banana chocolate chip bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

It’s time to get in shape and that means reducing my carbohydrate intake. My name is Laurel and I am a carb junkie. Yes, its true. It’s one of the main reasons why I’m overweight. So now that I’m going to the gym and reducing my calorie intake, it’s time to kick it up a notch by reducing my carbohydrate intake. My new favorite way to do that is with this delicious banana chocolate chip bread.

Yes, you heard me right! Reducing carb intake with bread. Ha, you thought I messed up on my typing… but nope. I meant what I said. Most the carbohydrate intake from this bread comes from the bananas. Coconut flour has only 8g carbs per serving verses the 27 grams found in whole wheat flour. Calories are low too. Most of the calories you are going to get from this bread is coming from your bananas, eggs and dark chocolate chips if you decide to include them. So, while most people are getting bloated from heavy banana bread… you might want to opt in for some super moist banana chocolate chip bread made from coconut flour!

banana chocolate chip bread
I never would have considered alternate flours if it wasn’t for my sister. She has celiacs disease. Her body actually rejects gluten, to an extreme. It was a pretty major life changing moment for her when she realized that all her health issues were directly related to gluten intake… with a few other intolerances as well. She cannot eat dairy or eggs either… which means she can’t eat this bread. It was hard for her today… drooling over this loaf of bread that she could… almost eat. So close.

I’m sure I’ll figure out something that she can eat. For now I’m just trying to work on getting healthy, reducing bloating, reducing carbohydrate intake, and of course… dropping some pounds. I did receive my first compliment today about looking like I’ve lost a little weight. It came from my husband, I caught his eye and I wasn’t complaining!

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (gf, df)
Serves 16
Try this gluten & dairy free banana chocolate chip bread! You don't know the meaning of moist 'til you start cooking with coconut flour! Hello moisture!
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197 calories
18 g
47 g
13 g
3 g
8 g
63 g
95 g
10 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
63g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197
Calories from Fat 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 8g
41%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 47mg
16%
Sodium 95mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
2%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 ripe bananas; mashed
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  4. 1/4 cup raw honey
  5. 1 tablespoon vanilla
  6. 1 cup coconut flour
  7. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  10. 1/2 cup dark chocolate baking chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Beat bananas, eggs, coconut oil, honey and vanilla with a mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  2. In a medium size bowl, sift together coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add flour mixture to banana mixture. Beat on low speed until combined.
  4. Fold in baking chips. Pour and bake as indicated below.
Notes
  1. For one standard loaf - Line a standard 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour batter into lined loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.
  2. For two mini loaves - Line both mini loaf pans with parchment paper. Pour batter into lined pans. Bake 45 minutes.
  3. For muffins - Place muffin liners in muffin tins. Drop batter by spoonfuls into 24 muffins. Bake 30 minutes.
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calories
197
fat
13g
protein
3g
carbs
18g
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