So this year I decided to follow the trend and try Veganuary this year. And I love baking. It’s my favourite form of procrastination and self care. So during this month I knew that I really wanted to try some Vegan baking.
I’m already drink plant based milk due to being lactose intolerant. So when it comes to baking the only thing I need to substitute now is the eggs. And well, what do you know, banana is apparently a good substitute for eggs in vegan baking.
Bananas are my favourite fruit. So I went ahead and tried making a vegan banana bread. I looked up a few recipes on the internet and sort of just ended up combining a couple into my own little recipe. So here’s my completely diary free, vegan, banana and almond bread.
- 225g of plain flour
- 3 heaped teaspoons of baking power.
- 75g of walnut oil (you can use vegetable or sunflower oil if you wish, I just liked the whole nutty theme)
- 100g of brown sugar
- 1/4 of a cup of soya milk 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- And of course, bananas. 3 large ones.
- Preheat your oven to 200° Celsius.
- Line your baking pan with some baking parchment, and grease with some non-stick spray.
- Peel all 3 bananas and mash them in a bowl.
- Add the walnut oil and brown sugar to the bowl and mix well.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and soya milk and mix together.
- Add the vanilla extract and salt and stir it in.
- Finally add in some flaked almonds. I used around about 50g but add more if that what you like.
- Transfer your batter into the pan you prepared earlier (doesn’t that sound so Blue Peter?) and pop it in the oven.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes before checking. Cover with tin foil and bake for around about another 30 minutes longer, or until a toothpick comes out of the cake clean.
- Allow to cool before slicing and then scoff that baby up!
Hope you all enjoyed this post. It’s the first food one I’ve done in literally forever, so I’ve been a lil bit scared in putting it up. Some reassurance if you did like it would be awesome.
Happy veganuary, everyone. Good luck to anyone participating, going the full haul for it. And good luck to anyone who is instead just taking baby steps. We’re all trying our best to make the world and ourselves better, and that’s what matters!