I've heard from some of you that follow a no-oil/low-oil vegan diet - one gal in particular that is needing a Banana Bread recipe - as in yesterday. So, I'm posting it today. Now, you see in the photos I've added chocolate chips (which aren't low-fat). The chips are optional (not in my house, but optional)! ;) But, the chocolate chips are a bit of a memory for me.
I used to babysit for my eldest sister, Debbie. We have 6 girls in our family, all "D's". Some early mornings when I'd babysit, there was homemade chocolate chip banana bread on her counter. I believe she used mini-chips (which I can't get my hands on right now in vegan form). Anyhow, I remember thinking that combination was the best. thing. ever. Now, our kids eat this banana bread and I'm the best. mom. ever. Until they have to clean up.
Enough said, here is my slightly revised Maple Banana Bread. It is moist and sweet and delicious, sweetened only with the bananas and maple syrup, and as mentioned, no oil added. Chocolate chips mood optional!
Maple Banana Bread1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (or a generous cup of spelt flour, about 1 cup + 2-3 tbsp)3/4 cup oat flour2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg1/4 tsp sea salt1 cup pureed overripe banana (puree bananas in deep cup with an immersion blender, or in a blender. Puree first, then measure!)1/2 cup pure maple syrup1/2 cup plain unsweetened non-dairy milk (I like almond milk, but you can use soy or other)1 tsp pure vanilla extracthandful of non-dairy chocolate chips (optional - kind of) Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine mashed banana, maple syrup, soy milk, vanilla, and oil. Add wet mixture to dry (and chocolate chips, if using), and stir through until just well combined (don't overmix). Wipe a loaf pan lightly with oil. Pour batter into pan and bake for 43-48 minutes, until golden and a toothpick or skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool completely before slicing.
Recipe copyright Dreena Burton.