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Chocolate Chip Vegan Banana Bread – Gluten Free Option

vegan banana bread with chocolate chips

Is it just me or do you also buy tons of bananas knowing you probably wont eat them all before they absolutely need to be used?? Maybe it’s something I do accidentally on purpose? šŸ™‚ Maybe I’m just subconsciously dreaming of banana bread. I mean, who doesn’t love banana bread? Now this next statement is quite bold, but I truly mean it with all of my heart. This AMAZING vegan banana bread tastes better than the “real thing”!! This banana bread is always a HUGE hit with my family and I am asked to make it again and again and again. My nieces and nephews literally devour an entire loaf in only a few minutes. Which has led me to double this recipe more often than not!

This recipe is seriously fool proof.

It is so easy to make, and there’s no messing this one up. You will not be disappointed. Well, you might be, when your banana bread is completely devoured. And that will happen quickly. So since I’ve already learned from my mistake. I do suggest doubling the recipe and making two! This banana bread is moist and fluffy, providing the perfect balance of texture and flavour.

vegan banana bread batter in bowl

Once you’ve prepared your batter, pour the mixture into your loaf pan. I like to like my loaf pan with parchment paper, rather than grease it. This makes it a LOT easier to remove from the pan without breaking it once baked. Press the batter down with your silicone spatula to ensure there are no gaps. Or gently bang the loaf pan on your counter. Then sprinkle the vegan banana bread with chocolate chips and press them down gently into your batter.

vegan banana bread in loaf pan before cooking

Once cooled, remove the banana bread from your loaf pan. Then slice and serve! This dessert is the perfect compliment to your morning or afternoon coffee.

vegan banana bread sliced in serving tray

Want more AMAZING, decadent desserts?

Try these absolutely scrumptious Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes or my Vegan Cheesecake Squares with Salted Caramel.

vegan banana bread with chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Vegan Banana Bread

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Loaf (12 Slices)
Have tons of bananas that need to be used quickly? Look no further than this AMAZING, moist, perfectly delicious vegan banana bread.
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  • 5 very ripe large bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cashew milk or milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking steel cut oats or rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour or oat flour for gluten free, both ways are great!
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or more!


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed banana, milk, melted oil, maple syrup and vanilla.
  • Adding one at a time, mix in the oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and spread with a silicone spatula. Then sprinkle the chocolate chips overtop and gently press them down.
  • Bake for 45 minutes until lightly golden and let cool for 30 minutes before removing from the pan.
  • Serve & enjoy!


This banana bread freezes well, but there probably won't be any leftovers.
Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 0.8% | Vitamin C: 5.2% | Calcium: 4.1% | Iron: 5.7%
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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