I LOVE me a good banana bread. There are so many things you can put in them (blueberries, chocolate chips, poppyseed etc.) and many and varied ways of making the bread itself. Because you’re on this blog however, let me show you how to make yourself a basic bitch VEGAN banana bread.
No weird ingredients, no faffing, just basic and hot damn tasty. When I make this bread it rarely makes it out of the house, or lasts for longer than a day, it’s SO yum. I’ll usually make bread when I have overloaded on smoothie bananas in the freezer and have to use up ultra spotty bananas some other way.
If you manage not to scoff the entire loaf within hours of it coming out of the oven, it’s a good idea to cut into slices and individually wrap them – chuck them in the fridge for a couple of days or in the freezer if you want to keep some for later.
But honestly, it won’t last long 😉
1 1/2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar of your choice)
2 medium bananas, mashed
1/3 cup plant milk (I used hemp in this recipe but any other plant milk will be fine)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, plus a few reserved for the topping
Preheat oven to 185C (365F).
Grease and line a 20cm x 12cm (or thereabouts) loaf tin.
In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl combine the oil and sugar. Stir until well combined.
Add the bananas and milk to the large bowl with the sugar and oil, and stir well.
Transfer the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the walnuts (feel free to add chocolate chips or blueberries here instead!).
Transfer the mix to the lined baking tin. Place the reserved walnuts on top for decoration.
Place the tin on the middle rack in the oven and cook for around 45 minutes, rotating half way.
Check to see if ready by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the bread – if it comes out clean you should be ready to go.
Allow to cool (if you have the patience for it…) for 30 minutes, then slice and serve.
Time to make: 10 minutes prep, 45 minutes cooking = around an hour, plus cooling time
On a scale of easy (1) to pull your hair out difficult (5) = 1.5. Basic bitch is as basic bitch does!
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