Ever since I completed my website overhaul, life has been good. It’s been relaxing. I’m so happy.
I spent a lot, a LOT, of hours on redoing my website. I would work on it during the day, come back home and work on it all evening. I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep until 2 am sometimes because all I could think about was a list of things that had to be done. I was so stressed, and everyone at work could tell.
Now that it is finished, I feel like I have so much extra time on my hands! And I use that free time by…. working on my website more! Haha. It’s a vicious cycle but I love it.
One of the other things I have time to do more of now is cook and bake. This chocolate chip banana bread with coconut oil being one of those things. This recipe was created by my unwillingness to use up the rest of my butter on the recipe, and thus had to find a substitution. Easy fix – coconut oil! Everyone is using coconut oil for literally everything these days, and banana bread seemed to be an appropriate addition.
(Once again, I was right).
This banana bread was SO moist. Perfectly chocolatey. With just a hint of coconut coming through. I legit did not feel bad about eating half of the loaf before Adam came home, because a) i’m selfish, and b) it’s barely unhealthy. See that? Barely unhealthy. Which practically means it’s healthy.
The other ingredients in this banana bread included a bit of yogurt, a couple super nasty brown bananas, half whole wheat and half white flour, and your other usual baking suspects.
You will love this recipe, trust me.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Coconut Oil
1/3 cup coconut oil melted and cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 ripe bananas mashed
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs whisked
1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and lightly grease a baking/bread pan
- Combine all the wet ingredients together in one bowl and beat, until thoroughly mixed. Ensure the banana is completely mashed up.
- In a second bowl combine all the dry ingredients, except for the chocolate chips
- Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet, being careful to not over mix. Stir in half of the chocolate chips
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top.
- Place in oven and bake for approx 50 minutes. Take it out at that time, and insert a toothpick. If it comes out clean, allow bread to cool.
- Transfer to a cooling rack after 15 minutes
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What About You?
- Do you have trouble sleeping when you’re working on something big?
- What do you do to relieve stress?