Sweetly Raw – Best Banana Bread (Vegan, GF, Nut Free)

I've always loved banana bread - with chocolate chips, of course! I'm excited to share my healthy recipe that is vegan, gluten free, nut free, and super moist! It slices nicely and holds together well.

I like to swirl peanut butter (or tahini) and dark chocolate on top of a warm slice for an ultra decadent treat. Mmm.

I've made this recipe a few times to get it just right. I hope you like it as much as I do! I personally like a warm gooey slice about an hour after it comes out of the oven (eaten with a spoon) but it's best once it's cooled completely. Its easier to slice and holds together better.

I make my own oat flour by finely blending oats in my blender. It makes a wonderful gluten-free flour alternative (just make sure to buy gluten free oats).

Make sure to use super ripe bananas!

Banana Bread

Vegan - Gluten Free - Nut Free - Refined Sugar Free

1 1/4 cup oat flour

1/2 cup tapioca flour

2/3 cup coconut sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon himalayan salt

1 cup mashed banana

1/3 cup warm water

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup dark chocolate chips, optional

Preheat an oven to 350F. Stir all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the wet ingredients together. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until combined. Add the chocolate chips. Spread into a 9x5" bread pan (grease the bottom). Bake for 32-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15-20 minutes and then remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack. It slices best when it's completely cool otherwise it will be a bit gooey.

Optional: Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter.

For the ultimate treat:

Spread some peanut butter (or tahini or sunflower seed butter for nut-free) on a piece of warm bread and sprinkle with chunks of dark chocolate. Once it starts to melt, use a spoon to swirl it around.

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Have a great week guys!

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3 Comments
  1. cindy
    April 16, 2018 at 13:10
    Reply

    Can you substitute the oat flour for another flour? If so what other flour can you use that will come close to your recipe. Thank you in advance

    • sweet_raw
      April 24, 2018 at 19:54
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      Hi Cindy, Yes you can try quinoa flour instead.

  2. Stephanie
    April 17, 2018 at 00:30
    Reply

    I love the peanut butter chocolate idea! I am stingy with sugar so this would be the perfect addition to my not-sweet-enough banana bread (but I will try your recipe next time)

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