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The Ultimate Banana Bread

The Ultimate Banana Bread recipe

The most thrilling thing about vegan banana bread? The lack of egg means the uncooked batter is fair game for taste testing! Who needs an oven anyway?

Preparation time Prep: 15 mins
bake time bake: 45 mins
serves:
8
Skill level Totally Doable

You will need:

  • 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
  • 300 g (2 cups) plain flour
  • 110 g (¾ cup) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) unsweetened almond milk
  • 125 ml (½ cup) coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Photography: Chris Middleton
Stylist: Deb Kaloper

Directions:

  • 1Preheat oven to 180°C and lightly grease a 20 x 10 cm loaf tin with oil or vegan butter.
  • 2Place flaxseed in a small bowl and add ⅓ cup water. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • 3In a large bowl add flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and almond milk. Using a wooden spoon, stir to combine. Stir in coconut oil, ½ cup of walnuts, flax mix, banana and vanilla.
  • 4Transfer batter to the loaf tin and top with remaining walnuts. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the loaf comes out clean. Turn it out onto a wire rack to cool.
  • 5Enjoy at room temperature or heated up. You can store this banana bread in an airtight container in the fridge for several days!

Variation: Swap out the sugar for ½ cup pure maple syrup if you're after a more natural sweetener (in which case you can do with just ¼ cup coconut oil). If your bananas are extra ripe, you can do with less sugar altogether!

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