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Healthier Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

A delicious spin on your classic banana bread recipe - add chocolate!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, chocolate banana, chocolate banana bread, sweet bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand

Equipment

  • 9x5 loaf pan
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Medium Mixing Bowl (2)

Ingredients

  • cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vanilla flavored greek yogurt
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup very ripe mashed bananas about 2 large
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips  (plus more for garnish, if desired)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the yogurt, honey, egg and vanilla.
  • Add half the flour mixture into the yogurt mixture and beat on low speed while slowly pouring in half the milk. Turn mixer off, scrape down the sides with a spatula and then add remaining flour mixture to the bowl with the remaining milk.
  • Stir in the mashed bananas until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter into prepared loaf pan. Press more chocolate chips into the top of the batter before baking, if desired.
  • Bake on the middle rack of the oven for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for about 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg