Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vegan Banana Walnut Bread

A good friend of mine recently asked me if I had any good banana bread recipes.  I actually have quite a few that I rotate through.  With three perfectly ripe bananas sitting on my counter, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give my friend a recipe and post one it as well! 

This recipe is vegan and oil-free but still maintains a moist, dense, satisfying texture. I enjoy a slice fresh from the oven with a small slab of vegan butter melted right on top.  DELISH!

3 medium ripe bananas
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 flax egg (1 TB ground flax & 3 TB water) or 1 egg
4 Tbsp organic apple sauce (today I used a baby food pouch of squash, carrots and apples) 
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3.5 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup almond or dairy milk
1 1/4 cup almond meal
1 1/4 cup spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour or unbleached white flour
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. Mash banana in a large bowl. Add all ingredients through almond milk and whisk vigorously to combine. Last add almond meal, flour, oats and stir.
  3. Add to your loaf pan and top with walnuts.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. When ready, it should feel firm and be crackly and golden brown on top.
  5. Let cool completely before cutting or it will be too tender to hold form.
  6. Serve with butter and honey or as is. Store leftovers in a covered container for up to a few days. Slice and freeze for longer term storage.


1 comment:

  1. Can i use honey instead of Sugar?