Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

PB Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
It has been a very long time since I made banana bread.  I used to make it often when I was younger.  I remember it was one of the first things I attempted to bake at home when I was in middle school.  Using my Grandma's recipe written on a worn out card.  Those were the days when we still had recipe boxes before I was saving my recipes on my electronics.  Funny thing, I can't even think of the last time I printed out a recipe besides my books.  Anyways, this recipe of Grandma's was pretty awesome.  I always left out the nuts but kept the chocolate chips.  Over ripe bananas have always had a place in my home, even before I became vegan and used them to substitute for eggs, and make nice cream out of.
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So anyways, I decided to make banana bread last week. But I substituted peanut butter for the oil in the recipe I have used in the past and it was so freaking delicious!  I am obsessed with peanut butter, and I am always looking for recipes to add it to.  This was a great choice for that.  I think my Grandma would have been impressed by my ability to veganize and healthify old recipes, if she were alive today. She was one of my biggest fans, and taste testers when I started blogging.  She was always accepting of me being a vegetarian (I was not vegan yet at that time), and never gave me a hard time for eating different than everyone else.  She was the cool Grandma.  If you are looking for a simple and delicious weekday treat, this PB banana bread is a good choice.  It keeps well, and although I am not a Mom (however, I do pack things for my boyfriend Eric to eat sometimes), I think this would make the perfect addition to a child's lunch.  Or just for your treat with your morning coffee.  I hope you are all having a good weekend!
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Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
Makes four mini loaves
Cake:
1 cup coconut sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup pureed ripe organic banana
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and position rack in center of oven. Oil 4 mini loaf pans. Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large bowl to blend well.
Whisk banana, vanilla extract, peanut butter and water together in small bowl to blend well, then whisk into the flour mixture until well blended. Whisk in cider vinegar and stir quickly then fold in the chocolate.
Transfer batter to prepared pans and bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes.  Let cool before enjoying.


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4 Comments
  1. Shelley
    March 17, 2017 at 08:16
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    Hi Amy, thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe.,5)2 texture was perfect but my version has a bit of a strange aftertaste. I am wondering whether it could be the quantity of apple cider vinegar or perhaps the bean flavour from the flour mix. We dobmt have access to Bob's gluten free flour so I used a suggested substitute: 4 parts chickpea flour: 2 parts potato starch : 1 part tapioca flour : 1 part sorghum flour. Would love to know if you think there is a better flour mix for this recipe or whether I could perhaps use less ACV? Many thanks!

    • March 17, 2017 at 12:19
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      The strange aftertaste is most likely the chickpea flour. Sounds like you have too high of a ratio of it in your mix. It is a very beany tasting flour so it can't be over 1/4 of the mix. I haven't tried other mixes, but I imagine you should be able to buy one, or there is a recipe online somewhere for a mix that you can make yourself that would taste good. The ACV is not the problem, I use that in all my cake recipes. Bob's Red Mill can be bought online by the way, I sometimes get it off of Vitacost.com .

  2. Marianne
    November 17, 2018 at 19:51
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    Hi Amy. Love your recipes. I have been not eatting sugar of any kind except fruit for a month now and wonder if I could just omit the sugar in this recipe In the past I would cut the sweetener in half. Have you any experience in no sugar except for fruit in cakes breads etc.

    • November 17, 2018 at 22:23
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      You could omit it, but it might not taste that great without any sweetener. If you do fruit in recipes, I would puree 1 cup dates with the bananas and 1 cup water (in place of the 1/2 cup water mentioned in the recipe), and proceed with the recipe.

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