Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Banana bread, anyone?

A friend of mine couldn't imagine baked goods could be made vegan...he thought the idea of baking without eggs / butter / milk would be pretty difficult.

So I made him some banana bread!

Really, banana bread is one of the easiest baking-things to make vegan. Bananas are such a good binder that they really can replace the eggs entirely. So I didn't even have to ponder about using Ener-G or flaxseed or whatever else to replace the eggies.

I chose a recipe from "FatFree Vegan Kitchen" blog.


Blueberry Banana Bread


  • 3 large over-ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) vanilla soymilk (or apple sauce)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) agave nectar
  • 2 cups (240 g) white whole wheat flour (or regular whole wheat flour)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (240 ml) blueberries 

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray or wipe a 9×5-inch loaf pan with oil (I used a silicon loaf pan).

Mix the soymilk with 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and let stand until it curdles. (If using apple sauce, skip this step and add the lemon juice to the bananas.)

In a large bowl, mash the bananas.

Add the remaining lemon juice, soymilk, and agave nectar. Stir well to combine.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, and stir just until the mixture is well-combined.

Fold in the blueberries.

Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan and bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting and serving.


Deliciousness: 4/5
It was tasty! I used overripe bananas, but I think next time I'll use EXTREMELY overripe bananas...for more banana-y flavor. I also think I'll use four total bananas - the bread was good but definitely could have been a little more moist. I mean, come on - it's banana bread. It's gotta be insanely moist!

Ease of Preparation: 4/5
Really easy baking recipe. It takes 50 minutes to bake, though, so make sure you have some sort of project you can work on while you're watching the oven.

Prettiness: 5/5
Little blueberry gems inside a banana bread! Cute!

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