This vegan chocolate banana bread with toasted hazelnuts combines three amazing ingredients in one recipe. The natural sweetness of the over-ripe bananas, the decadence of dark chocolate and then some toasted notes from the hazelnuts, all this together makes this amazing banana bread.
You can call me healthy
It looks like a treat, but this chocolate banana bread can be perfectly eaten for breakfast, as a pre-workout snack for an energy boost, or with your mid-morning cup of coffee or tea. It’s not too sweet, but just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. Kids will love this, too.
When your bananas look like this…
… then it’s time to pre-heat your oven. Mix together a few ingredients more and bake this chocolate banana bread. I added toasted hazelnuts, you can buy them in any health store. In case you do only find raw hazelnuts you can easily toast them by yourself. Just place them on a baking tray and bake them in the oven at 180ºC during 10 minutes. In order to remove the skins place the hazelnuts in a clean tea towel and gently rub together.
If you’re a super-chocaholic
Then you can even add 50 gr of extra dark choc chips in the dough. In this recipe I just used a good quality, non-sweetened cacao powder. Make sure these tablespoons are nicely heaped so you get this yummy chocolate flavour.
Slice & freeze
If you prepare this recipe in advance, or want to keep this chocolate banana bread with toasted hazelnuts extra fresh, then I recommend you slice it and freeze the slices separately. So when the sweet cravings hit you, you can just take out a slice, let it de-freeze and enjoy with your cup of coffee.
Like all of my recipes, this chocolate banana bread is dairy free and egg free & 100% plantbased, vegan.
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