Banana bread is one of my all-time favorite treats. I like my banana bread to eat more like a cake, rather than bread - makes it feel so much more indulgent - and I hope you feel the same way.
And, it’s dairy-free and gluten-free.
AND, it’s been taste-tested and approved by hungry brunch friends.
ANNND, I’ve decided to add this to the cookbook. Yep, I’m that generous.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this chocolate chip banana bread:
1/3 cup melted coconut oil + a little extra to grease bread tin
1/4 cup maple syrup
3-4 medium-sized very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup oat flour
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats (not quick cook), plus more to sprinkle on top
1/4-1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (or chocolate chips of your choice)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a bread tin with enough coconut oil to coat the entire tin, including the sides! I usually melt about a teaspoon of coconut oil, pour into the tin, and spread with a paper towel.
In a large bowl, whisk melted coconut oil and maple syrup until combined. Add eggs, and whisk again until combined. Add in bananas, milk, baking soda, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon, and whisk until completely combined.
Add almond and oat flours, as well as oats, and using a spatula, carefully fold mixture together until all ingredients are incorporated. Add in chocolate chips, and fold again with a spatula until the chips are dispersed throughout the mixture evenly.
Pour batter into the greased bread tin. Even out the top with the spatula and bang the tin (gently) on the counter a couple of times to release any air bubbles. Sprinkle the top with some extra oats.
Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes, until the middle is set and a toothpick/knife dipped in comes out clean. The edges of the bread will brown before the middle, so don’t worry. Let bread cool slightly before taking out of the bread tin.