Gooey Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

With everything going on I wanted to make something that warms my heart and belly. This is definitely a favorite comfort snack in our household.  Spread a spoonful of nut butter and dig in.

Using an all purpose gluten free flour and not because I’m gluten free. I chose this particular flour because the ingredients are clean including garbanzo flour, potato starch, fava bean flour to name a few which makes it a good source of fiber and tons of nutrients. I tend to stay away from using refined white flour due to being highly processed and stripped away of its nutrients value.  

Now to be clear this is not a gluten free recipe, I also added organic wheat bran which contains gluten but also contains a good amount of fiber and nutrients. 

The ingredients are flexible, feel free to use any flour you desire. Another swap can be a nut butter instead of butter. 

Coconut sugar was used to make this refined sugar free but remember coconut sugar is still a sugar so if you need to watch your blood sugar level I would suggest using monk fruit.

Total recipe contains a good amount of protein, healthy fats and carbs/fiber.  All three food groups so this is what I like to call balance. #keepitsimple

Gooey Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This recipe is a crowd pleaser with its gooey chocolate chips and sweetened with banana and coconut sugar.
Course Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour Bob's Red Mill
  • 1/3 cup organic wheat bran Shiloh Farms
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar Madhava
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed banana 2-3 medium
  • 1/2 cup Kerry Gold salted butter
  • 1 cup Lily's dark chocolate chips 3/4 cup for batter, 1/4 cup for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees
  • Grease a 5”x9” loaf pan (I used avocado spray)
  • In large bowl add flour, wheat bran, baking powder and mix.
  • In separate bowl whisk eggs, coconut sugar and vanilla together. Stir in mashed banana and melted butter until well blended.
  • Stir in banana mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined. 
  • Fold in 3/4 cup of chocolate chips. Pour batter into greased loaf pan, sprinkle the remaining chips on top.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick is inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Smear a spoonful of nut butter and dig in.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Store bread in an air tight container or wrap in plastic wrap.
You can also store in the fridge to last even longer.

For transparency, I listed the brands that were used in this recipe. #notsponsored 

– Melissa

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Hi, I’m Melissa. I’m an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Food Blogger. Here you will find Simple >> Healthy >> Delicious recipes.

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