Banana and chocolate were made for each other, like Romeo and Juliet, like peanut butter and jelly (if we ate peanut butter), like bacon and more bacon.
There are few things worth eating that don't contain some chocolate. Chocolate punches up an otherwise ordinary dessert into dessert nirvana. Well, we're all about nirvana here at Paleo Baking Company, so we just shifted our Paleo Banana Bread and Muffin Mix into banana bread overdrive.
Our Banana Bread and Muffin Mix is already moist and satisfying, with powerful banana flavor melting through every bite. Adding chocolate chips to this already delicious bread will send your tastebuds to the moon (and back). We used chocolate chips in this recipe, but you can certainly add carob chips or your favorite all-natural version.
If you want to add your favorite nut like pecans or walnuts, start with 1/2 cup. Bananas, chocolate, AND walnuts? Is this heaven? No, it's Paleo Baking Company.
An important tip for making any Paleo Baking Company baking mix products: We've tried again and again to make our mixes in standard size loaf pans. It's just really hard to bake the batter through in the middle without burning the top and bottom of the loaf.
Paleo Baking Company is committed to using only all-natural nut flours and ingredients, so we don't add thickeners or leavening agents that help bread dough rise in regular baking recipes. So, only make Paleo Baking Company Banana Bread and Muffin Mix in mini loaf pans like these. The bread will bake through perfectly, and you won't end up with burned edges.
Safety tips aside, it is time to make a delicious paleo treat! By the way, this recipe is kid-tested and approved. Guaranteed to put a smile on little ones' faces or your money back!
Makes approximately 4 mini loaves or 18 muffins
PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
GREASE sides and bottom of each pan with coconut oil. (Use baking cups for muffins).
MELT coconut oil on stove top or in microwave until liquid.
BLEND baking mix, water, melted coconut oil, honey, eggs, and mashed banana in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). BEAT at medium speed for 2 minutes. FOLD in chocolate chips. POUR batter in pans and bake immediately.
BAKE following chart below. Bread is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. COOL in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.
You don't have to be a monkey to enjoy chocolate chip banana bread, but make this delicious recipe and watch it get gobbled up by the monkeys in your house!