Dark Chocolate Chunky Banana Walnut Bread

IMG_4360.JPGMmmmmm what’s better than dark chocolate, banana bread!? Not much when it comes to baked goods, except for the fact that it’s super healthy, nutritious and nourishing for your body! 😉

Thanks to Chocolate Covered Katie for the original recipe, in which I made a couple tweaks to make it my own.

Here’s my version:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups overripe mashed banana (be sure it’s 2 cups after mashed)
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oil  (I used olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup xylitol (plant based natural sweetener)
  • 1 3/4 cup spelt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • Chopped Raw Walnuts
Yield: 1 loaf

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9×5 loaf pan very well with coconut oil.

In a large mixing bowl, mix first six ingredients. (I just used my vitamix blender).
In a separate bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and stir well.
Pour dry into wet, and stir until just evenly combined. T
ransfer to the loaf pan and spread out evenly.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and press down.

Bake for 40-60min, until toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy!

 

BENEFITS

Cocoa and Dark Chocolate: New research has shown that your gut bacteria breaks down and ferments the components in dark chocolate, turning them into anti-inflammatory compounds that benefit your health.

Spelt Flour: packed with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and essential organic compounds that other cereals and forms of wheat don’t contain. Click here for more info

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