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Chocolate Orange Banana Bread

by Heather

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread is mixed up in one bowl, so easy to make, and is made without refined sugars for everyday banana bread! Oat flour and almond flour keep this recipe gluten-free. The mini chocolate chips add decadence to it, creating a really special, really delicious banana bread with a hint of orange!

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread

Why we love this chocolate orange banana bread

True fact – anything there is a chocolate orange dessert on a restaurants menu, chances are my hubby and I are going to share it. It’s one of his favorite flavor combos, and I am not mad about it one bit!

This chocolate orange banana bread recipe is one you can enjoy any day! It’s filled with better for you ingredients than what you’d typically find in a chocolate orange dessert. We’re adding more fiber, no refined sugar, and all the chocolate goodness you want in a chocolate dessert or snack!

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread

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How to make Chocolate Orange Banana Bread

How to make chocolate orange banana bread

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, prepare a loaf pan with oil and parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mash the banana fully. Add the maple syrup, eggs, orange zest, and orange juice. Mix fully.
  3. Add the oat flour, almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Lastly, mix in the chocolate chips. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
  5. Make for 55-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a dry crumb. Cool before serving.
Chocolate Orange Banana Bread

Substitutions

  • Want it less sweet? Omit the mini chocolate chips
  • Don’t have oat flour? Here’s how to make oat flour at home
  • Want to use a different flour? Try whole wheat flour instead of the oat and almond flour
  • Mix up the citrus and use blood orange or lime instead
  • Substitute honey for the maple syrup
Chocolate Orange Banana Bread

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Chocolate Orange Banana Bread

Chocolate orange banana bread is decadent, easy to make, and made without refined sugars! Oat flour and almond flour keep this recipe gluten-free. The mini chocolate chips add decadence to it, creating a really special, really delicious bread!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, chocolate, orange
Servings: 12
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees, prepare a loaf pan with oil and parchment paper.
    How To Make Chocolate Orange Banana Bread
  • In a bowl, mash the banana fully. Add the maple syrup, eggs, orange zest, and orange juice. Mix fully.
    How to make Chocolate Orange Banana Bread
  • Add the oat flour, almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Stir to combine. Lastly, mix in the chocolate chips.
    How to make Chocolate Orange Banana Bread
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan. Top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
    How to make Chocolate Orange Banana Bread
  • Make for 55-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a dry crumb. Cool before serving.
    How to make Chocolate Orange Banana Bread
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Chocolate Orange Banana Bread

If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in July 2014. Updated February 2021.*

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2 comments

Brooke February 17, 2021 - 6:37 am

5 stars
Such a yummy take on banana bread! My kids thought it was chocolate cake ❤️❤️ I had to use coconut flour because I ran out of Almond and it still came out perfect!

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Heather February 18, 2021 - 5:28 am

I love that they thought it was cake! That’s giving me ideas of changing the shape for an easy, delicious, and healthier cake too! Glad the subs worked well!

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