James Holmes

Vegan Banana Nut Bread [VAAB]

Filed By James Holmes | October 29, 2012 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: VAAB, Vegan, Vegan Ain't All Bad, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes

Vegan-banana-Nut-Bread.jpgI haven't posted a recipe in a awhile, largely because my night job has been owning most of my nights this Rocktober. And after spending five nights a week making food for other people, I've been less inclined to cook at home.

But now there is this thing called Hurricane Sandy, and I am trapped in my DC apartment with nothing to do but drink wine and cook. So far we are surviving the weather, and I'm praying the power stays on, but either way, we won't go hungry.

Joined by my partner, David, and our friend, Dave, we started the day with a homemade vegan brunch of pancakes, soysage, tempe bacon, home fries - and a pitcher of mimosas. The day has continued with movies, snacking, red wine, pumpkin beer, and now Super Nintendo with a Passion Pit soundtrack - there are only two controllers for the three of us, so I am just watching and spending more time in the kitchen.

I had some ripe bananas in my freezer saved for the purpose of making banana bread, and today seemed like the right time. I picked up the supplies while we made our multiple pre-storm grocery store runs, and now I am waiting for the oven to ding so I can show you the final project.

I have made this recipe a couple of times before. It is based on this "Low-fat Vegan Banana Bread Recipe" from About.com but I have made my own changes.

The recipe is simple and the final product never fails to please.

Depending on how things go, I also have supplies for a pumpkin pie and wheat bread - you may see them shortly.

Be safe folks, and check out the recipe after the jump.

Vegan Banana Nut Bread

  • 1/3 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1 "flax egg" (1 tbls flax meal + 3 tbls hot water mixed and allowed to sit for 5-10mins)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 allspice
  • 1/8 ground ginger
  • 2 tbls maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat over to 350

Cream together the vegan butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices then add to sugar and butter along with all remaining ingredients except for the walnuts - mix well then fold in walnuts.

Bake in an 8" x 4" loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray for 50mins or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Remove from pan and let cool.


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