So it has been 1 month since i last blogged. I am sorry for the missing in action, action. Its a failure of time management on my part honestly, however here i am now my friends. I come bearing banana bread recipes.
Banana Bread is really a magical thing so many good memories and things have happened in my life which can all be traced back to banana bread. I have met and had awesome conversations with people all because of banana bread seriously its magic if its mixed up and done right.
Banana bread for me needs to be simple, fast and easy to prepare. I think everybody can make banana bread and share it with people, its not difficult at all trust me! it is also a great thing as it does not require fancy ingredients and is free from sugar and from gluten ( well the banana bread i make is). I have tried several recipes and i have come up with three recipes that never ever fail so here they are.
Gluten Free Date Sweet Banana Bread
This recipe is one of the first banana breads i made. I must admit that the original recipe was not vegan however once i became vegan i realised that i needed to vegan this recipe up. I have one of the best memories with this recipe, i had my first kiss with my boyfriend because we couldn’t go out as I had just placed the banana bread in the oven when he asked me to meet me. So i told him to come over instead and the rest is history.
Recipe adapted from Laura in the Kitchen
2-1/4 cups Oat Flour
4 Ripe Bananas, mashed
1 cup Dates, pitted and chopped
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
Preheat oven to 176 degrees celsius.
In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.
Toss in the chopped up dates.
In another bowl mix up all the wet ingredients.
Now pour the wet ingredients into the flour mix and stir well.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour in the mixture.
**If you want you can chop up a banana in to slices and place them on top of your bread. This is purely for optical reasons as it will look nice**
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes
let it cool for a while before serving did someone say Peanut butter!
Recipe 2: Taline Gabriels Banana Bread
Sadly i do not have the rights to share this recipe since it is not my own recipe. However i would recommend all of you to check out Taline Gabriel’s Hippielaneapp. This is an amazing app ( FYI this is not a paid promotion or some rubbish like that), I only promote things that i personally also use and have bought with my few student budget pennies. I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to try making their own vegan, raw, gluten free and refined sugar free treats. She has some real awesome and simple recipes. On her website there are a few free recipes that one can test out before deciding to download her app. Her banana bread recipe is gluten free and i made it because a housemate of mine is glutenfree and i wanted to bake something healthy that all my housemates could enjoy and then i tried her recipe and everybody loved it. We have all made this banana bread several times again in the house and it always tasted awesome.
Recipe 3: Super Simple Banana Bread
This is a recipe that i came up with when i was broke( which is usually towards the end of the month, student problems!) but i still wanted to make banana bread i had just written my last exam and wanted to spread the love and joy. I had four ripe bananas and lotsa oats so i went ahead and came up with this super easy recipe which was inspired by a banana bread that a friend had made and brought over a week prior. His banana bread was awesome ( sadly i do not have the recipe…YET).
3 Cups of Oats flour ( place oats in a food processor and voila)
3 mashed bananas, chop up the fourth one and keep aside
1/2 cup of rice syrup
1 cup of plantbased milk
1 tsp of cinnamon
2 tsp of baking powder
1 cup of chopped up walnuts and pecans
Preheat oven to 160 degree celsius.
add all you dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.
mix all your wet ingredients in a separate bowl first and then add to the flour mix. Fold in half a cup of the nut mix.
line a loaf pan with baking paper and pour in the mixture. place the chopped banana pieces neatly on top and sprinkle the remaining nuts on top.
put in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until the fork comes out clean 🙂