Banana my favorite fruit, and chocolate my one an only :). Seriously I don’t know if any recipe can get better than this!
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Moving on into today’s heaven:
Chocobanana Bread (Serves 1 loaf, feel free to make them into muffins)
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or just regular flour if you want it gluten free try a gluten free flour)
- 2 tsp ground flax seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup agave syrup
- 3 large bananas, mashed
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar (or fruit vinegar)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli, is you don’t mind on being 100% vegan use any of your preference)
- 1/4 cup nuts (any of your preference)
- More peanuts and chocolate chips to sprinkle on top
1. In a bowl mash all the bananas very well. Melt the coconut oil and add it to the mashed bananas.
2. Add the vinegar, vanilla extract and agave syrup. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
3. Add in the flours (or flour), salt, cinnamon, baking powder, flax seeds. Mix properly.
4. Place parchment paper on the loaf pan and grease properly. Add the mix into the pan
5. Sprinkle nuts and chocolate chips on top.
6. Bake at 200 C for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean form the center. Let it cool a bit before slicing.
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