Real Healthy Chunky Monkey Bread

Zero grains, gluten or sugar recipe for Chunky Monkey Bread

This bread is moist and indulgent…the perfect comfort snack.

Remember those old commercials for Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips where the sweet, smiling mother pulls a tray of warm chocolate chips cookies from the oven, stylishly arranges them on a plate, and then happily serves them to her beautiful children? She has this look on her face like she’s got this mom thing down…and she feels good about what she just fed to her kids.

I guess if I didn’t know the harm that gluten, refined grains, dairy and cane sugar does, then I’d look that way when feeding my kids cookies too. Sorry kids, no Toll House cookies being pulled out of this oven anytime soon.

Since I do know the harm caused by the obscene amounts of sugar that kids today are eating, I’m always coming up with new, zero-cane sugar treat recipes that the kids will love. This Real Healthy Chunky Monkey Bread is my new favorite sweet indulgence to bake for a delicious after-school snack or a quick, on-the-go tasty breakfast. The dark chocolate and minimal amount of coconut sugar make this bread very mildly sweet, with the comforting flavors of banana and walnut shining through. Enjoy!

Oh and don’t forget to wear that “I’ve got this mom thing down!” look when you serve this delicious, wholesome, yummy bread 🙂

Real Healthy Chunky Monkey Bread
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
4.7 from 3 reviews

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Serves 16


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a loaf pan with coconut oil.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, arrowroot starch and baking soda. In another medium bowl combine the coconut oil, coconut sugar, mashed bananas, vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones, then fold in the chocolate and walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth out the top. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until golden on top and cooked through.

Serving size: 1 Slice     Calories: 187     Fat: 12     Carbohydrates: 17     Sodium: 71     Fiber: 3     Protein: 3    
Gluten free recipe for chunky monkey bread

I like to make a double batch, since it disappears to quickly!


  • Zoey Hunt November 23, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Diane–You seem to use bananas quite a bit in your recipes. Is that because you favor them, or is it integral to the recipe? I can’t have bananas and was wondering if they can be left out altogether, or if applesauce could be used in place of the bananas?

    Thank You

    • Diana January 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Hi Zoey,
      Most recipes you can leave the banana out completely. You could try 1/4 cup applesauce per banana if you’d like.

  • harper March 10, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    we love to make this on the weekends as a fun healthy treat!

    • Diana March 10, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Harper!

  • Barbara Kelly December 8, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Haven’t tried it yet but it looks great and it’s certainly on my to do list.

  • vonny December 9, 2014 at 12:55 am

    This banana bread is to die for, almost causes withdrawals if i cant find any in the freezer !

  • Lori Smanski January 18, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    this looks wonderful. I make chunky monkey muffins and we love them. I want to give this a try. My husband asked specifically for banana bread with chocolate. LOL Does this use a regular sized pan?

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