Updated: Jan 10
You love chocolate but you want to support your healthy habit goals... how can you do both? By whipping up a batch of this healthy'ish and tasty alternative - Chocolate Banana Bread!
A tasty treat alternative to the traditional chocolate dessert bread and BONUS, you have something yummy to make with those quickly ripening bananas sitting on your counter too – yum! It only takes a few minutes to whip up a batch, then place it in the oven to bake and enjoy the scent of delicious chocolatey goodness while you knock out a few items off your to-do list.
1 C whole wheat flour (or gluten free sub)
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 C light brown sugar
1/4 C butter, melted
1 & 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 C coconut oil, melted
3 large bananas, mashed
1 C mini chocolate chips (or sub with carob chips)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan (I like to use coconut or olive oil spray).
In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and baking soda.
In a large mixing bowl add mashed bananas, melted butter, melted coconut oil, light brown sugar, vanilla, and egg. Blend with a hand mixer on low to medium speed until smooth.
Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet, being careful not to over mix.
Stir in about 3/4 of the chocolate chips.
Pour bread batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
Bake for 50-60 minutes (or until toothpick inserted toward the center of the loaf removes clean).
Remove from the oven and cool on a baking rack for 10 minutes before loosening bread to remove it from the pan.
Eat and Enjoy!