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Slow Cooker Paleo Banana Bread with a Mocha Swirl + IHerb Giveaway

January 10, 2016

Now you can have your coffee and eat it to with this Slow Cooker Paleo Banana Bread with a Mocha Swirl! Its also gluten-free and vegan-friendly!

Whats the first thing you think about in the morning?  Is it “I’m so excited to go to work!” No.  Is it “I can’t wait to work out at 5 am and run 10 miles in the cold!” No.  Is it ” I need Cawfee!”  Thats a big FAT YES! Now you can have your coffee and eat it to with this Slow Cooker Paleo Banana Bread with a Mocha Swirl! Its also gluten-free and vegan-friendly! If your like 95% of America, then you need a cuppa joe first thing in the morning.  I don’t blame ya, I guzzle 3-4 cups a day.  Coffee is life, and without coffee, nothing good happens. Now you can have your coffee and eat it to with this Slow Cooker Paleo Banana Bread with a Mocha Swirl! Its also gluten-free and vegan-friendly! Think about the last time you when a day without coffee.  It was probably a horrible day, just saying’.  But what most people don’t know is that when you bake with coffee, magical things can happen.  It does wonders in baked goods with chocolate, and is basically like coffee you can eat. Now you can have your coffee and eat it to with this Slow Cooker Paleo Banana Bread with a Mocha Swirl! Its also gluten-free and vegan-friendly! Banana bread is a great breakfast treat, am I right?  Now how bout adding coffee and chocolate to banana bread?  Hallo Mocha Swirl Banana Bread goodness! Now you can have your coffee and eat it to with this Slow Cooker Paleo Banana Bread with a Mocha Swirl! Its also gluten-free and vegan-friendly! And its so simple and made in the slow cooker because slow cookers are Ah-maz-ing, am I right?  Of course I am!

Slow Cooker Paleo Mocha Swirl Banana Bread



  1. Combine almond flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, instant coffee and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir well to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine mashed bananas, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, making sure to mix to form a smooth batter.
  4. Set a side 1 cup of batter in a separate bowl and mix in coconut oil and cocoa powder.
  5. Set slow cooker to low heat and spray with cooking spray.
  6. Spoon in batter, alternating between regular batter and chocolate batter. Using a knife, swirl the batters together.
  7. Let cook on low heat for four hours, or until done.
  8. Let cool, and remove from crockpot.
  9. Enjoy!
  10. Adapted from the Roasted Root
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Pin for Later!Now you can have your coffee and eat it to with this Slow Cooker Paleo Banana Bread with a Mocha Swirl! Its also gluten-free and vegan-friendly!


iHerb Review and Giveaway!

Use the codeWFR114 to get $5 off your first order!

Have you guys ever heard of iherb?  If you didn’t, now is  the chance to find out what it is!  If you are into vitamins, supplements and natural health products at a discounted price, then this website is for you!  They have a huge selection of awesome products, from herbs to all-natural cosmetics to healthy groceries! The amount of products they have on their site is incredible!  It literally took me 2 weeks to figure out what products I wanted because I couldn’t decide!   After two weeks of searching, I finally ordered the products I was most excited to try:           

Baking: image_2 *Bob’s Red Mill Arrowroot Starch:  Ive been wanting to try this in baking, but could never find it in stores!

Xanthan Gum:  I love using this in gluten-free baking, its super hard to find in stores!

*Cacao Powder:  I never tried it before, only cocoa powder!

*Raw Almond Flour:  I love baking with almond flour and never tried the raw version!

*Used those ingredients in the recipe above!


I have been running super low on stevia so I decided to stock up with new flavors! IHERB2

Better Stevia Dark Chocolate: Add to coffee for a mocha flavor! 

Better Stevia English Toffee: Add this to coffee and/or smoothie for a caramel like flavor!

Sweet Leafs Vanilla Creme: Great in chai tea and smoothies!

Nunaturals Chocolate Syrup: I LOVE this stuff (hence why I got two)

Misc: IHERB1 Dandy Blend Herbel Dandelion Beverage:  This stuff is a great alternative to coffee and tastes AH-MAZ-ING!  Plus its perfect for those who can’t drink too much caffeine (aka moi)

Julian Bakery Paleo Coconut Flakes:  This cereal is incredible!  Its made of only coconut meat and coconut water and perfect for my paleo peeps out there.

Miracle Noodle Fettuccini:  These noodles don’t have much of a taste (probs because they are zero calories) but perfect for an alternative to pasta!  You just have to add sauce and flavoring!

  Enter in my iherb giveaway where two readers will win a $50 iHerb Shopping Spree!

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  • Winners MUST REGISTER to iHerb to claim their prize.
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  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 10, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    iherbs rocks!! Nut butters and flours galore 😉 O yea and cereals! Paleo coconut flakes are awesome!
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  • Reply Nikki s January 11, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Ooh this sounds like a great website. I’m going to go look into the better stevia and coconut flakes. Does the better stevia have any after taste? I’m sensitive to artificial sweeteners tasting “funny”

  • Reply Sara B January 11, 2016 at 1:55 am

    I would love to win and get some healthy snacks

  • Reply Jade January 11, 2016 at 4:36 am

    I’d get flavoured stevia drops, and protein powder and bars!

  • Reply Cailee January 11, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Oh my gosh! This looks amazing. And you made it in the slow cooker! …I need to start using ours because it seriously is so versatile! …also, I love what you said about enjoying this with coffee! Sounds amazing. Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 13, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      thank you! A slow cooker works wonders in making bread 🙂 coffee is a must, always 🙂

  • Reply Samantha K January 11, 2016 at 6:15 am

    I do a lot of baking, so I would love to buy some raw flour and raw cacao. I’d also probably buy some coconut flakes and some natural sweetener!

  • Reply Julia January 11, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    This is fabulous! I’m definitely a 3-4 cup-a-day coffee drinker and am all about this healthy mocha swirl naner bread! I’m so tempted to get it going in my crock pot pronto. Well done, m’dear!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 13, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Thank ya! coffee is always my drink of choice every day too so this is perfect for me! 🙂

  • Reply Lauren @ Eating with a Purpose January 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Banana bread and coffee in one place?! Awesome!
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  • Reply Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    LOVE iherb!!! And I FINALLY bought some almond flour to experiment with so I pretty much have everything to make this banana bread. How cool it is that it’s made in the slow cooker! Those things are so versatile! Thanks for the recipe and giveaway! <3
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    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 13, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      herb is the best! The slow cooker is such an awesome device 🙂

  • Reply Emily @ Sinful Nutrition January 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try that Dandy blend so that would be first on my list!
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  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors January 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I can only imagine getting up and smelling this in the slow cooker… perfect breakfast!! And iHerb I would get some VEGA!!
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  • Reply sharyl wolter January 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I would like to try the Cacao Powder.

  • Reply Kate January 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I loooove iherb for odd flours and such. If I won though, I think I’d try something like cashew butter. I can never justify buying it on my own, haha.
    I love how you used the slow cooker here!

  • Reply valerie sobus January 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    i have a little baby who is learning to do finger foods and i’m always wishing there were healthier baby snack options at the stores near me but there are none! i’d love to order some stuff for my little if i won 🙂

  • Reply tara pittman January 11, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Bob’s red mill items sound great.

  • Reply Natalie | Feasting on Fruit January 11, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Baking goodies of course, I’m always running out of things like that!
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  • Reply Steph January 11, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I like the navitas

  • Reply Rosie January 11, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I love almond flour! It is so good for making no-bake energy bars, plus delish healthy treats! I love NuNaturals, too!

  • Reply Denise M January 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I would get some flours for baking like almond and coconut

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) January 11, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    You can seriously make this in the slow cooker!? Brilliant!

  • Reply Kat January 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Ive never made bread in a slowcooker, but it sounds like such a great idea! Although I’ll be honest, Im not sure how patient I would be! haha Love how delicious this sounds!
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  • Reply Kelly D January 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I would get the Nature’s Way, Organic Coconut Oil and Emergen-C.

  • Reply sarah January 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I would love to get some stevia or nut butters from iherb!
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  • Reply Kalee @ The Crowded Table January 12, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Chocolate + Coffee = Heaven! Sounds delicious!!!

  • Reply Sarah January 12, 2016 at 12:03 am

    i would cook so much more often!

  • Reply craftyone January 12, 2016 at 12:48 am

    I would definitely purchase the Out of Africa raw wild crafted shea butter.

  • Reply Carolsue January 12, 2016 at 3:18 am

    I would get some Harney & Sons teas!
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  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It January 12, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I NEEd almond flour!! So many bloggers I follow have been using almond flour the past few days so it’s my turn to jump on the bandwagon! 🙂
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  • Reply Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple January 12, 2016 at 9:16 am

    This looks insanely delicious!! I’ve never ordered from iherb.. but I wouldn’t even know where to start! They have so many great things!
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  • Reply Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie January 12, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Now you have me wanting to bake with coffee! I love the idea of it, yet have not done it yet. May have to start with this banana bread 😉
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  • Reply Courtney Bentley January 12, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Wahoo so excited, entered the giveaway! Great recipe xo C

  • Reply Sonali- The Foodie Physician January 12, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    This bread looks awesome! And it’s only appropriate as I’m sitting here at my local coffeehouse drinking my third cup of the day 🙂
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  • Reply Kristen January 12, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I’d get Kitchens of India, Paste for Butter Chicken Curry.

