Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

This is a moist, flavorful, and naturally sweet chocolate banana bread made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, Greek yogurt, and honey. It is totally healthy and absolutely delicious!

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD. Made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, greek yogurt and honey. Totally healthy and absolutely delicious.You won’t believe this amazing chocolate banana bread is only made with healthy ingredients, yet is tastes like a chocolate cake. My toddler actually refers to it as chocolate cake, and trust me he is the world’s pickiest eater and is pretty blunt when it comes to his opinions about food.

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD. Made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, greek yogurt and honey. Totally healthy and absolutely delicious.The bread is made with whole wheat flour instead of white. I used coconut oil instead of butter, and I sweetened it with honey instead of granulated sugar. These are all much healthier alternatives to the traditional ingredients. There is also Greek yogurt in the recipe, for added moisture and protein.

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD. Made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, greek yogurt and honey. Totally healthy and absolutely delicious.The texture is soft and fluffy, almost cake-like. The taste is sweet, but not too sweet, and it’s fruity and chocolatey. It’s great for breakfast, as a snack or packed in school lunches as a healthy treat. It’s also a great way to use up over-ripe bananas because we all have those. Why is that?

Anyway, if you are looking for a tasty treat that you can feel good about, then look no further, this is it!

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD. Made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, greek yogurt and honey. Totally healthy and absolutely delicious.

Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

  • Servings: one 9x5inch loaf
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

1 & 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

4 tbsp melted coconut oil

1 cup mashed over-ripe bananas (about 2 large)

1 egg

1/2 cup greek yogurt

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9×5″ glass baking pan.

2) In a large bowl, toss together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

3) In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil with the mashed bananas. Then add the egg, greek yogurt, honey and vanilla, mix well. Slowly add to the dry ingredients and stir together until just combined.

4) Spoon into prepared glass baking pan and bake to 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Note: If using a metal baking pan, I recommend lining it with parchment paper to prevent the edges from over-baking.

Recipe by Little Sweet Baker

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Comments

  1. Yum yum banana bread

  2. This cake looks so moist and divine! I love chocolate and banana bread, and this recipe has me itching to get into the kitchen and make some! I love that it is super healthy too because then I can justify eating chocolate for breakfast 🙂 Another great recipe as always Lily 🙂

  3. The banana bread looks soo nice. Love your photographs too.

  4. Chocolate and bananas are a match made in heaven ❤️❤️ The bread looks so moist! I can’t wait to try it

  5. Wow this looks amazing! I made some banana bread last night but while it was yummy I wasn’t happy with the texture at all, gonna have to try this one out soon!

  6. Wow, Lily! Looks scrumptious!

  7. Looks so moist and delicious!

  8. Looks lovely and tasty, and healthy too!!! I’m going to try it.. thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. Gorgeous… so much lately on coconut oil being a real healthy ingredient? In the past it wasn’t so. Love all your ingredients, will definitely be trying this. Not sure I’ve seen whole wheat pastry flour though. I have only regular wholewheat flour.

    • Coconut oil has definitely become main stream. Its nice that there are so much more healthy ingredients and options readily available now. The regular whole wheat flour should work fine. Thanks for stopping by Loretta , hugs:)

  10. Looks fabulous, Lily! Love the healthy ingredients…yogurt, honey, coconut oil…it must be delicious!

  11. You are reading my mind:) I was just thinking to make the banana bread and maybe to add some chocolate! I guess I will just your recipe:) Olga xxx

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  1. […] of weeks ago I came across the “Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread” recipe from Lily at “Little Sweet Baker”. I love guilt free desserts, but this time I was feeling a little “naughty ” and […]

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