SunButter Chocolate Chip Quinoa Banana Bread
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SunButter Chocolate Chip Quinoa Banana Bread

This SunButter Chocolate Chip Quinoa Banana Bread is a healthy way to enjoy subtle sweet flavors of banana and chocolate chips, along with a good dose of protein from a versatile grain during any given morning or evening indulgence. Not only is it delicious, but it also showcases just how great tasting SunButter actually is. All vegan ingredients. 

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword banana bread, bread, dairy-free, holidays, loaf, pancakes, sunbutter, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Creator Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Must-Haves:

  • 2/3 cup SunButter, No Sugar Added
  • 1 1/2 cups Organic all-purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup Organic rolled oats (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 3 large Organic ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked (I used the truRoots brand)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (If you use a highly potent brand like Bob's Red Mill, use a little less than 1/2 tsp instead!)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2-3 Tbsps pure maple syrup (Lessen for less sweetness!)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 'chia egg'--1 Tbsp chia seeds + 3 Tbsps water
  • 3/4 cup Almond milk + more if needed! (I used the Califia Farms brand)
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used The Enjoy Life Foods brand)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a loaf pan with parchment paper (or grease it using vegan butter).

  2. Start by grinding the oats into flour using a food processor.

  3. In a small bowl, add chia seeds with water, stirring until combined and letting it sit for 2-3 minutes until it becomes gel-like.

  4. Combine the mashed bananas, coconut oil, SunButter, maple syrup, and Almond milk together in a medium bowl and mix until well combined. **NOTE: Add additional milk, 1 Tbsp at a time if batter is too thick!**

  5. Then stir in organic all-purpose flour, oat flour, cooked quinoa, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, chia eggs, and sea salt and mix together using a rubber spatula until well incorporated! **Try not to over-mix!** 

  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  7.  Add batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife that is inserted in the middle comes out clean. 

  8. Once done, remove bread from oven and let it cool for a bit before removing it from loaf pan to cool for 10 minutes or so.

  9. Slice and bon appetite!

Tips | Notes:

For Storage: Refrigerate for up to 1 week and re-heat desired slice(s) in the oven or microwave when serving. At room temperature, can last 1-2 days!