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Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

Vegan chocolate banana bread - this easy to make double chocolate vegan banana bread is perfect for snacking on, or it is great for an indulgent breakfast!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine baking, vegan
Keyword banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 320 kcal
Author Domestic Gothess


  • 3 medium very ripe bananas (about 330g peeled weight)
  • 100 ml (1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp) sunflower oil (or other flavourless oil)
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 Tbsp non dairy milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110 g (2/3 cup) light brown soft sugar
  • 215 g (1 + 3/4 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 50 g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100 g (3.5oz) chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Grease an approx 11.5 x 21.5 cm / 4.5 x 8.5 in loaf tin and line it with a strip of baking parchment; leave some overhanging on either side.

  2. Place the bananas in a blender along with the sunflower oil, brown sugar, maple syrup or agave, vanilla extract and non dairy milk and blend until the mixture is very smooth.

  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold in until no pockets of flour remain; make sure that you don't over-beat the batter though as this can make the banana bread tough.

  5. Fold in the chocolate chips then scrape the batter into the prepared tin. Spread it level and bake for about 45-55 minutes.

  6. It is very, very important that you do not bake this vegan chocolate banana bread until a skewer comes out clean. You want the skewer to come out a bit gunky - not wet batter, but definitely with a bit of thick, sticky batter on it. If you leave it in the oven until the skewer comes out clean then it may well end up being a bit dry so do keep a close eye on it towards the end of cooking.

  7. Once the banana bread is done, remove it from the oven and use the overhanging strip of baking parchment to lift it out of the tin on to a wire rack (make sure that you remove the baking parchment too). Leave to cool.