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Secretly Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

Made with a healthier base, naturally sweetened and even butter-free, this healthy chocolate banana bread is a nutritious option for chocolate snacks. Fudgy, gooey and yet healthy chocolate banana bread.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Mas & Pas


  • 3 bananas very ripe
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • ¾ cup maple syrup (180 ml)
  • 1 cup self raising flour (120 grams)
  • 1 can chick peas (400 g/15oz can)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (20 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (100 grams) – optional


  • Place the bananas, peanut butter and maple syrup in a mixer and blend until smooth.
  • Add in the chickpeas, cocoa powder, self-raising flour, baking powder and vanilla extract. Blend together.
  • Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Empty the batter into a greased loaf tin and sprinkle with some more chocolate chips (optional).
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 170°C (340°F) fan setting for 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
  • Let it cool completely to room temperature before cutting into thick slices and enjoying.