The quarantine has everyone baking banana bread and it’s awesome! Banana bread is easy to bake and even though it has plenty of sugar, my recipe is a slightly healthier vegan option using ingredients like peanut butter and coconut nectar! I use vegan chocolate chips and serve with your favorite ice cream to make this a desert or warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds for a warm breakfast treat.
Banana Bread Toppings
The fun part about baking is trying different toppings. This recipe is great with chocolate chips and sea salt on top. Additionally, if you are a fan of walnuts or almond you can roast the nuts prior to baking and then pour into your bread mix for an extra crunch.
Some people like to lay bananas on top for presentation but I find using all four bananas into this mix is neccasary to keep the bread from getting to dry. If you would like to add bananas on top, use 5 for the recipe and cut the bananas to place on top of the batter before baking.
Chocolate swirl, You can get extra fancy and melt some chocolate to swirl on top of the batter before baking. I am not too crazy about that much chocolate but I’ve done this to make this bread extra fancy looking.
Vegan chocolate chips, I use a brand called Enjoy Life and really like the variety of baking chocolate they have. For this recipe I used Mega Chunks. You can also buy your favorite brand of chocolate and chop it up to place on top.
Vegan Banana BreadCourse: UncategorizedDifficulty: Easy
2/3 Cup Peanut Butter
4 Ripe Banana (they should have some browning to them)
3 Tablespoons of coconut nectar or maple syrup
4 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
1/3 Vegan granulated sugar or coconut sugar
1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
1/3 Cup Almond or Oat milk
handful of chocolate chips and nuts to top (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 350F
- Mash bananas well using a fork
- Mix your wet ingredients into banana stirring well
- In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients together and then pour in your wet ingredients
- Optional, if using chocolate chips you can incorporate into your mix or sprinkle them on top after pouring mix into pan
- Pour into a 9×9 baking dish lined with parchment paper and bake for 30-35min. Use a tooth mix to check if it’s done. It should be golden brown on the top.