This secretly healthy banana bread has no dairy, butter, or refined sugar. It is naturally sweetened with bananas and coconut sugar. So totally save to load it with chocolate drops and peanut butter crumbles!
So, to be honest, I felt a little pressured about this one. You guys absolutely loved the marbled banana bread, and with over 50 remakes the stakes were high. I wanted to keep the moist liquid inside but make it more „crunchy“ on the outside. To create the absolute moistness, I incorporated two whole bananas. Well, not just bananas. Bananas dipped in raw dark chocolate.
CAN IT BE DONE?
Chocolate banana bread with peanut butter crumbles
- 3 big ripe bananas + 2 to put them as a whole inside
- 1 cup almond milk
- ¼ cup peanut butter + 2 tbsp for the crumble
- 1½ cup oat flour (substitute with normal whole wheat flour)
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar (substitute with brown sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of fine sea salt
- ⅓ cup vegan chocolate chips
- Peel 2 bananas and cover the in melted dark chocolate.
- Allow to cool in the freezer.
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC or 350ºF and prepare a rectangular tin (silicon if possible)
- Combine the bananas and the almond milk, coconut sugar and the peanut butter until smooth.
- I another medium bowl, combine the flours and the baking powder.
- Add the liquid mixture to the dry one and also add the rest of the ingredients (excluding the chocolate chips) and whisk.
- Pour ⅔ of the batter into the tin and spread evenly throughout.
- Add the bananas next to each other and cover them with the rest of the batter
- Spread of the chocolate chips and the peanut butter crumble*
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
*to make peanut butter crumbles, simply take 2 big spoons of peanut butter and spread it on a little piece of baking paper. Microwave for about 2 minutes, and always keep an eye on it. When the surface starts to crack, you know your crumbles are ready.
Tolle Idee, die Bananen einfach so ins Brot zu backen! Da hast du dich ja mal wieder selbst übertroffen, Lara 😉 Sendest du auch nach London her? Schaut einfach zu gut aus!
Lena | http://www.healthylena.de
Hey Lena, Danke fuer deinen lieben Kommentar. Also wenn es eine Bananenpost geben würde, dann würde ich das heute noch senden 🙂 Hab einen wundervollen Tag!
What the heck? Lara, you are crazy! This looks like a dream come true (yes I do dream of food all the time). I’m sitting here drooling on my keyboard. I’m a lover of your mabled banana bread but next time I’m in for banana bread (aka when my next batch of bananas is ripe enough) I will try this one. Or better yet you just pack yours and show up at my front door while I make us some hot chocolate to go with it.
I think we should totally meet and drink hot chocolate and eat banana bread Julia 🙂 Perfect match right?! And we could make a marbled one with bananas inside just to go the extra mile 😀 thanks for your comment girl, appreciate it.
Oh my goodnesssss!!!
Yum!!! Would it work without dipping bananas in choc
Emily Chalko meint
Holy cow! This looks amazing. I’m so happy Pinterest recommended this recipe which brought me to your lovely blog and to this mouthwatering recipe. I may have to make both and have a banana bread brunch with my book club… Or maybe I’ll just make and eat both myself 🙂
Hello Lara, do you have to melt the coconut oil?
Hi Lucia yes I have! Sorry for not clearifying that. I mean I had it in my cup board and it was already melted 🙂
Alleine die Idee ist schon verdächtig genial. Mit dem Ergebnis kannst du mehr als zufrieden sein. Es sieht grandios aus. Wenn es nur halb so gut schmeckt, ist es perfekt. Das Rezept steht jetzt jedenfalls auf meiner To-Do-Liste in der Back-Kategorie.
Liebe Grüße, Lisa.
Looks AMAZING! Do you think I could sub the oat flour for brown rice flour?
Hi Lali, I haven’t tried it but I think it should work. Best way is to try it and the report to me 🙂
yes I think so 🙂
safiya issufo meint
You inspired me to bake this using my oat and flax bran and pumpkin and chia seed protein mix. I also used honey for a sugar substitute. It came out delightfully; banana choc loafy perfection!
So good to hear Safiya! I love how you got creative and made your own version. I bet it tasted delicious!
safiya issufo meint
It did :p yummy
Hi Lara. Not that someone would want to, but if you don’t have the 2 extra bananas can you omit them? Also, why baking powder instead of soda? Thanks!
Hi Aly, sure you can leave out the bananas. I was using the baking powder for the sake of raising power and that the bananas don’t go down 😉
Hi Lara I was so excited to try this banana bread but after after I took it out of the oven and allowed it to cool the whole bread fell apart & everything was gooey when i was trying to transfer it to another container. What do you think went wrong?
Hi Cheryl! Ohh noo! So sad to hear that as I have just received positive feedback all over. Soo was it so crumbly/dry or too liquid? Can you tell me the flour you used? We can figure this out ????????????
I used the 1 1/2 cups of oat flour and the 1/4 cup of coconut flour. It was liquidy inside from the whole bananas that went in the middle. I only froze the bananas for a little bit until the chocolate was hard. I’m thinking that maybe I should had froze them until the bananas were more solid?
Hi Cheryl yes that could be exactly the point! Otherwise you can try to use my other recipe for the marbled banana Cake without the bananas inside if that works better for you. You find the recipe when you search for banana bread in the search bar. Bake on ❤️
The receipt sounds amazing. But what peanut butter do you use exactly?
Hi 🙂 the brand doesn’t really matter I just look for a version with no sugar added 🙂
Green Smoothie Gourmet meint
Oh my! I am so going to make this Lara! This recipe looks so so versatile. That’s what I love about the recipes on your blog. Thank you for sharing!! Dee xx.
What kind of dark chocolate do you used to dip the bananas in? And is it the chocolate chips just melted. Also I don’t own a microwave so what would you reccomed to make the crumble?
Hey Ruby, I usually use brands like Ombar or Alter Eco or Loving Earth. Hope that helps 🙂
plasterers bristol meint
Oh boy this sounds so good. Cant wait to give this a go.