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.
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.
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
- Baking Powder & Soda
- Spices: Cinnamon, fresh ground Vanilla, Pinch of Salt
- Optional: Dates, Nut Butter, Sesame Seeds
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.