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Chickpea Banana Bread

Chickpea Banana Bread

This banana bread uses one unusual ingredient that sets it apart from other banana loafs—chickpeas. The beans give this bread a hearty, smooth texture, and a great taste as well. 

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup butter
  • 1/2 Cup maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 Cup almond milk
  • 1 can garbanzos, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 Cups wheat flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • Handful of chocolate chips

Directions

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and maple syrup for a few minutes. Add the the vanilla, almond milk, garbanzos, peanut butter, and banana. Mix on high with the paddle attachment until everything is smooth, or 5-7 minutes. 

In another bowl, whisk together the wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until moistened. Next, fold in the chocolate chips. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, lightly grease a bread pan and pour the batter inside. Bake the bread for 30 minutes and check. Bake for another 10-15 minutes and keep an eye on the bread so it doesn't over-bake. The bread will be done when a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. 

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving221
Total Fat7g11%
Sugar11gN/A
Saturated4g19%
Cholesterol14mg5%
Protein5g9%
Carbs35g12%
Vitamin A44µg5%
Vitamin B60.2mg11.8%
Vitamin C1mg2%
Vitamin E0.5mg2.4%
Vitamin K0.6µg0.7%
Calcium92mg9%
Fiber3g11%
Folate (food)19µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)74µg18%
Folic acid32µgN/A
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium24mg6%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg8%
Phosphorus121mg17%
Polyunsaturated0.9gN/A
Potassium159mg5%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.2%
Sodium234mg10%
Sugars, added9gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg12.9%
Trans0.2gN/A
Zinc0.7mg4.4%