the best banana bread (it’s vegan too!)

I know I talk about food a lot but don’t often give recipes. Well, this is a recipe I make constantly and it’s always moist and tasty! I like to add chunks of apple and chocolate chips to the mix!

Lower-Fat Banana Bread from Veganomicon via The Baking Bird

Makes one loaf

  • 2 large or 3 small very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas really well. Add the sugar, applesauce, oil, and molasses, and whisk briskly to incorporate. Sift in the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Use a wooden spoon to mix until the wet and dry ingredients are just combined. If you’re using chocolate chips or nuts, fold them in here. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes. The top should be lightly browned and a knife inserted through the center should come out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool! (More info from Kylie here).

Let me know if you like it! I do a fair bit of vegan baking and have made awesome vegan breads, cakes and brownies…. but yet to have found a vegan cookie recipe that compares to those with butter & eggs. Any suggestions?

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2 thoughts on “the best banana bread (it’s vegan too!)

  1. Hi Anna.
    I’m friends with Stuart. I like the blog.

    I’m just wondering if you’ve thought about using nut based flours- such as almond?

    We currently are following the Paleo diet and are enjoying the benefits of a low carb diet.

    Best,
    -Kathleen

    • Hmm… I’ve heard about the Paleo diet, how are you liking it? The only thing that comes to mind is a lemon polenta cake and I don’t think that would fit within the confines of the Paleo diet, but I do encourage you to try it!

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