Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

This banana bread is dense, fudgy, chocolatey, and – best of all – HEALTHY. You can feel good about indulging in a slice or two.Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread | A Nerd CooksI bought a bunch of bananas intending to use them in smoothies.  As is almost always the case, smoothies went unmade, and I was left with some dangerously ripe bananas.

I’ve blogged about banana bread and banana bread cookies (both delicious).  But chocolate banana bread that’s healthy?  That’s what I’m talking about.

Okay so it’s not 100% guilt free, but it makes some pretty sensible swaps.  This recipe subs Greek yogurt and honey for butter, oil, and granulated sugar.

Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread | A Nerd Cooks

I found this recipe on the blog The Baker Mama.

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, plus more for the top

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.  Set this aside.

In another medium-sized bowl, mix the yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, egg, and milk until combined.  In a couple of batches, add this to the dry ingredients.  Stir until just combined.

Add the mashed bananas and stir until combined.  Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.  Top with more chocolate chips.

Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.  Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 20 minutes before removing it to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread | A Nerd Cooks


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