I have definite parameters when it comes to the cooking I do each week. Special occasions like baking for a holiday or cooking a birthday dinner might be exceptions, but as far as day-to-day things go, it's absolutely essential that:
most ingredients in a meal/recipe are readily available in my kitchen
meals take as little time as possible
meals take as few ingredients as possible
mostly whole food, nourishing ingredients are used (because I have a big appetite and I love food, so I want to feel comfortable with big portions)
I am able to go rouge and make my own modifications/adjustments without messing it up too badly. because I am who I am.
This banana oat bread meets all those requirements! 🙌
It's also plant-based/vegan, gluten-free, and free from added sugar and oils (and yet, yes, it's still delicious). This makes it perfect for a hearty snack, satisfying dessert, or even breakfast (I like to add some fruit on the side).
Hope you enjoy this as much as I have been!
- 1 flax egg (1tbsp ground flaxseed + 2 1/2 tbsp water; mix & set for 5 mins)
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 1 1/2 cup soy milk (or other plant milk)
- 3 cups oat flour (I just put my oats in the ninja cup!)
- 1 cup coconut flour (or another flour)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- cinnamon to taste (about 1 tsp)
**could also add:
- chopped nuts
- maple syrup or sugar, if thinking dessert
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees & either line a loaf pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
Make your flax egg and let stand.
Add mashed bananas, nut butter, and milk. Mix together until there is an acceptable amount of lumps. (if adding sugar or vanilla, add now, too).
Add your dry ingredients: flours, baking powder, salt, any spices or nuts. Combine until batter is wet and fluffy (it will be very thick).
Pour the mixture into your loaf pan. Top with nuts or coconut, if you want.
Bake for about 1 hour & 15 minutes, or until you can poke it with a knife and it comes out *mostly* clean
If you try this, let me know! Comment here, or tag me on Instagram @bewellwithsteph_.