This killer banana bread is definitely a crowd pleaser! This plant-based recipe is a delicious spin for pickiest of eaters.
If you want a nice banana bread that will make you want to eat the whole loaf - come on, I can't be the only one who has attempted this - this is the recipe for you. It's made with wholesome plant-based ingredients and you'd never guess that this loaf is free of eggs and butter too!
It's another one of those "can't live without" comfort recipes that will bring you back to childhood. We created this recipe to help keep us on track with our healthy eating habits and goals. We hope that it helps you do the same! Seriously, because this loaf isn't packed with not-so-good ingredients, like oils and refined sugar, you really don't need to feel any shame when you eat a few pieces for breakfast. It really is a crowd pleaser too - I mean who doesn't like banana bread, right?
If you want to make this recipe truly nutritious, then try swapping out the chocolate chips in lieu of some nuts. Like always, let us know what you tried, and what works for you!
This recipe makes 12 servings - but its up to you how you want to slice it! Nutritional Information (Per 1 Serving) Calories: 179 Carbs: 28.8g Protein: 4.3g Fat: 4.3g *Manganese: 1.2mg (53% daily value) *Iron: 1.5mg (19% of daily value) * Daily value varies on individual needs. * We calculated this on Cronometer
1 flax egg (1 tbs ground flax + 3 tbs water -- let sit for 5 minutes)
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
3/4 tsp of Salt
3/4 cup Plant Milk (we used Silk Unsweetened Soy)
1 tsp Vinegar
3 cups Flour ( we used oat flour)
3.5 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 cup Shredded Coconut Optional: 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips (or more - we won't judge!)
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Prepare a bread pan by sprinkling 1/2 tsp flour on bottom of pan. • Prepare flax egg by mixing ground flax and water in small bowl, set aside.
• Mix plant milk and vinegar to make your butter milk, set aside.
• In a large bowl, mash bananas well until there are no large chunks, (if you want to make this really quickly, then toss the bananas into a food processor, you can mix the remaining ingredients into the processor as well).
• Add maple syrup, coconut sugar, plant milk mixture, and flax egg, mix well.
• In a separate bowl, add in dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt.
• Add wet ingredients in bowl with dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
• Add in coconut flakes and chocolate chips (or nuts, if you are using), then pour mixture into prepared pan.
• Put pan into pre-heated oven and bake for 50 minutes.
• After 50 minutes is up, check to see if the bread is cooked, simply insert a clean butter knife into the centre of the loaf, the bread is done if the knife comes out clean.
You can also use this same recipe to make muffins. Prepare the batter the same way, but disperse evenly into a prepared muffin tin. Place in the oven for 25 minutes, checking every 5 minutes until fully cooked.