Vegan Banana Bread

4.9 from 27 reviews

Vegan Banana Bread

Here comes the vegan banana bread recipe, I found this one here and I have to say that hand’s down this is the best banana bread ever. It was moist, yummy and the sweetness was just right. I’m waiting for a chance to bake this bread again.

Lately I have been reading a lot about healthy food and lifestyle and I’m shocked to know that a lot of things which we are thinking is “good for you” is actually not. It all started when I read this blogpost about oils and fats. Jai and Bee have done an extensive research on the topic and have laid it down precisely, which makes it very easy for us to understand. After a lot of blog hopping I landed here which talks about Alkaline Diet, which is what our chiropractor has been talking too and it all makes sense. I understand that I have a long way to go but I’m glad that I have found this path and am trying to take baby steps in the right direction.

I’m pretty sure that the information I have collected so far is going to affect my baking. To clarify more on this: I understand that any refined oil which you find in the grocery aisle in plastic containers is not good for you because the oil goes through a lot of harmful chemical processing before it reaches the store. You can read more about this in detail in Jai and Bee’s blog. Here I thought I was doing a smart thing by avoiding butter and using vegetable/canola oil but the fact is butter is better than these heavily processed oils. If at all we choose to use refined oils, it should be through a chemical free/heat free process, which leaves us no option other than buying organic oil which is quite expensive.

Looking back I really feel very bad for having mentioned recipes using canola/vegetable oils as healthy recipes. I’m processing all this information in my head trying to cut back on the unhealthy stuff. Now the debate I’m having with myself is whether I should throw or not throw away the vegetable oil spread, oils I already have, which will last for another month or so. I’m so confused. I have already bought extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil. These days I’m using a lot of sesame oil too. The cooking area is covered but the baking is not. I wonder if extra virgin coconut oil will give a coconutty flavor to the baked goods. I wrote this to Jai & Bee and they say that organic refined coconut oil does not lend its flavor. I have to try this. I also read that avocado oil is good but again its very expensive. Or else I have to bake fat free and I’m not sure how well it will go. So any other option is highly appreciated.

Vegan Banana Bread Recipe
4.9 from 27 reviews
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Prep time: 15 Mins
Cook time: 1 Hrs 10 Mins
Yields: One 8×4 loaf, 12 slices.
Easy to bake and super yummy vegan banana bread recipe.
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice, ground
  • 1/2 cup Margarine, at room temperature (I used Becel Vegan Spread)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 3 Bananas, medium sized, mashed well
  • 1/4 cup Non Dairy Milk (I used Almond)
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped
Procedure:
  1. Combine together the non dairy milk and apple cider vinegar; set aside.
  2. Preaheat the oven at 350F/180C for 15 minutes. Line an 8×4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and ligthly grease it with non stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large combine together the flour, baking soda, salt and spice.
  4. In another bowl, cream together the margarine and sugars. Then add the bananas, vanilla and milk-vinegar mixture.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Mix in the nuts and stir until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter in the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean. Mine was done shortly after 60 minutes.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes. Then transfer the bread from the pan to the rack and let it cool completely before slicing (preferably overnight).
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Vegan Banana Bread
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145 Responses to “Vegan Banana Bread”

  1. Isneh Singh says:

    I made it with ghee instead of butter and came out so good.smells good.

    Isneh Singh

  2. Jen says:

    Hi, and thank you for your website. I just discovered it today when searching for a vegan guava bread recipe. (I have a guava tree in my yard and am tired of throwing out perfectly good fruit just because I don’t know what to do with it.) I ended up using your recipe with slight alterations, and thought I’d pass along my tweaks for any other guava chefs out there. Instead of three bananas, I used the de-seeded flesh of six guavas. I also reduced the white sugar to 1/4 cup, since guavas are so sweet, and I used cinnamon instead of allspice. (I also substituted coconut oil for the margarine, simply because I don’t have any of the latter.) The bread ended up yummy and is a lovely shade of pink! Thanks again!

  3. Carol says:

    Can I use apple instead of banana …but doubting will it be so mosit…?

  4. Lena says:

    This looks great. I have used this recipe when I am making banana bread for my son with a egg-allergy

    http://foodieanonymous.com/eggless-banana-bread/

    …but am trying to go vegan, so will try it this way! – Thanks!

  5. Alamelu says:

    Can I use buttermilk instead of non dairy milk?
    I love nuts in my baking!

  6. Kristey says:

    Madhuram, this morn I decided to set aside my grandma’s famous banana bread recipe after I stumbled upon your recipe- and I have to say… I wasn’t disappointed! The only thing that I did differently was that I used applesauce in place of vegan butter (to make it calorie free) and my bread still turned out extra tasty. Thanks for an starting my day off right!!

    • Madhuram says:

      Thank you very much Kristey. I’m really surprised to know that the recipe turned out great even without the vegan butter. That’s great to know. I’m going to try it too.

  7. Tresvant77 says:

    Best. Banana nut bread. Ever!

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