Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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!



~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


*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