Fudgy Chocolate Banana Bread
Looking for some delicious holiday recipes that are not only decadently delicious all year round but are actually good for you? Then you’ve absolutely gotta check out this Chocolate Banana Bread recipe – it’s scrumptious and jam-packed with nutritional value too! It’s hard to believe that a dessert recipe as tantalizing as this could also be good for you. Especially one with so much chocolate and gooey-fudgy frosting! But we’re not pulling your legs, dear people – it’s the honest-to-god truth! What, exactly, are the key factors that make this mouth-watering dessert recipe so healthy? Well, to give you a few ideas – first of all, we create it with spelt flour rather than traditional white wheat flour. This makes all of the difference in the world. This particular spelt flour is wholemeal and not over-processed, which means it still has tons of beneficial vitamins and minerals in it, including iron. It’s also high in fibre and we all know how good fibre is for you.
This banana bread recipe also calls for coconut oil rather than butter, lard, or any kind of transfat. The list of coconut oil’s health benefits grows longer daily and includes lowering cholesterol levels, improving joint mobility, and increasing brain function. We also use honey as a sweetener, rather than sugar. Honey is a well known super food with so many health benefits, we often call it “liquid gold”! It’s been known to boost energy, improve memory, and ease allergy symptoms among so many other good things. This recipe also calls for Lindtt dark chocolate, which is totally to die for, but to make it even healthier, you could use cacao nibs. Dark chocolate – the darker the better – is soooo good for you. Not only is it chock-full of fibre, it’s also overflowing with minerals like iron, magnesium, manganese, and copper – not to mention zinc, potassium, and selenium.
Oh, and did we mention the bananas? Oops! Whoever heard of a chocolate fudge banana bread recipe without bananas? Our bad, or perhaps we were just leaving the very best to the very last. Speaking of vitamins and minerals, bananas are an absolute medicine chest full of ’em, including Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Manganese, Potassium, and Magnesium as well as a quality source of dietary fibre, protein, and folate. Bananas have been known to help people overcome depression because of their high levels of tryptophan which is easily converted to serotonin the happy neurotransmitter. They’re also showing good results for preventing leg cramps, PMS, and calcium loss. Bananas can help regulate blood sugar and blood flow and can also help prevent heart attacks and strokes by lowering blood pressure.
So, holy banana, Batman! What are we waiting for? Let’s go bake this superfood chocolate banana cake recipe. Oh, but first, kudos upon kudos to Di, our lovely baker of the day! She’s the genius who shared this recipe on her blog, “Bibby’s Kitchen”, and she’s the whole reason we’re writing this illustrious article today. Di is a retired fashion designer who is now full-on into designing healthy and delicious dessert recipes. Di has a pretty healthy philosophy on food in general, too. She sees it as being completely relational, which means it’s all about connecting with people. Whether it’s connecting with friends, family, or new acquaintances, it doesn’t really matter. To her, food is about creativity and sharing and serving our fellow human beings. Thanks Di for this lovely recipe and for spreading the love all around – we’re sending a ton right back at you!
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