Vegan Banana Bread Recipe
Nobody likes to waste food. So when you have bananas about to go bad, make banana bread! Here is one of our favourite recipes for when we have extra bananas.
3 medium to large very ripe bananas
⅓ cup coconut oil or vegetable oil
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons soy milk or other plant-based milk
1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup chocolate chips (vegan, if desired)
½ cup chopped walnuts
Mash the bananas in a medium sized bowl. They do not need to be completely mushed. It’s good to leave some lumps. Combine the rest of the wet ingredients with the bananas (oil, brown sugar, vanilla and milk) and stir. In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients plus nuts and chocolate chips if desired and stir just to combine. Avoid overstirring the mixture. The more the more you stir, the more dense the mixture will become. Add to a greased 8” x 4” loaf pan. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40-50 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick. It will come out clean when cooked through. Take out of loaf pan right away and let cool on a rack. Slice and serve. Serves 10, but you might want to double the recipe - it’s difficult to have just one slice.