If you follow Manu’s Menu more or less regularly, you may know that I have recently found out that I am lactose intolerant. Don’t worry, I will still be publishing “normal” recipes, but I will also start experimenting with dairy-free (or lactose-free) recipes. This Vegan Wholemeal Banana Bread is one of the first attempts at such recipes. I have made it many times already and every time, it is always a success! What I love the most, besides its delicious taste, is the fact that just one slice at breakfast, keeps me going till lunchtime! So, I end up eating less – no snacking required! This bread is dairy-free, vegan, and low-fat! Try it and let me know how you like it.
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Vegan Wholemeal Banana Bread
- 190 gms – 1 ½ cups wholemeal flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 pinch salt optional
- 4 to 5 ripe bananas mashed
- 100 gms – ½ cup sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 150 ml – 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup walnuts chopped
- More walnuts to garnish
Grease with oil and dust a 18 cm – 7 inch loaf pan. And keep it aside.
Sieve the wholemeal flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a big mixing bowl. Keep it aside.
In another big bowl, put the mashed bananas, add sugar and vanilla extract. Mix them well. Add the vegetable oil and mix it.
Fold the dry flour mixture and chopped walnuts into the mashed banana mixture and mix well.
Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan. Sprinkle some chopped walnuts on top.
Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 175°C – 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.
Let it cool down for 15 to 20 minutes on to the countertop, the remove it from the pan.
Let it cool down completely, then slice and enjoy!