I have been baking with chocolate all week and this morning decided to make this banana bread. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but I have to say ... Amazing! You really need to try this recipe! I'd better get down stairs to hide some before it is all gone.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the chocolate, butter, and 1 teaspoon coconut oil in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with 1 teaspoon coconut oil.

  • Sift coconut flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Place mashed bananas in a large bowl; fold flour mixture into bananas with a rubber spatula.

  • Beat almond butter and eggs together in a bowl until creamy; add to banana mixture and mix well.

  • Pour 1/2 banana mixture into prepared loaf pan; top with 2 tablespoons chocolate mixture. Use a fork to spread and swirl the chocolate mixture through the banana batter. Repeat with remaining banana batter and chocolate mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown and loaf is cooked through, 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 25.5g 8% DV; fat 21.2g 33% DV; cholesterol 96.8mg 32% DV; sodium 293.3mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2015
I have made this twice now. I liked it the first time but it turned out better the second time. Changes (doubled the recipe both times): 1st time- peanut butter for almond butter Both times- 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder instead of all 2 cups chocolate chips An additional 2-4 tsp coconut oil with the chocolate-cinnamon mixture (to moisten) Used whipped cream to top it off and add extra sweetness but not too much extra carb. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2016
The bread looks delicious however butter cannot be used when you're eating paleo. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2015
I have made this twice now. I liked it the first time but it turned out better the second time. Changes (doubled the recipe both times): 1st time- peanut butter for almond butter Both times- 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder instead of all 2 cups chocolate chips An additional 2-4 tsp coconut oil with the chocolate-cinnamon mixture (to moisten) Used whipped cream to top it off and add extra sweetness but not too much extra carb. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
Made this yesterday....so good and so moist! Even my non-paleo friends and family said they really liked it. I did add a little raw honey to the mixture. Will absolutely make this again...very soon!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/20/2016
The bread looks delicious however butter cannot be used when you're eating paleo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2014
I am not a paleo eater but the recipe sounded yummy. I left some chocolate chips whole and it was scrumptious! I did not have coconut flour so I just used reular flour so mine wasn't totally paleo but it was healthier. Thanks for posting this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2016
So delicious! Will make it again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2016
The consistency is really good. I think it turned out really good. I'm new to Paleo and don't bake from scratch often. But I think it turned out pretty well! I used Ghee in place of butter and made the chocolate from unsweetened coco powder and a teaspoon of honey. If you want non Paleo people and kids to eat it up you may want to add some honey to the dough to give it a little more sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2016
5 stars for sure and so good! I didn't find it dry as some other did. The only thing is I could not get the chocolate to "swirl" in enough I guess and there were large parts of just chocolate which made cutting the bread pretty a little difficult. Tasty though and everyone loved it:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2016
This is a nice addition to a gluten free/carb free dessert. I really enjoy it with strawberries. Adding a natural sweetener will improve the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2016
I have to give 5 stars to any recipe my picky five year old will eat! She loves this and so do my 2 year old sons. Moist and just sweet enough. I made it with almond butter the first time as the recipe calls for and also turned out great with peanut butter in a pinch. Read More
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