Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

Fluffy like cake, full of dark chocolate chips, and one bowl easy. This Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread is the ultimate healthy chocolate snack/dessert!

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread (gluten-free)

I make banana bread much more often than I post banana bread because I guess I assume it’s old news. But DOUBLE chocolate is timeless, and I will never stop loving melty gooey chocolate chips nestled into fluffy cake-like chocolate bread and an ingredient list that still feels wholesome-y enough to make over and over.

Simple, not showy, just scrumptious Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread (gluten-free)

Chocolate Banana Bread Ingredients
I already told you about the minimal effort one-bowl part of preparing this BB (banana bread), but lets chat ingredients for a moment. We are using:

Bananas. This seems rather um…obvious. Just a couple, extra ripe, mash em up.
SunButter. The key to keeping this loaf (brace yourself) MOIST. It also makes our sweet little loaf oil-free.
Coconut sugar. Banana sweetness alone will leave you with a too bitter dark chocolate flavor, but a little coconut sugar balances that.
Almond milk. Or any kind of milk you like.
Vanilla extract. As any good chocolate recipe requires.
Gluten-free flour. Or all purpose if you are not gluten-free. Spelt would work too.
Cocoa powder. And quite a bit of it, I wanted this loaf to be deeply chocolatey.
Baking powder and salt.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread (gluten-free)

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread (gluten-free)

A Few Banana Bread Baking Tips
I want nothing more than for you to have the most deliciously optimal chocolate banana bread experience, and while this recipe is pretty foolproof I still have a few tips:

Don’t under bake. If you are unsure as to whether your loaf is done or not, go for 5 more minutes. Better to end up with a crustier top than a mushy loaf middle.
Line the pan. This makes it like 127 times easier to remove your loaf from the pan. Which speeds up cooling. Which speeds up time to the EATING part.
Don’t go too crazy with chocolate chips in the batter. Look, I am almost never the type to hold you back on adding extra chocolate. But if you add too many chips it will make the loaf less fluffy and more fudgy. Not a bad thing, just a word of caution.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread (gluten-free)

After a couple of not-fluffy-enough test batches this third time around was more than the charm – so fluffy I was happy dancing around the kitchen. So I can’t wait for you to bake it, dance it out, and enjoy a double chocolatey slice too!

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

Fluffy like cake, full of dark chocolate chips, and one bowl easy. This Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread is the ultimate healthy chocolate snack/dessert!

Ingredients

2 bananas, mashed (~200g)
1/2 cup (70g) coconut sugar
1/4 cup (65g) Organic SunButter
3/4 cup (180g) almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup (185g) gluten-free flour (or all purpose/spelt if not GF)
2/3 cup (55g) cocoa powder
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (80g) dark chocolate chips
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Whisk together mashed bananas, coconut sugar, SunButter, almond milk, and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
Fold in the chocolate chips (reserve a few for on top).
Pour into a lined loaf pan. Add some extra chocolate chips on top.

Bake for 45-50 minutes at 350ºF. The center should feel firm to the touch when it’s done (or use the toothpick test).
Cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition
Serving Size: 1 sliceCalories: 237Sugar: 16gSodium: 141mgFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 5gProtein: 4g