Paleo Chocolate and Cinnamon Banana Bread


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, or more as needed

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas

  • ½ cup coconut flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ cup almond butter

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
21g Fat
26g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 343mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.