This Salty Chocolate Chunk Rye Banana Bread, is a new winter favorite. One bowl, super quick to mix up, wholesome, and SO DELICIOUS! It’s perfect for baking on these cold winter days. With over-ripe bananas, good honey, nutty and rich rye flour, and your best-loved chocolate bar, this is sure to become your favorite banana bread.
When I said I was excited about this month’s recipes, I really wasn’t joking. But this banana bread is surely my favorite recipe of the week. It’s so good you guys, and just so easy to make. I love it!
Every January, like clockwork (literally like January first), I start thinking about banana bread. Something about this bitter cold month with super short days makes me want to bake banana bread.
The process is always so relaxing and easy with the most delicious outcome. And this is definitely my favorite loaf yet.
By now most of you hopefully know about the new cookbook out in February. I can’t wait to share it with you guys! One of the recipes in the book includes rye flour and it’s one of my favorites.
Using rye flour not only adds lots of nutrients, but the flavor is so nutty, rich, and almost malt-like. It’s really delicious when incorporated into baked goods, both savory and sweet.
Enter my annual banana bread craving! A rye banana bread with sweet dark chocolate chunks sounded just perfect.
When I said this was easy, I really did mean it.
Mash up super ripe bananas in a big bowl. Add some eggs, melted coconut oil, a drizzle of honey, and then, I love to add a touch of molasses. It pairs nicely with the rye flour and adds the flavor of brown sugar…just minus the actual sugar part.
A little vanilla goes in next, then the rye flour, and a pinch of salt before stirring in lots of chocolate chunks.
Then bake the bread for just about an hour. Honestly, this is kind of a long wait time, but trust me, so worth it. This bread warm, right out of the oven, it really is such a wonderful treat.
It’s soft and sweet, but not too sweet, since we only use a small amount of honey. And the banana and rye flavors really shine through in this bread – so delicious!
Great for breakfast, delicious as an afternoon snack, and chocolatey enough for an evening dessert.
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Salty Chocolate Chunk Rye Banana Bread
Calories Per Serving: 357 kcal
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- 4 medium over-ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cup mashed)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark rye flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (whole pastry works too)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chunks
- 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease a 9×5 inch bread pan.2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, coconut oil, honey, molasses, eggs, and vanilla until combined. Add the rye flour, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks. 3. Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until center is just set. Remove and let cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting…or just eat it warm and enjoy!
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Storage: Bread will keep (covered) for 3-5 days. Darkening Bread: If the bread is getting too dark on top before the center is finished cooking, cover with foil and continue baking.