Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Your Cup of Joe’s Favorite Pairing
I was 18 years old when I discovered coffee cake doesn’t actually have coffee in it. They call it coffee cake because it pairs perfectly with it. Just like peanut butter pairs perfectly with jelly, coffee cake can’t be eaten without washing it down with a strong bitter cup of coffee.
I created this recipe with my leftover spotty bananas on the counter. I wanted to make something different than your traditional banana bread, so I got a little creative in the kitchen and i’m honestly so happy with how it turned out!
I used a blend of almond and coconut flour for the cake, and the crumb topping is made with a gluten-free flour blend, making this entire recipe suitable for both vegans and those that are gluten intolerant. Even though i’m not vegan or gluten-free, I still love creating recipes that are inclusive for everyone. That’s my main goal when it comes to creating recipes, I don’t want anyone to feel left out.
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Ingredients used to make this Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
This coffee cake recipe is the perfect balance of banana and chocolate chip. If the idea if having banana in your coffee cake turns you away, let me stop you right there. Although this is a banana bread recipe, the banana isn’t strong and in turns helps this recipe stay super moist and flavorful! Grab these ingredients below and you’ll be ready to bake this coffee cake!
for the cake
- over-ripe bananas
- macadamia nut butter
- maple syrup
- oat milk
- vanilla extract
- baking powder
- almond flour
- coconut flour
- vegan chocolate chips
for the crumb topping
- vegan butter
- coconut sugar
- gluten-free flour
How To Make Coffee Cake Recipe
This banana chocolate chip coffee cake recipe is very easy to whip together. This coffee cake is made using one bowl and is as easy as mixing the ingredients together, tossing in your dish and baking!
To start, preheat the oven to 350F and prepare your baking dish by coating it with non-stick spray and using parchment paper on the bottom. For this recipe I used a round spring pan, but you can use any pan you desire such as a loaf pan or an 8×8 pan.
Next, in a large mixing bowl mash bananas until there are little to no clumps. Then add in the macadamia nut butter, maple syrup, oat milk and vanilla extract. Mix until ingredients are well combined.
Add in almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt next and mix with a spatula. Fold in vegan chocolate chips last.
Add batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly, set aside while making the crumb topping.
In a small bowl, combine gluten-free flour, melted vegan butter, coconut sugar, and salt and mix until the crumble starts to form. Sprinkle this over the batter and gently press down with the palms of your hands so that it sticks to the batter.
Bake in the preheated over for 45-50 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 4-5 days.
I like to warm mine up in the microwave and drizzle with nut butter and enjoy with my morning cup of coffee!
Coffee Cake Baking Tips and Substitutions:
When I was making this recipe I originally had planned to add in two flax eggs. However, I had a total fail moment and forgot to put the flax eggs in! I was worried it would fall apart, but it didn’t at all. So feel free to add eggs if you prefer, or don’t and the recipe will be just fine!
If you don’t want to use macadamia nut butter, you can substitue any other nut or seed butter and you will still have the same outcome!
The batter of this cake will be thick, that’s okay! As long as you have followed the recipe the same as listed, your coffee cake will turn out just fine.
Be sure to let it cool completely before cutting into it, the wait will be worth it!