breakfast, Dessert, Recipes

Banana Bread

With the weather cooling down, I’ve been finding myself not wanting my typical protein and fruit smoothie for breakfast. It makes sense, right? If it’s cool outside, a cold smoothie just doesn’t sound refreshing.

With my recent weather-induced aversion to smoothies, I found myself with a lot of very ripe bananas on the counter. And what better to make with those perfectly ripe bananas than banana bread?


I love this banana bread for breakfast or for a healthy dessert. It’s not super high in protein, but it does have simple, natural, plant-based ingredients. That’s something I can feel good about.

So here it is, my veganized version of banana bread. It’s simple to make. It’s lightly sweetened. It’s really just delicious.

I hope you find this recipe as easy and delicious as I do.

Banana Bread

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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A vegan meathead's simple, veganized version of banana bread.

Simple, Healthy Banana Bread


Author: Brianna Wright

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup white bread flour

1/4 cup oatmeal

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup crushed walnuts

3 extremely ripe bananas, mashed (1 1/4 cup)

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup applesauce

1/2 cup agave nectar

1/4 cup unsweetened plant milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients (flour-walnuts) in a medium mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Combine all other wet ingredients with the mashed bananas.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix gently.
  6. Pour batter into a parchment paper lined loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes. Check by inserting a toothpick in the center. If the toothpick comes out clean, the loaf is ready. If not, continue baking in 5 minute increments, checking to see that the loaf is completely cooked.
  8. Allow loaf to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Simple, Healthy Banana Bread

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