Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

/// June 8th, 2016

Supremely moist Banana Bread studded with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. Bonus: It’s healthy!

Supremely moist Banana Bread studded with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. Bonus: It's healthy!

Good morning! May I tempt you with a slice of raspberry chocolate chip banana bread?

It’s healthy… But more importantly, it’s delicious. Each bite is:

  • sweet and supremely moist
  • exploding with real banana flavor
  • and loaded with fresh raspberries and mini chocolate chips

Perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert! I made a loaf before I left for Cali and by the time I boarded the plane there wasn’t a crumb left…

Supremely moist Banana Bread studded with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. Bonus: It's healthy!

Supremely moist Banana Bread studded with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. Bonus: It's healthy!

Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success:

1. Be sure to use VERY ripe bananas as they add moisture and sweetness to this recipe. The blacker the better!
2. The chocolate chips are 100% optional! I love adding them, but if you’re looking to make this recipe healthier, feel free to leave them out, or reduce the amount called for.
3. I call for coconut oil in this recipe because it’s super healthy and I just love the taste and texture it gives the bread. If you cannot find coconut oil or have an allergy to it, please feel free to use a mild olive oil (or even canola oil) in its place.
4. While I used fresh raspberries in this recipe, frozen raspberries may be used instead. Just be sure you don’t thaw them first.

Supremely moist Banana Bread studded with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. Bonus: It's healthy!

I should also add that while I find this bread to be an extremely healthy alternative to traditional banana bread, I’m not a nutritionist and am aware we all have different definitions of healthy.

Supremely moist Banana Bread studded with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. Bonus: It's healthy!

Supremely moist Banana Bread studded with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. Bonus: It's healthy!

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bakerbynature on instagram! Seeing your creations makes my day.

Supremely moist Banana Bread studded with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. Bonus: It's healthy!

Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: one loaf; 12 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories per serving: 180 calories per slice

Supremely moist and Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used full-fat, but reduced fat should work)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 VERY ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (will yield about 1 and 1/4 cups of mashed banana)
  • 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen (if using frozen, do not thaw first)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F). Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with non-stick spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the sugar, oil, Greek yogurt, eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Stir in the mashed bananas. Add in the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in the raspberries and chocolate chips (if using).
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Bake for 1 hour, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, slice and serve.

Notes

Banana bread will keep, stored in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in saran wrap, for 3 days.

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Supremely moist Banana Bread studded with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. Bonus: It's healthy!



14 thoughts on “Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  1. Constance | @croostifoodi

    I made this loaf today, it was a total hit! I added chocolate chips of course. The cake is really moist and flavourful, everybody loved it. Plus, it is really easy and quick to make. Thanks for this great recipe!

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  2. Andrea

    Hi! I just came across your blog and I can’t stop reading it! Congratulations, you’ve done an amazing job! This will be the next recipie I try, it looks delicious
    I just have 2 questions,
    1.- in this side of the world we use milliliter sand grams and I’m always trying to be very strict in measures. Would you recommend a good conversion site?
    2.- what size of pan did you use for this recipie?
    Thanks in advance!

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  3. Gaby

    I saw this pic when you posted it on instagram and went straight to the supermarket after work to get raspberries. It turned out AMAZING, I made it without the chocolate chips. This week I’m making it again and bringing it to work.
    3 out of 3 recipes from your blog so far and ALL 100% success!!
    Also like the notes and tips you add to the recipes 😉
    Enjoy your week!

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      1. Gaby

        Happy Collegues at work today!!! I’m sharing my recipe with them all encouraging them to bake.
        #ñamñamforeveryone hahaha

        Reply

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