Espresso Chip Banana Bread

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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!

Ingredients

  • 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!

Ingredients

  • 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 🙂