This banana bread recipe will not make you fat. In fact, had another blogger created this recipe, there’s a good chance that he or she might have called it “skinny” or “guilt-free” banana bread. But I’m not going to do that because when I see those words in a recipe title, it usually means that the writer took a perfectly good recipe and ruined it by removing everything delicious and replacing it with crap-flavored sadness. Also, the idea that I should feel “guilty” about eating desserts just makes me want to mainline donuts out of spite. So just to be the contrarian that I am, I have called this recipe “Fat Banana Bread” to protest the ideas that:
1. Fat = Unhealthy
2. Healthy = Pretentious and Gross-tasting
This recipe does not contain eggs, dairy, wheat or processed sugar. But it is easy and stupidly delicious.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup coconut flour (or sub whole-wheat flour if avoiding wheat/gluten isn’t important to you)
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (Or just cut this chocolate bar into tiny pieces)
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
Mash bananas with a fork in a large bowl. Add all other ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Pour into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.
Eat it and feel no guilt.