Espresso Chip Banana Bread


My new favorite way to make banana bread is with instant espresso powder. The subtle coffee flavor pairs nicely with the banana, nut, and chocolate chips. If you aren’t a fan of coffee, this is an easy ingredient to omit. Although, I’ve had a few taste testers with aversions to coffee find the bread delicious so it’s worth giving it a try!


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1-2 Tbls instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c white sugar
  • one flax egg (1 Tbls flax with 3 Tbls water, let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken)
  • 1/3 c butter or coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c walnuts/pecans
  1. Mix the bananas, espresso, sugars, vanilla, flax egg and butter; set aside
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet. After a few stirs, add in 1/2 c chocolate chips and 1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans
  3. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes. Let cool before removing from the loaf pan

Mary’s Famous Banana Bread

I am happy enough when my parents branch out and try my vegan foods, but for them to make vegan foods is a whole other realm of jubilation. My mom whipped up her sister-in-law’s recipe for banana bread. In the past she has used eggs and butter, but this time she used flax/water mixture and vegetable shortening. It is seriously the best banana bread I’ve had.

Here she is!


  • 1/2 c vegetable shortening
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 tbls ground flax with 6 tbls water
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed

Mix all together and bake at 350 F for 40 minutes. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s been awhile since I’ve baked anything. Technically I really should be working on my take home final, I couldn’t resist to make this “healthy” chocolate chip banana bread courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie. This will be the perfect meal on the go tomorrow when I drive to get my nieces. And, I’ll make sure to slice them a few pieces as well.

Happy baking 🙂