339. Morning Glory Banana Bread [Vegan, NSA]

Morning Glory Banana Bread | Vegan, NSA | Ann Ning Learning How

We had the languishing banana problem again at my house a couple of weeks ago. So I looked up vegan banana bread recipes and decided to use [gasp!] real flour. I could not, however, bring myself to add the sugars recommended – multiple recipes called for several types of sweetener simultaneously. Perhaps it adds a depth of flavor my undiscerning palate wouldn’t appreciate, but I decided to forego the added sweetener and just let the bananas do the talking. I then decided to make this a “Morning Glory” loaf and threw in some carrots, coconut, walnuts and raisins. The results were delicious (mine got a nice crust on the edges, and the insides were wonderfully moist), even if I do say so myself. I was also glad not to have to add any oil. I added some almond butter, but I can live with that. I stored this loaf in the fridge and toasted a slice when I wanted it in the toaster oven. It is wonderful at any time of day. Try it with (vegan) cream cheese or more almond butter on top!

189.  Coconut Flour Banana Bread [Grain Free, NSA]

189. Coconut Flour Banana Bread [Grain Free, NSA]

Morning Glory Banana Bread [Vegan, No Sugar Added]

Preheat oven to 350 – yields 2 (smaller) loaves

Grease 2 small loaf pans or line them with parchment paper

  • 1 c oatmeal
  • 1.5 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large dashes of cinnamon – or to taste
  • ½ c DF milk + 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (let this sit for a fews minutes while you assemble the other ingredients)
  • 5 very ripe bananas
  • ¼ c unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ c almond butter
  • splash of vanilla
  • 2 huge carrots or 3-4 small ones, shredded (I let mine bounce around and get chopped in my Vitamix)
  • ½ c unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ c walnuts (optional)
  • ½ c raisins

Mix everything together. Divide between your loaf pans. Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes.