Refined Sugar-Free Vegan Banana Bread

JULY 14, 2020

Le'ts Deep-Dive Into Vegan Banana Bread

Hey Banana Bread Lover. I'm so excited you found this post. I promise you, you won't regret giving the Banana Bread a shot. I have tested so many recipes until I finally found my Go-To Sugarfree Banana Bread. BUT, there was one problem some of you told me: It's not Vegan. So here is my Vegan, Wholegrain, Sugar-Free Banana Bread version for you. It's super fluffy but still a little bit moist to enjoy it as your Go-To slice without any toppings. As you will see in the recipe below, I added a few dates to give it an additional natural kick of sweetness. You can perfectly omit the dates though. In my original version, I never use any additional sweetener, which perfectly works if you have super ripe bananas at hand. 

The banana size matters!

One thing I have definitely learned after more than 100 banana bread trials, the size of the bananas you use matters. Why? Because the more bananas you use, the more "moist dough" you add to your bowl. I, unfortunately, learned the hard way that if I use 5 large bananas, my bread will have a completely different consistency compared to when I use 5 small ones. Therefore, I highly recommend you to peel your bananas first, put them on a scale and check how much more you need to end up with the correct banana measurements. 

My Go-To Banana Bread Recipe

This Vegan Banana Bread version is pretty identical to my original recipe, with the small difference that it doesn't contain egg of course. I love to add walnuts to my banana bread as they are super healthy by themselves and they add additional texture to the mix. I also love to work with whole grains. Therefore, I decided to with wholegrain spelt flour in this recipe. Below the basic elements you need for the recipe:

- Super Ripe Bananas


- Wholegrain Spelt Flour

- Olive Oil

- Almond Milk

- Walnuts

- Baking Powder & Soda

- Spices: Cinnamon, fresh ground Vanilla, Pinch of Salt

- Optional: Dates, Nut Butter, Sesame Seeds


The Best Banana Bread Topping In The World

Okay. Last but not least, let's talk toppings. Of course, you can always eat your slice of Banana Bread just how it is BUT I highly recommend you to get creative. I for example, love the combination with nut butter. Besides, chopped almonds add a perfect crunch, hemp add additional protein and also crunch and fresh fruits bring some freshness into the game. If you aren't vegan I also highly recommend you to try curd or Greek Yoghurt. And to my Vegans: Coconut Yoghurt also tastes great.

I, for example, tried coconut milk soak chia seeds the other day as a topping alongside with some fresh fruits, and hemp seeds. The mix was simply delicious. 

Refined Sugar-Free Vegan Banana Bread
10 SERVINGS PREP TIME : 20 min COOK/REST TIME : 45 min
This recipe is my latest Banana Bread creation. A vegan version of my classic go-to Sugarfree Walnut-Banana Bread. I added a handful dates in this recipe, but you can also let them out, just like in my classic recipe
INGREDIENTS PREPARATION
INGREDIENTS :
    • BANANA BREAD :
    • -  
      250g Wholegrain Spelt Flour
    • -  
      5 dates (30g) + 50ml Water
    • -  
      2 Tsp Baking Powder
    • -  
      1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
    • -  
      75g Walnuts
    • -  
      100ml Almond Milk
    • -  
      5 small Bananas (396g without peel)
    • -  
      75ml Olive Oil
    • -  
      Spices:
    • -  
      Pinch of Salt
    • -  
      1 Tsp Cinnamon
    • -  
      Pinch of fresh ground Vanilla
    • -  
      Optional: 2 Tbsp Almond Butter for swirl on top
    • -  
      Black Sesame Seeds for decoration
PREPARATION :
  1. Preheat oven at 180*C.
  2. Start by peeling the banans. Cut one of them lengthwise and mash the remaining 4.5 bananas.
  3. Combine all ingredients (excluding the walnuts) in a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer. Lastly add the walnuts.
  4. Take a bread baking dish, cover it with baking paper and place your dough inside.
  5. Optionally, take 2 Tbsp of Nut butter and drizzle on top. Then use a fork to mix the nut butter slightly with the dough.
  6. Place your remaining banana half on top and top everything with sesame
  7. Then, bake for 45 min at 180*C.

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Annabell
JULY 09, 2020
Highly recommend this recipe! Usually I don't enjoy banana bread that much because it tends to get too sweet. However, this banana bread is simply amazing, not too sweet and I love the walnuts in it! I'm now a proud and happy banana bread baker, thanks to Bakd&Raw :)
Karolin Boitinger
JULY 10, 2020
Thank you Annabell. I'm glad you enjoy the healthy low-sugar banana bread! :) 

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