dark chocolate chip banana bread healthy lunch snack

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Pickle Planet Moncton thanks mom-of-two and Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant & Movin’ Munchkins founder Katie Gillingham for sharing fun, healthy ideas for feeding your family.

Healthy lunch snacks are always a welcome addition to the recipe book! This healthier banana bread is perfect to throw in your kids lunches with dried fruit, a yoghurt, and carrot sticks on the side. A simple and healthy ‘treat’ recipe, it is dairy-free, contains no refined sugar, and is made with 100% whole grain flour.


  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 c. whole wheat or spelt flour
  • 1/4 c. ground flax
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 c. of chocolate chips, or 1/2 a dark chocolate bar, chopped

dark chocolate chip banana bread healthy lunch snack

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease (or line) a loaf pan.

Combine all ingredients, pour in pan, and bake about 55-60 minutes.

Make a cup of tea, put your feet up, and enjoy!


Katie is the founder of New Brunswick-based Movin’ Munchkins and formerly of Simple-Balance NB.


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