Mmmmmm 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. I used this recipe to also make a slightly different version with walnuts instead- which you can check out here.
Here’s my version:
- 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
- 1/2 cup natural crunchy or smooth peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9×5 loaf pan very well with coconut oil.
Bake for 40-60min, until toothpick comes out clean.
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