My husband purchased too many bananas and out of fear of them going bad, I decided to to use them to make a banana bread. When I looked in the fridge, I realized we didn’t have any eggs so I decided to make this bread vegan. For the record, we do not use cow’s milk in my house so all of my recipes that require milk, are made with almond milk or coconut milk but I will be sure to specify.
A great alternative to eggs is the flaxseed egg. For every egg required in the recipe you will need 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal + 2.5 tablespoons of water. Make sure to whip until the mixture becomes gelatinous, which is what will hold your bread together.
Nutritional fact: Flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids which are good for promoting a healthy heart reducing your risk for heart disease stroke and cancer. In addition, flaxseeds are a good source of fiber containing both soluble and insoluble so sprinkle them in any of your baked goods for this added benefit.
This recipe only requires 8 ingredients, 9 if you want to add nuts like I did.
Banana bread is one of the easiest recipes to bake. Try the vegan version for a healthier spin on this all time favorite.
- 3 bananas
- 1/3 cup of melted vegan butter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3/4 cups of raw sugar
- 1 large egg to make vegan use the flaxseed egg noted above
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of walnuts optional, I had some laying around that needed to be used so I added them
Preheat the over to 350 and oil your 4x8 loaf pan with a little oil and flour to prevent the loaf from sticking
In a mixing bowl (I used my kitchenaid mixer), mash the bananas using your whisk attachment until smooth, add your melted vegan butter
Mix the baking soda and salt. Stir in your sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.
If you plan to add nuts, you will want to do it here. Pour the batter into your loaf pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. You may also want to try the toothpick method. Sticking a toothpick in the loaf and pulling it out to see if there is batter on it.
Remove from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes.
Slice and enjoy!
Cheers to a successful vegan egg recipe,
Simple & Homemade