My mom wasn't much of a baker, or a cook. In fact, she hated being in the kitchen at all really. But she made one hell of a banana bread. Everyone that tried it, loved it. And because I love chocolate so much, she'd always make one with chocolate chips just for me. It was the best snack and every time I smelled it baking in the oven, I'd have the biggest smile on my face. This vegan chocolate chip banana bread recipe is so special to me because of all of that. This is my tried and true go-to banana bread recipe because it never disappoints. Plus, it also happens to be gluten-free too, and super moist. I hope you love it as much as I do!
One of the things I love about this recipe is how easy it is to make. You only need one bowl and about 10 minutes prep. And then, some patience, while the banana bread bakes in the oven and you smell the deliciousness of it all.
Preheat your oven and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. I use coconut oil to grease the pan to make sure the parchment paper sticks.
Now, grab a large bowl and lets get mixing.
Mash three very ripe bananas in the bowl with a fork. Add the wet ingredients including the sugar and mix well.
Next, add in the dry ingredients and stir to combine, until no flour lumps remain. Fold in the chocolate chips/chunks.
Pour the batter into the pan and top with the remaining sliced banana (if using, you don't need to) and add a few more chocolate chips/chunks on top.
Place it in the oven to bake for 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let it cool completely on a cooling rack and then remove from the pan and let it cool a little more.
Slice it up once it has had time to cool, this makes it a lot easier for slicing.
I prefer to keep my vegan chocolate chip banana bread on the counter, covered for the first one to two days. Then I move it into the fridge in a sealed container for up to one week.
As with any baking recipe, I would steer away from using different flours other than oat flour which is what is used here. If you try a different flour and it works, be sure to let me know!
If you make this vegan chocolate chip banana bread, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to tag me on Instagram, and/or leave a comment, rating or review below.
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Tried, true and tested! This vegan chocolate chip banana bread is my go-to recipe whenever I have some ripe bananas lying around. It's super moist, soft and absolutely delicious. Gluten-free too!
To prevent the bread from getting too brown toward the end of baking, tent the pan with aluminum foil during the last 10 minutes.
And to ensure that it’s gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats. To make the oat flour, simply measure out the 2½ cups of rolled oats and then grind them in a blender or food processor.