Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Almond Butter

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This Paleo chocolate chip banana bread is made with almond butter and almond flour, hearty and delicious with the perfect amount of sweetness.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain free, family approved, and great for breakfast or dessert! 

This Paleo chocolate chip banana bread is made with almond butter and almond flour, hearty and delicious with the perfect amount of sweetness.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain free, family approved, and great for breakfast or dessert! 

This is a remake of my old favorite banana bread recipe – the one that NEVER disappoints.

Yes, it’s definitely a dessert-y banana bread with all the almond butter and dark chocolate it’s loaded with – but I make no apologies for that.   And you won’t either, once you make it and taste it for yourself!

One of the best things about banana bread is how versatile it is, after all.  From breakfast and snacks (like my no-sugar-added banana bread) to full on dessert (like my nut-free double chocolate banana bread), it can be whatever you need it to be for the moment.

This Paleo chocolate chip banana bread is made with almond butter and almond flour, hearty and delicious with the perfect amount of sweetness.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain free, family approved, and great for breakfast or dessert! 

Banana bread is sort of my baking “happy place” for a couple of reasons.  First – banana bread is typically really easy to make – like, do it with my eyes closed easy – if you know what I mean.

No need to double check measurements and order of operations every step for banana bread – it’s almost fool-proof.

Which, brings me to reason number two it’s what happiness is made of – it’s forgiving as heck.  Ease and forgiveness in baking is HAPPY baking, for sure.

Have you ever forgotten if you’ve added an ingredient and can’t figure it out by looking at the batter?  Yup, this is a weekly occurrence for me, and let me tell you – it’s not a good feeling!

But with banana bread?  Somehow it always comes out right.  Or, at least edible.  It comes out edible even if you mis-measure, or leave an ingredient out entirely.  Well, perhaps except for the bananas.  I’m crediting the bananas for all this happiness anyway.

So, to get a bit more specific about this dreamy chocolate chip banana bread you’ll be making today, the “secret” ingredient is almond butter.  I mean, it’s not exactly a secret (it’s in the title, after all) but I do give it a whole lot of credit for both the incredible flavor and texture of the bread.

Rather than weigh it down, the almond butter gives the bread a moist yet fluffy quality, and 100% helps with the rise of the bread (good rise = happy baker, too).   It also gives it a rich nutty flavor that complements the dark chocolate oh so well!

As for the chocolate, if you don’t need the bread to be strictly paleo, you can use dairy free, soy free dark chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life dark chocolate morsels.

If you want to avoid added sugar, you can also use a paleo friendly dark chocolate bar, chopped up, OR make your own homemade chocolate chunks.

If you decide to make your own, you can use the chocolate recipe from my cookie dough truffles – simply allowing the chocolate mixture to chill in a parchment lined loaf pan before chopping and adding to the batter.

Whichever option you go with, you’ll be left with the BEST dessert-y paleo chocolate chip banana bread you could imagine.  Are you all ready to bake?!  Let’s go!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Almond Butter

Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Almond Butter

This Paleo chocolate chip banana bread is made with almond butter and almond flour, hearty and delicious with the perfect amount of sweetness.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain free, family approved, and great for breakfast or dessert! 

Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a medium loaf pan (I used 8.5 x 4.5) with parchment paper

  2. In a large bowl, combine the bananas, eggs, almond butter, coconut sugar and vanilla and whisk until smooth.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine with almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gently stir the dry mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined (don’t overmix) then fold in the chocolate chips, leaving a few to sprinkle over the top of the loaf.

  4. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan, scraping the bowl with a spatula, spread out and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 55-65 minutes or until the loaf is deep golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

  6. Cool loaf on a wire rack, allowing to cool completely before slicing. Store leftovers loosely covered at room temperature for the first day, then refrigerate after that. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can use this recipe for homemade chocolate chunks – just chill the chocolate mixture in a parchment lined square pan until solid before cutting into chunks.

 

Nutrition Facts

Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Almond Butter

Amount Per Serving

Calories 319
Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20g
31%

Saturated Fat 5g
25%

Cholesterol 49mg
16%

Sodium 163mg
7%

Potassium 374mg
11%

Total Carbohydrates 28g
9%

Dietary Fiber 4g
16%

Sugars 12g

Protein 9g
18%

Vitamin A
1.9%

Vitamin C
3.7%

Calcium
15%

Iron
9.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What I Used To Make My Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread:

This Paleo chocolate chip banana bread is made with almond butter and almond flour, hearty and delicious with the perfect amount of sweetness.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain free, family approved, and great for breakfast or dessert! 

Want More Paleo Baking Recipes?  Try One Of These!

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Double Chocolate Paleo Banana Bread Nut Free

Hearty Paleo Banana Bread No sugar added

Paleo Orange Cranberry Pecan Muffins

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