Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This banana bread is easy, decadent, gluten free…and this is one of the ways I use over-ripe bananas. (The other thing I do with them is peel and freeze them for use in smoothies.) It’s a perfect snack, topped with some vegan butter, or it’s a great breakfast/brunch item. As with most breads, it is best when it’s hot from the oven!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large over-ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup walnut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups fine brown rice flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4-1 cup vegan chocolate chips, depending on how much chocolate you want in your bread!

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil.
  3. Mash the bananas and the sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Once the bananas and sugar are thoroughly blended, add the oil, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Thoroughly combine.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed.
  7. Pour the mixture into the greased loaf pan and bake for approximately 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out free of batter (though it might have some chocolate on it!).
  8. Enjoy!