I love banana bread. I love zucchini bread. I love chocolate chips. And I really love the Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread I baked the other night.
I’m not sure where the idea to combine zucchini and banana came from, but I was determined to make it happen. I Googled recipes and found quite a few highly rated ones that looked pretty good. But all the recipes I found called for a lot of sugar, and the most I wanted to use was 1/2 cup.
After scanning recipe #5, a light bulb went off in my head, and I remembered the AMAZING Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe I posted on MIS! A recipe that only uses 1/2 a cup of sugar. Now I was getting somewhere!
I looked at the recipe, made a few adjustments, and crossed my fingers that it would turn out ok. Thankfully, it turned out better than expected!
The combination of zucchini, banana, chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut oil, and vanilla extract creates a dense, delicious, perfectly sweet bread that everyone will love. And for those of you who are hesitant about adding veggies to your baked goods, I PROMISE you can’t taste the zucchini at all!
My favorite part? I love the chocolate chips and walnuts studded throughout. I also love the texture of this bread. I know this sounds strange, but it has a melt-in-your-mouth creaminess to it.
And I’m not the only fan. Vishnu loves it too. In fact, he’s already inquired about loaf #2!
This bread needs to be on your to make list. Ok? Ok!
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread
1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup raw cane sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (melted) coconut oil
1 large ripe banana, mashed
2 cups shredded zucchini, lightly packed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy life dark chocolate chips)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl
3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and then add coconut oil, banana, zucchini, and vanilla extract.
4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix well.
5. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts until evenly distributed in batter.
6. Pour batter into well greased loaf pan.
7. Bake for 50 minutes.
8. Allow to cool, slice, and enjoy!
Let me know if you make this!
And have a wonderful Friday and long weekend. Well, for those of us in the States at least!