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Low-Fat Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

A moist rich dense low fat double chocolate banana bread, infused with cocoa and speckled with miniature chocolate chips perfect for a decadent breakfast or try it for dessert topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 193
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 4 large ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350F degrees and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the mashed bananas, eggs, sugar, vanilla and espresso powder (if using) together until they are well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and allspice until well combined.
  • Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture, just until blended, and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Put the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it out evenly.
  • Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until the bread is fairly firm springs back when pressed with your finger. (Mine took 70 minutes.)
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes in the pan. Then remove the loaf from the pan and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Cut into 12 even slices.

Recipe Notes

6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Low-Fat Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.7g7%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Protein 3.8g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread for brunch, dessert banana bread, low-fat chocolate banana bread