Naturally sweet this is a delicious banana and chocolate chip bread. I like to add peanut butter to create a rich creamy texture. You could also add a little protein powder.

Vegan & Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

 

Difficulty – Easy

Time 15 minutes preparation plus 45 minutes cooking time

Makes 1 x 2lb loaf tin


What’s good about it?

Adding peanut butter to the mixture is a great way to boost healthy fats, protein and magnesium. Any nut butter could be used in this bread. Tahini is another good option.

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4.
  2. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.
  3. Place the bananas in a food processor with the oil, almond milk, peanut butter and xylitol and blend well.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate chips to create a thick smooth batter.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin and smooth the top. Scatter over a few additional chocolate chips.
  7. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until cooked through and golden.
  8. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

 

 

Did You Know?

You could replace 30g of the flour with vanilla protein powder if wished to boost the protein content.

 

3 ripe bananas

75ml olive oil

75ml almond milk

2tbsp peanut butter or other nut butter

75g xylitol

1tsp vanilla extract

200g gluten free self raising flour

1tbsp flaxseed ground

1tsp ground cinnamon

1tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

100g dairy free chocolate chips