How To: Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Let me tell you, I LOVE banana bread. When I was a vegetarian one of my main concerns about going vegan was that I feared having to give up some of my favorite foods (so selfish, I know). But after some research and test trials; vegan versions can be just as good, if not BETTER, than their non-vegan counterparts.

Let me tell you something else, I am NO cook. (Seriously, ask my fiance.) So all of my recipes are easy, and beginner friendly! I will say that I definitely enjoy baking more than I enjoy cooking, I think it might have something to do with the licking of the bowl ;). I also am definitely not taking all of the credit, I could never come up with something so delicious on my own. This recipe was originally inspired by one I found on Yummly back when I first became vegan (fortheloveofleaves) and I have tweaked it and made it my own over time.

This banana bread is SO delicious, I would almost consider it a cake as it turns out so moist. I added in the chocolate chips for some extra sweetness, and because I love chocolate, but I’ve made it without and it’s still yummy. Well that’s enough of my blabbing, onto the recipe!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread:

Things You’ll Need.Banana Bread5

  • 1 Loaf Pan.
  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Small Mixing Bowl
  • 3 or 4 Ripe Bananas
  • 1/3 Cup Almond Milk or Cashew Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Pure Cane Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 “Flax Egg” (1 Tablespoon Flax Seed mixed with 3 Tablespoons Water)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/3 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  1. Gather all of your ingredients, bowls and measuring cups, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prep your “flax egg”. Mix 1 tablespoon of flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. With your large mixing bowl, begin mashing the ripe bananas with a fork. Mix in the melted coconut oil and sugar, and mix well.
  4. Add in the flax egg, vanilla extract and milk. Mix well.
  5. Take your small mixing bowl and combine the baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt, and flour.
  6. Combine the dry ingredients into the large mixing bowl, starting to mix in.
  7. Once the dough has started to form, add in your chocolate chips and nuts, and mix until completely combined. Try not to over mix.
  8. Pour into the loaf pan, and bake from 30-35 minutes depending on your oven. I have done as less as 25 and as most as 40 and I have found that 30-35 is the best time frame.
  9. Let sit for 5 minutes or so, and enjoy!
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