This Healthy Banana Bread with coconut oil is about to change your life. It’s made with white whole wheat flour, roasted bananas, coconut oil, and dark chocolate chips.
Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 15 minutes
1¾ cups white whole wheat flour
½ cup brown sugar (option to sub coconut sugar)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chocolate chips (+ chips for the top of bread)
2 large eggs
3 bananas, medium
1/2–3/4 cups almond milk, unsweetened*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
First preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a bread pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Place 3 bananas (with peels still on) on a cookie sheet and place in oven for 10-15 minutes until fragrant and dark brown. Remove from oven and set aside. (PS: If you do not want to do this step, no fear! You can skip it and mash your bananas like normal.)
Mix dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) together in a medium-sized bowl.
In a separate mixing bowl, mash the 3 roasted bananas with a fork (or alternatively you can place them in a blender to get extra smooth). Then, mix in the rest of the wet ingredients.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet. Fold chocolate chips into batter and mix again.
Pour batter into greased bread pan, sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top, and bake for 45-50 minutes.
Remove banana bread from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, and remove from pan to finish cooling.
If your batter seems way too thick (see the video for thickness), you may need to add a few tablespoons more of almond milk. This is due to the fact that all bananas are different sizes, which release a different amount of moisture :D