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Sliced vegan banana bread

Vegan Banana Bread with Roasted Walnuts

This classic vegan banana bread is moist, healthy and very easy to prepare. Perfectly sweet, moist, flavorful and topped with lightly caramelized banana, it goes well next to your cup of tea. Add some butter and your favorite jam and it's perfect for breakfast.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine General

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g roasted and chopped walnuts

Dry ingredients

  • 250 g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • tsp salt
  • tsp ground green cardamom

Wet ingredients

  • 300 g overripe bananas weighed after peeling
  • 40 ml aquafaba cold
  • 100 g raw cane sugar or light brown sugar
  • 60 g rice oil or olive oil
  • 60 ml plant milk I used soy milk
  • 10 g ground flaxseed (2 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • lemon & orange zest from 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings

  • 1 banana cut in half lengthwise
  • 1-2 tbsp raw cane sugar
  • 15 g chopped walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Sift all dry ingredients through a sieve over a medium bowl, combine well and set aside;
  • Add aquafaba to a medium bowl and whip with an electric mixer; start at slow speed and whip until foamy; then gradually increase speed until stiff picks start to form;
  • Put the peeled bananas into a large bowl and mash well with a fork or a potato masher;
  • Add the whipped aquafaba and the rest of the wet ingredients to the mashed banana bowl and combine them well;
  • Preheat the oven at 170° C and line a loaf pan with parchment paper;
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine using an egg beater; stir gently and don't overmix the batter;
  • Fold in the chopped roasted walnuts;
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and place the lengthwise cut banana slices on top; sprinkle sugar over the banana slices and chopped walnuts as you wish;
  • Place the pan into the oven and bake for 60 minutes;
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow the banana bread to cool for 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

  1. Use room temperature ingredients; the aquafaba will get warmer while whipping it.
  2. Combine well wet and dry ingredients separately before mixing them together.
  3. Make sure not to overmix the batter; otherwise it might not rise in the oven.
  4. The baking time might vary, depending on your oven and the loaf pan you're using. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the loaf to check whether it's done.
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