Friday, June 24, 2011

Vegan B-a-n-a-n-a Bread

The title of today's post is not a ploy to get you humming the obnoxious song "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani (why is it that she feels the need to spell banana about 20 times) nor am I searching for a reason to don my high school cheerleader uniform (much to the chagrin of my husband).

Instead I've used the clever banana spelling in hopes you won't be scared by the word "vegan" in the title...I promise this is the most delicious banana bread you will eat.

The below recipe is written to be used in a bundt pan, because with three kids I need to have plenty of this around, but if you need to make a loaf version please cut the recipe in half.

Vegan Banana Bread
3 c unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
2 flax eggs
3 large (4 medium) bananas
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 c oil (or 1/4 c oil & 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce)
1/4 c brown sugar
2 tbsp Earth Balance
1/4 c quick oats

Preheat your oven to 350 and grease your bundt pan.

You will need to make your flax eggs first as it needs a couple of minutes to thicken.

To make the eggs combine 2 tbsp ground flax seed with 6 tbsp water.

Whisk together until flax and water are combined, then set aside.

Peel your bananas, break them into 3 to 4 pieces, and place in a large bowl.

On top of that place your flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and oil.

To combine the ingredients I prefer to use a potato mashed to mash the bananas while also combining everything, a multi tasking (plus less dishes to wash) .

Before everything is completely incorporated add in your flax eggs, and mix them in.

Melt the Earth Balance and combine it with your brown sugar.

Drizzle your brown sugar syrup in top of bundt pan and then sprinkle with oats.

Pour your batter on top and then place in oven.

You will need bake for 60 minutes

Once baking is complete allow cake to cool for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a plate.

Once cool cut and enjoy...who are we kidding there will no waiting for this to cool.


  1. This looks delicious! I don't tend to bake vegan but I'm always intrigued by what people are able to create with different ingredients. I'm actually working on a healthier banana bread recipe of my own right now - it's a slow development process, but hopefully I'll eventually be able to make something that looks as good as this one does.

  2. Just stopping by to browse your blog. Looks great so far! I like your sense of humor and this VEGAN banana bread looks delicious and looks just like any other banana bread so people better not be scared! I love trying to cook vegan occasionally just to test my limits. Looking forward to your posts!

  3. Yummy Jenny, btw, bananas are my fav and what with added into this cake.

  4. I can vouch for this one BIG time! I love to sit at your house and eat a large piece of this with a cup of tea.

    Love always,