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Friday, January 15, 2010

The Best Banana Bread

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


  1. I made this banana bread. It is delicious and, more important (because a bunch of fatty ingredients most often make things delicious!) you feel "good about it" because it's good for you!! A nice "dessert" to satisfy that sweet tooth... this is a great recipe!

  2. Stella - you've issued a challenge I cannot refuse; I mean mushing banana through your hand, plus a healthy AND delicious cake, all from one recipe?! I'll be back to dish on this ;)

  3. I'm baaaaaaaaaack! Alright, I'll admit I screwed up the recipe a little, but the banana bread was still moist, banana-ey and delicious! Mum loved, loved, loved it!

  4. Saw that Denise had linked from her site and had to check it out. Love banana bread and am always willing to try others. Can't wait! :D

  5. Stella,
    I've been looking for a light banana bread! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I can't wait to whip banana bread up in my kitchen....I'll let you know how it turns out!

  6. I've been putting off making banana bread - with the way-ripe bananas in my freezer - for much too long, but have been trying to find a recipe that was different than the oh-so-many-banana-breads out there. This one might just do the trick!

  7. I have a TON (probably a dozen) bananas in my freezer that I need to use. This weekend, they're coming out! You're right... I think that the recipe that I have for banana bread is the best. But I'll definitely give this one a try. ;-)


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