"Omg this can't be vegan" Banana Bread
I found this recipe when I was working with a community kitchen which was also a little vegan paradise for students. This bread will convert non-vegans in one mouthful. I did tweak it to decrease the amount of sugar, feel free to add a little more if your bananas are a little green.
Tip 1 : if you're planning a banana bread but your bananas are not ripe yet, pop them in a paper bag for 2-3 days and they will be ready.
Tip 2 : double the quantities and freeze the breads, they keep for a good 2-3 months.
This recipe contains canola oil, sugar, flax seeds, sesame seeds, vanilla extract, flour, salt, baking soda, bananas, walnuts, water
2 breads, 10-14 slices each servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
- 2 cups of canola or sunflower oil or margarine
- 1 to 1.5 cups of sugar (brown is nicer, because you can put less in)
- 1/2 cup of flax seeds
- 1/2 c. of sesame seeds
- vanilla extract or 1 tsp of vanilla sugar
- 3 cups of flour (an extra cup on the side depending on desired consistency of the cake)
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 2 or 3 cups of ripe crushed bananas (more bananas if less sugar, or soaked in coffee for an extra twist)
- optional: walnuts, chocolate chips, cinnamon, etc, to your heart's content! I recommend about 2 handfuls of nuts or chips for half a batch.
- 1.5 cups of water
- 1. prep your oven to 350 F / 180 C - preheat a little hotter than that for a perfect set up
- 2. first, mix the flax seeds and water in a blender together for about 3-5 minutes, until you get a gelatinous, egg white like substance.
- 3. mix sugar, vanilla extract and oil, and add the flax seed mix
- 4. mix all the dry ingredients together (flour, salt, baking soda, options like cinnamon, nuts, etc)
- 5. add the dry stuff in little by little, alternating with your crushed bananas.
- 6. grease the pans very lightly, add the sesame seeds as coating by putting a generous handful and then shaking it around so it goes on the bottom and the edges.
- 7. Now if you're using a square pan, the breads will cook faster, about 40-45 minutes
- 8. if you have a loaf pan, you'll want to put it up to 50 minutes to an hour.