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Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


The ultimate vegan, oil free whole grain banana bread. Perfect balance of sweetness and whole good ingredients.


  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom or cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine ground flaxseed and water, stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Once flax seeds gel up, add ripe bananas and with a fork or whisk, mash bananas really well until mostly smooth.
  4. Add in peanut butter, apple cider vinegar, cardamom/cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar and mix well into the banana and flax egg mixture.
  5. Add in baking soda and baking powder and whisk together to evenly combine.
  6. Add in flour 1/2 cup at a time and mix into batter. Repeat until all of the flour is incorporated.
  7. Add walnuts and chocolate chips then fold them into the batter.
  8. Batter will be thick, spoon batter into a lightly greased loaf pan and place in the oven.
  9. Bake in the over for 50-55 minutes, making sure a toothpick comes out clean.


  • Feel free to use nut butter of preference. I used peanut butter because it is cheap and typically in my pantry. 
  • You can also sub out spelt flour for regular flour or whole wheat pastry flour for similar end result. 
  • Enjoy banana bread as desired! As a treat on it’s own, topped with extra nut butter or even used to make a fancier vegan French toast.