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Chocolate Banana Bread

You love chocolate, but you also want to support your eat better goals.


How can you do both?


By whipping up a batch of this tasty Chocolate Banana Bread!


A healthier twist on traditional chocolate dessert breads, plus it gives you something fun to do with those quickly ripening bananas sitting on your counter. Yum!


It only takes a few minutes to mix these typically already-on-hand ingredients together, then place it in the oven to bake and enjoy the scent of chocolaty goodness while you knock out a few items off your to-do list.

Chocolate Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 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 egg

  • 1/4 C coconut oil, melted

  • 3 large bananas, mashed

  • 1 C mini chocolate chips (or sub with carob chips)

Directions

Chocolate Banana Bread
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan (I like to use coconut or olive oil spray).

  3. In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and baking soda.

  4. 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.

  5. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet, being careful not to over mix.

  6. Stir in about 3/4 of the chocolate chips.

  7. Pour bread batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.

  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes (or until toothpick inserted toward the center of the loaf removes clean).

  9. 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!

Chocolate Banana Bread

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