Warm banana bread with sweet melty chocolate chips all encased in fluffy whole wheat bread. Hands down, this is sure to be one of your family’s favorites! Also, for my vegan people, I have some ways to make this `delicious vegan banana chocolate chip bread!Jump to Recipe
The basis of a good banana bread recipe is good flour and since this recipe is a whole wheat banana bread recipe let me introduce you to the best whole wheat flour. Bob’s Red Mill Stone Ground 100% Whole Wheat Flour is the best for all your whole wheat needs! I use it to bake bread, doughs, cakes, and more. It produces light and fluffy desserts and has a lovely and subtle flavor.
Baking with whole wheat flour makes the finished product more flavorful and nutritious. However, using only whole wheat flour can make the final product a little drier. The texture and consistency may change. To combat this I like to add more moisture and fat. You can also give the mixture a rest before putting it in the oven. Whole wheat flour contains both the bran and germ of wheat, which is coarser in texture, so giving the batter a chance to rest for about ten minutes gives the wheat and germ a chance to be rehydrated by the liquids.
I love vegan food! I half-jokingly call myself vegan-ish because I often enjoy foods that aren’t vegan. However, I’ve taken a big liking to vegan baking so, on my blog, you’ll find vegan substitutions for almost all baked goods.
For this banana bread recipe, there are 2 not-so-vegan ingredients: an egg and greek yogurt. To turn this into a vegan banana bread recipe, simply replace the egg with 1/4 cup of applesauce and replace the greek yogurt with vegan yogurt.
The applesauce and yogurt will also add the necessary moisture to the whole wheat.
Although we call it bread, this banana dessert isn’t made like one. We start with mashed ripened bananas and then add all of our other ingredients. Bananas are the star of this show!
This time, I choose to use maple syrup instead of sugar. This adds a little extra depth to the flavors. My family loved the change and didn’t even notice!
Here is a list of ingredients!