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Quick and Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Vegan Banana Bread Recipe: It has been a while, that I have started Vegan diet and this diet has led me to explore my options, and replacements, of course in a budget. So, today I am sharing a mouthwatering recipe of Eggless or Vegan Banana Bread, that I gave my own twist and turns to it and cooked in a steamer that was lying in corner for cooking momos !!

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There is no hard and fast rules for banana bread recipe and you can even try baking it in oven or using pressure cooker technique.

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Bananas are life savior, if we are beginners in vegan diet, as well as in normal daily meals. I don’t understand why people are scared to eat bananas, just because it has high carbs. The misconception that banana is full of carbs and not good for weight loss is really like theorem which is there yet to be proved.

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

We all know anything in extreme is never good, and banana too is not exception. If I have to choose a fruit that checks every requirement I can ask for in a meal, banana fulfills the most of it. We cannot ignore, that for banana is a good source of carbs and potassium and magnesium. It contains high amount of vitamin B6 and B12 too.

The only way a banana can be harmful for you if you slip on it:

We cannot forget that a good ripe banana has lots of antioxidants. which is good for your skin. You would be surprised to know that banana can be helpful for elevating your mood as they have high level of tryptophan– (an essential amino acids) which our body converts into serotonin (happy chemical).

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I even have prepared banana tea for myself, before I go to sleep, for relaxing my mind. Banana tea has that mild fruity smell, and a light beverage which you guys should experiment. It really is an amazing tea, to sip at night while you are reading your favorite book while cuddled under your comfortable warm bed.

I am a tea lover and mild flavor tea, especially before going bed, helps me to reduce stress. It is not bitter at all, and you don’t even need a sweetener to it. I would love to share banana tea recipe in my next post with you all.

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The recipe I am sharing, came in my mind unexpectedly, because over ripe bananas taste too sweet, and throwing is not a good option. So, I always make this vegan banana bread, whenever they become too ripe, to eat in fruit form.

You can also Blend Your Own Taste in Below Vegan Banana Bread Recipe:

I would not be lying if I said that vegan banana bread is your own recipe, as you can sprinkle your chef skills into it. It is your banana bread recipe, in which you can blend your own taste. So, my budding chefs, wear your hat, and give it your own flavor and share it with others like I am sharing with you all nice people.

Those who are following gluten free meal may use rice, almond or mixture of maize, gram and rice flour.

I will never ask my readers to buy something expensive, because Vegan is not about only diet. Veganism is also about a lifestyle, and I would suggest everyone to have the ingredients that can be available for you in reasonable price.

For example, the place I live in India, almond flour is very pricey. So, I stick to rice, maize, gram flour. They are present in reasonable rate in the market near me.

The flour I used here is a mixture of flaxseed powder and wheat flour, as I am not into gluten free diet. Flaxseed is another thing that I have started to include in my diet for a while, and it is really a good way to include Omega-3 fatty acids and good fibers into your meals.

If I am making any smoothies or bread, I try to put at least one tablespoon of flax seed powder. It makes me full for a long time and does not give me any hunger pangs. I did not discover any allergy or issues in digesting it.
I would love to hear from you all, how flax seed powder is working for you in your meals.

The other thing I mixed in my flour was 2 tablespoons of gram or chickpea flour. Gram flour is gluten free and is a good source of protein. 100 grams of this flour is packed with 22 grams of protein. It is really a good way to include protein in your meal.

Homemade Vegan Banana Bread

The flour is on a heavy side therefore I have used 2 tablespoons. There are a lot of popular dishes that are made of gram flour in India such as onion fritters, savory curry, dhokla (savory sponge cake), besan chila (sort of a pita bread).

Not only in the US, UK and India, chickpea flour is has its presence in many Italian cuisines like farinata . In Spain gram flour is used in dish tortillitas de camarones.

Step By Step Vegan Banana Bread Recipe:

Below was what I added into the bowl to make the batter for this vegan banana bread recipe:

  • 1 ripe banana for that extra sweetness. My general rule is to put 1 medium banana for 1.5 cup flour.
  • Around 1.5 cup of flour (You can use any flour- what I tried was 1 cup of wheat flour, .25 cup of flax seed powder and 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour)
  • 1 tablespoon honey. You can add more, depending upon how sweet you like. You can even put brown sugar, or few drops of artificial sugar like stevia.
  • 0.25 Cup of crushed mixture of nuts. I always keep almonds and walnuts box in my kitchen so chomp on few pieces when I am hungry. Nuts will add a crunchiness in every bite you take. You can chop them into small pieces. If you have allergy with nuts, you can totally skip it
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder. I love, love cinnamon poser and I cannot have enough of it fragrance while baking. It is bliss. If you don’t like cinnamon, you can skip it.
  • Coconut milk around 0.5 cup. Coconut milk was a game changer in my recipe. It was like an outsider who blended really in a new environment hehe.
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract. I would have to say, vanilla and coconut milk combination is really good and am looking forward to using it in another recipes.

Now move on to another level of this delicious banana bread recipe. Let’s start mixing them all.

  • Take a big bowl and mash the bananas. There is no consistency check here. I liked to have little lumps in my bread, but you can make a smooth paste of it.
  • Slowly add the mixture of flour (flaxseed+ gram flour+ wheat here). I suggest adding some, mix it, add some again, then mix it. It will be easier, and the flour will mix well.
  • After mixing the batter, it will be hard, and we want to make it little runny, just like a thick coating on spoon. Add coconut milk- I added around 5 cups in my recipe. Mix it all the way again.
  • Add honey, cinnamon powder and nuts and mix it again. Again, cinnamon is optional, you can skip it. You can use any sweetener you use in daily life in place of honey.
  • Taste the batter and adjust the sweetness by adding more honey or any sweetener if required.
  • Pour your mixture into you flat, good depth steel pan, or cylindrical bowl.
  • Place a heavy duty, deep utensil over gas. And pour the water, so that it still below your steamer stand.
  • Bring the water to boil, and then place your batter filled pan, into your steamer and cover with lid.
  • Put the stove in medium, and let it steam for around 30 minutes.
  • You can check when the bread is done, by a toothpick or your chops stick. Insert it inside the cake, and it should come out clean. That’s when your bread is done.
  • I used steamer, therefore the cake I got was so moist. It did not feel dry at all.

Bottom Line:

Do give it a try. I tried it with my room mates during weekend, and it was wonderful to have with tea, during this rainy season in India. Since I had steamed it, so the bread was not at all dry. It had a spongy texture, and soft. Almonds and walnuts added a crunchy texture to it.

What made it a game changer for me was coconut milk, which gave it a unique flavor which mixes with the flavor of banana so well.
Vegan Banana bread is a healthy snack, which kids too can enjoy. I love to have few slices of it with my evening tea.

Meet you next in my other posts where I will bring to you some Indian vegan recipes, that will debunk your myth that Indian food are spicy. They are flavorful, and easily digestible hence light for your tummy.
Be healthy Be safe!!

Adios!!

FAQs:

Question 1: Is banana bread healthy?

Answer: Yes, this banana bread recipe is perfectly healthy. Additionally, it’s 100% vegan.

Question 2: Is this banana bread recipe vegan?

Answer: Yes, it is vegan.

Question 3: Can I use this banana bread recipe at home?

Answer: Yes. In fact, it is one of the easiest banana bread recipes and you can use it at home.

Question 4: Is this banana bread recipe eggless?

Answer: Yes it is eggless. In fact, it is vegan.

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