I love the combination of banana and chocolate. They just go so well together – like peanut butter and jelly.
Anyhow, I had some ripe bananas but no chocolate. I did however have a bag of carob chips!… I’ve recently discovered carob chips and have been using them in place of chocolate chips in all of my baking recipes. They have a different taste than chocolate, but are a vegan alternative and supposedly have more health benefits!
Here is the original recipe.
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2/3 C brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 C soy milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 1/4 C WW flour
- 1/4 C rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1/3 C Carob chips
- Mash bananas in a large bowl then add sugar, vanilla, milk, and coconut oil.
- In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.
- Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, then add carob chips chips and mix until just combined. Transfer to a loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes until golden.
This banana bread was delicious – moist and gooey with bits of carob chips scattered throughout. You could also try adding some chopped nuts into the bread or as a topping…. maybe some walnuts? Back to the carob chips – they are really growing on me… I feel like I can use them in all my baking recipes and not miss the taste of chocolate. I’d recommend trying them out – might change your life!