Monday, August 10, 2009

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I have bunches and bunches of very ripe bananas, as I overestimated the number of smoothies my husband and I would be drinking over the weekend. Well, actually, he overestimated the number of smoothies he was going to be drinking, because his teeth hurt from his new braces. My philosophy has always been, when life hands you bananas, make banana bread. And this lusciously moist recipe with a hint of coconut and rich, dark chocolate chips is one of my all-time favorites.


1 cup turbinado sugar
½ cup Earth Balance buttery spread
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
½ cup So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage, Original flavor
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon coconut extract
3 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer mixed with 4 tablespoons warm water
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup dark chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with a little Earth Balance spread or non-stick spray, and set aside.

In a large bowl cream together sugar and Earth Balance. Add mashed bananas, and mix again, just enough to incorporate them together. Add coconut milk, vanilla extract, coconut extract, and Ener-G egg replacer mixture, and blend together.

In a separate bowl mix together flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and continue to mix together, scraping down sides of the bowl. When the ingredients are mixed together, fill the greased loaf pan, and place in oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, until top is golden brown. The banana bread will get dark on top but will stay moist inside.

Let cool for 30 minutes, cut, and serve.


TerriG. said...

There goes my diet!

janet said...

Ooh, I love the addition of the coconut flavor!

Anonymous said...

Bananas, coconut, and chocolate? I can't imagine anything more delicious. My kids are gonna be in heaven! I might even serve this still warm with a little Purely Decadent coconut milk ice cream. :P

cynthia said...

All that's missing is a glass of So Delicious coconut milk! But the ice cream idea doesn't sound too shabby, either! :)

chantal said...

I just made this, and it's the best banana bread I ever tasted. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

Batty said...

Yum, that looks amazing! I actually have all the ingredients on hand... see, it was meant to be!

Vegiegail said...

Great! Let me know how you like it, Batty!