MCLV Mange: Skinny Chocolate Banana Bread

What’s better than banana bread?

Healthy chocolate banana bread, obviously!

I love baking and I love making healthy new treats, so remaking a classic, albeit somewhat unhealthy, recipe is always a challenge. Enter the skinny chocolate banana bread – It’s vegan, gluten-free, and paleo, delicious, and packed with nutrients.

Skinny Chocolate Banana Bread Vegan Gluten-Free Paleo San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Recipe Dairy-Free Grain-Free


  • 1 Cup flour {I use an almond meal blend from Bob’s Red Mill}
  • 1/2 Cup Oats {Again – Bob’s Red Mill. I wonder if I can get sponsored by them?}
  • 1/2 Cup raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup sweetener {coconut sugar, maple syrup…}
  • 1/4 Cup melted oil {coconut for me!}
  • 3 Ripe bananas
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup water

*I sprinkled this batch with slivered almonds & a few chocolate chips – A pretty and delicious topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 & line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper
  • Whisk together dry ingredients
  • In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork or throw your nanners into a food processor
  • Add the oil and vanilla to the bananas plus 1/4 cup of the water – Mix well
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry & stir until combined – Add water by the tablespoon if needed to achieve desired consistency
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean after being inserted into the center
  • Be sure to give yourself 10-15 minutes to sit & cool before removing from the pan or slicing
  • Enjoy!!

Stay tuned for the next MCLV Mange installment and check out the previous posts from this series to see what you’ve missed so far:

Coconut Vegetables // Farmer’s Market Fare // Vegetable Lasagna // Super Charge Me Cookies // Mac n’ Cheese // Energy Bites // Sunday Preparation // Hemp Salad // Tuscan Baked Quinoa // Spicy Peanut Stirfry // Mini Polenta Pizzas // Indian Feast // Healthy Treats // Bacon Deviled Eggs // Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza // Peanut Butter Cookies // Soft Serve Ice Cream // Coconut Cookie Cake // Gluten-Free Protein Cake // Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake //  Peanut Butter Banana Cookies // Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Muffins // Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars // Pumpkin Biscuits // Coconut Cashew Cookies //Banana Bread Macaroons // Crackling Cauliflower // Raw Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Torte // Vegan Ice Cream // Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Blondies // Infused Water // Protein Smoothie // Stir Fry // Healthy Protein Snacks // Homemade Larabars // Vegan Buddha Bowl // Butternut Squash Mac n’ Cheese // Tomato & Bean Salad // Peanut Butter Cookies // Vegan Snowball Cookies // Coconut Chia Overnight Oats // Quick Midweek Saute // Hearty Breakfast Oatmeal // Peanut Butter Smoothie // Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


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