Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

When life gives you one too many ripe bananas, you could make banana bread.  But if your cupboard lacks the necessary ingredients, and it’s 8 p.m., and you don’t feel like taking a trip to the grocery store, then you’ll have to get creative with what you have.


So out of laziness resourcefulness, this Paleo chocolate chip banana bread was born.


Thanks to the coconut oil, there’s a hint of creamy, tropical flavor.  And from a non-coconut lover, I’ll say it’s perfect—not too overpowering.


Feel free to add more or less chocolate chips based on taste.  But when is more chocolate ever a bad thing?


Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


2 very ripe bananas, mashed

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tbsp. honey

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

2 cups almond flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2+ c. chocolate chips


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Coat loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2.  Use food processor or hand-held mixer to combine bananas, eggs, vanilla, honey, and coconut oil.

3.  Add in almond flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

4.  Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

5.  Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan.

11 responses to “Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  1. I have exactly 2 overripe bananas! So making this:)

  2. Looks delicious. All of my over-ripe bananas are in the freezer awaiting their fate in a smoothie.

  3. This looks so good! I’ve been really interested in learning more about the paleo diet.

    • I like some concepts of the Paleo diet–like eating whole, unprocessed foods–but I don’t want to totally cut out soy and legumes and yogurt. Those are some of my favorite foods!

  4. Hmmmmmmmmm, I need to make this asap. How do you think substituting raisins instead of chocolate chips would turn out? I’m not a huge fan of chocolate in my bread. *gasp*

    • carriestevens

      What, not a chocolate fan?! Using raisins instead would yield a cinnamon raisin-eqsue bread I bet–let me know how it turns out!

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  6. This looks delicious! Can I replace the almond flour with cashew meal?

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