Recipe: Healthier Chocolate Banana Bread

Healthier Chocolate Banana Bread

I posted snaps of this healthier banana bread while I was making it and got a ton of messages from people wanting the recipe ASAP.

Healthy banana bread?! is that even possible!! That was the reaction from my husband and daughters when I told them I’m making a heathy chocolate banana bread. They looked at me like I’m a crazy lady and smiled. Then when they tasted it, they went nuts. I swear you guys, this bread is 1000x better than any banana bread you’re going to taste and no one will ever be able to tell it’s “healthy”.

Healthier Chocolate Banana Bread

THE RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup flour white or wheat
  • 1/2 cup Nature's Promise® oat flour*
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp espresso powder or instant coffee optional
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips dark or semi-sweet, optional
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Nature's Promise® melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Nature's Promise® honey
  • 3 medium mashed bananas about 1 cup


Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with coconut oil and sprinkle with cocoa powder and flour. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flours, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg, vanilla extract, coconut oil, greek yogurt, honey, and bananas. Add the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until fully incorporated (do not over-mix).
  4. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is crusty and the center is set. Cook for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

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