Banana Bread (vegan)

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh banana bread baking, filling the house with the scents of home and comfort. I used this recipe to make banana bread for the first time, and it’s honestly life changing. That is, of course, if you’re a foodie. Or really anyone who eats food. 

banana bread

Ingredients:

4 medium sized overly ripe or ripe bananas

1.5 cups whole wheat flou/unbleached, all-purpose flour

1/2 cup coconut oil (or any other oil)

1/2 cup brown sugar/unrefined cane sugar/regular granulated sugar*

1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder (optional)

1/2 tsp. Vanilla (or almond) extract (optional)

2-3 pinches or 1/8 tsp nutmeg (optional)

2 tbsp crushed walnuts (optional)

1.5 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

a dash of salt (optional)

Let’s Begin:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F)
  2. If you aren’t using a brown stone pan, grease a bread tin (7.5×4×2.5 inch) or rectangular cake pan (7.5×2 inch) with some coconut oil.
  3. Take sliced bananas and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  4. Mash the bananas well or puree with hand blender. I prefer to mash them with a potato masher to keep some (very small) banana chunks in the mix.
  5. Now add oil, vanilla, cinnamon powder, & nutmeg powder to the banana and mix well.
  6. Sieve the flour with the baking soda, baking powder, & salt directly in the bowl containing the mashed bananas.
  7. Fold the sieved floor really well.
  8. This folding step is important as you want the whole bread mixture to be one and mixed evenly.
  9. It’s ok if there are tiny chunks of banana and walnut in the mix (if you did not puree the banana). Just make sure the flour is mixed in evenly.
  10. Lastly add the walnuts and fold these.
  11. Pour the bread mixture into the loaf pan.
  12. Bake at 180 degrees C (356 degrees F) for 30-40 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.
  13. Once warm or cool remove bread from pan.
  14. Slice and serve banana bread warm.
  15. Wrap in cling film or store in a box in the fridge. Because banana bread is moist, it will likely spoil if not refrigerated

Enjoy!

*sweetness may be adjusted according to preference

 

 

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