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ULTIMATE HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD

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Ella here! This is the best healthy chocolate banana bread recipe! I absolutely love chocolate and this banana bread is moist and delicious. As always, we have lightened it up but still given you all of the delicious chocolate flavor. Also, we added some mini chocolate chips to add a burst of melted chocolate in every bite. We love making muffins with this recipe and enjoying them for breakfast or as a snack. Additionally, they are perfect for meal prep. This recipe is incredibly flavorful and the banana bread tastes just like chocolate cake! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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How To Make Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

ingredients for chocolate banana bread

To make these delicious and healthy chocolate banana bread muffins, add the unsweetened apple sauce, vanilla extract, and 2 eggs to a bowl. Then, thoroughly mix all of the ingredients together. After that, add the 4 bananas to the bowl and mash them with a fork, spatula, or potato masher. Make sure that all of the ingredients are combined and smooth. Next, get another bowl for the dry ingredients and add the monk fruit or sugar to it. Then, sift the flour, cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), and baking soda into the bowl. Then, add the salt.

After that, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a little at a time and mix until they are thoroughly combined. Then, add the mini chocolate chips to the bowl and fold them in. You can save some of the chocolate chips to put on top of the muffins before baking. Next, lightly spray a silicone baking pan with oil and pour the banana bread batter into it. Bake the chocolate banana bread muffins at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes and enjoy!

A Few Notes & Tips

How To Make Sugar-Free Chocolate Banana Bread

This recipe is relatively sugar-free because we have used monk fruit instead of sugar. However, if you want to make this chocolate banana bread completely sugar-free, you could use Lily’s chocolate chips. Lily’s chocolate chips are great because they don’t have any sugar in them.

What’s The Difference Between Cacao and Cocoa Powder?

Cacao powder is fermented and not roasted at high temperatures like cocoa powder. This means that cacao is processed at low temperatures and still contains the nutritional properties of the cacao seed. Cocoa powder is processed at a much higher temperature and is often alkalized to reduce acidity. This is what we call Dutch-processed chocolate. Therefore, cocoa powder will not be as bitter as cacao from this process. Also, cacao and cocoa both come from the cacao bean. Both options are great when it comes to this chocolate banana bread. We love giving you options!

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ULTIMATE HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD

5.0 from 2 votes
Recipe by Shawna Course: Breakfast, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

119

kcal

This is the best healthy chocolate banana bread recipe! As always, we have lightened it up but still given you all of the delicious chocolate flavor. We love making muffins with this recipe and enjoying them for breakfast or as a snack. This recipe is incredibly flavorful and the banana bread tastes just like chocolate cake!

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 CUP unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 TSP vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 mashed bananas

  • 3/4 CUP sugar or monk fruit

  • 1 ½ CUPS all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 CUP cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)

  • 1 TSP baking soda

  • 1/4 TSP salt

  • 2 TBSP mini chocolate chips

Directions

  • Add the unsweetened apple sauce, vanilla extract, and 2 eggs to a bowl. Then, thoroughly mix all of the ingredients together. After that, add the 4 bananas to the bowl and mash them with a fork or spatula. Make sure that all of the ingredients are combined and smooth.
  • Get another bowl for the dry ingredients and add the monk fruit or sugar to it. Then, sift the flour, cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), and baking soda into the bowl. Next, add the salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a little at a time and mix until they are thoroughly combined. Then, add the mini chocolate chips to the bowl and fold them in. Also, you can save some of the chocolate chips to put on top of the muffins before baking.
  • Lightly spray a silicone baking pan with oil and pour the banana bread batter into it. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes and enjoy!

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Notes

  • The WW points are per serving and this recipe makes 12 servings. One serving is one chocolate banana muffin.
  • WW Points™: 2 points  *if you use a sugar-free sweetener
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories119
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.9g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0.8g 0%
  • Sodium 167mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 23.6g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.3g 8%
    • Sugars 6.1g
  • Protein 3.6g 6%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    2 Comments

    1. I’ve never used monk fruit before and not sure how available it is near me. I found monk fruit blend online at target. It’s main ingredient is listed as erythritol. Is this the wrong product? Is there another sugar replacement that might work instead? Thank you!

      • Hi Kara, I like to use Lakanto Monkfruit and I believe you found the right product at target. You can also use stevia, honey, or sugar. All will work great. Whatever you like to use to sweeten things up. Let me know if you need more info.

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