Its funny how our tastes can change as we get older, Okay side note... Now I'm feeling old!
Moving on.... I did NOT like banana bread growing up, it was just, such a boring dessert compared to delicious oatmeal cookies or shortbread cookies or chocolate chip cookies... Can you see a pattern here? I had a bit of a cookie problem if you couldn't tell!
Moving into my own place meant buying groceries,Hmmm rephrase.. Means spending WAY TOO MUCH money on food! One thing I found I always had to much of was Bananas... They're so cheap and makes for a delicious side kick for a super hero breakfast, but getting older means also having a serious problem with the thought of buying food and NOT eating all of it! How could I let bananas go to waste!?! Well I didn't ! I ended up forcing myself to find a way to cook with bananas, and come on... Banana bread is the easiest thing to make !!
I must have tried over 20+ banana bread recipes by now but this one Is BY FAR my favourite one yet! Its moist and sweet but not overwhelmingly so. This recipe is so good no one would ever be able to tell its vegan! :P
1 1/3 Cup. All-purpose flour
¼ Cup. Cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. Corn starch
1 Tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. Baking powder
Pinch of salt
½ Cup. Coconut sugar
3 Small Ripe bananas (1 cup mashed)
1/3 Cup. Plant-based milk
1/3 Cup. Coconut oil, Melted
1 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract *Optional
White & Dark chocolate chips for decoration
Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit & Line a bread pan with parchment paper
In a large bowl mix together the mashed banana, vanilla & almond extract, oil, milk, apple cider vinegar and coconut sugar.
Once all the “wet” ingredients are well combined, mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cornstarch and cocoa powder.
Transfer everything into the pan lined with parchment paper, Top it all off with some chocolate chips and bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the banana bread comes out clean.
Let the banana bread cool completely before removing it from the pan, if its not completely cooled down it will break apart before you have time to cut it.