Chocolate & Walnut Banana Bread

Since going vegan in June, I haven’t really baked anything (much to Steve’s dismay). I think I’ve been a little bit scared to get into the whole vegan-baking-thing for the fear of seriously messing up and making something not so tasty, and putting myself off of cake forever!

I thought i’d ease myself back into baking by making a really simple chocolate & walnut banana bread as I have some banana’s that I have neglected in my weekly shop.

This was the final result, and even Steven liked it!

(Be nice to me for my first proper baking blog)

Equipment

Measuring spoons – I picked mine up at Tesco for £2.00.

Mixing bowl

Loaf tin

Electric Whisk

Ingredients

3 overripe bananas, mashed until smooth

1 cup of non-dairy milk

1.5 cups of flour

1 tsp of baking power

1/2 tsp of baking soda

3/4 cup of sugar (caster, coconut or brown)

I use caster for extra sweetness!

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

1/4 tsp of salt

1 cup of nondairy chocolate broken into pieces or chips!

I use 70% cocoa solids

0.5 cups of chopped walnuts

1/4 cup of oil

I’m using coconut oil

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees centigrade

2. Grease your tin!

3. Mix together your bananas, oil, sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth.

4. In a separate bowl, mix together your flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda & salt.

5. Then add this to your wet mixture.

6. Fold in your chocolate & walnuts

7. Pour into your tin.

8. Bake for 45 minutes and check that the cake has risen, and that a knife comes out clean.

9. If it’s not quite ready, pop back into the oven for 5 minutes and keep checking it.

10. Once ready, let it cool & chow down.

This makes the gooey-est banana bread I’ve ever had, but it’s pretty good!

If you’re not a huge chocolate fan, you can always leave it out and go for a yummy walnut banana bread instead!

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