Have some overripe bananas hanging around? Don't throw them out! Instead, make this delicious banana bread! A combination of chocolatey cacao batter, spicy chai, and plenty of banana, this bread is full of tasty goodness. Enjoy it for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee or as a sweet, late night snack with some warm almond milk.

Cacao Chai Banana Bread [Vegan]

Serves

10 slices

Cooking Time

60

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Ingredients

For the Cacao Bread:

  • 1 1/2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon backing soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For the Chai Bread:

  • 1 1/2 bananas mashed
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon backing powder
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
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Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. In two separate bowls, mash the bananas. Add the flax seed, sugar, coconut oil, backing soda and backing powder to both bowls. Give them both a good mix and make sure everything's combined well. Now add the lemon juice to both mixtures and mix well.
  2. To make the cacao batter, add 1/2 cup cacao and 1/2 cup flour and fold it through the batter until everything's well combined (it will be a very thick batter). To make the chai batter, you add the spices and flour and fold it all together to make a thick batter. If you want you can add pecan nuts through the batters.
  3. When you have both of the batters done, line a baking dish with parchment paper and add the batter in batches. First, put about 1/4 of the chai then about 1/4 of the cacao and keep doing this until the batter is done. Now smooth the top of the batter. If you want you can add some peanut butter on top and create swirls with a skewer.
  4. Now add the banana bread to a preheated oven and bake it for about an hour or until you poke it with a skewer and it comes out clean.
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