Healthy Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Loaf {VIDEO}

Looking for a delicious, veggie-packed bread to make? This Healthy Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Loaf is ready in an hour and made with 100% whole wheat flour, shredded carrots, walnuts, chocolate chips, and yummy warm spices. You won’t find a more delicious carrot loaf on the internet.

healthy chocolate chip carrot cake loaf

Carrot cake oh carrot cake, oh how I love the carrot cake.

If I had a choice, I’d choose carrot cake every time over any other kind of cake. I love the moistness (hate this word), the spicy flavor combination, and the cream cheese frosting. I’m sure you’re like WTF Lee, this recipe doesn’t have frosting. I know I know, I had to make the executive decision to ditch the frosting when we added chocolate chips. It had to be one or the other (gotta keep that sugar content down).

This bread tastes like a combination of chocolate chip banana bread and carrot cake. We used mashed banana and maple syrup for the sweetener. The shredded carrots and chocolate chips help out, too. Instead of using a full 1/4 cup of coconut oil (which is what we would normally do), we subbed out some for nonfat Greek yogurt. I love using Greek in bread because it gives the recipe a hint of tang and a ton of moistness without the fat. How have I already used the word moist more than once in this post?

If you are wondering how to shred a carrot (mysterious, right?), we used a cheese grater. I’m totally that weirdo that owns multiple cheese grater because #1 we love cheese and #2, we shred a lot of veggies. Here’s a good one if you’re in the market.

bowl of ingredients

If you’re a carrot cake lover just like me, then you’ll love our other carrot cake recipes on FFF! Check em out below.

Our Best Carrot Cake Recipes

Now, go make this bread!

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Recipe

Healthy Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Loaf

Looking for a delicious, veggie-packed bread to make? This Healthy Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Loaf is ready in an hour and made with 100% whole wheat flour, shredded carrots, walnuts, chocolate chips, and yummy warm spices. You won’t find a more delicious carrot loaf on the internet.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 9

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 medium size banana, mashed
  • 2 eggs, large
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Dry Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cups finely grated carrots, packed*
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Start with the wet ingredients. In a medium/large size mixing bowl, mash a banana until there are minimal to no lumps, then add the rest of the wet ingredients to the bowl (except for the coconut oil). Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix. Once combined, add the melted coconut oil to the batter and mix again.
  5. Transfer batter into bread pan and then sprinkle on some additional chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake at 350ºF for 38-42 minutes.
  7. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from bread pan.

Notes

*If your carrots are extremely moist, ring out some of the moisture with a paper towel before adding to the batter.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/9
  • Calories: 298
  • Sugar: 22
  • Fat: 12
  • Carbohydrates: 43
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 5
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