Healthy(ish) Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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 :)) 


  • 300 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 170 grams of honey
  • 50 grams of coconut oil
  • 150 ml of almond milk
  • 75 grams of extra-dark chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt

    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!



  1. Oeh dit ziet er super lekker uit! Maak zelf ook wel eens bananenbrood, maar nooit aan gedacht om er stukjes pure chocolade door te doen, ga ik bij deze dus ook doen haha!

    1. Ohh ja dat moet je echt proberen! Ik ben zelf echt een chocoholic dus eigenlijk alles wat ik maak heeft chocola erin (haha), maar maakt het bananenbrood echt net dat beetje meer speciaal :)

  2. Ziet er ZO lekker uit! Moet ik onthouden. Mooie foto's ook trouwens :)

    1. Ja leuk, laat je het me weten als je 'm uitprobeerd? En bedankt voor het compliment! x

  3. Looks delicious!! Herinnert me er aan weer eens een lekkere bananenbroodje te maken :)

    1. Ja hij is hier ook veelste snel opgegaan, we konden niet ophouden met ervan te snoepen haha ! x

  4. omg this looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe lovely :) x

    1. My pleasure! Let me know if you'll try it some day :) xx