Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

Super moist, extra chocolaty banana bread that’s made healthier with no oil, butter or granulated sugar. Chocolate lovers rejoice!

Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

Welcome to another edition of my banana bread baking obsession. πŸ™‚

Seriously, baking and eating banana bread never gets old. The possibilities are endless. From classic banana nut bread to that epic Nutella Swirled Banana Bread that will knock your socks off, I can always find a way to bake overripe bananas into a yummy loaf of bread.

Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

Well, this chocolate banana bread recipe I’m sharing with you today is unbelievable…unbelievably moist, chocolaty and healthy! Yes, I said healthy!

Bananas, yogurt and milk come together to make the bread super moist without using any butter or oil and honey sweetens it perfectly without any other sugars or sweeteners. Cocoa powder and chocolate chips make it extra chocolaty. It tastes so incredible and indulgent, you’d never believe it was made healthier unless you’re the one baking it.

Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

A slice of this bread will cure those chocolate cravings any time of the day. Breakfast, afternoon snack or late night treat…it’s so dang delicious!

Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

Enjoy, my friends!



Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Super moist, extra chocolaty banana bread that's made healthier with no oil, butter or granulated sugar. Chocolate lovers rejoice!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup vanilla flavored greek yogurt
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 large)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (plus more of garnishing, if desired)
  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°F. Lightly grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the yogurt, honey, egg and vanilla.
  4. Add half the flour mixture into the yogurt mixture and beat on low speed while slowly pouring in half the milk. Turn mixer off, scrap down the sides with a spatula then add remaining flour mixture to the bowl beating on low speed again while slowly pouring in the remaining milk. Batter will be thick. Stir in the mashed bananas until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spread batter evenly into prepared loaf pan. Press more chocolate chips into the top of the batter before baking, if desired. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for about 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely and serve.
Share the love...Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on YummlyShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone
Maegan About Maegan


  1. angelica

    is it possible to make without chocolate chips and add fresh strawberries?
    and another question its written 1-1/2 is it 1 1/2?

    thank you.

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Angelica! I haven’t tried making it with strawberries instead of chocolate chips, but it’s certainly worth a try. The strawberries will add more moisture to the bread so you might not want to overwhelm it with strawberries and maybe cut them into really small pieces. It’s 1 & 1/2 cups. Enjoy!

  2. SRD

    These were really good! My 4yr old wanted “chocolate muffins” and I wanted something healthy that used up the rotting bananas on my counter. This worked perfectly! The recipe made 24 mini muffins (baked for 10 minutes) and 3 big ones (baked for 12-14 minutes). They look like brownie bites but I know they’re not bad for us. Thanks!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Jenny! I couldn’t say for sure because I don’t regularly bake with gluten-free flour. If the gluten-free flour brand you use says that it’s interchangeable with all-purpose flour, then I’d say it would definitely be worth a try. I hope it works out. Enjoy!

      • Jenny Miller

        Thank you so much for your response! My 4 year old son has celiac and can’t eat gluten. I will give it a try with a cup for cup gluten free flour and let you know how it turns out! 😊

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Rebekah! I don’t provide nutritional information, but you can easily plug the ingredients into an online nutritional calculator. Just google “online nutrition calculator”. Hope this helps.

  3. Linda Mc

    This is chocolatey moist bread that I make at least twice a Mount. It freezes well. I preslice it and take it out for brskfast or anytime I’m craving chocolate. My friends and family request it! I mix the choc Chios in the batter and sometimes add walnuts. Five stars! I also add some decaf instant coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor.

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Zoe! I don’t provide nutritional information for my recipes, but you can easily plug the ingredients into an online nutrition calculator to get the information. Just google “online nutrition calculator” to find one. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  4. Jo

    Just learned today that there are serious differences in shiny metal, dark metal, and glass baking pans when making a loaf cake. The glass does tend to burn the outside and leave the inside doughy. Try a dark metal pan and possibly turn down the oven 25 degrees. I might take a little longer, but it will be done in the center.


  1. […] to be honest, are a little tired of my banana bread making addiction. When I found this recipe for CHOCOLATE Banana Bread on The Baker Mama, I knew I had to make it […]

  2. […] Original Recipe From:Β Maegan – […]

  3. […] assembled a healthy fruit salad for the week, cooked a pot of quinoa, and baked a healthy chocolate banana bread for my hubby, no sugar or oil….apple sauce, vanilla yogurt and a little honey is all it […]

  4. […] Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread from The Baker Mama Β  […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *