cacao nib banana bread

This bread is delicious and pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee for breakfast or makes a great snack during the day! Cacao nibs are perfect for this recipe as they have no added sugar, are high in fibre and less processed than chocolate.

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My picky eating boys will eat this up and I feel much better about giving them food that is good for them. This cacao nib banana bread is a staple for us throughout the year and makes a perfect gift during the holidays.

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banana bread


  • 4 mashed bananas
  • 112 cup flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 12 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup honey
  • 34 cup divided cacao nibs


Preheat oven to 350F or 175C degrees.

In a large bowl, mash bananas and beat in egg and add honey.

In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, bicarb, baking powder, and cinnamon).

Pour dry ingredients into large bowl with wet ingredients (bananas, egg, and honey) and use mixer to blend everything together.

Fold in the majority of cacao nibs, leaving a small handful for the top.

Once combined, pour into greased loaf pan and sprinkle the remaining cacao nibs on top.

Bake for 50 minutes. Once the bread has cooled, pop it out of the pan and serve.

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