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    Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (vegan)

    Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier chocolatey banana bread recipe!

    Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for a healthy banana bread recipe!

    Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier chocolatey banana bread recipe!

    A few years ago, I shared a Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread here on the blog. Not only was the recipe mediocre but the photos were pretty unappetizing if you ask me! I then found myself scrolling and looking at other older recipes with an urge to tweak them.

    This recipe is the first of many I’m going to be recreating from the blog. And at this point we’re talking 4+ years ago some of these are from, and I like to think I have brushed up on a few more kitchen and photo skills since then 😉

    Ok ok but this healthy Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread..

    This bread is a mix of devil’s food cake and banana bread in my opinion. The consistency is extra *moist* and has the best chocolatey flavor to it. Because I added in melted chocolate to the batter plus some cacao powder and chocolate chips. Such a game changer!

    Then there’s the addition of Vital Proteins Hot Cocoa Collagen Latte. Hands down one of my favorite products they have ever created. It is amazing to add just to your smoothies or warmed milk etc. for a drink of sorts but I love to bake with it.

    But what does collagen even do to a recipe? Adding collagen to a recipe doesn’t change the consistency at all but it does add some extra nutritional benefits and protein, which is always a plus if you ask me. Especially when you crave sweets and banana bread 24/7. I need to get some protein in too 😉

    I chat all things collagen here and why I use it. It is one of the only supplements I add into my daily eats in addition to vitamins. I have seen great benefits personally from taking it, and I truly love using Vital Protein’s collagen.

    I hope you guys love this recipe as much as I do. You know I love a good banana bread recipe!

    Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier chocolatey banana bread recipe!Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier chocolatey banana bread recipe!

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    Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (vegan)

    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 40 mins
    Total Time 50 mins
    Yields 8 slices


    • 1 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 3 large bananas)
    • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
    • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
    • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
    • 4 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
    • 1/3 cup creamy nut butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons almond flour
    • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons cacao powder
    • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Hot Cocoa Collagen Latte*
    • 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (code RACHL for free shipping)


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a bread dish with coconut oil and/or line with parchment paper
    2. In a large bowl, mix together the banana, ground flax, coconut sugar, milk, coconut oil, nut butter and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy
    3. Mix in the almond flour, collagen and baking powder until well combined with no clumps
    4. Mix in the melted chocolate and mix together well
    5. Fold in the dark chocolate then add to bread dish and bake for about 50-60 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean!)
    6. Allow the bread to cool for a bit then slice and enjoy


    Recipe Notes

    *Okay to omit if you don't have on hand but I love that it adds extra protein!

    xx, Rach

    Thank you Vital Protein 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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  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It September 12, 2016 at 7:28 am

    You’re the banana bread QUEEN. <3 This looks too good to be true! 🙂 I've never tried Vital Proteins before but I totally need to!

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  • Reply Emily September 12, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I love how you can sneak little things like protein powder or other powders into baked goods. That’s how we can have our carbs and our proteins too. 🙂 And I agree with Marina; you are the banana bread queen! 🙂

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  • Reply Giana September 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Can I use coconut or almond flour or protein powder ETC to replace the regular flour by chance??!! I use my marine collagen daily and am so excited for this recipe!!!

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    • Reply Rachel September 12, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      I don’t recommend anything besides gluten free flour or oat flour. It’s not usually a 1:1 ratio with others.

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      • Reply Nee October 12, 2016 at 9:42 am

        I wonder same. I will try find oat flour. I have oat that’s for porridge . so can I use quaker oat porridge oat in this or must be flour type very soft?

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  • Reply zahava September 15, 2016 at 10:53 am

    hi there, doesn’t specify how much coconut/nut butter to use. please advise. thank u!

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  • Reply Gabriela Garzon September 18, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Would this recipe work for muffins?.If so, how long do I bake them for? ☺

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    • Reply Rachel September 18, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      It should. I haven’t made them into muffins but I would suggest 10 minutes to start and then use tooth pick test to see when they are ready! xx

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  • Reply Abygail November 8, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Can you tell me what vital proteins are and if there is a substitute as I don’t think this is an ingredient I have? Thanks

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    • Reply Rachel November 8, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      i write all about what vital protein is in the blog post… please refer to the blog post and if you’d prefer to omit thats fine.

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  • Reply Sophia November 23, 2016 at 8:08 am

    This looks like banana bread heaven! Thank-you for such a gorgeous recipe 😀

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  • Reply Krista Bonanno February 21, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Unbelievabley good! Used olive, oil no coconut oil on hand. So delicious, perfect consistency!

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  • Reply Megan April 7, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I made this last night and brought it to the office today…people ate it up! I quite enjoyed the smell of it baking last night 🙂 I used Trader Joe’s gluten free flour blend and added in xanthum gum, just in case! I also used two flax eggs. This does make for a thicker batter so I added in almond milk for a better consistency. And extra cocoa and chocolate chips…because chocolate. Thanks, Rachel!

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  • Reply Juliette April 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    THIS BREAD IS AMAZING! Has to be one of my favorite ones ever… thank you Rachel!

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  • Reply Tova Hershman September 2, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I just made these with flax eggs and they turned out perfectly! Delish.

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  • Reply Breanna H October 13, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    can i use brown rice flour for a gluten free flour?

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  • Reply jessica stein August 15, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Do you have any subs for the bananas for people with allergies/don’t like them?

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    • Reply Rachel August 16, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      hi jessica! i don’t.. this was made to be a banana bread so it is a key ingredient 🙂 definitely look at some of my other bread recipes on the blog. there is a cinnamon raisin one, pumpkin, sweet potato and brownie bread all sans banana! xx

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  • Reply Lindsey August 20, 2019 at 10:56 am

    I made this last night and it is HEAVENLY. Maybe my favorite Rachel banana bread recipe yet (and there’s some stiff competition.) So good

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