mocha chip banana bread (dairy free)

If your in the mood for chocolate and coffee flavored banana bread,  your in the right place.  Ideal for breakfast or dessert.

Also delicious and dairy free.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2/3 cup honey*
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted & cooled
  • 1/2 cup canned light coconut milk**
  • 1 egg, room temp.
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs espresso powder + 1 tbs hot water, dissolved
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line a 9×5″ loaf pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cacao, baking soda and powder, and salt.

In a medium bowl, mix the mashed banana, honey, oil, milk, egg, vanilla & dissolved espresso.

Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients bowl and mix until just combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Transfer mixture to loaf pan.

OPTIONAL:  Garnish top of loaf with extra chocolate chips prior to baking.

Bake for 60-70 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.  Bread is done when toothpick comes out clean.

Allow bread to cool for at least 15 minutes in pan, prior to removing.

Notes:

  1. Base recipe courtesy of tutti-dolci.com
  2. You can sub in maple syrup or any liquid sweetener for the honey.
  3. You can sub in buttermilk for the canned coconut milk. (will no longer be dairy free)
  4. You can sub in melted unsalted butter for the coconut oil.  (will no longer be dairy free)

…delicious happens

 

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