Easy Banana Bread
Out of all the banana recipes I've experimented with, this is by far one of my favorites! I found this recipe from my cousin Eva. She posted it on IG a couple months back and I wanted to try to veganize it. I got lucky cuz it was easy. I still love the plain old banana oats and chips cookie, buuuut the texture is a little rubbery. But this baby right here. IT'S THE WHOLE PACKAGE! My cousin made this two days in a row because she loved it so much! It's really amazing how easy it is to veganize recipes, especially when they're baked goods. Well so far, that's what I'm slowly finding out. All you have to do is find the right binder and you're set! For me, that is the egg replacement.
When making this you can top it off with whatever you like. For this one, I added walnuts and then topped it with chocolate chips for Ryan, because you know, I'm trying to be considerate of others. Even though he doesn't like nuts, I'm trying to alter and train his taste buds to be more like mine because I'm lowkey evil. TRUUUUTH.
The recipe I used to manipulate for this banana bread can be found on Simply Recipes. I personally like to look up regular recipes and see what I can substitute out and lucky enough, this one only needed two ingredients to substitute out!
At the bottom of this recipe, I have also made a video for you to reference along with the What I Eat In A Day video from when I first tried out this recipe! Check it out and be sure to comment, like and subscribe while you're there so you can be notified anytime I post new content :). ENJOY!!
2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled (I used 3)
1/3 cup melted vegan butter ( I use Earth Balance)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar (or none at all)
1 flax egg, (1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp H2O)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan.
2 In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
3 Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, flax, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.
4 Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
5 Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before serving. Slice and serve. (A bread knife helps to make slices that aren't crumbly.)