Banana Bread

Apart from not containing animal products, this loaf comes free of refined sugars or flours. Perfect for breakfast any other time of the day 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 4 bananas overripe
  • 2 cups of flour of choice (I used whole- wheat)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened plant milk
  • 1/4 cup of dates (soaked)
  • 1/8 cup of quick oats
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (or other acid)
  • 1 tsp baking soda (NOT powder 🙂
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Procedure:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (356° F)
  2. In a bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher, until completely runny.
  3. To make the ‘buttermilk’ combine the vinegar into the chosen plant milk and set aside.
  4. In a blender or food processor (or in a bowl) mash your previously soaked dates until a paste is formed.
  5. Add the date paste back to your bowl with the bananas, along with the vanilla extract and ‘buttermilk’
  6. Once all wet ingredients are combined, in a sifter add your: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cacao, nutmeg and salt. 
  7. Once sifted, gently fold the dry mixture into the wet ingredients with the use of a spatula (do not over mix).
  8. Now, finish by folding in the quick oats and any other desired mix ins (eg: walnuts, blueberries, dark chocolate chips, etc.)
  9. Pour mixture into a greased mold and bake for 1 hour!
  10. Serve warm or cooled and enjoy!

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