Double Chocolate Banana Blender Bread

Have you tried blender baking yet? If not YOU ARE MISSING OUT my friend!

Ever since I discovered these, I’ve been banging out recipe after recipe and I still have so many ideas. I get tired of eating the same thing over and over again so having a bunch of different blender muffins and breads to rotate between is just amazing!

I also love starting my day with something delicious and nourishing! Oats are a whole grain packed with fiber that helps to balance blood sugar, lower blood cholesterol, and keep our guts happy (to just name a few benefits). Bananas are also good sources of fiber.

And cocoa powder and dark chocolate contains polyphenolic compounds called flavonoids which act as antioxidants, fighting inflammation. It is also rich in magnesium, copper, and iron.

Fueling notes:

  • Per serving, this recipe packs 30 g of carbs, 5 g of protein, and 8 g of fat, and 3 g of fiber
  • Pre-workout: eat these in the hour leading up to your session. If more than an hour before, pair with some extra protein/fat (like a cheese stick, nut butter, yogurt, etc) to keep you satisfied.
  • Post-workout: pair each serving with ~5 grams of protein (for that 3-4:1 ratio of carbs to protein) within 1-2 hours of your session

The Stuff

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups oats
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup sugar 
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips 

The Steps

  1. Put all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Pour the batter into a greased 13×9 pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean
  5. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack
  6. Cover and keep at room temperature or freeze

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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