If you're looking for a rich, decadent chocolate fix. Look no further. This vegan banana bread will be the perfect showstopper.
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 cup flour (sub for all-purpose gluten-free flour if desired)
- 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an approximately 9-by-5 inch loaf pan (I never check the dimensions, is that bad?) with cooking spray and set aside.
In a smaller bowl, mix together flaxseed meal and water. Let it sit while you mix the other ingredients. It might separate, just mix again.
In a larger bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
In another large bowl, mash ripe bananas with a masher. Or fork, if you want a fore-arm workout. Add melted coconut oil and stir until combined. Add in sugar, flaxseed mixture, and vanilla. Stir until well-combined.
Stir the flour/dry ingredients into the banana/wet ingredients. Stir in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into your loaf pan. Sprinkle the rest of your chocolate chips (or however many you want. I used more than that for sure.) Bake for 65 minutes, or until a toothpick (or fork, if you're like me and don't own toothpicks for some reason) inserted into the center comes out clean. Or, mostly clean. There are melted chocolate chips involved here.
Let cool for about 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and remove from pan. Continue to let cool. Then ENJOY! Responsibly (don't eat the whole loaf like I did)