A favorite banana bread recipe spiced with cinnamon and garam masala. You’d never know it is vegan and full of healthy whole grains. Chopped walnuts give it a bit of crunch!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:60 mins
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 Tbsp ground flax seed + 5 Tbsp water
3 large ripe bananas
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3-1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8×4″ pan or 2 mini loaf pans. Combine the flax seed and water in a small bowl and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and garam masala.
Place the peeled bananas in a large bowl. Use the back of a fork to mash them (I’ve tried many methods and this works best for me). Add the brown sugar and use a large spoon to mix well. Slowly pour in the butter while stirring, then add the applesauce and vanilla extract.
Dump the dry ingredients on top of the wet and use your spoon to stir them until they are almost combined. Add the walnuts and fold in until all the flour is moistened.
Pour the batter into your baking pan(s). Cook for 55-60 minutes (8×4″ pan) or about 40 minutes for the mini pans. Remove and let cool before eating. Enjoy!