Ahh, I'm so excited about this recipe. I've really been enjoying looking for more healthy alternatives in baking (like switching up butter for applesauce or avocado! Crazy huh?) and trying them on good-ol' favourites. And I love me some banana-bread! I definitely think this one is a winner - your house will smell great and your tummy will thank you after. What's not to love?
All my earlier attempts on baking banana bread contained loads of refined sugar and butter. In this recipe, I've switched it up to honey and coconut oil. Plus, adding extra dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate makes it healthier as well, and you can't taste the difference! I'm not saying this will replace your five-a-day, but as a snack this is definitely a better option - also because there's no diary involved. And no one will be able to tell! This banana bread is super tasty and addictive and great for a little pick-me-up or a family-day treat. Definitely something I'll be putting on my study-snack list! (alongside my oatmeal cookies, of course :))
Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees and start off by
melting your honey and coconut oil together in
a saucepan on a very low heat.
Whilst that is cooling down, mash up your banana's
and chop up your dark chocolate. Personally, I chop it
quite roughly because I like bigger chunks of chocolate!
In a large bowl, mix together all of your dry ingredients
(except for the chocolate).
In another bowl, pour in the almond milk and add your
honey/coconut oil mixture.
Mix this together and add this to your dry ingredients.
Mix in the bananas until all of the flour is soaked up.
The mixture will be quite wet and lumpy, that's okay!
Add in your chocolate and give it a good last mix before
you pour your mixture into a loaf tin (I lined mine with
baking paper beforehand).
Bake your "bread" in the oven for about 45 minutes.
You know when it is done when the top is golden-brown
and a skewer comes out clean.
And that's all there is to it!