Vegan banana bread on floral plate

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 8 - 10

Use up your ripe bananas in our vegan banana bread – the perfect breakfast treat to enjoy with your morning cuppa. We love it toasted with peanut butter

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal218
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 3 large black bananas
    Banana

    Banana

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    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

  • 75g vegetable oil or sunflower oil (weight), plus extra for greasing
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 225g plain flour (or use self-raising flour and reduce the baking powder to 2 heaped tsp)
  • 3 heaped tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 3 tsp cinnamon or mixed spice
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 50g dried fruit or nuts (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mash 3 large black peeled bananas with a fork, then mix well with 75g vegetable or sunflower oil and 100g brown sugar.

  2. Add 225g plain flour, 3 heaped tsp baking powder and 3 tsp cinnamon or mixed spice, and combine well. Add 50g dried fruit or nuts, if using.

  3. Bake in a greased, lined 2lb loaf tin for 20 minutes. Check and cover with foil if the cake is browning.

  4. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

  5. Allow to cool a little before slicing. It's delicious freshly baked, but develops a lovely gooey quality the day after.

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louhall87
4th Oct, 2017
3.05
Stuck largely to the recipe as this was my first attempt at making it. Used self-raising flour and two level tsp baking powder as recommended. I also subbed out the oil for dairy-free margarine and added a smidge more cinnamon (yes, really). It's actually delicious. Granted, it's far too sweet but at least now I have a fair idea of what I'll change next time I make it.
wakenbakecake
28th Sep, 2017
4.05
After reading the comments I decided to change the recipe up a bit. I switched to self raising flour, using 0 baking powder. I added only 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. I used coconut oil. I also added some dark choc chips and chia seeds. When tasting the mix it was extremely sweet so next time I'll use less sugar, and add more as appropriate. But when cooked it came out lovely! Still quite sweet but I liked it. I also put it in the oven for an additional 30 minutes rather than 40 and it came out a bit well done, so will keep an eye on it and put it in for 20-25 mins next time. I didn't have any black bananas so used some normal ripe ones and I think this definitely compromised the texture, it wasn't as gooey as I liked, so will be patient next time! Overall a lovely receipe, my housemates have enjoyed it, the whole things nearly gone after only 1 day! I've found with vegan baking that most recipes have not only lots, but unfamiliar ingredients, and it's easy to mess up. Where as this is simple. This recipe is my new go to!
wakenbakecake
26th Sep, 2017
4.05
After reading the comments I decided to change the recipe up a bit. I switched to self raising flour, using 0 baking powder. I added only 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. I used coconut oil. I also added some dark choc chips and chia seeds. When tasting the mix it was extremely sweet so next time I'll use less sugar, and add more as appropriate. But when cooked it came out lovely! Still quite sweet but I liked it. I also put it in the oven for an additional 30 minutes rather than 40 and it came out a bit well done, so will keep an eye on it and put it in for 20-25 mins next time. I didn't have any black bananas so used some normal ripe ones and I think this definitely compromised the texture, it wasn't as gooey as I liked, so will be patient next time! Overall a lovely receipe, my housemates have enjoyed it, the whole things nearly gone after only 1 day! I've found with vegan baking that most recipes have not only lots, but unfamiliar ingredients, and it's easy to mess up. Where as this is simple. This recipe is my new go to!!!
2rachel6
21st Sep, 2017
4.05
Following previous comments, I used rounded spoons of baking powder rather than heaped and less cinnamon. I think 1 tsp would provide a hint of cinnamon/ mixed spice, 2 tsp provides a good hit, so 3 tsp would probably be a bit overpowering unless you want a cinnamon cake. I also used refined coconut oil as my vegetable oil but I think virgin coconut oil would also work nicely. Remember, there's no raw eggs so you can taste the batter and adjust the sweetness and spice before cooking. It turned out to be a really nice banana bread. I left it until the next morning, grilled a slice and covered it in butter. It's not a fluffy, light cake, but it's also not too dense and claggy (as long as you don't undercook or overwork it)
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ScarlettKitsune
4th Sep, 2017
5.05
This is a great recipe, but having stuck to it once, in the many times I've made it since, I have been deviating from it. In it's current incarnation, I usually make it with 4 bananas for extra moistness, 3 level tsps baking soda, and I use walnut oil instead of sunflower for extra nutty flavour. Recipes are a solid map, but I'm here to stray from the path for an adventure. ;)
Billydee
3rd Sep, 2017
1.05
Nice, if you like the taste of baking powder, way too much in this recipe. I just chucked my loaf in the bin. Rubbish as is, use SR flour or a little baking powder, 3 heaped teaspoons, disgusting.
GemmaAB
15th Aug, 2017
5.05
Nicest banana bread I've ever had! Truly delicious. Perfect taste, texture and level of sweetness, a new favourite for me that I'll be making again and again. So good with Nature's Store chocolate spread on top!
nat_ld
10th Aug, 2017
3.05
It's not bad but it's not that good either. I wanted to try something a bit different and it definitely is different! Too much cinnamon and too much baking powder. There are lots more vegan banana bread recipes that I would use instead.
Lilveggiekid
3rd Aug, 2017
5.05
Love this banana bread, not too bitter or too sweet like some of the other comments say. When cooked for the right amount of time (need to keep checking on it in the last 40 mins of cooking) it has an amazing moist slightly chewy - in a good way - texture! Good served with a bit of dairy free butter
Twigletpou
17th Jul, 2017
5.05
I forgot to put ANY sugar in but did add some chopped dates and a large spoon of almond nut butter. I also cut down the oil a little and sprinkled Demerara sugar on top ( don't know how I did this and still forgot to put sugar in!) Anyway was still lovely with no sugar at all.I am on the OMS diet so a bit of a treat.

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