Vegan Banana Carob Chip bread

I love the combination of banana and chocolate. They just go so well together – like peanut butter and jelly.

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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
  1. Mash bananas in a large bowl then add sugar, vanilla, milk, and coconut oil.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, then add carob chips chips and mix until just combined. Transfer to a loaf pan.
  4. 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!


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