Seems like banana breads are all the rage… I think I have made only a few hundred (just kidding!) but we do love our banana bread which makes us feel resourceful when we can put some old bananas to work as something highly delicious as well as nutritious. No wonder!
As I am sure there are a lot of good banana bread recipes out there but this is one for people who love the chocolate banana combo ( like me!) and walnuts on top serve as a nice added protein punch as well as the crunch factor most of us crave.
This bread derives most of its sweetness from the ripe bananas and little bit of pure maple syrup.
I think this bread is…
and much like a chocolate covered banana.
If using the cacao, err on under baking as the bread will set up a lot while cooling and is even better the next day!Print
For this recipe, make sure to use really ripe bananas for best texture and sweetness. Such a yummy banana and chocolate treat!
4 bananas, peeled and pureed until really smooth( can do this with a potato smasher) to equal 2 cups
2 cups oat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup cacao powder
3 tablespoon walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup non dairy milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips
3 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray non stick spray or line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper
In a large bowl, combine the peeled bananas and mash with potato smasher until smooth. Add the syrup, vanilla, milk, apple cider vinegar, milk, and oil.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients~ the flour, baking soda, baking powder. cacao powder, cinnamon. Gently stir in to incorporate but careful not to overmix.
Add in the chocolate chips.
Pour batter in prepared loaf pan and spread evenly.
Top with the chopped walnuts.
Bake in preheated oven for about 40 to 43 minutes . The bread will set as it cools so careful not to over bake