Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Why add sugar to something that already has a natural sweetness? This banana bread recipe is gooey and perfect for those of you looking for a dense and healthy alternative to your typical sugar filled banana bread. I added chocolate chips because DUH…IT MADE IT EVEN THAT MUCH BETTER. I personally like to use whole wheat flour but you can also you buckwheat to stay on the healthy side!


I’ve had a slice of this for breakfast for the past four days and honestly I’m having to keep myself from making another batch so I can experiment with new recipes! It’s just so good! I heat it up for a few seconds and it’s just the perfect breakfast bread with coffee!




  • 3 large ripe bananas – mashed
  • 1/4 cup  almond milk 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1.5 cups mini chocolate chips or 1 cup of regular chocolate chips



  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Make sure to grease loaf pan with oil (or butter).
  2. In a bowl, mash bananas. Then whisk in  milk, oil, vanilla and egg.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix all together.
  4. Put the mixture in your bread pan and bake for 45 minutes or until cooked. We are talking lightly crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.
  5. Let it cool 5 minutes before slicing. And heat up for a few seconds on second and third days before serving!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Cara says:

    This looks amazing! I love something easy to grab and sweet in the morning. I will be hiding 3 bananas (from the kids) so they can ripen fully and I can make this. How much chocolate chips did you add? I don’t see a measurement in the recipe.

    1. Bake Better Buns says:

      Hi Cara! That’s a great plan! =) Thanks for noticing that! I put 1.5 cups of “mini” chocolate chips in because I like it extra chocolaty hehehe but one cup would also be plenty especially if you are using regular sized chips! Let me know how it turns out! Happy baking!

      1. Cara says:

        Made this tonight and it was amazing! I used coconut milk because I didn’t have almond milk and just 1 cup of mini chocolate chips. My kids are begging for another piece (and my son doesn’t even like bananas). It’s going to be an easy, delicious breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to try your others.

  2. Bake Better Buns says:

    Cara this makes my heart happy! This is my GO TO breakfast!

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