Guilt-free chocolate oatmeal banana bread
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Eat up this delicious banana bread thats totally eggless, milk-free, and sugar free! I've yet to meet a soul that doesn't like this banana bread, it's been a signature treat of mine for years and never disappoints. What I love about this bread is that it's guilt free and super filling. Whole wheat flour and oatmeal provide you with loads of fibre and energy, making it the perfect breakfast or snack option. It's also great for those on a diet that are looking for a filling, low-fat dessert.
The bread is also very moist and dense, so it doesn't dry up and can hold at room temperature for quite a while (although because of it's deliciousness I don't think it will last very long!). The secret to it's moist-ness is the yogurt as well as the creamy bananas – make sure to use ripe bananas, the riper the better!
I personally love this bread once it's cooled down, but you can definitely eat it straight out of the oven or even warm it up in the microwave. Now who can resist melted, gooey chocolate?
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Chocolate Oatmeal Banana Bread - Eggless, Milk and Sugar Free!
Prep Time - 10 min
Cook Time - 1 hr
- 2 cups All purpose flour
- 1 cup fine oatmeal
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 ripe bananas
- 2 cups water/yogurt mixture (container of 200g plain yogurt mixed with water and 1.5tbsp of vinegar)
- 100g dark chocolate, chopped into small bits
1. Preheat the oven to 180 C and greese a loaf pan.
2. Mix together flour, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
3. Mix yogurt/water mixture together with oil, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract. Combine with the dry ingredients and mix until all lumps disappear. Now fold in the chopped dark chocolate.
4. Pour into loaf pan and bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
I'm a big fan of walnuts, you can also mix in about a cup of walnuts along with the chocolate, making it even more dense and filling! Or you can even omit the chocolate and add in chopped apples and raisins!
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