Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe Double Chocolate

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Vegan chocolate banana bread is a delightful and dairy-free treat that combines the rich flavor of chocolate with the natural sweetness of ripe bananas. This delectable double chocolate recipe is not only a crowd-pleaser but also a healthier alternative to traditional banana bread.

In this article, we’ll explore how to make this mouthwatering vegan delight step by step. We’ll also provide insights into ingredient substitutions, helpful tools, tips, and tricks, and address common FAQs. If you’re interested in more plant-based baking recipes, feel free to explore my complete Vegan Baking Recipes Collection here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Vegan recipes often involve clever ingredient substitutions to achieve the desired texture and flavor. Here’s what you’ll need for this vegan double chocolate banana bread:

  • Ripe bananas (3)
  • Flax eggs (2)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • Coconut oil (1/3 cup)
  • All-purpose flour (1 ½ cups)
  • Brown sugar (½ cup)
  • Cocoa powder (1/3 cup)
  • Baking soda (1 tsp)
  • Salt (½ tsp)
  • Dairy-free chocolate chunks (1 cup)

Feel free to replace some ingredients based on your dietary preferences. For example, you can use almond flour for a gluten-free option or coconut sugar for a lower glycemic alternative.

Helpful Tools

To make the baking process smoother, gather these tools:

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Loaf pan (9×5 inch)
  • Whisk
  • Cooling rack

Having these tools at hand will streamline your baking experience and help you create the perfect vegan double chocolate banana bread.

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

1. Pre-heat the Oven

Start by pre-heating your oven to 355 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan thoroughly to prevent sticking.

2. Prepare the Wet Ingredients

In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly mash the ripe bananas. Add the flax eggs, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Mix these ingredients together until well combined.

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3. Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Use a whisk to combine these dry ingredients.

vegan banana bread dry mixture in glass bowl

4. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures

Add the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Gently stir until the wet and dry mixtures are fully combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this could make the bread tough.

vegan banana bread mixture in glass bowl

5. Incorporate Chocolate Chunks

Fold in the dairy-free chocolate chunks into the batter. This will infuse the bread with decadent pockets of chocolatey goodness.

vegan banana bread with chocolate chunks in pan

6. Bake the Banana Bread

Transfer the batter into the greased loaf pan. Top it with a few more chocolate chunks for an enticing appearance. Bake the banana bread for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

7. Cooling and Serving

Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Then, gently remove it from the pan and let it cool for another 10 minutes before slicing. Serve the slices with a smear of vegan butter for an extra touch of flavor.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Ripe Bananas: The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavorful your bread will be.
  • Flax Eggs: To make flax eggs, mix 2 tbsp of ground flaxseeds with 5 tbsp of water and let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens.
  • Chocolate Chunks: Opt for high-quality dairy-free chocolate chunks for the best taste and texture.

FAQ: Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour for a healthier option. Keep in mind that the texture might be slightly different.

Is coconut oil essential for this recipe?

Coconut oil adds moisture and flavor, but you can experiment with other plant-based oils if you prefer.

Can I use cocoa powder instead of chocolate chunks?

Certainly! Cocoa powder can be used for a more consistent chocolate flavor throughout the bread.

How long will the banana bread stay fresh?

When stored in an airtight container at room temperature, it should stay fresh for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate or freeze slices.

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Chocolate Banana Bread Vegan

Indulge in a dairy-free vegan chocolate banana bread – a delectable double chocolate treat uniting ripe bananas and rich cocoa. Easy recipe, plant-based delight!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf banana bread



  • Pre-heat the oven to 355 degrees, and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan thoroughly.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mash bananas thoroughly then add in flax eggs, vanilla, coconut oil, and mix together.
  • In a large mixing bowl add flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and whisk to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the drying ingredients and stir to combine. Add in chocolate chunks, and gently fold into the batter.
  • Add the batter into your greased loaf pan, top with a few more chocolate chunks, and bake for 35 minutes. (Use a toothpick to check and make sure the banana bread is baked all the way through).
  • Allow to cool for 10 mins in the pan on a cooling rack, then remove and allow to cool for another 10 mins before serving. Slice, serve with vegan butter if desired, and enjoy!


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Conclusion: Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

Indulge your taste buds with the delectable fusion of ripe bananas and rich chocolate in this vegan chocolate banana bread. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can create a moist and flavorful double chocolate treat that’s perfect for any occasion. Experiment with variations, share with friends and savor the goodness of this dairy-free dessert.

26 thoughts on “Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe Double Chocolate

  1. Martin says:

    5 stars
    This was SO delicious very moist as advertised, I will definitely be making this again. You can’t even tell it’s vegan!

  2. Rachel says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was exactly what I was looking for, my vegan banana bread turned out perfect and the family absolutely loved it

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Hi Rachel, thank you so much for the review so happy you and your family loved this recipe!

  3. Letica says:

    5 stars
    Amazing recipe so tasty 😋

  4. Stephanie says:

    5 stars
    So soft and moist absolutely delicious recipe thanks Essy 😋

  5. Gurpreet says:

    5 stars
    Such a great recipe thank you thank you thank you! Made this 3 times already!!!

  6. Lauren78 says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! Found it on IG and had to try and let me tell you totally worth it!!!

  7. Jordan says:

    5 stars
    Probably the best vegan banana bread recipe I have tried and I eat ALOT of banana bread. This was so nice and moist I did add 1 extra banana and mine were super overripe.

  8. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    This was so delicious and soft, absolutely loved it!

  9. Tara says:

    5 stars
    This was amazing!! I love banana bread and when I went vegan I have been searching for something like this and it hit the spot.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thanks so much Tara, my husband is a huge banana bread fan too and he loves this recipe.

  10. Danielle says:

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe out and had 4 overly ripe bananas and used them all! Loved how it’s dairy free and so delicious. Came out super moist and didn’t last more than 2 days lol time to get more bananas 🍌

  11. Whitney says:

    5 stars
    Yum I absolutely loved this recipe.

  12. Ayanna says:

    5 stars
    So delicious loving your recipes!

  13. Asteria says:

    5 stars
    Loved this vegan banana bread it was so moist and delicious didn’t last more than 2 days!

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