You guys know I’m always up for some healthy snacks for the kids, who are ALWAYS hungry and always looking for food. So I’m excited to share a new recipe that’s plant-based, moist and tasty and includes a pop of protein from a secret ingredient – beans!

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread with Beans- gluten free easyrealfood.com

Why I like to bake with beans

I toyed with the name of this recipe. I almost called it black bean chocolate banana bread, but I wondered how appealing that actually sounded?;) But the thing is, I love baking with beans for many reasons:

  • Beans add fiber to recipes, which is said to help maintain a healthy body weight, lower blood sugar, and also make you feel full. They also help keep you regular. Bonus!
  • Protein is another benefit of beans. Not only is it essential for building muscle, but protein also carries amino acids which are necessary. I actually also called this chocolate banana protein bread, but again didn’t know if that’d be eye-catching. The good news is that you’re getting that pop of protein here!
  • Potassium is an electrolyte and is also found in legumes.
  • By adding beans, you can cut down on unnecessary added fats. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a big fan of healthy fats. But balancing them out with beans can also be a plus.
  • I like adding beans to my baked goods that I serve my kids because it ups their nutrient value making them a healthy snack for kids to enjoy.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread 

Truth be told, I adapted my white bean banana bread recipe slightly to create this new version. Because I like change, especially with my foods! I mean, if you like that version already, why wouldn’t you enjoy it as a vegan chocolate banana bread?! A few tweaks and additions, and you’re on your way to a tasty, not-too-sweet bread that you can enjoy for breakfast (with or without a big cup of coffee), smothered with your favorite nut butter for a snack (or lunch), topped with cream cheese, some chocolate ghee – there are so many ways this versatile healthy bread can be eaten!

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread With Black Beans

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Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread with Beans- gluten free easyrealfood.com
Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread With Black Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Resting Time
5 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Vegan chocolate banana bread made with black beans. Gluten-free and full of protein, fiber and lots of chocolatey goodness!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, Vegan
Servings: 12
Calories: 167 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix dry ingredients.

  3. Place bananas, beans, maple syrup, milk and vanilla in a blender. Blend to combine.

  4. Make a well (hole) in the dry ingredients; pour wet ingredients in and mix to combine. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and place in the middle of the preheated oven. Bake for 30 minutes. When the timer goes off, turn the oven off but LEAVE the loaf in the oven for 5 minutes. Total cooking time is 35 minutes.

  5. Let cool before enjoying.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread With Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 250mg11%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Other healthy oat flour recipes you may like:

Gluten Free Peach Muffins

White Bean Banana Bread

Gluten Free Black Bean Muffins 

healthy, gluten-free black bean muffins #vegan #glutenfree #healthysnack

Super easy and healthy, gluten-free black bean muffins #vegan #glutenfree #healthysnack

 

*To make your own oat flour, simply place oats in a blender and blend for 15-30 seconds or until oats are ground into a flour. Easy peasy! 🙂

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