I made this delicious vegan banana bread recipe on Wednesday afternoon and there's hardly any of it left. I have to actively try not to scarf it down when I'm left alone with it during the day. The recipe yields a banana bread with a more moist cake-like texture, and a sweet crispy/chewy crust.
The recipe is easy to put together, with only ten minutes of prep time, although a warning: the batter is very thick and gloopy. I wasn't strong enough to mix it by hand so I used an electric hand mixter to get the batter as smooth as it'll get.
I also think mine could have baked for another five minutes or so, but it was fine anyway, it passed the toothpick test. I think it's because I added more banana's than the recipe originally called for. My overripe bananas, that I'd been saving especially for this, where very small organic bananas, so even though I used six like the recipe required I didn't end up with enough wet product to fully mix into the dry product. So I eyeballed it and added another two larger bananas and that seemed to work out well.
I'll pretty much do anything for a good banana bread, I was raised on my grandmother's and have since experimented with store bought and husband-baked, and so far this is the best! I might even try adding chocolate chips in next time (it will remain vegan if they are vegan carob nips or other dairy-free options, might also be nice with crushed walnuts).
Vegan Banana Bread
6 Medium Bananas, mashed (eyeball it if you don't have enough)
1 cup Sugar (I used organic unrefined cane sugar)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (make sure it's real vanilla and not just vanilla flavouring)
2 cups Flour (I used unbleached all purpose)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
Cinnamon - to taste (I used two generous pinches)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix together bananas, sugar and vanilla
- Add dry ingredients and mix together until blended (I couldn't do it by hand, you might want to try some sort of electric mixer)
- Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish or a loaf pan (I used a loaf pan)
- Bake for 1 hour or slightly longer until it passes the toothpick test (toothpick once inserted must come out clean)
- Allow it to cool before turning out on a cooling rack.
- Enjoy a warm piece of perfection!
To see the original recipe please click HERE