Wednesday, October 20, 2010

GOING BANANAS!


No, for once I'm not referring to my mental state but rather what to do with all those bananas going bad too quickly.

Don't throw them away: I found a quick and easy vegan banana bread recipe that didn't require too many offbeat ingredients -- some vegan recipes are loaded down with a ton of ingredients (which can be off putting to a non-baker like myself) many of which can only be found in specialty food stores.

However, this one is simple, easy and equally as yummy!

EASY VEGAN BANANA BREAD

Ingredients:

~4 bananas (the softer and browner, the better)

~1/2 cup vegan softened margarine or oil (use cholesterol free)

~3/4 cup of brown sugar (packed)

~2 teaspoons baking powder

~1/4 teaspoon salt

~1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

~2 cups of flour (I use unbleached)

~1 teaspoon vanilla extract

**SIDE NOTE: Feel free to add a 1/2 cup of walnuts or semi-sweet chocolate chips if you'd like


INSTRUCTIONS:

*Preheat oven to 350

*"Smoosh" the bananas in a medium to large mixing bowl

*Add margarine (or oil) and mix with bananas

*Add vanilla -- mix

*Add brown sugar -- mix

*Add baking powder, salt and cinnamon -- mix

*Add flour and then mix all ingredients well making sure flour is thoroughly incorporated

*Lightly spray square glass baking dish and bake for 45 minutes or until done (test center by sticking a butter knife or toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean, it's done).

*Let rest (on cooling rack) about 15 to 20 minutes before slicing and serving. It will still be quite warm.

*Top with vegan margarine and enjoy with hot cocoa or hot apple cider.

1 comment:

  1. OMG.....I'm baking this today! sounds awesome;)

    hugs friend

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