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Vegan Banana Bread & Other Sweet Breads

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Vegan Banana Bread & Other Sweet Breads

You are about to be introduced to one of my absolute favorite recipes… This banana bread is one of the best items in my personal culinary repertoire (though I’ll reluctantly admit I didn’t create the recipe). It is always a hit, and the only problem with it is that it’s hard to resist eating too much!

Seriously though, it is important to know what you’re doing with this recipe, because a batter that is too wet or too dry can make a significant difference in the texture of the finished product. But don’t let that intimidate you… If you follow the recipe, and use bananas that aren’t overly-big, you shouldn’t have any problem. Once you’ve done it a couple of times, you’ll be able to recognize if the consistency of the batter is not quite what you’re aiming for, and make adjustments accordingly.

My preference is to make a double-run (you can’t go wrong there!) and use five medium bananas. I also cut the oil and sweetener in half when doubling. With that method, I use a large cake pan such as a half-chafing dish, and the finished bread turns out more like a cake than a loaf. Either way though, it’s bound to be delicious.

Along with the banana bread, I’ve included three other tried-and-true sweet bread recipes, perfect for the holiday season. Testing them out well in advance will give you plenty of time to make sure you’re confident before serving them to friends and family… Well, that’s a good excuse anyway!

Recipes to follow…

Image: Silvi Burden

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Angel Flinn

Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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2:01PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Sounds yummy especially love banana bread

7:25AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Thanks for these healthy recipes.

10:03PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Since this is classified as Banana BREAD rather than CAKE, could you toast slices, or is it not dense enough?? All sound great...

2:54PM PST on Feb 28, 2013

What kind of flour would be good for someone not wanting to eat Gluten?

4:50AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Thanks!

1:00PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

Nice recipe, thank you.

8:33AM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

Thank you for the recipes, they sound yummy!

5:56AM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

I love banana bread and zucchini bread. I enjoy a hot slice dripping with honey. I recently bought some over-ripe bananas and stuck them in the freezer for later use, because my oven is out of order at the moment. Thanks for the great recipe. I'll use it. Myrasaidit healthylivingtodayandtomorrow.blogspot.com

8:12AM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

I made banana bread using a very similar recipe and it's delicious. It's great for breakfast or as a snack.

9:27AM PDT on Apr 30, 2011

M-m-m. I'd like to taste it :)

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