This one is way different than the others, and a fair bit easier to make. It uses oats (gluten-free, if you're that way inclined) - you grind these up in a food processor to make a flour, and then add the rest of the ingredients and let that small appliance do the work for you! Or you could just buy oat flour and put a bit of muscle into it. Either way, you're left with a delicious (vegan) banana bread that doesn't require much preparation at all. Just measure and press "on". Even on my most tired day, I can handle that.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- 2 1/2 cups oats (gluten-free) OR 2 1/2 cups oat flour
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (no added sweeteners)
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk or water
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a loaf tin with coconut oil or cooking spray.
- FOOD PROCESSOR INSTRUCTIONS: Put the oats in the food processor and pulse until it looks like a smooth flour. Add the bananas, peanut butter, sugar, baking powder, salt, and milk or water, and blend until well combined. You may need to stop and start a couple of times to scrape the sides of the bowl. Once fully mixed, transfer to a large bowl and fold in the chocolate chips. If necessary, add more milk or water.
- NON-FOOD PROCESSOR INSTRUCTIONS: Mix the oat flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Mash the bananas well, then stir in the peanut butter and milk or water. Stir until fully incorporated, then add the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips and mix together. A few lumps are fine. If necessary, add more milk or water.
- Pour into the loaf tin and place in the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.