Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

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August 9, 2018

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If you’ve made being healthier a priority you don't need to give up the foods you enjoy! 

The easiest way to maintain a healthy diet is to aim for a balanced approach to food. Totally cutting out foods that were once a favourite is not a sustainable (or enjoyable!) way to live. Instead, try to be mindful when choosing the sweets you eat and opt for healthier versions when you can.

If you have a sweet tooth and enjoy baking, this is the perfect sweet treat to create in your kitchen. Baking can be a way to reduce stress — and who doesn’t love the aroma of delicious baked goods floating through the house?

If you're a fan of banana bread, this update on a classic is indulgent and healthy, with added peanut butter and chocolate! Bake this healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread for yourself or loved ones — and it tastes so good. You can also portion it out and then store it away in the freezer for whenever you have a sweet craving. Simply bake the loaf, cut it up into smaller slices, store them in small containers, and keep them in the freezer as a meal-prep option for dessert. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 40 mins

Cooling time: 10 minutes

Total time: 60 mins

Makes: 1 loaf

Dietary Preferences: Vegetarian


  • 80g smooth peanut butter

  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed

  • 2 eggs, whisked

  • 125ml milk of choice

  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence

  • 120g spelt flour

  • 25g almond meal

  • 35g coconut sugar

  • 30g cacao powder

  • 1 tsp of baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 80g dark chocolate chips

  • 1 medium banana, thinly sliced

  • 2-3 tbsp (extra) peanut butter, melted, for drizzling.

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1. Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F). Line a loaf tin with baking paper and spray with oil spray. 

2. Place the peanut butter in a small saucepan and melt over a low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat.

3. Whisk the peanut butter, bananas, eggs, milk and vanilla essence together in a mixing bowl until well combined and smooth.

4. Place the flour, almond meal, coconut sugar, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda and chocolate chips in a separate mixing bowl and stir to combine. 

5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir until well combined. Pour into the lined loaf tin and arrange the sliced banana down the middle of the tin, pressing down gently.

6. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the loaf tin for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

7. Serve drizzled with the melted peanut butter. 

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There you have it — a healthier alternative to a favourite sweet! Remember, balance is key when pursuing a healthy life. Aiming to live your healthiest life doesn't mean that you can’t enjoy something sweet when you are craving it. It’s all about making healthier choices and helping your body to feel good. 

If you love this, you need to try our healthy chocolate tahini banana nice cream too!

How do you satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way? Share your tips below!

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* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.


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