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Chocolate Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Glaze (no refined sugar)

Chocolate Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Glaze- Big Green House #banana #bread #chocolate #darkchocolate #norefinedsugar

Chocolate Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Glaze! Chocolaty bread made with bananas and no refined sugar. Top it off with a glossy dark chocolate glaze for the perfect chocolate treat.

Chocolate Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Glaze- Big Green House #banana #bread #chocolate #darkchocolate #norefinedsugar

We continue our “no refined sugar” posts for January with banana bread of the chocolate variety.

Instead of regular white sugar, we are using coconut palm sugar.

What is Coconut Palm Sugar?

Coconut palm sugar is a natural sugar that comes from coconut palm sap. While it still is sugar, it is less refined/processed than white sugar. It also has a lower glycemic index.

Chocolate Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Glaze- Big Green House #banana #bread #chocolate #darkchocolate #norefinedsugar

What Other Ingredients are Needed?

  • Flour: Both white & whole wheat. If you don’t have any whole wheat on hand, using white for the whole amount is fine.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: Regular or dark will both work fine.
  • Bananas: 3 ripe banana mashed or about 1 cup
  • Baking soda + baking powder + Salt
  • Eggs + Vanilla + Butter
  • Dark chocolate chips + Honey (for glaze)

Just a couple of notes– – When purchasing coconut palm sugar, be sure to check the ingredients. Some are not natural palm sugar. The brand I like is noted in the recipe card.

Also, if you don’t wish to dive into coconut palm sugar, regular brown sugar will also work in this recipe.

Be sure not to over mix your batter! This may give you a dense bread.

Enjoy-

Chocolate Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Glaze- Big Green House #banana #bread #chocolate #darkchocolate #norefinedsugar

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Yield: 8-10 slices

Chocolate Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Glaze- Big Green House #banana #bread #chocolate #darkchocolate #norefinedsugar

Chocolate Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Glaze! Chocolaty bread made with bananas and no refined sugar. Top it off with a glossy dark chocolate glaze for the perfect chocolate treat.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 3 medium size ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

FOR GLAZE:

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 TBSP honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat bananas and sugar. Then, add in melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Mix until fully combined. Gradually add in flour mixture and beat just until combined.
  4. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 32-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Let bread cool for 30-45 minutes before adding glaze.
  6. To make glaze: In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips until smooth, then, mix in honey and stir to fully combined. Spread on top of bread.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 5g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on abiggreenhouse.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

Margaret Avery

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Recipe doesn't say when to add the melted butter

Erin

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Hi Margaret- Thanks for catching that! It is listed in #3- -I updated the recipe. Enjoy!

Of Goats and Greens

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Banana and DARK chocolate... Okay, I'm seriously interested. Also with the no refined sugar part. This is a great idea and a great recipe, thanks for bringing to Fiesta Friday!

Dee | Grammy's Grid

Friday 10th of January 2020

Oh my, just perfect for this chocoholic!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8. Pinned.

Dee | Grammy's Grid

Wednesday 8th of January 2020

YUM!! Pinned for later.

Erin

Friday 10th of January 2020

thanks Dee!

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