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A vegan banana bread recipe fully loaded with cacao powder, chocolate chips, and a fudgy chocolate ganache.
For this recipe I’m using a pre-mixed banana bread package from GoNanas and enhancing it with a ton of chocolate for the ultimate vegan chocolate fudge banana bread.
If you’ve never heard of GoNanas, listen up! They are a woman-owned banana bread mix company that is serving up some super flavorful vegan, gluten-free, and allergen-friendly.
And not only that, but they are an anti-diet culture company and pretty much represent everything I strive for here at The Wellness Walnut.
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What Ingredients are Needed for Vegan Chocolate Fudge Banana Bread?
GoNanas Original Banana Bread Mix: A vegan and gluten-free banana bread mix that is super delicious on its own and super convenient for when you want banana bread without the hassle of measuring out ingredients.
Bananas: Two super ripe medium-sized bananas (aka very brown and mushy) or three ripe medium-sized bananas.
Coconut Oil: We will need 2 melted tablespoons for our banana bread mix.
Maple Syrup: Can swap for honey or agave syrup.
Cacao Powder: An organic cacao powder is a great superfood addition to this recipe. You can swap for an unsweetened cocoa powder
Coconut Milk: We’ll need coconut milk for the chocolate ganache, so feel free to use coconut milk in the banana bread batter as well or any other dairy-free milk like almond or oat.
Chocolate Chips: A dairy-free option like EnjoyLife mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
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How to Make Vegan Chocolate Fudge Banana Bread
Prep the Banana Bread: Preheat the oven to 350° F and grease an 8x4 loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the bananas, maple syrup, 3 tbsp coconut milk, and coconut oil. Stir in the GoNanas mix and cacao powder until just combined. Fold in ¼ cup of the chocolate chips and pour into the prepared loaf pan.
Bake the Banana Bread: Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Remove banana bread from the oven and insert a toothpick through the center to make sure it’s fully baked. If the toothpick comes out clean, your banana bread is ready!
Make the Chocolate Ganache: Spoon the thick coconut cream from the coconut milk can into a microwaveable bowl. Heat for about 1 minute, watching to make sure it doesn’t bubble over. Pour hot coconut milk over ½ cup of chocolate chips and let it sit for 2-3 minutes without stirring. After 2-3 minutes, whisk the chocolate chips and coconut milk together until smooth. Let cool completely to allow it to thicken up to become the frosting for our banana bread.
Final Touches: Let banana bread cool before removing from the pan. Frost the cooled banana bread with the chocolate ganache and top with remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips.