Soft, moist, and rich vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread! The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and easy to make.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
It was time that I come up with a simple banana bread recipe. I already have a Marbled Banana Bread recipe on my blog which is vegan and gluten-free. It was actually one of the first recipes which I shared on my blog. Definitely check it out if you love marbled baked goods. However, this time I wanted to keep the recipe very simple with minimal ingredients. This vegan chocolate chip banana bread actually has only 10 ingredients in total and the recipe is super simple and easy to make. Make it for breakfast or dessert and surprise your loved ones with this healthy-ish deliciousness.
Perfect for breakfast
If you think oatmeal is boring, why not turn your oatmeal into a banana bread?! That’s basically what I did, with just some modifications. You will need to add a few more ingredients and bake it in the oven. Isn’t it more satisfying to eat a banana bread which tastes almost like cake instead of eating oatmeal? I mean both are delicious but I prefer this vegan chocolate chip banana bread. Also, you can make it ahead and eat for breakfast for the next few days. This way you can actually save some time in the morning and still have a delicious breakfast.
I’ve used dairy-free mini chocolate chips for this easy to make vegan banana bread. You could also use dairy-free chocolate chunks or a combination of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. You can also leave them out completely if you prefer plain banana bread! Whatever you prefer, I am sure it will taste delicious!
I tried to use as few ingredients as possible in this recipe. Just two flours (in my case oat flour and almond flour), bananas, a sweetener, plant-based milk, vinegar, salt, baking powder, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. So, as mentioned before, all together just 10 ingredients which you most likely already have at home! If not, you can easily buy them in the supermarket!
You can prepare this recipe in a bowl, however, a food processor works amazing as well.
This vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is:
- Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
- Can be made grain-free
- Healthier than most chocolate chip banana bread recipes
- Easy to make
- Great for breakfast or dessert
- Contains just 10 ingredients
Gluten-Free Banana Bread
I used oats for this recipe which I processed in an electric coffee/spice grinder to make oat flour. You can use regular oats or gluten-free oats and process them in a blender (or grinder). Of course, you can also use store-bought oat flour.
To make the recipe grain-free you could possibly use buckwheat flour instead of oat flour. I have experimented a couple of times in the past with buckwheat flour (in other recipes) and really liked the result. Quinoa flour could be another grain-free option. If you aren’t gluten-free you can probably use all-purpose flour (wheat flour) or spelt flour. Please note that I haven’t tried it out since I don’t use flours which contain gluten. If you experiment with a different flour than the one stated in the recipe, please add less liquid first as different flours absorb less or more liquid.
Should you recreate this vegan chocolate chip banana bread, please leave a comment below and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @elavegan and #elavegan because I love to see your recreations.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Watch the video (scroll down a bit) to see all instruction steps.
- Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C) and line an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Put all dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) into a bowl and mix with a whisk. You can also process the ingredients in a food processor (that's what I did).
- In a small bowl, mash the bananas really well with a fork and add them to the bowl (or food processor) where you put the dry ingredients.
- Add the plant-based milk, vinegar, and vanilla extract and whisk again or use the pulse function of your food processor until just combined (don't overmix).
- Finally, add the chocolate chips and stir with a spoon.
- Pour the batter into the baking pan and add more chocolate chips on top.
- Bake in the oven for about 35-40 minutes. You don't want to overbake the banana bread but make sure the center isn't liquid anymore when you make a test with a toothpick. It's fine if it's slightly sticky/crumbly but shouldn't be wet.
- Let the banana bread cool and cut into slices. Enjoy!
- *To make your own oat flour, simply process oats in a blender or electric coffee/spice grinder. You can try using buckwheat flour for a grain-free version. Also, regular flour or spelt flour (for a non-gluten-free version) should work well in this recipe (I haven't tried it myself though).
- **Granulated sweetener: You can use regular sugar, Erythritol, Xylitol (birch sugar), coconut sugar etc.
- ***Make sure to use almond flour (which consists of 100% ground almonds) and not almond meal. Any other ground nuts can be used instead of almond flour. For a nut-free version, you can use 75 grams of ground shredded unsweetened coconut.
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