Chickpea Banana Bread

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Chickpea Banana Bread
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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. 

12
Servings
221
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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. 

Chickpea Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Chickpea Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Protein
5g
9%
Carbs
35g
12%
Vitamin A
44µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.8%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.4%
Vitamin K
0.6µg
0.7%
Calcium
92mg
9%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
74µg
18%
Folic acid
32µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
24mg
6%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
121mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
159mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.2%
Sodium
234mg
10%
Sugars, added
9g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.9%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
4.4%