Swicy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Yes…swicy is a word. According to Urbandicionary.com, Swicy is a combination of the two words ‘sweet’ and ‘spicy’. Did you know that “Swicy” is trending. Well…now you do! When I was trying to come up with something that was Swicy (besides me!) I wanted to come up with a dessert type food. I immediately thought of something like a mole sauce, which is always spicy but often contains other ingredients like chocolate. Then I thought about sweet desserts that contain chocolate, that could be made gluten free and plant based, and I came up with Swicy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.
Making the Swicy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread plant based
This turned out to be fairly simple, I substituted JUST egg for the quantity of eggs normally used in a traditional banana bread. I happen to like JUST because it’s simple to do a 1:1 swap for real chicken eggs.
Making the Swicy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread gluten free
I was concerned that the Swicy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread might be dry with the 1:1 flour conversion, and I also needed to make sure that the flavors of the bread worked together. To that end, I added some of my Homemade Almond Milk to the recipe as well as a few additional ripe bananas.
Making the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Swicy
Dear Husband loves spicy foods. If it were up to him everything would be flaming hot.
I didn’t make this quite as spicy as he would like, but adding a half teaspoon of crushed red pepper gave the Swicy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread a nice “after burn”, and a little bit of a kick that sort of built up as you were eating it.
Even Dear Year Old Grandson even liked it! (KIH)
The Chocolate Chips/Chocolate Chunks
I made two different batches of the Swicy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. The first was a huge loaf that took quite a long time to bake. I probably should have made two smaller loaves, but the big one was very moist and delicious. For that version, I used Trader Joe’s Pareve Chocolate Chunks. It made the Banana Bread very chocolatey.
For the second version, I made Swicy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread muffins. Given that those were cupcake sized, I used California Gourmet chocolate chips. They also turned out really really good, but there were varying opinions as to whether the muffins or the large loaf was better. I personally liked them both.
Here’s the Recipe
I know that not everyone is into the whole sweet and spicy thing.
Too bad for them.
Anyway, if you are one of those poor unfortunate souls that doesn’t like sweet and spicy together, feel free to leave out the crushed red pepper.
Although…it’s way better with the crushed red pepper in the recipe!Print
Sweet and Spicy Banana Bread means SWICY! Swicy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is a wonderful combination of sweet bananas, rich chocolate and a little unexpected, but welcome, kick. It’s different than anything you’ve tasted but simply fabulous to eat.
- 1/2 cup plant based margarine (1 stick)
- 6 tablespoons JUST egg replacer (or two large eggs)
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 5-6 ripe bananas, around 4 cups
- 2 cups gluten free 1:1 flour with xanthan gum
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 (9-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a single 9×5, two 6.3 or 24 muffin pans with parchment/muffin liners. Set aside
- Place the margarine, JUST egg, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer. Using a whisk attachment, blend on medium speed until smooth.
- Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat in the bananas a little at a time. Continue to mix until the bananas are completely blended.
- Remove the mixing bowl from the mixer. Add the flour, baking soda and crushed red pepper to the bowl. Return to the mixer and mix on low speed until smooth.
- Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Slowly add the almond milk until completely blended, then add the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the pan(s).
- Large (9×5) loaf pan bake for 1 hr. 15 minutes or until the cake is completely set and the top is browned.
- Two (8×4) loaf pans, bake for 45 minutes or until the cakes are completely set and the tops are browned.
- 24 muffins, bake for 20 minutes.
- Allow the cakes/muffins to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
- May be frozen.
You can make Swicy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by adding additional crushed red pepper.
If you’re not into Swicy you can leave out the crushed red pepper all together (but why????).
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 204
- Sugar: 19.1 g
- Sodium: 151.9 mg
- Fat: 7.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 33.9 g
- Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 2.4 g
- Cholesterol: 15.5 mg
Keywords: Plant Based Banana Bread, Swicy, Sweet and Spicy, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Banana Bread, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Pareve, Kosher
More Kosher Everyday Cakes
- Gluten Free Molten Lava Cakes
- Speedy Scrumptious Apple Pie Snack Cake
- Plant Based Cinnamon Buns
- Mini Pumpkin Mousse Cheesecakes
- Chocolate Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bread
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