Vegan baking is an art all its own – it takes practice, patience, and persistence! Trust me, the first few times it won’t turn out quite right, and the taste will be slightly different from what you expect. But no fear – you can bake the vegan way! There are great vegan cookies, cake, and bread recipes that are easy and tasty!
This banana apple bread recipe is a favorite in my house – it’s gone before I know it! It’s fairly easy for even the most amateur vegan bakers, and it makes your house smell amazing while it’s cooking, which is always a plus
Makes 1 Loaf
4 Very Ripe Bananas
1 Medium-Sized Apple (Fiji or Golden Delicious work great in this!)
1 Cup Spelt Flour
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Raw Cane Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1 tbsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tbsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Cloves
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 Cup Milk Substitute (Almond or Vanilla Soy milk are good for this!)
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 cup Margarine/Butter Substitute at Room Temperature (I use Earth Balance Spread)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with cooking spray.
3. In a bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, and spices.
4. In another bowl, cream together sugar and margarine.
5. In a third bowl, mash ripe bananas together to make a paste. Add vanilla and milk to the banana paste, then add the sugar and margarine mixture to the banana mixture and mix together.
6. Combine banana/sugar mixture to the dry mixture in the first bowl and mix everything together until just combined.
7. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
8. Remove pan and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Then transfer bread from pan to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.
You can always slice into it before it’s completely cool, but it can get a little messy because the bread will be very soft! I love eating a slice of this bread with a little margarine spread on it – delicious!
Admittedly I am big on cinnamon and nutmeg, so there is a lot of it in this recipe – it makes the mixture very fragrant once everything is mixed together. If you don’t enjoy the spices that much and prefer a stronger banana flavor you can reduce the amount of spices you add