Guys! I have been perfecting this banana bread recipe for a little over a year now. Yes, over a year! Every time I made it, something just seemed to be missing. It was too bland, not gooey enough, not enough spice, and so forth. So, each new time I made it, I would make small adjustments hoping to find the missing piece. And I am happy to say I found it. The perfect balance of wholesome bananas, spices, oats, and other goodies. This. Is. Amazing. Well, I think so anyways! Hopefully, you guys think so too! 😛
The best part about this banana bread is that it is packed full of nutritious ingredients, so you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it.
- Refined sugar free – Instead of white, processed sugar, I use coconut sugar! It is a great substitution that still gives the bread sweetness with added minerals!
- Oil free – Thats right, this bread comes out perfectly without needing any oil. Instead, I used my homemade applesauce! Applesauce is a great sub for oil, and I have yet to find a recipe where this doesn’t work.
- Dairy-free – I have used a variety of different non-dairy milks for this recipe and they all work great. Try oat milk, soy milk, or almond milk if you don’t have a nut allergy!
- Gluten-free – As are all my recipes! Instead of wheat I use oat flour. I love grinding my own steel cut oats, so I know that it is fresh. Also, oat flour is a great sub for wheat flour as it doesn’t compromise the flavor, and with the right balance of baking powder, it rises just like it should!
So if you are looking for a healthier alternative to traditional banana bread, you should definitely try out this recipe and let me know what you think!
- 4 ripe bananas
- 1 flax egg
- 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
- 3 tbsp applesauce
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups gf flour (oat flour)
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 3/4 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Then, start by mashing the bananas into a medium bowl. Add all other wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, add all of the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, and spices. Whisk together. Once mixed, add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and mix until well combined. The batter should be slightly thick.
- Pour into a loaf pan, either greased or lined with parchment paper. Bake for 50 minutes. Let cool, slice and serve.