Updated: Apr 23
You love chocolate but you also want to support your Healthy Habit goals? How can you do both? By whipping up a batch of a healthier yet just as delish’ alternative, like this Chocolate Banana Bread!
A tasty treat alternative to the traditional chocolate dessert breads and it gives you something tasty to do with those quickly ripening bananas sitting on your counter too. Yum!
It only takes a few minutes to mix these already on-hand ingredients together, then place it in the oven to bake to enjoy the scent of delicious chocolate 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!