Vegan Recipe: Chocolate Lovers’ Banana Bread

Chocolate Lovers Banana Bread

Indulge your sweet tooth with this healthy chocolate banana bread recipe!

Ingredients, Makes 10 servings

2 cups whole-grain spelt flour
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup or 2 1/3 to 3 pureed overripe bananas
3/4 cup nondairy milk
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons nondairy chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Wipe the inside of a glass loaf pan with a touch of oil on a paper towel (or use a silicone loaf pan). Use a piece of parchment paper to line the bottom and sides of the pan (makes for easy removal of the bread).

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, ground chia, and salt.

Sift in the cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until well combined.

In another bowl, combine the pureed bananas, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and chocolate chips (if using). Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just well combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 43 to 47 minutes, until the bread springs back to the touch.

Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let the bread cool completely in the pan. Lift the bread out (using the ends of the parchment) and slice.

Source: The Cheese Trap by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Dreena Burton

Per slice: Calories: 165; Fat: 2 g; Saturated Fat: 0.4 g; Calories from Fat: 8%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 4.4 g; Carbohydrate: 36 g; Sugar: 17 g; Fiber: 4.3 g; Sodium: 212 mg; Calcium: 104 mg; Iron: 1.8 mg; Vitamin C: 1.3 mg; Beta-Carotene: 5 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.7 mg

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