Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Vegan raspberry chocolate chip banana bread is everything you want in rich, sweet banana bread, plus tart raspberries and melty chocolate chips! Totally gluten free and banana sweetened.

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Be honest. Do you guys get sick of hearing how much I love bananas/banana bread?

I sure hope not. And if so, skip down to the recipe, you won’t hurt my feelings. 🙂

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Before we talk about this bomb vegan raspberry chocolate chip banana bread, let’s review what makes banana bread one of the best food creations to ever exist.

  • It’s perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert
  • The definition of a comfort food, rich and soul satisfying
  • Great in all seasons
  • Easy to customize with flavors/add ins
  • IT’S LITERALLY FULL OF BANANAS

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

There’s literally never a time we don’t have bananas at our house. They’re either frozen, out on the counter to ripen, or in a loaf of banana bread I’ve just baked. At least 2 of these 3 is always happening, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Once I top off my frozen stash for smoothies and nice cream, I let the rest ripen and get super sweet. Then we either eat them straight up or on top of oatmeal bowls, or I use them for banana bread.

Can we talk really quick about how offensive it is that some people eat bananas no only when they aren’t ripe yet (they should have plenty of spots, not just all yellow, and be fragrant before you peel them), but some people actually voluntarily consume GREEN BANANAS?! I literally cannot handle it. If you’re one of those people, GTFO.

I’m totally kidding, but seriously, let your nanas get ripe so you can enjoy all their amazing sweetness instead of crunching on them. I’m actually gagging as I type that.

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I wanted to create a version of my favorite banana bread, but with a bright, springtime twist. I think raspberries might just be my most favorite berry of all, so I threw some into my go to, base banana bread recipe and this vegan raspberry chocolate chip banana bread was born.

And our bellies were happy.

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

The batter is super simple – whole grain rolled oats, mashed RIPE bananas, flax eggs, and almond milk. As always, the bananas have to be ripe AF because they’re all that’s sweetening the banana bread! So they must be super super sweet.

Mix those ingredients together, add some vegan chocolate chips, and we’re ready for the pan!

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I put about half the batter into the loaf pan, sprinkled on some raspberries, then put the remaining batter on top of that. This is just to ensure there are berries throughout the loaf, but avoids having to stir the berries into the batter where they might break and not look as pretty. Priorities, people.

I baked this loaf for about 40 minutes, but your time may vary depending on how hot your oven gets. Just keep an eye on it and pull it out when the edges are slightly golden and the middle no longer feels gooey to the touch. It’ll firm up as it cools, too.

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This vegan raspberry chocolate chip banana bread is just more proof that banana bread is one of the best sweets EVER. Soft, rich, full of banana flavor, with the addition of melty chocolate chips and tart pops of raspberries. I’m so happy spring is here!

Have a happy, healthy day, friends!

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 c whole grain gluten free rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 1 1/2 c mashed super ripe banana
  • 2 flax eggs - 2 tbsp ground flaxseed in a small bowl with 6 tbsp water, set in the fridge for 15 minutes
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1/2 c vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 c fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oat flour, mashed banana, flax eggs, and almond milk until totally combined.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and stir.
  4. Gently stir in about half of the raspberries, then pour half the batter into a parchment lined or nonstick loaf pan.
  5. Add the rest of the raspberries on top of the batter in the pan, then pour in the rest of the batter. Add more raspberries to the very top if desired.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the center is no longer soft.
  7. Let it cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes, then turn out to cool completely.
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Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread