Double Chocolate Banana Bread is paleo which means it’s dairy-free, gluten-free and has no refined sugar. So you feel like you’re eating a special treat but you’re actually fueling your body with fruits, protein and fiber!
Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
- 3 overripe small bananas or 2 larger ones (mashed)
- 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
- 1/4 cup organic honey
- 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk (at room temperature), blend first if separated
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
- 6 tbsp raw cacao powder (sifted)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (If you don’t have access to paleo friendly chocolate chips, simply cut up a bar of your favorite, unsweetened chocolate)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a medium loaf pan with parchment paper, an 8 x 4″ would be fine.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) and make sure to sift the coconut flour and cacao powder prior to mixing, since they can be lumpy. In a separate larger mixing bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas with eggs, coconut milk, honey and vanilla extract. Wet ingredients should be at room temperature before starting.
Gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet using a spatula. Batter should not be vigorously mixed or blended since this interferes with the bread rising. It should be relatively thick and lumpy once combined. Stir in about 1/3 cup of chocolate chips, then transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean of batter.
Allow the loaf to cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then carefully transfer it to a wire rack. Allow bread to cool completely to room temp before slicing.
Amount Per Serving: 1 slice
- Calories: 165 kcal
- Fat: 6 g
- Saturated fat: 5 g
- Cholesterol: 49 mg
- Sodium: 227 mg
- Potassium: 225 mg
- Carbohydrates: 24 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Sugar: 13 g
- Protein: 4 g