Vegan Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread
I love bananas almost as much as I love chocolate so why not combine the two in a wonderful carb concoction that is secretly pretty darn healthy and makes baked goods that much sexier.
This recipe is as always, very simple, with clean ingredients and no artificial sugar additives whats so ever. That's right there are no processed sugars in this bread. Using only mothers natures best sweeteners, bananas, and 100% organic maple syrup, this bread is naturally sweet and undeniably delicious. It has a very moist, chunky texture that makes it taste like regular banana bread from the bakery.
Gluten-free baked goods can be tough, but the use of oat flour is what I have found to make magical goodies that crumble and melt in your mouth just like the ones with regular flour, eggs, and butter. Using just a 1/4 cup of all-purpose gluten-free flour, the gritty and dry texture that usually accompanies any type of gluten-free baked good is entirely avoided. So in other words, you get to enjoy heaven but without all the stomach upsets afterwords.
2 Cups Oat Flour
1/4 Cup All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
1 Tbs Flaxseed
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Plant Butter
2/3 Cups Oat Milk
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat your oven to 375º F in a large bowl combine all your dry ingredients minus the chocolate chips together well.
Add your plant milk and vanilla extract, then in a smaller bowl melt your plant butter and then add to your large bowl and stir all the ingredients together.
When the batter is smooth and sticky, fold in gently your chocolate chips and add more if you want, make your bread how you will best enjoy it!
Grease or line a bread pan, then pour your batter in and sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top for good measure.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is firm and the outside is just slightly brown.
Enjoy warm or later with milk, peanut butter, or more bananas.
While there are many things I love about this recipe, my favorite part was definitely baking it because the baker gets first dibs and licks here and there of vegan banana bread batter that is pretty irresistible.