Banana Bread : one bowl, So Yummy, so easy!
If you find yourself with a fruit bowl full of very ripe bananas, and fancy a slice of the most deliciously moist yet fluffy banana bread, without turning the kitchen upside down making messes, then this could well become your new go-to recipe.
Made in just one bowl, it’ll be mixed and in the oven before you can ask “Does anybody feel like banana bread?”
(Which is a rhetorical question really - it’s one of those classic dishes which are much loved for delicious reasons.)
Oh, and it goes without saying,
that this fabulous little treasure is
dairy-free, egg-free, vegan,
and made with simple, whole-food ingredients.
Using wholemeal spelt flour and chia seeds,
it has a very light texture,
so much so that I very much doubt anybody could guess
it’s not made with white flour.
ONE BOWL BANANA BREAD
(vegan : egg-free : dairy-free : wholefoods)
½ cup olive oil (or a mix of walnut and olive oils)
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup soya milk
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
¼ cup chia seeds
1 cup coconut flakes
2 cups wholemeal spelt flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C and line a loaf tin with parchment paper.
Mash wet ingredients together in a large mixing bowl with a fork.
Place dry ingredients on top in that order and stir through gently with fork.
Pour into lined loaf tin, and press a handful of your favourite nuts onto the top of the batter.
Bake 40 mins at 180 degrees, or until a skewer comes out cleanly.
Turn out of the tin to cool on a cooling rack.
Delicious while still warm served with a dollop of coconut yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup as a dessert.
Or let it cool to room temperature and serve just as it is.
Baking banana bread first thing on a Saturday morning, means when we get home from the Farmer’s Market,
there’s something ready and waiting to munch on while
we unpack our fresh fruit & veggies.
what’s in your pantry?
Add a handful of your favourite nuts, chopped fresh or dried fruit, or even dark chocolate chips into the mixture to vary it - depending on what’s in your pantry & what takes your fancy.