Banana Bread {oil & refined sugar free}

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Banana bread seems to be one of the holy grail vegan recipes that we all love to make, it's a great way to use up ripe bananas and, as a sweet, cakey and often healthy treat, I can see why it's a firm favourite! I do, however, find that a lot of banana bread recipes make a very dense loaf, but I always prefer a much lighter bread (it's much easier to finish the whole loaf that way)! So I put together a fluffy and delicious banana bread recipe that, best of all, is healthy enough that you won't need to feel guilty when you polish off the whole loaf in record time!

For the banana bread you will need:
- 3 large ripe bananas
- 100g oats (blended into an oat flour)
- 75g self raising flour
- 75g spelt flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 large handful mixed nuts
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp water)
- 50ml almond milk
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Start by preheating your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and lining your loaf tin with baking paper.

Then sieve together all three flours and mix with your bicarbonate of soda, coconut sugar and spices, stirring well to combine. Roughly chop your nuts then stir them into the flour mixture.

In a separate bowl, mash your bananas well (leaving aside a few slices that will be used for toppings). Once fully mashed, add your peanut butter and maple syrup and stir well.

Add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well to fully combine. Then stir your flax egg and almond milk into the mixture.

Now place your mixture in the lined loaf tin, top with your banana slices and pumpkin seeds then place in the oven to bake for 50 minutes. After 20 minutes, cover the loaf with tin foil to prevent it from browning too quickly and drying out.

Once baked (if you can resist) leave the loaf in the tin to cool for around half an hour before slicing, then dig in. My favourite way to enjoy this loaf is still warm from the oven, lathered with natural peanut butter and jam, along side a hot cup of tea.

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  1. OMG it looks so so yummy!! And your photos are amazing, I can never take good pictures of food! haha

    1. It tastes amazing! And thank you, it's probably pretty obvious but food is my favourite thing to photograph!