After eating chocolate pretty much constantly for the past week, I thought I’d make something different yet still sweet. Bananas are great because they’re naturally sweet and moist so there aren’t too many vegan replacements needed for this recipe! I used to eat banana bread as a ‘brain-power’ food while revising, but it’s also yummy as a snack or dessert for anyone.
275g Banana – 3/4 bananas depending on size
3 teaspoons coconut oil (this could be replaced by any other wet ingredient if you don’t have this, like soy milk, vegan butter etc.)
150g Self-raising flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
Vanilla extract (to taste)
Ground Cinnamon (to taste)
50g Walnuts (optional)
1. Mash the bananas into a large bowl with a fork
2. Add the ingredients in the same order as above, mixing well as they’re added
3. Bake for 30 minutes at 200 degrees in a loaf tin lined with baking paper (you could also make these as muffins which would take less time to bake) then cover with tin foil to ensure the top doesn’t get burned.
4. Bake until a knife can be inserted and come out clean. Leave to cool before slicing and devouring!
The top of the bake is a kind of funny texture, but apart from that it’s all good and tastes so yummy – the cinnamon keeps it tasting winter-y and makes it a bit different from other recipes. Thumbs up all round here 😀