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5 ingredient chocolate banana loaf

Easy vegan 5 ingredient chocolate banana loaf – no applesauce!

As you can see, I love my banana bread! I make it regularly, in all possible variations. It’s great breakfast or dessert. I can pack it and take it to work as a quick afternoon bite with my coffee.

Banana bread desserts are very versatile and very easy to make, that’s why you see so many recipes for this beloved bake on my blog. Today’s 4 ingredient chocolate banana loaf is another variation which I loved.

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When baked, my banana loaf always cracks. That’s not a problem for me, but if you wish, you can top it with some melted chocolate or coconut whipped cream

More of my dessert recipes for you to browse – all are very easy to make!

The banana loaf I am making today has only 5 ingredients – pureed bananas, coconut butter, flour, cocoa and espresso. Depending on the consistency, the quantities can vary. I like to make a thick batter, which means more flour. But you can experiment until you find a consistency that is right for you.


  • Three ripe bananas, mashed or pureed
  • About half a cup of melted coconut butter (or 10 tablespoons)
  • Ten teaspoons of cocoa – feel free to use less or more for more chocolate-y taste
  • One cup self-rising flour
  • Half a cup of espresso or homemade coffee

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My gooey thick batter before baking


Pre-heat oven to 350 F / 180 C. Puree or mash your bananas with a fork – both ways work great. Prepare your fresh espresso or whatever coffee you have at hand. About half a cup will do for a thick consistency.

Mix the bananas, self-rising flour, melted coconut butter and cocoa together. Stir well until mixed. Now start adding the coffee little by little until you reach the desired consistency.

Note! If you’re using regular flour, not self-rising, or another type of flour (coconut, chickpea, oat, rice etc) you will need to add a teaspoon of baking powder and half a teaspoon of baking soda.

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How delicious is this?!

Once all ingredients are mixed well, pour in your baking pan of choice. If it’s not non-stick, make sure to grease it slightly and flour it. Bake the banana loaf about 40 minutes on medium heat (350 F or 180 C). 

That’s it! Did you make this recipe? Share and comment below!