until everything is combined.
  4. In medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas until smooth.
  5. In separate medium mixing bowl, whisk your eggs until smooth. Combine the eggs & bananas. Mix until smooth. Stir all ingredients into one mixing bowl & add your chocolate chips.
  6. Spray a 9.5x5.5in bread pan with baking spray & pour batter into the pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick is inserted & comes out clean. Let cool 15 minutes, serve, & enjoy!
measuring cup
2 large mixing bowls
2 medium mixing bowls
9.5x5.5in bread pan
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NoBread Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

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