Clean Eating Chocolate Banana Bread

Clean Eating Chocolate Banana Bread

Serves 8
Prep time 45 minutes
Allergy Egg
Meal type Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly
A chocolate craving meets a health conscious snack when you make this clean eating chocolate banana bread.


  • 2 large, very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 large egg (or 1 flax egg)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries


This banana bread is perfect for breakfast or snack time or anytime in between. Pairs well with a drink and/or a smear of creamy peanut butter.


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 X 5 loaf pan with cooking spray or melted butter. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher. I don't mind a little lumps, but mash to your desired consistency. Stir in the syrup, egg, and applesauce.
3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon into the wet ingredients. Lightly stir to combine. Fold in dried fruit.
4. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and strike against the countertop a couple times to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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