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Sunday 4 October 2009

Vegan MoFo: This bread is bananas. B.A.N.A.N.A.S!

One thing I've noticed from reading some old posts is that I make stuff and then forget to go back and perfect the recipe if I don't get it right. So I'm revisiting some recipes during MoFo and starting with some banana bread that wasn't so perfect the first time round.

I used pecans instead of hazelnuts this time. I left some of the bananas chunky again but pureed some too, I also kicked the spices up a notch. It was WAY better this time, so here's the recipe.

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup (150g) white spelt flour
1 cup/(130g) wholegrain spelt flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup, packed (120g) dark brown sugar
1/2 cup (60g) pecans, chopped. Measure before chopping!
Wet Ingredients:
3 ripe/overripe bananas
1/2 cup (125ml) soya yoghurt
1/2 cup (125ml) unsweetened non-dairy milk
1/4 cup (60ml) rapeseed (canola) oil
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp agave nectar

Preheat oven to 180C/350F.

Chop pecans and mix together with the other dry ingredients.

Chop the bananas and throw half in with dry ingredients and get them coated in flour. Mash the other half and mix the rest of the wet ingredients in with it.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined.

Spray a loaf tin with rapeseed oil and pour the mixture into the tin. Smoothe out and bake for 35 minutes. Then turn the heat down to about 160 and bake for another 25 mins or until a skewer comes out just clean.

Unfortunately my photography skills suck so this is the best cut pic I could get.

Here it is with some pure soya on while it was still warm. (It's also good with a bit of jam on!)



  1. YAY! I am so happy you've suffered and toiled to make this banana bread Sal - lol!
    Looks even more scrumptious than your last offering - and I thought that was pretty rocking.

  2. Yummy! we love banana bread.

  3. you know, i have never made banana bread, but my friend kristy makes a mean one that i really enjoy. i'll have to give your recipe a try! hooray for going back and perfecting things, as well. i've always been far too lazy. i commend you!

  4. yummy!!!

    i have this ex who was crazy, and his family was crazy, but his gramma made this banana bread w/ banana glaze on top. awesome.

  5. I always do that! There are recipes that need to be worked on but I move on to something else and completely forget about them.

    This makes me want so sing... yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today! :-)

  6. dan & i haven't had banana bread since last year - i think i need to make this with a little brown rice flour and give it a go, Sal. i love that you left some of the bananas kinda chunky, and pecans sound like the most delicious addition, indeed!

  7. Banana bread!!! Yum! The pecans and chunky bananas sounds really good! :-)

  8. YUM! I love banana bread! Sadly my last loaf, while not terrible, wasn't exactly great either. I definitely have to try yours, it looks fantastic!

  9. girl, what's going on with your blog? did someone hijack it? i was puzzled by the frankfurt biz. anyway, i love new banana bread recipes, and look forward to trying your version soon.

    xo jewy

  10. I vastly prefer baked banana goods to actual fresh bananas! Banana is AWESOME in bread!

  11. yay! looks super moist and super-banana-y. you've inspired me to revisit some of my clunker recipes and see what i can do. nice!

  12. That last picture is out of control! The "buttery" goodness is calling to me!


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