loaf of banana bread surrounded by walnuts and chocolate chips.

Best Ever Banana Bread

Is there anything more a-peel-ing than a slice of ooey-gooey banana bread? While this loaf may be naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, it is far from satisfaction-free! Its decadent dark chocolate, blissfully delicious bananas, and cinn-fully tasty cinnamon will have your tastebuds jumping for joy. Enjoy this bread guilt-free knowing that it’s packed with protein and fiber to help keep blood glucose levels steady through even the busiest of days. Its antioxidant-rich ingredients (cinnamon, walnuts, almond flour) can also improve chronic inflammation1-3 — a common complication associated with type 2 diabetes.4 Reap the health benefits of this treat from your tastebuds to your toes! Go bananas for banana bread!

Makes 10 servings
Serving size: 1-inch slice
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for banana bread

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp plant-based butter (I love Macadamia nut butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup crushed walnuts
  • 3 cups almond flour

Directions for banana bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mash and smash (get out that pent up energy) bananas with a fork.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract, honey and softened plant-based butter. Mix until fully incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, add cinnamon, almond flour, dark chocolate chips, and crushed walnuts. Mix until fully incorporated.
  5. In a large bowl, combine wet and dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
  6. Pour batter into a parchment paper-lined loaf pan.
  7. Cook for approximately 30 minutes. Check for doneness with toothpick or fork.
  8. Let cool for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 312
  • carbohydrate: 19g
  • fat: 23.5g
  • fiber: 4.5g
  • potassium: 395mg
  • protein: 9g
  • sodium: 35mg
  • sugar: 8.5g

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