Vegan Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
5 bananas (I prefer to use organic)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
1 3/4 cups unbleached white flour or whole wheat flour
1/4 cup vegan cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Mash the bananas in a large bowl with hands or however you like. Add sugar and vanilla extract and mix with hand mixer. Add water as you mix.
2. In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon and baking powder. Add dry mixture into banana/sugar mixture and mix until it is fully blended.
3. With a wooden spoon mix in the chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into nonstick loaf pan. I sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips to the top of the batter but it's not necessary.
4. Bake for 55-65 minutes. Check on it every few minutes after the 45 minute mark. All ovens are different. I stick a knife in the middle to see if its fully baked through.
This recipe is great by itself of you can spread some vegan butter on it, or if you're having it for dessert you can put some nondairy whipped cream on it! Its wonderful!