I started experimenting with a vegan diet about 6 weeks ago. In all honesty, I thought it was going to be much harder than it actually has been. I was worried about cutting cheese out of my diet but that hasn’t been all that difficult. But I hadn’t really ventured into vegan baked goods. I’ve read a lot about substituting flax seed for eggs and vegan butter for dairy butter but I didn’t want a recipe that was full of substitutions. It never seems to turn out quite the same. So this vegan banana bread recipe isn’t full of substitutions….and it’s fantastic….and vegan. Even Mr. Real Food was surprised at how well it turned out, you know, considering it was vegan and all.
The best part is that you probably have all of the ingredients on hand already and there aren’t that many ingredients. It made a pretty tasty dessert but I’m looking forward to enjoying a slice with coffee for breakfast.
Vegan Banana Bread
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup almond flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup Natvia 100% Natural sweetener
1/4 cup walnuts (optional, more or less as desired)
4 large very ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a separate bowl mix applesauce, sugar and vanilla together.
Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients and set aside.
Add mashed bananas and stir until combined.
Add in walnuts.
Spoon mixture into a greased loaf pan and sprinkle with cinnamon and additional walnuts, if desired.
Bake for about 50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
What’s your favorite kind of bread?