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Vegan Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

This gluten-free vegan chocolate chunk banana bread is sure to start your day off right! It's studded with vegan chocolate chunks and lightly sweetened with maple syrup and apple sauce. Serve it warm with a slab of creamy vegan butter and you'll be in heaven! 
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups oat flour* (use gluten-free certified oats, see note below*)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup mashed bananas (from about 2 very ripe bananas)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla (make sure it's gluten-free)
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chunks (also make sure gluten-free)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon until combined.
  • In a small bowl, combine mashed bananas, apple sauce, maple syrup and vanilla.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
  • Stir with a spoon until combined.
  • Gently stir in the chocolate chunks.
  • Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes**, until the top is lightly browned and a knife comes out clean when inserted into the bread. Cool for at least 10-15 minutes before cutting.

Notes

*To make oat flour, grind gluten-free certified oats in a food processor until completely ground. Slightly more than 2 1/2 cups of oats will give you the full 2 1/2 cups of oat flour needed for this recipes.
**This bread is a bit shorter than some other banana bread recipes. Meaning it will cook in less time. 30-35 minutes seems to be the sweet spot but all ovens vary.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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