Dairy-free, Nut-free, and Egg-free Chocolate Banana Bread

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When people find out that I have severe food allergies, and that I cannot have dairy and nuts, the question that often follows is, “So what do you eat??” They are starting to realize all of the food I cannot have. No butter, no ice cream, no peanut butter, no Reese’s cups. My response back is usually that I manage to find safe things, but yes, my options are extremely limited. I have to say that of all foods, desserts are usually the most difficult for me to either find safe options, or to make safe options that actually taste good.

Thankfully I have found or adapted a few recipes that are simple, allergy-friendly, and are also crowd-pleasers.

This recipe for chocolate banana bread is one of those. A month or two after my husband and I got married, I tried to find a few new dessert recipes to try to impress him. Thankfully, this one has stuck with him, and he often requests for it (mind you he has no allergies, so he knows what he is missing when he eats my allergy-friendly food). This recipe is simple, and also has an egg-free option for those with egg allergies. I hope you enjoy the recipe, and it can be another safe dessert for you and your family!

 


Dairy-free, Nut-free, and Egg-free Chocolate Banana Bread

Ingredients 

  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup margarine – melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg (or 1 1/2 T. water, 1 1/2 T. oil, 1 tsp. baking powder – mixed)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (to mix in, as well as sprinkle on top)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and spray a 9×5″ loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mash ripe bananas, then whisk in melted butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Stir in baking soda, salt, flour, and cocoa powder. Sprinkle in half of chocolate chips into batter.
  4. Pour batter into greased loaf pan, then sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top of banana bread.
  5. Bake for 55 minutes, and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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Wet ingredients
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Batter with chocolate chips!
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Sprinkle those last chocolate chips on top of the batter!
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Now enjoy a slice of delicious chocolate banana bread!

 

Caitlin has grown up in Los Angeles acquiring food allergies, a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, a loving husband, and an amazing job as a Children's Librarian. She enjoys spending time with family, trips to the beach with her husband, Sundays at church, and writing. Having food allergies is a struggle, but Caitlin hopes with more resources available, people can learn to thrive with food allergies.

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