Nutty Vegan Banana Bread (Gluten Free!)
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Best, healthiest, most comforting Banana Bread you’ll ever taste! And it’s completely plant-based, and gluten and refined sugar free…

Ingredients 

4 medium sized ripe bananas OR over-ripe bananas (10.5 ounce ripe bananas)

1.5 cups cassava flour

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/3 cup coconut blossom sugar or raw palm sugar

1/3 cup pitted dates

½ tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

2 to 3 pinches nutmeg powder

1/3 cup raw marula nuts

1.5 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 pinch salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Grease a bread tin or a rectangular cake pan with some coconut oil. You can use the rectangular cake pan of size ( 7.5 x 4 x 2.5 inches) or round cake pan (7.5 x 2 inches).
  3. Put pitted dates in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  4. Put sliced bananas, dates and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  5. Mash the bananas well, or process with the dates and sugar in a food processor.
  6. Now add the oil (melted), vanilla, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder to the banana and mix well.
  7. Sieve the flour with the baking soda, baking powder and salt directly in the bowl containing the mashed bananas.
  8. Fold the sieved flour really well.
  9. Lastly add the raw marula nuts and mix well.
  10. Pour the bread mixture into the loaf pan.
  11. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.
  12. Slice and serve banana bread warm.
  13. If eating after being refrigerated, warm the banana bread before serving as the coconut oil hardens it when cold.
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