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Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread - Moist, Chocolatey, Rich AND Vegan
Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

This Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread is delicious, decadent, and perfect for anyone - especially if you're avoiding gluten, refined sugar, or eggs!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -10
Calories: 342 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup (5oz/150g) all purpose flour*
  • 1/2 cup (2oz/60g) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 large ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 cups (15oz/540g) mashed banana)
  • 1/3 cup (21/2oz/75ml) coconut oil, liquid
  • 3/4 cup (41/20z/135g) coconut sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup ( 41/2oz/135g) chocolate chips
  1. Heat your oven to 350oF (180oC) and grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with coconut oil and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the flax seed meal and water. Let sit for 10 minutes. This is to make a "flax egg" or egg substitute.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Add the melted coconut oil and stir until combined. Next add in the coconut sugar, flax egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, being careful not to over mix.
  6. Stir in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out mostly clean.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the bread and carefully remove from the pan.
  10. Let the bread cool on the wire cooling rack before cuting into slices and serving.
  11. The bread will keep on the counter, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 4 days. This bread also freezes well. To freeze, cool the bread completely and wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost before slicing.
Recipe Notes

You can make this gluten free by using Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour

You can sub out coconut sugar for raw or brown sugar

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 241mg10%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.