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Vegan Banana Bread

This simple vegan banana bread is a tender, sweet quick bread with a crispy crust. This loaf is made with walnuts, but feel free to make it with or without nuts—top warm slices with a pat of melty vegan butter.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Calories 323kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas about 1⅓ cups, mashed
  • ½ cup vegan butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup walnuts toasted*

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Spray a large loaf pan** with vegetable spray.
  • In a food processor, add the bananas, vegan butter, sugar, vanilla, milk, flax, and cornstarch. Pulse in short bursts until combined, leaving some banana chunks. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Fold the chopped toasted nuts into the flour mixture. Stir until the nuts are coated. Add the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • When done, remove the pan from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Then invert on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To store, let the loaf cool completely and wrap in plastic wrap or in an airtight container. It will keep at room temperature for up to 4 days, refrigerated for up to 7 days, or frozen up to 2 months. To thaw, leave the loaf at room temperature. Then heat up individual slices in a toaster oven or microwave.

Notes

* Toast walnuts by baking for 5 minutes at 300°F/150°C **
You can use smaller loaf pans but be sure to reduce the baking time. 

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg