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Vegan Babka Style Banana Bread

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time55 mins

Vegan Babka Style Banana Bread

For the Banana Bread:
 2 Spotty Bananas
 1 Flax Egg (1 Tbsp Flax + 3 Tbsp Water mixed - let sit for 10 minutes) OR 2 eggs (if you do not want to make it vegan)
 ¼ cup Almond Milk
 ½ cup Maple Syrup
 2 tbsp Oil (Avocado, Olive or Liquid Coconut work)
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 ½ tsp Baking Powder
 ½ tsp Baking Soda
 2 cups Spelt Flour
For the Chocolate Layer:
 ½ cup Dairy Free Chocolate Chips
 ½ tbsp Coconut Oil
 Flakey Sea Salt!

Preheat oven to 350.


Prepare the flax egg. Add 1 tbsp of flaxmeal (ground flax) to 3 tbsp of water. Mix and let it sit. It should sit for at least 10 minutes. You will see it is ready when it just slides around in one "egg like" puddle. This helps bind the bread the way eggs do. You can also use 2 eggs if are not vegan or do not want to make this vegan.


In a large mixing bowl (or stand / hand mixer) mash bananas until they are in liquidy chunks.


Add in almond milk, maple syrup, oil, vanilla and flax egg. Mix again until well combined.


Add in baking powder, baking soda and spelt flour. MIX again very well. You want the batter to be free of any flour chunks and smooth. It should not be super liquidy, but if you are feeling it is too thick, add another tbsp of maple syrup or almond milk.

*every flour is different so use your best judgement*


In a small mixing bowl, add chocolate chips and coconut oil. Melt it on medium in a microwave for 1 minute. Remove and mix. Put it back in for another minute and mix. Once the chocolate is a melty liquid you are ready to go!


Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and grease with nonstick spray. Pour HALF of the mixture in and stop. Then pour half of the chocolate mixture in. Spread it out on top of the banana batter. Make sure to cover the whole area!


Add the remaining banana bread batter back in and shake to even it out.


Add that second half of chocolate on top and use a knife or mix it around and swirl if you wish! You can also drizzle it and leave it at that. The chocolate will be chunky and thick (pictured) and it is DELISH.


Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool and sprinkle with some flakey sea salt.