wooow, the sweets continue!
Happy Wednesday! AKA 'hump-day'. AKA my new fav day for a slice of homemade banana bread. WITH chocolate chips of course.
If you know me well, you know I am the most indecisive person you will ever meet, and almost every decision I make in life takes at least 15 minutes. Seriously. This weekend, Ryan taught me how to play chess [And fun fact about Ryan- a very impatient teacher]. So you can imagine how that game went. Me thinking strategically about each piece I had to move for way too long every turn AND Ryan being the frustrated teacher. Not the best first game, but certainly filled with a ton of laughs and pieces being tossed around. Anyhow, I was able to develop this recipe with the help and patience of both of my sisters, listening to me go back and forth on FaceTime for an HOUR on what I should add, how much of each spice, and to add or not to add flax meal. WOW.
I've had my mind on making a vegan banana bread for a reallll long time now. I feel like this should be a staple recipe in everyones household, and for sure every blog should have a good ol banana loaf recipe. When I think banana bread, I think cozy weather & the smell of home. Maybe it's because I grew up with my younger sister Sydney ALWAYS baking, and this was something she would make so often. It's the perfect snack, the perfect breakfast, and the perfect dessert after a healthy dinner.
Enjoy this recipe that has love and time and patience written all over it. I'm obsessed. It has been eaten too quickly, and its so darn easy. One bowl?! Yes pppppplease. Thanks for reading! xx Sam
I N G R E D I E N T S:
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of of almond milk + 1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar, mixed
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of each baking soda + baking powder
- 1/4 tsp of sea salt
- 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips
- Walnuts to top (optional, but yum!)
MIIIIX: First, add the almond milk plus the apple cider vinegar in a bowl and let sit for about 5 minutes to create "buttermilk". Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Everything comes together quick, so you'll be ready to pop it in the oven once it's done preheating! In a large bowl, mash the bananas up really well into a banana puree texture. Then, add all remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips, flour + walnuts. Whisk well to combine. Last, add the flour and chocolate chips and stir up well to combine with a wooden spoon.
COOK!: Pour into a greased or parchment lined bread tin. Top with walnuts and pop into the oven. Cook for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, until you test with a toothpick and it comes out clean. Let cool & serve! Store in an airtight container or sealed zip bag.