Vegan Banana Bread

Posted: June 11, 2015 in Pure Grub
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So this is far by the best banana bread that i have made and this recipe is for keeps. one of my baking success recipe. the bread was light, soft, moist and perfect for an eggless or vegan bread.

I have added sunflower seeds in the bread to make it more nutritious but you can easily skip adding them. i have made the bread with organic whole wheat flour, but if you want you can make the bread with all purpose flour or half-half of both the flours.

lets start step by step eggless banana bread recipe:

1. first preheat oven at 180 degrees C/350 degrees F. then take ripe or over ripe 4 medium sized or 2 large bananas. in weight the measure is 300 grams or 10.5 ounce. slice the bananas and add them to a mixing bowl.

mashed banana

2. add ½ cup sugar. you can use brown sugar, organic unrefined cane sugar or granulated white sugar. all work well in this recipe. depending on the sweetness of bananas, you can reduce the sugar to ⅓ cup.

mashed bananas

3. then mash the bananas with a masher or fork to a smooth consistency.

mashed bananas for cake

4. there should be no chunks. you can also use a blender to mash the bananas. fine threads of the bananas are fine.

add oil to mashed bananas

5. add ½ cup oil (125 ml). you can use any oil. i have made this bread on various occasions with coconut oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, rice bran oil and even olive oil.

banana puree for eggless cake

6. stir very well so that the oil mixes evenly with the banana puree.

making banana bread batter

7. add ¼ tsp cinnamon powder, 2 to 3 pinches or ⅛ tsp of nutmeg powder and ½ tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract. both cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder are optional.

making banana bread batter

8. mix the flavoring spices and vanilla with the banana oil mixture.

making eggless banana bread batter

9. sieve 1½ cups whole wheat flour (180 grams), ½ tsp baking soda, 1½ tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt (optional) directly in the bowl.

flour for banana bread recipe

10. here’s the seived dry mixture on top of the wet mixture.

mixture for banana bread

11. gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients very well. don’t mix. this folding step is very important as you want the whole bread mixture to be one and mixed evenly without the batter getting deflated.

making eggless banana bread batter

12. here’s the folded batter.

making eggless banana bread recipe

13. add 1 to 2 tbsp sunflower seeds. you can also add chopped walnuts or choco chips or any dry fruit of your choice instead of sunflower seeds.

making eggless banana bread batter

14. fold gently again once or twice, so as the sunflower seeds are incorporated in the cake batter.

making eggless banana bread batter

15. pour the batter in a greased or lined loaf pan ( 7.5 x 4 x 2.5 inches) or round cake pan (7.5 x 2 inches). i forgot to take a pic of this one. bake in the preheated oven at 180 degree C for 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.

the timing varies from oven to oven. depending on the temperature in your oven and the size of your pan, the cake might take less or more time than mentioned here. the temperature varies from oven to oven. so take your call and keep an eye. the benchmark is that a tooth pick inserted in the cake should come out clean.

baked eggless banana bread recipe

16. when the bread is slightly hot, remove the bread from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool at room temperature.

baked eggless banana bread recipe

17. when warm or cooled, slice and serve eggless banana bread plain with tea or coffee. the remaining loaf, you can wrap in a cling film or keep in a box in the fridge. warm the bread before serving.

  1. says:

    This looks really good. I’m going to have to try it at the weekend. Do you think it would work with less oil?


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