Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread + The Paleo Kitchen

Sharing is caring!

paleochocolatebananabread-3 I am a sucker for a good banana bread recipe and when I had the chance to make this  Paleo Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread recipe from Juli Bauer, from PaleOMG, and George Byrant’s, from Civilized Caveman Cooking, new cookbook The Paleo Kitchen, I said, “Heck Yeah!” And ya’ll it’s as good as it looks.  Mine didn’t swirl as much because, I used frozen bananas and the dang chocolate hardened up when it hit the cold batter.   My taste buds didn’t notice any difference and I ate two large slices before I begged my husband to hide it from me. paleochocolatebananabread-1 It”s no surprise that two people as talented as Juli and George have created a cookbook filled with beauty photos and more importantly, delicious recipes.    There are over 100 recipes in the book to keep your belly full and I really loved their  section on shopping and cooking tips for the Paleo diet.    I have never been one to mince words about how you can bust your budget on a real food diet and it was nice to see some helpful tips in the book.

No ifs, ands, or buts about it, you need to buy this book today!

I’m also happy to share that one lucky reader has a chance to win a copy of the book! Enter below via the rafflcopter!

Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Author: Juli + George from The Paleo Kitchen


For the banana bread:

For the swirl:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-by-5-inch (23-by-12-cm) metal loaf pan and line it with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the bananas, eggs, butter, and almond butter in a food processor or mixing bowl and mix well until the ingredients are well blended. Add the coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and salt and mix together well.
  3. In a double boiler over medium-low heat, mix together the swirl ingredients until the chocolate has melted.
  4. Pour the bread batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. As soon as you pour the batter, pour the chocolate swirl directly on top and use a knife to swirl the chocolate throughout the loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 15 minutes before serving.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. allison June 2, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I love your blog and I would love to have this book!

  2. HEATHER June 2, 2014 at 7:49 am

    This looks and sounds so delicious!

  3. Glenda June 2, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Banana and chocolate…delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Joan harris June 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I made this recipe and it was tasty. Next time, I’ll make it in 2 smaller glass loaf pans, as mine bubbled over during baking (not sure if using a glass pan had anything to do with it). Yummy! 🙂

  5. joanna June 2, 2014 at 11:26 am

    i really need to get coconut flour. i never buy it but need to succumb to the coconut flour revolution!!! i always have the oil, milk, butter, and shreds but never flour haha

  6. Katie | Dixieland Sweets June 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Yumm!!!! I’m always looking for new clean eating/Paleo recipes! Can’t wait to try this!

  7. Emily June 2, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Looks like a great cookbook!

  8. Lauren June 2, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I am looking forward to some reintros after being AIP, this will be a great book to have!

  9. Jenni @ Fitzala June 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for hosting the giveaway and the recipe, I definitely want to make this one!!

  10. Christina P June 2, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    The bread looks yummy! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  11. Katie June 2, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Wow! This looks fantastic 🙂 I love the cinnamon swirl — definitely a fresh take.

  12. Christie o June 2, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’ve seen it around and it looks so yummy!

  13. Debra June 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    This looks yummy.

  14. Shannon June 3, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I can’t wait to try this banana bread!

  15. Jared June 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    New to the site, but this looks awesome! I’m excited to get familiar with it and to see some great new recipes.

  16. Beth June 4, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try!

  17. Kelly June 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    This looks divine. My kids love banana bread!

  18. Pam June 4, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    This looks so yummy. I would love to have this book.

  19. Lisa June 4, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    This banana bread looks great! Can’t wait to try it!

  20. Casey-Lee June 5, 2014 at 2:24 am

    This looks so yummy!! I think I really do need this book =D
    Thanks for your recommendation xo

  21. Kati June 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Wonderful site. Appreciate the recipes! Thanks.

  22. Allison June 6, 2014 at 6:29 am

    I’m just getting started eating paleo and love it so far. I’d love to win this cookbook!!

  23. Chelsea June 7, 2014 at 10:10 am

    This looks amazing! I wish I had a slice right now for breakfast!

  24. Anna August 16, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Sweet recipe! I love it. Moist and sweet. Next time I make it, I will add a bit more leavening and spices throughout to send it over the top. Thanks for posting.

  25. Michelle March 13, 2015 at 7:00 am


    I have this book and I have to say your pic looks much yummier then theirs! Now I might try and make that recipe today.

  26. Marissa August 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I just made this is the swirl suppose to be runny ?

    1. Kelly Bejelly September 10, 2015 at 11:11 am

      No, I would bake it for longer until a toothpick comes out clean hun.

  27. Lora June 21, 2017 at 11:06 am

    in the recipe above, the bananas confuse me. is it 4 bananas or 4 lbs?


Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *