Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • 25/Feb/2019
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  • Kathy
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This chocolate chip banana bread is light and fluffy and studded with so many melty vegan chocolate chips. This loaf is the perfect combo of warm and cozy meets decadent. Serve this loaf for breakfast, as a snack or even a dessert treat

Baking is comfort food, not just for the end result, but just by way of the process. The meditative work of whisking and watching ingredients combine from the ground up, the hissing oven heating up to a warm golden-red glow, then of course the aromatherapy of vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate flavors all swirling through the air as you wait for your goodies to bake. And that final hug, pulling your baked goods from the oven, cradling them in a soft oven mitt and watching as the fluffy, delicate warmth cools just enough for you to dive into the still-oven-warm goodness.

Banana bread always feels like that recipe you make when you have let your bananas go a bit too long in the fruit bowl. Those black spots spread and darken and suddenly your banana peel feels to squishy to peel for banana slicing and even too soft to pop in the freezer for banana smoothies. So, heck, in an attempt to not waste food.... banana bread! Right?

Ingredients

  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon, optional
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 extra-ripe large bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 415 degrees. Grease a loaf baking dish very well with any oil.
  • Add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. stir well to combine.
  • Add the water, non-dairy milk and coconut oil to a small bowl. Place it in the microwave for about thirty seconds. Remove from microwave and stir until the coconut oil is just about fully melted.
  • Pour the oil mixture into the dry bowl and whisk for a few strokes. Then add in the vinegar and vanilla. Whisk again until smooth and fluffy. Finally, add the mashed bananas and stir well. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into your loaf pan.
  • Bake at 415 for 15 minutes. Then lower the temperature to 350 and bake for another 35 minutes until cooked through. Use the toothpick test to check for doneness.
  • Cool for at least twenty minutes before removing loaf from pan and slicing to serve.

Yield: 1 loaf

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

 

Cook time: 00 hrs. 50 mins.

Total time: 60 mins.