When you say chocolate and banana in one phrase then you absolutely got my attention! I’ve been searching for a banana bread recipe for awhile now and I honestly believe this DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD recipe is THE one. Not only is it healthy, but it is so easy to make that even someone with the least baking skills can absolutely whip this up in minutes!
From this recipe, I changed things up a bit. For starters, I used raw 100% organic CACAO powder which is so good for you! Did you know that it’s known to be one of the superfoods that can be a factor for LONGEVITY? What?!?! Chocolates can prolong life? YES!!!! Provided you pick the raw kind, and not the processed, artificially-flavored and sweetened one. For the bananas, I used the really ripe ones like those which have dark spots on its peel. That gives the bread a naturally sweet taste and it helps make it a bit more moist too. You don’t want dry banana breads, do you?
For the sweetener, you may pick whatever is your preference. I usually go half pure maple and half honey. But if you only either of which, then go for it. And if you wish for it to be sweeter, then add a couple more tablespoons. I usually keep my banana bread not too sweet since I sometimes top it with peanut butter when I eat it. Peanut butter + banana + chocolate just totally makes sense! Ha!
This banana bread is so kids-friendly without having to think of the sugar rush! To sum it up, it:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
3 mashed bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 c pure maple or honey
1/2 c plain or greek yogurt
1 c wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c raw, unsweetened cacao powder (or cocoa powder if preferred)
1/2 c dark choco chips
Preheat oven to 350deg, and line a bread pan with parchment.
Mash the bananas in a medium bowl. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, honey, and yogurt. You may use an electric mixer or a whisk to combine.
Add in the flour and mix til well combined. Then the cacao powder and mix again.
Fold in the choco chips and pour into the lined pan.
Top with more choco chips if desired. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool on the rack before cutting. Serve warm.
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