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Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread (Vegan)

An intensely banana flavour. Moist beyond belief with a fine crumb, marbled with dark chocolate. Heavenly. Toasted with peanut butter this is the penultimate midnight snack

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 7 people

Ingredients

  • 4 large bananas (peeled)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp aquafaba* well reduced
  • 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese or tofu if you have no cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cardamum
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Turn your oven to broil and place your peeled bananas in a metal pan and place it on the rack closest to your broiler. Let broil 5 minute and turn. Allow to broil until deep brown and the smell of bananas fill the kitchen.

  2. Remove from the oven and turn oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

  3. Blend the bananas, vanilla, aquafaba and cream cheese (or tofu) in a blender until completely smooth.

  4. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, turmeric, cardamum and salt into a large bowl.

  5. Cream the butter and brown sugar until fluffy using a hand or stand mixer. Mix the banana mixture into the creamed sugar and butter.

  6. Add the dry ingredients in 2 batches mixing well between additions. The batter will be quite stiff.

  7. Melt 1/2 cup of dark chocolate. Scoop out 1 1/2 cups of the batter and mix it into the melted chocolate.

  8. Grease and flour a loaf pan (9 by 5) and add the two batters in scoops of dark and light. Once the pan is full run a knife through the batter 5 or 6 times until you have a good swirl.

  9. Bake for 60 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool completely before slicing.