Ummmm…. yeah, I did. And when I did, all I could do was wonder why I didn't think of this before?? I have seen “Elvis” cookies (bacon banana and nut butter). But not bacon chocolate banana bread! I had a bunch of over-ripe banana's chilling in the freezer and was standing in line at the market, thinking about what I should do with them. Standing in line isn't usually exciting, I mean you can only look at the ass of the person in front of you for so long, and then you are being creepy. I like to engage, chat, strike up a conversation, that wasn't happening. The middle-aged woman in front of me was immune to my smile/eye contact. I am the best flirter… but she seemed cranky. Too bad, because a little small talk with me may have brightened her day.
Anyways, looking at the rack of impulse buys and junk food at the till, (for a “health food” store, there was a LOT of crap: chocolate, sugar, and soy products) and musing to myself about what I would do with the bananas. It caught my eye: BACON chocolate bar. Bacon is a hot flavor right now, found in all sorts of things including beer, milkshakes, donuts. Why not chocolate? Then I was thinking about bacon brownies, candied bacon, but it's all been done, banana bread with bacon and maple would be good… and then it hit me. I actually squealed a little. The cranky woman in front of me was paying, gave me a sideways dirty look. OMG! I could barely contain myself. I rushed home and got to work. Without any further delay… Bacon Chocolate Banana Bread.
Bacon Chocolate Banana Bread. Chocolate and bacon, does it get any better? Rich but not too sweet, and of course grain free!
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 oz melted chocolate 60% or greater
- 2 tsp coconut oil melted
- 1/3 cup bacon bits
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- 3 tbsp ghee, room temperature
- 3 tbsp palm sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil together.
- Pan fry bacon bits so they are lightly crisped.
- Combine, banana's, maple syrup, melted chocolate, coconut oil, bacon bits and eggs, mix with a hand mixer.
- Add cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt (remember the bacon adds salt, so just a pinch!).
- Line a greased loaf pan with parchment paper (I had a paper loaf pan that I dropped in).
- Spoon mixture into pan.
- Combine ingredients, and spoon gently over the top of the loaf batter.
- Bake for 50 min.
- Allow cooling completely before cutting.
If you are not a bacon fan, it's okay, I understand, substitute chopped pecans or chocolate chips, but don't forget a little more salt!
- Cook Time: 50 min
- Category: Baking
- Method: Oven