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    Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread

    Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread made with collagen peptides!

    Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread for an easy dairy-free chocolaty bread!Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread made with collagen peptides!

    I feel like I have been neglecting my main boo, banana bread, recently. I am still in awe of how many of you make the Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread daily. It blows my mind and warms my heart at the same time when I see so many of you enjoying it as much as I do. It is a staple in our freezer and in all honesty, not many banana breads ever top it.

    Until I made this gem.

    Whenever someone asks me what my favorite recipe on the blog is, I always feel odd answering and picking one recipe. It is like picking a favorite child, ya know? But I always respond and any of the banana breads. I feel less guilty that way since there are a handful of ones to choose from.

    This Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread is the first new banana bread in awhile. It is also my first time ever using spelt flour. I really didn’t know much about it and really still am not an expert, but so far I have been really impressed. I wasn’t sure if it was gluten-free or what but turns out spelt does indeed have gluten so ya’ll have been warned if you have an allergy! 

    Spelt flour has a mild, slightly nutty flavor and is a relatively lighter flour. It doesn’t weigh down baked goods like whole wheat flour does. It is high in fiber and easily digestible compared to wheat too.

    In addition to this fancy shmancy banana bread having spelt flour in it, it also has collagen peptides!

    I get a TON of inquires about my love affair with Vital Proteins from you babes. It honestly is a staple in my daily life and I cannot go a day without it. I use the marine collagen peptides and typically put it in my hot lemon water everyday. It is amazing for our skin, hair and nails, joint health, digestion and overall health. It is super versatile and you can bake or cook with it too. I aim to get 1 scoop in per day or one packet.

    Vital Proteins also sells capsules so if mixing it into your drinks or food isn’t your thing, definitely try the capsules instead. If you do have their powder, try some of these other recipes too using it. Such an sneaky way to get in the collagen peptides to your eats.

    Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread made with collagen peptides!Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread made with collagen peptides!

    WHAT YOU NEED

    Ripe bananas

    Coconut oil

    Maple syrup

    Eggs

    Coconut milk (or any milk)

    Vanilla extract

    Dark chocolate chips

    Spelt flour

    Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

    QUICK NOTES

    • If you don’t have spelt flour, you can also sub whole wheat flour or gluten-free baking flour. It should still work very well
    • This loaf freezes well so feel free to bake the bread then freeze half for another time
    • Vital Proteins does not add any flavor, you don’t even taste the collagen in here!

    Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread made with collagen peptides!Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread made with collagen peptides!

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    Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 40 mins
    Total Time 45 mins
    Yields 8-10 slices

    Ingredients

      Wet Ingredients

      • 1 cup of mashed bananas (this was about 2 medium for me)
      • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
      • 1/4 cup maple syrup
      • 2 eggs (can sub flax but I haven't tested)
      • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or your preferred milk)
      • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

      Chocolate ingredients

      • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips

      Dry Ingredients

      • 1.5 cups spelt flour
      • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Marine Collagen (can omit if preferred)
      • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
      • 1 teaspoon baking powder

      Directions

      1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line or spray a loaf pan with parchment paper (I used 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5)
      2. Mix together wet ingredients with Kitchen Aid or hand mixer
      3. Mix dry ingerdints in small bowl
      4. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix with spatula
      5. In a microwave safe bowl, add dark chocolate and microwave in 30 second increments until melted and smooth (stir in between)
      6. Let the melted chocolate cool for a few minutes
      7. Pour about 1 cup of batter into the melted chocolate bowl and stir until well combined
      8. Pour about half the non-chocolate batter into bread pan followed by half the chocolate batter, layering until all batter is used
      9. Gently swirl together using a dull knife or the end of a spoon to create the "marble look"
      10. Bake for 35-40 minutes (stick tooth pick in and should come out clean)
      11. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

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      xx, Rach

      Thank you Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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      16 Comments

    • Reply Nicole February 28, 2017 at 9:39 am

      making banana bread is my new favorite thing. (also bc i never use bananas fast enough so it becomes a necessity) cant wait to try this. do you think almond flour could work?

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    • Reply Emily February 28, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Ooh I bet this would be a great contender with the Paleo loaf; I love all of your recipes I’ve tried, and I need to try this one!

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    • Reply Izzy | pinch of delight February 28, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      This looks incredible!
      I love how it looks with the marble effect – I must try it. x
      Izzy |https://pinchofdelight.com

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    • Reply Isabela March 2, 2017 at 8:18 am

      This looks amazing!!! Would I be able to sub olive oil for the coconut oil in the recipe?

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    • Reply Brieanna Ruf March 26, 2017 at 9:59 am

      do you have a suggestion for substituting spelt flour?

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      • Reply gb August 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm

        Almond Flour would be a good substitute

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    • Reply Jennifer April 9, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      I need help baking at altitude. Just 3700ft or so, but it changes everything! Anything that needs to adjust in this recipe in a place with some altitude? Thanks!

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    • Reply Victoria April 11, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      Can I also use almond flour ? 🙂

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    • Reply brieanna ruf June 4, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      i used pecan meal instead of spelt and it turned out sooooo good!!!!

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    • Reply Kristina July 6, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Even though I melted and cooled the coconut oil, when I add the cold milk and eggs some of the oil solidifies again and makes the mixture chunky… it’s in the oven now and hopefully should turn out fine anyways, but do you have any suggestions for how to avoid this? Bringing the milk and eggs to room temp maybe? Also, you have a typo in step 3. Just wanted to let you know!

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      • Reply Rachel July 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm

        hi kristina! if it got chunky, it likely means it wasn’t cool enough but honestly it should still work ok 😉

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    • Reply Ronna September 10, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      This recipe is fantastic! Sometimes it’s hard to get my husband to eat baked goods when they’re “clean,” but he can’t get enough of this banana bread. It’s delicious! I would love more spelt flour recipes!!!

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    • Reply Alexandra October 5, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Hey Rachel!

      I made this a couple weeks ago and successfully substituted with almond flour. What I’m excited about though…is this week I replaced bananas with pumpkin purée. When I split the two batches I added pumpkin spice to the pumpkin side and chocolate to the other, swirled it up and baked! It’s really good! Thanks For sharing!

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    • Reply Rachel February 10, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      hi! thoroughly enjoyed this banana bread. i despise the taste of coconut but the chocolate seems to mask it! my boyfriend who is super picky when it comes to “healthy food” loved it as well. thank you 🙂

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