Classic Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

One of my all time favorite sweet treats is banana bread! I have tried and tried to create a perfect recipe, but have never quite managed to do it. But I think that I have finally, no i definitely, nailed it with this Classic Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. It is perfectly fluffy, perfectly sweet, and perfectly chocolatey. Plus it tastes like the classic real deal, but is dairy, refined sugar, and oil free!

If the fact that half of this banana bread was gone before I managed to snag some photos, doesn’t tell you how delicious it is … i don’t know what will!

classic chocolate chip banana bread in making pan on white board

What you need for this Classic Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

  • bananas
  • eggs
  • cashew butter
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • coconut sugar
  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • baking powder
  • dairy free chocolate chips

The main ingredient in this banana bread is pretty obvious, bananas! Make sure to use very ripe and spotty bananas for the sweetest and best flavor bread. Next up, I used cashew butter in place of traditional butter. I’m sure, although I haven’t tested, that any other creamy nut butter would work in it’s place. But i will say that I love cashew butter in this recipe because it provides the most neutral flavor, which was exactly what I was looking for in this recipe to get that classic banana bread taste.

The bread get it’s flavor from vanilla extract and cinnamon and it’s sweetness from coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is my favorite sugar to bake with and it makes this recipe refined sugar free! Whole wheat pastry flour is also used in this recipe, another of my baking favorites. I like using whole wheat pastry flour for the extra nutritional boost and because it makes a lighter and softer baked good than traditional whole wheat flour. Lastly, but most definitely not least, you need lots of chocolate chips for this recipe! I used dairy free chocolate chips to keep the recipe dairy free, but you could use whatever is your favorite.

sliced classic chocolate chip banana bread on a white board

How to make this Classic Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the mashed bananas, eggs, cashew butter, vanilla extract, and coconut sugar,
  3. Next add in the whole wheat pastry flour, cinnamon, and baking powder until smooth.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into greased or parchment paper lined loaf tin.
  6. Top with extra chocolate chips (optional but always highly recommended!)
  7. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes. (or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean, you know the trick)
  8. Let cool and enjoy!
classic chocolate chip banana bread in baking pan on white board

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sliced classic chocolate chip banana bread on a white board
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Classic Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This Classic Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is perfectly fluffy, sweet, and chocolatey!  It tastes exactly like the real deal, but is dairy, refined sugar, and oil free.  Makes for a great breakfast or afternoon snack!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Banana Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup mashed banana (3 bananas)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips (i use and recommend enjoy life)

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the mashed bananas, eggs, cashew butter, vanilla extract, and coconut sugar,
  3. Next add in the whole wheat pastry flour, cinnamon, and baking powder until smooth.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into greased or parchment paper lined loaf tin.
  6. Top with extra chocolate chips (optional but always highly recommended!)
  7. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes. (or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean, you know the trick)
  8. Let cool and enjoy!

Keywords: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Classic Banana Bread, Banana Bread, Healthy Baking, healthy dessert, chocolate,

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4 Comments

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    amazing and highly recommend!

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    Really liked this recipe and would make again; doesn’t taste like it’s made with healthier alternatives

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