Chocolate Banana Bread

There’s delicious chocolate treats, there’s banana bread, and then there’s Chocolate Banana Bread. Probably my 2 favorite treats combined.

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The base of this bread is flourless, using a combination of Almond Flour and Oat Flour. I often just use oat flour to keep ingredients minimal, simple, and inexpensive, but felt like adding a bit more texture to this loaf. Feel free to play around with the ratio of Oat Flour to Almond Flour, as long as the total is 1 1/3 Cups.

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For wet ingredients, I also added a bit of Greek Yogurt. I find this compliments the richness of the chocolate, and also adds a ton of protein and probiotics! I loved adding it in my healthy carrot cake for extra moistness in that recipe too. For a dairy free option, another egg would probably suffice as a substitution or perhaps some pumpkin puree! Mmm, pumpkin everything

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While not quite as few as my Paleo Banana Loaf, the ingredients here are still minimal: Bananas, Greek Yogurt, Egg, Almond milk, Oat flour, almond flour, cocoa powder – that’s only 7 ingredients! And, it only uses 1 bowl! Plus, some baking enhancers like vanilla and baking powder of course, but we don’t count those.

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CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD
By The Granola Diaries

  • WET:
    • 2 Ripe Bananas, mashed
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1/2 – 1/3 C Plain Greek Yogurt (2% or Full Fat is best)
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 Tbsp Honey
    • 1/4 C Almond Milk
  • DRY:
    • 1 C Oat Flour
    • 1/3 C Almond Flour
    • 1/2 C Cocoa or Cacao powder
    • 1.5 tsp baking powder
    • Dash of salt
  • Chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Oven to 350 and grease an 8×5″ loaf tin.
  2. Mash banana in a bowl and add the rest of the wet ingredients. Stir to combine.
  3. Add all dry ingredients in bowl and mix until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips at end.
  4. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 32 – 36 minutes, depending how “mushy” you like the inside (less time = more mushy).
  5. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and Facebook and use #thegranoladiaries in your recipe recreation posts!

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