The other day I was talking to my friend about bananas and how much we adore them. You can make smoothies, nana ice-cream, cakes, cookies and… well, lots of things. I mentioned how I was at the grocery store last week picking up about 20 or more spotty bananas (to make nana ice-cream obviously) and the guy says to me: “if you’re making banana bread, there’s some over on the damaged shelf”. I smiled and laughed in my head. Banana bread? please, this was just for me to eat.
So I told my friend that story and she mentioned how she had never tried banana bread. SERIOUSLY!? Who hasn’t tried banana bread? It’s a classic. And then she wanted to make some. And then I wanted to make some. But I didn’t have time – I was just so busy. But then the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to make some. I needed something quick and easy. So I looked at a few different recipes, tweaked them to my liking, and came up with this beautiful plump loaf of heaven. Behold, the Easiest Banana Bread. (this one’s for you Tilda)
The moment this came out of the oven, my whole family wanted to eat it. Well, I couldn’t blame them – it smelt phenomenal. Like a cross between yellow sunshine and heaven. The mix of sweet bananas with brown sugar and vanilla extract, baked to a warming delicious bread. MMMM, I’m just getting hungry writing about it. It’s thick, fluffy, warm and oh so mouth watering. You must try it, and it only requires 1 bowl and 15 minutes tops!
- 3 ripe banana
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp. flaxseed meal
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 3 tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk
- vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take out a rectangular pan that will hold your banana bread and set to the side.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash up 3 ripe bananas.
- Add in 2 cups of oat flour, 1 cup coconut sugar, 1 tbsp. flaxseed meal, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 3 tsp. baking powder, 3 tbsp. melted coconut oil, and 1 1/4 cup almond milk.
- Add in 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Mix everything together well until there is no chunks, then pour into a (greased with coconut oil) pan, and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
- Let cool for an hour before cutting/eating.