Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, but sometimes life gets in the way. Anyway I’m back with a new creation. I hope you like it, good thing I wrote the blog when I made the bread or I wouldn’t have remembered the ingredients!
So I had 3 over-ripe bananas and I hate wasting food so I figured I would make Banana Bread, but not just any Banana Bread would do, it had to be Peanut Butter Banana Bread. After scouring the internet, I realized that there wasn’t a recipe that would suite my ingredients so I made up my own.
½ cup of vegan butter
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs worth of vegan eggs (Once again I used flax, because it is so healthy. 1tbs of flax plus 3 tbs of warm water = 1 egg)
3 over-ripe bananas (mashed)
½ cup of PB
2 tsp vanilla
2 ½ cups of flour
1 tsp of baking soda
Preheat your oven to 325 and grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, cream the “butter” and sugar. Add your egg sub and beat well. Then add, PB, Banana mash, vanilla flour (I would start with 2 ¼ cups of flour and then if your batter is still wet (ie bigger bananas, add the other ¼ cup), and baking soda. Mix until blended. If you wish you could add nuts or chocolate chips. I wish I would have added chocolate chips but I know it wouldn’t be as healthy and I made my vegan brownies this weekend too so I figured I would just stick to PB banana bread. Bake at 325 for about 80-90 mins or until a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean. My center was not cooking so I took a piece of foil and cut out the center so the edges of the bread would be covered by the foil but the center could still brown and it worked perfectly!  Cool on a wire rack. Serve plain, with vegan butter, or even more PB. Rigley even likes this bread. I actually caught him going into my husband’s brief case and eating a piece of the slice I cut for my husband to take to work! That little stinker! Anyway, it’s safe for dogs and healthy so if you feel like sharing with Fido go ahead.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds amazing! Didn't know you were so kitchen savvy! (I'm not...yet?)
    -M. Lopresti