If you oil cleanse with CRUDE, you're already familiar with how much we fan-girl over the natural systems of the skin. We're obsessed with harnessing the simple power of natural systems, and that doesn't stop with the skin.
For example, when some perfectly good bananas begin to naturally break down and get overripe, we ain't throwing them out. We're making banana bread!
Or, more accurately, we're watching our intrepid Sabrina make banana bread, and then we're going to eat it. Can you blame us?
And boy, did Sabrina deliver—after looking far and wide for a good vegan banana bread recipe, and testing out quite a few of them, this one was by far the very best all-around! The ingredients, the simplicity, and the quickness of this recipe made it the clear winner.
VEGAN BANANA TEA BREAD
- 1 3/4 cups spelt flour, or flour of choice
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of mineral salt
- 1/3 cup neutral flavored or warmed coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup organic pure cane sugar
- 4 small or 3 large bananas, about 1 3/4 cup (preferably overripe), mashed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your loaf pan. In a medium/large size bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a medium bowl mash bananas. Add the oil, vanilla and bananas to the dry ingredients and mix until combined, do not over mix.
Pour or spoon mixture into greased loaf pan. Bake for about 50 min to an hour. With Sabrina's oven, it only needed to bake for 50 min. You can also do the toothpick test in the center of the loaf; if it comes out clean, it’s about ready. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 min.
This banana bread rises in the oven, which most banana breads do not do! If you're used to more dense banana bread, this might catch you off guard.
Makes 8 – 10 slices.
There you have it! Are you going to go try this banana bread RIGHT NOW? You should. Go do it and tell us what you think! And make sure to check out The Simple Veganista who created this yummy recipe.
Written by Hilary Forbush