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Chocolate Chunk Walnut Banana Bread (Vegan)

Chocolate Chunk Walnut Banana Bread (Vegan)

This post is sponsored by Alter Eco Chocolate. Find more on www.alterecofoods.com.

Banana bread is a classic; it’s great. But what could make it even better?

Dark chocolate. and walnuts. bam.

The combination of these three makes for the best banana bread y’all have ever had. I’ve been making this banana bread recipe for years now - and it’s still my favorite. Made with whole wheat flour, apple sauce instead of oil, and a touch of coconut sugar, it’s so moist and fluffy ya won’t even know it’s a healthy treat. I chopped up some of Alter Eco’s 90% dark chocolate and walnuts to fold into the batter and oh. my. gosh.

The perfect banana bread has been born.

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Chocolate Chunk Walnut Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 ripe bananas

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup apple sauce

1/4 cup water

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup walnuts - chopped

1 bar Alter Eco 90% dark chocolate - chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease it with coconut oil. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and set aside. In another bowl, mash up your bananas, and add in the apple sauce, sugar, water, and apple cider vinegar. Add the wet ingredients to the drip, folding in your chopped chocolate and walnuts. Pour your batter into your loaf pan, and top with extra nuts and chocolate if you like - you can also add some sliced banana on top. Bake your bread for 40-45 minutes, until your toothpick comes out clean. Allow your bread to cool before slicing.

Fold your chopped chocolate and walnuts into your bread batter.

Fold your chopped chocolate and walnuts into your bread batter.

The best chocolate to throw into this bread!

The best chocolate to throw into this bread!

Baked and golden!

Baked and golden!

Fluffy and sweet!

Fluffy and sweet!

Top your bread with peanut butter and/or sliced bananas!

Top your bread with peanut butter and/or sliced bananas!

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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