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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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  • 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)


    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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8th Sep, 2014
I made this with a mixture of plain flour and spelt flour. Then I added chopped dark chocolate and chopped hazel nuts. I had to add more oil as the spelt made for a dryer mixture, also a dash of salt to bring out the sweetness. It's delicious. Yummy!
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6th Sep, 2014
Made muffins instead of a loaf. Baked for half the time. Perfecto! I also used coconut oil instead of vegetable. They are perfect.
10th Aug, 2014
Amazing cake, which was devoured within minutes after taking it out of the oven! A new favourite. Although I defenitly had to keep an eye on it since... it was done in 40 minutes!
14th May, 2014
i love this recipe better than non-vegan ones! Super easy and tasty :) I would reduce amount of sugar though. Will bake this again and again! :)
25th Apr, 2014
I was making this for vegan friends, I often make banana cake with overripe bananas, this recipe is excellent! V easy (3mins) and then I put in cupcake cases, baked at 180 for 20 mins and they were amazing! Great recipe without eggs
30th Mar, 2014
I have used this recipe to bake for my vegan Grandad many times, everyone who tries it loves it, especially Grandad. So cheap and easy, made it with children and even for a crowd at a healing session. Of the many recipes I have tried this is one of my favourites - thanks so much for such a fab recipe!!!
22nd Feb, 2014
Lovely banana bread recipe! I'm wondering if it will work with a lemon loaf cake? Take out the mashed bananas? What do you think?
18th Feb, 2014
Yum!!! What a great recipe. Actually NICER than the non-vegan banana bread or cake recipes I've tried previously - thanks very much. It has been really popular with my vegan and non-vegans. I've just made it for the second time and both times it has needed the whole hour in my (fan) oven at 200C throughout with foil on top after 15-20 mins as per the instructions. Thanks again. Lovely moist cake.
31st Aug, 2013
Made this with walnut oil and chopped walnuts. Totally lush, couldn't even wait for it to cool down before digging in. Very quick and simple recipe. We did turn the oven down to 170 after the first 20 mins as it was cooking far too quickly, your oven may vary. Will make again, often.
21st Jul, 2013
Another great recipe and do easy to make! Not too sweet and just right. I turned the oven right down to 160/180 after 20 mins and covered the top with tinfoil. Came out lovely and moist... So yummy!


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