Friday, March 27, 2020

Banana nut loaf

Ripe bananas, cinnamon, walnuts and cranberries with a hint of vanilla. This vegan banana fruit and nut loaf, is perfect for a delicious and lazy weekend breakfast. Full of flavor and crunch, its a great addition to your festive baking.

3 over ripe bananas (mashed well)
1/3 cup oil
2 tsp pure vanilla essence
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans, cranberries or raisins) 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F 
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. 
  3. Mix all the moist ingredients in another bowl. 
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet. The batter should be thick. You can add 1-2 tsp of apple juice if it is too hard. 
  5. Fold in the fruit and nuts. 
  6. Pour batter into a parchment lined loaf pan. Smooth out the top.
  7. Bake for 50-70 minutes till toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Time will depend on your oven settings. Mine took a little over an hour. 
  8. Let cool for 15-20 minutes before slicing. Enjoy