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Vegan Banana Bread

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Serves 8

Cheap and easy, low-fat and low-sugar -- yet extremely moreish! This banana cake is almost too good to be true.

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Ingredients

  • 225g Plain flour (or use Self-raising flour and reduce the Baking powder to 2 heaped tsp)
  • 3 heaped tsp Baking powder
  • 100g Brown sugar
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon or Mixed spice
  • 3 large Black bananas, mashed
  • 75g Vegetable or Sunflower oil (weight)
  • 50g Dried fruit or nuts (optional)

Method

    1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celcius.
    2. Mash the peeled bananas with a fork. Mix well with oil and sugar.
    3. Add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon, and combine well.
    4. Add any additional ingredients.
    5. Baked in a greased and lined 2lb loaf tin for 20 minutes, before checking. Cover with foil, if the loaf cake is browning. Bake for another 40 minutes (approximately).
    6. Allow to cool a little before slicing. It's delicious freshly baked but even yummier when it goes gooey the next day!

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minervaj
2nd Dec, 2016
5.05
Brilliant recipe, thank you. I made it with self raising flour and the 2 tsp baking powder. It did seem a lot of baking powder, but I sifted it with the flour into a separate bowl first. I also gave the banana/oil/sugar mix a good beating with the wooden spoon so the wet and dry ingredients only needed minimal mixing after that. It rose beautifully, but needed a total of 70 minutes cooking time. Will definitely make again
gosposh
26th Oct, 2016
0.05
If you like eating baking powder by spoon than it would be perfect. Mine ended up on a compost pile.
kelly138
18th Oct, 2016
I tried this recipe and it was REVOLTING. It got 32 positive ratings but I should have known looking at the ingredients . I stupidly made this and almost had to vomit as it was so disgusting
lauramy
2nd Sep, 2016
You can substitute the veg/sunflower oil for coconut oil - it still turns out delicious. Also works well using gluten free self raising flour blend. I added chunky dark chocolate bits into the bread mix and it tastes divine!
Minitron
13th Aug, 2016
I made this and can tell it would be good if the amount of baking powder hadn't ruined the flavour : (. I am wondering if this 3 heaped tsp is a typo! I was originally going to use rounded teaspoons of b.powder but went against my intuition and did them heaped. I threw one in the bin last night because the baking powder had clogged and I thought that was the only problem (NEVER use cloggy baking powder!) So I bought a new tube of b.powder and it's still really bitter, rose and sunk. A reader below has posted an almost identical recipe using 2tsp b.powder (I am using plain flour). I will deffo try 2 tsp with my plain flour next time : (.
Charpeet
29th Jul, 2016
Can I use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil?
lauramy
2nd Sep, 2016
I used coconut oil instead and it comes out a lot better.
RADN
17th Jul, 2016
This is such a great recipe! I normally just follow a recipe and don't leave any comments, but I specifically signed up just to post my comments for this recipe. I used melted butter instead of oil, self-rising flour with 2 level teaspoons of baking powder and light brown caster sugar. The banana bread turned out amazingly soft and delicious. This is going to be my go to recipe for those black bananas staring at me from the kitchen counter every other week.
LauraMu
1st Jul, 2016
5.05
Great recipe! Made it gluten-free by substituting Dove's Farm plain flour and adding in a tsp of rice milk as the flour is drier as someone already mentioned. Also added a crunchy top by sprinkling on demerera sugar mixed with cinnamon before baking (though given that quite a few comments have complained about too much cinnamon already, perhaps that addition isn't for everyone!). It took 57 mins to bake in my fan oven at 180C, so almost spot on according to the recipe.
LauraMu
1st Jul, 2016
5.05
Great recipe! Made it gluten-free by substituting Dove's Farm plain flour and adding in a tsp of rice milk as the flour is drier as someone already mentioned. Also added a crunchy top by sprinkling on demerera sugar mixed with cinnamon before baking (though given that quite a few comments have complained about too much cinnamon already, perhaps that addition isn't for everyone!). It took 57 mins to bake in my fan oven at 180C, so almost spot on according to the recipe.

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