Many people are using their extra time at home to create delicious creations in the kitchen. We have seen a lot of creative innovations go viral over the last few months from peanut butter bread to wine ice-cream slushies and even pancake cereal!  But nothing quite beats a fluffy loaf of classic banana bread. Especially when it’s loaded with chocolate chips! Making banana bread from scratch isn’t hard but it can be difficult finding the perfect recipe. You want your bread to be fluffy, moist, and a little sweet and certainly not dry or bland. We’re happy to share after a bit of trial and error we think we have mastered the best banana bread recipe that you seriously need to try!

Not only is this recipe incredibly easy but the prep work comes together quickly too. The loaf does take about an hour to cook but that gives you the perfect excuse to kick back, relax, and catch up on your favorite show. Further, you may also enjoy that our recipe doesn’t require eggs or dairy — perfect if you have allergies to these ingredients and/or if you don’t have these ingredients on hand! Now, that’s enough talking, let’s get making this delicious recipe!

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Servings: 1 Loaf (6-8 servings)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 medium bananas
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • A handful of chocolate chips & chopped walnuts (optional)

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Loaf pan

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • In a small bowl combine milk with apple cider vinegar, whisk, and set aside
  • Mash bananas using a potato masher or fork then mix in oil, sugar, and vanilla
  • Mix in the milk mixture
  • Add flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and then mix until combined
  • Fold in chocolate chips and/or walnuts (again optional)
  • Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan
  • Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean
  • Note: Check bread at 40 minutes, if browning too quickly, cover with tinfoil and continue baking

ICYMI: If you’re following a keto diet or trying to watch your carb intake you need to check out our easy grain-free mug banana bread recipe! All you need are a few ingredients, a mug, and about 5 minutes of your time to whip this delicious treat together.  Did you know you can even make banana bread in an Instant Pot? Check out our ooey-gooey instant pot chocolate chip banana bread bites recipe! Finally, if you’re feeling up for a challenge why not try making homemade bread! You can check out our easy instructions for making bread from scratch. It’s a lot easier than you may think!

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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