What a mouthful! Thankfully I am typing the title instead of saying it.
I am ecstatic, since I like banana bread. I finally found the time to make it totally sugar and oil free and still make it super delicious. It took me only two shots to get it right, but I am enjoying the fruits of my labor…. as is my husband who finished the first attempt loaf on his own, and I think that the second one will meet the same destiny very soon.
So, here it goes, all banana bread lovers, especially those who begged me for the recipe on Facebook. I was not going to make this recipe available until I release my new desserts ebook soon (Sweet Cravings), but you all twisted my arm enough for me to relent.
Sugar & Oil Free Vegan Banana Nut Bread
- 1 cup apple sauce*
- 3 large ripe bananas
- 6-8 tbsp honey (up to your taste preference) [you can also use maple syrup instead, if you do not eat honey]
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup white flour**
- ½ cup walnut chunks
**if your bananas turn out to be extra large add another 1/4-1/2 cup of flour, if needed
- 1/3 c water
- 1 med size apple, peeled, cored and chopped
Blend in a high speed blender, then place in a pan and bring to boil. Turn off the stove, remove from heat and let cool off before using.
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Mix ingredients 1-5 in a food processor, or grate bananas by hand and then whisk together with other ingredients; add mixed baking soda and lemon juice, mixing them in
- Add flours and mix in junks of walnuts
- BARELY grease a bread pan with oil (about ½ tsp or less of oil needed), dust with flour, so it covers the bottom and the sides of the form. (Alternatively you can cover it with parchment paper). Pour the batter in. (see image below)
- Bake for 50 mins, or until an inserted toothpick comes out dry
- Cool off on a cooling rack until barely warm
Enjoy with a cup of almond milk!
You can use the same batter to make muffins (delic!), which you can bake at 375 F for about 25 minutes or until done. Then go ahead and wow your non-vegan friends and family, but don’t tell them it’s vegan until they licked their plates clean–they will never know the difference. But once they taste the goodness, some might become converts!