Chocolate Banana Bread

By Martina Avanzini

I took me a while to perfection this recipe but it was definitely worth it. This banana bread is soft, spongy and eaten warm with the melted chocolate it is absolute perfection. Plus it’s gluten-free and vegan. It’s a great sweet snack to have at home when those craving hit. Your entire house will literally smell like bakery.


– 1 cup of gluten-free oat flour (you can make your own by simply blending the oats)

– 3/4  cup of quinoa flour

– 1 tsp of baking powder

– 1 tsp of baking soda

– 2 tbsp of cinnamon

– pinch of salt

– 3 medium-small ripe bananas

– 1/4 cup of coconut oil

– 1/4 cup of maple syrup or agave

– 1/4 tsp of vanilla

– dark chocolate 1/2 cup

– 1 cup of chopped pecans or almonds

First mix all the dry ingredients together; so the oats, quinoa, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, then add the bananas. Smash them with a fork before mixing all together. Add the coconut oil and the maple syrup. Then add the dark chocolate (I simply cut mine in little squares) the pecans, some dried cranberries or almonds, the choice is yours you can garnish it with your favourite ingredients.

Pour the mixture in your baking loaf. Cook for about 45-55 minutes at 350 F. The first time it is better to let the banana bread completely cool off before cutting the first slice. I drizzled melted dark chocolate on top -just because 🙂 Reheat when necessary for a couple of minutes to enjoy it warm with some ice cream.


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