Yeah, I know. Everyone says that their recipe for whatever they are making today is the best. And I'm sure that there are a lot of wonderful recipes out there for banana bread, however, thus far I have not come across a better banana bread than this. You may not believe me, especially being that this bread does not have the rich cream, butter, or eggs that many others do. But all I can do is beg you to try it. So here goes "please make it, pwease!"...
This recipe is also a one bowl wonder, and no machinery or mixers are needed. Oh, and to you vegans, fire up your ovens. Yes, it's vegan and it's better than theirs!
1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour (Arrowhead Mills is excellent)
3/4 cup of light brown sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
3/4 cup of soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 banana (mushed through your hands)
Chocolate chips, Pecans, Oatmeal, etc for topping (Optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a bread pan with oiled parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon thoroughly. Make a well and add the mushed banana, milk, oil, and vanilla. You can run chocolate chips through the batter if you like. Stir gently till smooth and pour into bread pan. If using topping, add about 15 minutes into baking to avoid burn. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Cool and enjoy!
Photo by Stella at The Witchy Kitchen