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Vegan Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Vegan Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

  • Author: Dietitian Debbie
  • Prep Time: 10 Min
  • Cook Time: 55 Min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10
  • Category: Bread, Baked Good
  • Method: Baked

Description

Surprise someone special in your life with a loaf of this easy vegan chocolate swirl banana bread for Christmas this year!


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons warm water
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 5″ x 9″ loaf pan or line with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flax seed and water. Let sit 2-3 minutes to form a gel.
  3. Add the bananas to the same bowl as the flax and mash well with a fork. 
  4. Add the melted coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and almond milk. Stir well.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt) and whisk to mix them together. 
  6. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients just until mixed, it’s ok to have some lumps still. 
  7. In a small bowl, add the chocolate chips and microwave for 1 minute. Stir and heat another 30 seconds or so until melted. Measure out 1 cup of the bread dough and stir into the melted chocolate. 
  8. Pour 1/2 of the banana bread mixture into pan. Use spoon to add 1/2 of the chocolate dough. Create a swirl pattern with butter knife. Repeat with the rest of the dough, swirling again. 
  9. Top with a few extra chocolate chips if desired. 
  10. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until tooth pick interested into center of loaf comes out clean. Allow to cook completely before slicing.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice (1/10th bread)
  • Calories: 245 kcals
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 240 mg
  • Fat: 11.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.5 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg