This Chunky Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is loaded with melty chocolate chips and chunky walnuts, all clustered together in fluffy, vegan banana bread. I really like the thick slice of baked banana right on prime too!
Whip up this cozy loaf and I chat about the easiest way to serve banana bread… cold of heat?!…..
Banana Bread Cozies
Yup, banana bread is a well-liked recipe this yr! There have been complete articles analyzing why individuals are so drawn to banana bread flavors and textures during this COVID crisis.
- “Why Banana Bread Is the Official Comfort Food of the Coronavirus Quarantine” – The Kitchn
- “In The Midst Of The Coronavirus Pandemic, Banana Bread Is Experiencing A Quarenaissance” – Delish
Well, I feel it’s pretty apparent why individuals are embracing this baked good…
It’s a comfortable favourite! Banana bread shouldn’t be solely delicious, it has a comforting aroma if you bake it. A swirling mixture of banana, vanilla, cinnamon and perhaps even some chocolate too.
And it seems like the right healthy treat. A snack loaf meets dessert. Perfect any time of day. Breakfast, afternoon, after dinner. For dinner! Ha. Maybe not for dinner, but I’ve undoubtedly saved room for my after-dinner banana bread slice.
But when all the times start mixing collectively and dinner becomes linner and lunch becomes second breakfast and every thing is confused and you simply start eating if you end up hungry…. banana bread, baked good for ANY hour sounds nearly proper.
I’ve used each silken tofu and JUST Egg on this Chunky Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe with good outcomes. If you are not vegan, you should use two eggs, however I might give the vegan model a attempt sooner or later just so you’ll be able to see how you really don’t want eggs when baking fluffy and moist loaves and breads and muffins!
If you need a extra unique egg replacer, take a look at my chickpea banana bread – sure really. It is admittedly good and a fun solution to experiment with using chickpeas in baking.
Chunky Monkey Inspired
This Chunky Chocolate Chip Banana Bread might easily be referred to as Chunky Monkey Banana Bread too.
I truthfully don’t know who invented the phrase ‘chunky monkey’ to explain the delicious combo of banana, chocolate and walnut – I feel I will give credit score to Ben & Jerry’s because that’s the place I heard of it first. If you understand the origin, let me know! After a little bit of analysis it appears like cartoonist Pauline Camanor created a “Chunky Monkey” cartoon character fifteen years earlier than the beloved ice cream taste. Interesting!
And since then, this phrase has been used by a whole lot of recipe developers to describe that ingredient combo.
Walnuts for the Win
One underrated ingredient in this Chunky Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe could be these chunky bits of walnut! Sure, they don’t get the flavor pop of a melty chocolate chip, however their buttery crunch is simply as adored in this bread. Each walnut adds texture and crunch and a subtly nutty taste.
Plus, walnuts are loaded with healthy fats!
How Do you Like Your Banana Bread: Warm of Cool?
I will be the weird one right here, however I am solely obsessed with banana bread when it’s served chilly. Straight from the fridge. All fluffy but in addition kinda firm. Yes, even when chocolate chips are involved! It looks like extra of a “snack” to me as an alternative of a dessert. And once I nibble cool bread it appears to last longer!
Warm Chunky Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is loopy delicious, but is swiftly wolfed down for me. So I don’t know, I wish to let my cozy snacks linger. What about you?
How do you want your banana bread???
Chunky Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Fluffy and moist, this vegan banana bread is full of chunky bits of chocolate and walnut.
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Servings: 16 servings
- 2 giant bananas, over-ripe + mashed
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup egg replacer, see notes
- 1/4 cup walnut oil, another vegetable oil could be subbed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon, floor
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1/2 – 1 cup walnuts, uncooked, chopped
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1/2 – 1 medium banana, sliced long methods
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
Add all of the wet elements to a large mixing bowl and mash and whisk together.
Add within the dry components and whisk (or use an electrical mixer) until mixed and fluffy. Mixture shall be slightly chunky from the mashed banana.
Fold within the walnuts and chocolate.
Pour batter into loaf pan. Add non-compulsory banana slice(s) on prime.
Bake at 350 for 55-65 minutes or until loaf passes the toothpick check.
Pull loaf from oven and allow to chill for at the very least ten minutes before lifting parchment paper from pan. Cool for an additional 10-20 minutes before slicing and serving.
Store leftovers within the fridge for up to every week. Freeze for longer storage. Serve chilled or warm, whatever your choice. I really like cold banana bread from the fridge!
nutrition estimate | per serving
Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg