Made with super ripe bananas and chunks of dark chocolate, this Vegan Oil Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread will make everyone come back for seconds!
The other week I was a crazy hosting/cooking lady.
We had one of our friends stay with us for about 8 days, which was fabulous, but can I just say that three people in a house makes food go so much quicker! I felt like I was constantly baking or cooking just to keep us all fed.
Fine with me!
The past two guests we've had stay at our house were big grazers instead of the usual eat-3-main-meals-a-day-people, so I made all kinds of baked goods to keep them, as well as Brett--my snack monster--happy and well fed.
Brett and I love Banana Bread and I already have a couple recipes on my blog like this Black Sesame Tahini Banana Bread and Chickpea Flour Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, but this recipe is slightly different as it's oil free. We're pretty obsessed with this Vegan Oil Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and I've been making batch after batch just to make sure we're never left without it as a snack.
The recipe for this Vegan Oil Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was actually inspired by Robyn from The Real Life-RD. I've been reading her blog for years, but for some reason the other day I decided to go waaaaay back to read some of her earlier posts and have just been reading my way through her blog ever since. She speaks so much truth about intuitive eating, body positivity, eating mostly plants but not stressing out about food. I love her message and view on food. She also posted so many amazing, simple recipes back in the day and I've been keeping track of them to make new snacks for Brett. We definitely are taste bud twins.
Anyways, I'm glad she posted a banana bread recipe in one of her posts, because it's what made this Vegan Oil Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread come about...and I'm in love!
I hope you give this simple Banana Bread recipe a try. Please let me know what you think if you make it and be sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram (#theconscientiouseater) so I can see your creation!
Vegan Oil Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- 1 flax egg 3 tablespoons water + 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 4 ripe bananas
- ⅔ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup apple sauce
- ½ cup non-dairy milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 ¼ cup oat flour*
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup dairy free chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 °F and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons of water to form a flax egg. Set the "egg" aside to thicken.
- In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas until smooth. Add in the coconut sugar, apple sauce, non-dairy milk, thickened flax egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the oat flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, being careful not to over mix.
- Fold in the dairy free chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 35 minutes. After 35 minutes, remove the loaf and cover it with aluminum foil and place it back in the oven to bake for another 10 minutes.
- Removed the loaf from the oven and remove the aluminum foil to allow the banana bread to cool. Once it's cooled off a bit, remove the loaf from the pan and place it on a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag.
Has anyone tried making this sugar/sweetener free?! ie no calories from unnecessary empty calorie sugars.
I haven’t tried this exact recipe without sugar, but I do often make my Double Chocolate GF Banana Bread without sugar if you want to try that recipe out! https://theconscientiouseater.com/gluten-free-double-chocolate-banana-bread/
i'm out of flax seed is there another option you would recommend as an egg sub?
Hi Tiffany! Any store bought egg replacer would work or possibly a chia egg using chia seeds instead of flaxseed. Or even a smidge extra mashed banana! Hope it works out for you!
wow, this is the recipe I have been looking for!! The best banana bread that I've ever had!! Greeting from a fellow vegan from Argentina 🙂
That's so great to hear Meli! Thanks so much for sharing!
This is my favourite recipe right now! I have tried different variations: with frozen blueberries and shreeded coconut, with apples instead of banana, next time i plan to try apples + walnats. I skip sugar. Thank you so much for sharing This recipe!!!!
I'm so glad you're enjoying this recipe Ani as well as getting creative with so many different variations. Thanks so much for sharing!
hi! what could i use to replace applesauce?
Hi Hillary! You could possibly use more ripe/mashed banana or yogurt or pumpkin puree (which would make the flavor completely different). All of these substitutions I haven't tried personally yet, so I can't say how it will turn out. But those would be my suggestions. I hope you find something that works!
Aimee Urbina says
If I have no oats can i just regular flour for the whole recipe?
Hi Aimee! Yes, that should work fine. I haven't tried it yet in this specific recipe, but I don't think it should cause you any problems. I hope it works out for you!
What can i use to replace coconut sugar ? Maple syrup maybe ?
Any regular dry sugar would work, but I haven't tried making it with a liquid sweetener yet. It will probably make the dough wetter and therefore the loaf will bake differently. No harm in trying though!
Soo delicious! Today was my second time using this recipe and both loaves turned out perfectly! Everyone in my family loved it and it was gone in one evening haha
Ah Shannon, that's great news! So glad you guys are enjoying this banana bread! Thanks so much for sharing:)
Wanda Brooks says
can i just use all oat flour instead of the wheat flour?
Hi Wanda! You can definitely try using only oat flour, but the bread might not hold together as well because using all oat flour would make it gluten free. I'd say with all the mashed banana and applesauce though, it'd be worth the try! Let me know if it works out for you!
Taylor Overstreet says
How about using Almond or other flour in place of the whole wheat flour?
Hi Taylor! I haven't tried making this recipe gluten-free. You could definitely try it and hope that the banana and applesauce holds everything together, but it could be crumbly. Sorry I can't give you more input. Let me know if you try it and if it works for you!
Thanks for posting an oil-free recipe. Can't wait to try it. Am always looking for oil-free recipes! 🙂
Glad this recipe is helpful for you Heather! Let me know if you make the bread and if you like it!