  • Reply marcie January 12, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I made a bread like this years ago with banana and almond flour and was surprised how delicious it was. Great recipe!
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  • Reply Tara | Treble in the Kitchen January 12, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Bread in a slow cooker!? Now THAT is something I must try!
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  • Reply Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health January 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Um yeah, this is pretty magical! It looks delicious and I can’t believe it’s made in a slow cooker. Mind.blown.
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  • Reply GiGi Eats January 12, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    If I made this recipe… And could eat it… I feel like I wouldn’t be able to stop thinking about it until I ate it ALL… So that would be DEADLY! LOL! Okay, not deadly… DELICIOUS – but dangerous! 😉
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  • Reply Susie @ SuzLyfe January 13, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Love iHerb, would demolish this. ZOMG.

  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy January 13, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Oh yes! It’s all about the mocha swirl here! I don’t have much luck with almond flour, but I really want to experiment with it more.

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 13, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      The mocha swirl is awesome! Almond flour can be tricky to work with but it really works well in this recipe 🙂

  • Reply Harriet Emily January 13, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Yummm! This banana bread looks sooooo good – especially with the mocha swirl! There’s nothing like chocolate + banana + coffee! I definitely need to make this!
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  • Reply Margaret @ Simple Fit Foodie January 13, 2016 at 9:18 am

    oh wowwww. This looks FABULOUS. and I ALWAYS start my morning with a coffee. Not even that i need the energy persay (although it doesnt hurt) but it just tastes SO GOOD. 🙂
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  • Reply Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen January 13, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I’ve made plenty of banana bread in my life but never in the crockpot! Or with a mocha swirl. YUM.
    P.S. I would buy maca powder if I won 😉
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    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      It’s so easy to make in the crock pot! Maca powder is something i need to try!

  • Reply Stacey January 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I ‘m a big fan of using the crock pot, and I’ve never made and kind of bread in one yet. This one looks so tempting that I need to give it a go. 🙂
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  • Reply Jeffrey January 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I would definitely get some Justin’s Almond Butter, Wedderspoon Honey, Panda Licorice and some Bob’s Red Mill products.

  • Reply Jordan D. January 13, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I could definitely use some more tea, flavored liquid stevia, a fun nut butter flavor, and nutritional yeast! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Jacky January 14, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I’d buy protein powder and soy butter!

  • Reply Laura January 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I’d get some nuts and some ingredients to make this recipe! Holy moly that looks so yummy…I can smell the banana bread already

  • Reply Christina January 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    I would most like to try the healthy nut meals and coconut flour to use in my baking.

  • Reply Jamie January 15, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I’m allergic to tree nuts excluding coconut. Is there another flour I could substitute for? this looks so delicious!!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      You could sub it for regular flour, tigernut flour, cassava flour or banana flour!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 17, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Hi Jamie, I think regular gluten free flour or cassava flour would work in this in order to make it GF. If you’re not GF, I’m assuming that all-purpose flour would work just fine! 🙂

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry January 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I love the idea of cooking this banana bread in the slow cooker!
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  • Reply Christin January 15, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Would love to try almond flour and the alternative sweeteners that you bought!

  • Reply Margaret @ youngandrungry January 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Paleo bread in the crockpot?! I didn’t know there was such a thing, but this is truly a dream come true and I’m not just being dramatic! I pinned it and am doing to try it right after my whole30 when I’m craving all sorts of paleo breads!
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  • Reply Nicole @ Fitful Focus January 15, 2016 at 4:54 pm

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  • Reply Elaine Suleiman January 15, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I would love to order the almond/coconut flours and some supplements that I regularly take. Thanks!

  • Reply Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet January 16, 2016 at 11:50 am

    So you know how there are recipes you see online and bookmark but like know you’re never gonna actually do? THIS is just my cup of tea taste wise and seems so simple / like you can walk away from it and not do much that I know I’ll actually make it yay! Can I ask what purpose the Amarath starch serves? I would need that from Iherb!
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  • Reply Maggie C January 16, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I would shop for some baking goodies! Love to try some paleo baking recipes. Thank you for the chance and love this site.

  • Reply Natalia Vasquez January 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Protein powder and almond-coconut flours, maybe some healthy snacks too!

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  • Reply Kellen January 17, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Have my coffee and eat it too?! Now this is my kind of breakfast’

  • Reply Annmarie January 18, 2016 at 8:45 am

    OMG. This looks amazing! Love that you can make it in a slow cooker!
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  • Reply Chrissa - Physcial Kitchness January 19, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    What?! You can make this amazingness in a slow cooker?! My mind is officially blow. I cannot wait to try this! What a great idea if you are pressed for time. I absolutely love the idea of combining mocha flavor with banana bread!

  • Reply Hannah January 24, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Wow! For as much as I love my slow cooker, I hadn’t considered using it to make bread. This sounds like such a fabulous sweet treat, I’ll just have to give it a go, ASAP.

  • Reply Kristen @ The Endless Meal January 24, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    What an awesome recipe! I’m always looking for new ways to use my crock pot but it’s never occurred to me to make bread in it. I’ll definitely be trying this!
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