Welcome to my Airfryer Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe. I love banana bread and this is even better loaded up with quality cacao powder and plenty of honey and bananas. If you’re looking for a Paleo chocolate banana bread recipe then look no further.
Okay confession time. Not just a little confession but a really BIG one for my fellow Paleo and healthy eating followers……
When I was growing up (well actually I was still doing it when I turned 30) if you wanted chocolate powder in your baking you would buy some hot chocolate powder such as Cadburys and use that as your chocolate ingredient.
So if you wanted to make chocolate biscuits, chocolate muffins or even a milkshake then you would turn to the hot chocolate.
It was like many processed foods and the use of them, you did what other people had taught you to do and you never really truly questioned it. You just did it. A bit like when you are very small and you learn from other people around you.
I had never questioned the fact that the hot chocolate might be full of processed rubbish, additives or excessive amounts of sugar, or even mass produced in factories. I just did it.
In fact, the only thing I did question was the price. I mean it always feels like branded hot chocolate powder costs the earth considering it is something that in reality is mass produced. I remember accepting the cost on the grounds that we would be using it for months and how many chocolate chip cookies it would make.
Then I went Paleo and my thoughts on processed foods and in particular products stuffed with sugar changed my opinion on how I baked.
I suddenly wanted healthy and tried the real thing and realised that baking (whether Paleo or not) tasted amazing when you had real cacao in it. Plus compared to branded hot chocolate it actually worked out at the same price. And lets face it, we would much rather pay the same for a quality product rather than something that is overpriced rubbish.
This is what our grandparents used to have in their bedtime cocoa and I just don’t know why the generation in between became so obsessed with processed foods or in this instance processed drinks.
I love the fact that when it comes to cacao you can just get your container out of the cupboard and then use it for whatever baking you are into at the time.
Today I am making Airfryer Chocolate Banana Bread. I have done banana bread in the past and it was amazing and I thought it was about time that I did a chocolately Paleo version.
When we first got into Paleo food a couple of years ago, our teen son would do a runner out of the kitchen. Yet now he embraces it and loves it. When we made this chocolate banana bread recipe there was plenty of leftovers and before I knew it, I found him in typical teenage boy position, eating it with his hands from the fridge with the fridge wide open. I am not sure at what age they discover how to get a plate out and slice food, but we are not quite there yet!
In this banana bread recipe I will be using a good mix of bananas, honey, gluten free oats and this cacao powder. Mix everything together in a mixing bowl, throw it into your Airfryer baking pan and hey presto you have chocolate banana bread.
Yes it is really that simple.
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- Mash the bananas and place them in a mixing bowl.
- Crack the eggs into the bowl, add the vanilla essence, add the coconut oil and finally add the honey. Mix well with a hand mixer or until the mixture is smooth.
- Using a blender, blend the gluten free oats into they resemble coarse breadcrumbs.
- Add to the mixing bowl the banana flour, the gluten free oats and the cacao and mix well.
- Using a little extra banana flour, flour the sides and bottom of your Airfryer baking pan so that the chocolate banana bread wont stick when cooked.
- Pour your banana bread mixture into the baking pan and place the baking pan inside the Airfryer.
- Cook for 18 minutes at 180c/360f or until a cocktail stick comes out clean when placed in the centre.
- Serve with chocolate sauce.
To make the chocolate sauce – simply mix together a small bowlful of coconut milk with an extra tablespoon of the cacao powder. Then fridge it and the coconut milk will go hard enough for it to be like a really thick chocolate sauce. I recommend using banana flour.
Just because unlike coconut flour or nut based flours it is flavourless. This means it is perfect for cooking with without leaving a lasting unwanted taste. Your bananas must be really soft for it to work. I tend to use them when they are no longer firm and have a bit of black on them. You don’t need a masher to do the bananas. Just squeeze them in between your hands until they are a gooey mess.
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Paleo Airfryer Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
In a traditional banana bread recipe you would use self raising flour, caster sugar and plenty of butter. However to make this delicious chocolate banana bread recipe Paleo, we have used coconut oil, gluten free oats and honey instead.
Plus I feel like I am gaining rather than missing out as coconut oil just makes cooking taste amazing!
This chocolate banana bread makes 8 rather thick slices and works out at 176 calories per slice.
Airfryer Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe Podcast
We also have created a short version of the recipe into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.
Kakosi Cacao Powder
This airfryer chocolate banana bread recipe was made using the cacao powder from Kakosi. Kakosi foc uses on the highest quality of cacao and loves to showcase the subtle flavours and the amazing health benefits that goes with using cacao in your baking. You don’t have to be on Paleo to use it, you just have to like quality chocolate powder in your baked goods.
Plus a HUGE Thank You to Kakosi for giving us the opportunity to test drive their cacao powder on RecipeThis.com.