Since the beginning of quarantine, it seems like everyone has made some type of banana bread! Cardamom banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread, walnut banana bread, the list goes on!
But there is a reason why everyone is baking banana bread!
It’s delicious, easy to make, most people have the ingredients laying around the house, and it’s a great thing to do with ripe, overripe, or spotty bananas.
Bananas were first discovered in South East Asia and made their way to Europe.
Once refrigerators were invented, bananas could make the trek across the Atlantic without becoming overripe and rotten.
There are over 1,000 types of bananas, the most popular in the West being the Cavendish banana variety.
Actual baking of banana bread began during the Great Depression.
Baking soda and chemical leaveners were introduced to the market and no one could afford to throw away any food, even ripe, spotty or rotten bananas. So, combine a leavener, a fat, a sweetener, some type of flour, bananas and a star is born!
There are so many different ways to make banana bread, but this one is by far our favorite, as it is vegan and it’s made with our favorite Fämily Foods® Pancake & Baking Mix as the flour component!
You can add in nuts, cinnamon, cardamom, or really any spice that suits you, as well as our favorite ingredient to sprinkle in, vegan chocolate chips.
This bread takes almost no time to whip up, and will have the house smelling like a delicious, warm, comforting loaf of sweet banana bread in no time.
- 4 ripe bananas
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup non-dairy milk
- 1 box of Fämily Foods® Pancake & Baking Mix (click here to purchase)
- Handful of chopped walnuts or chocolate chips (optional)
- Cacao nibs or sliced almonds (for garnish, optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease loaf pan with coconut oil.
Mash 4 ripe bananas and blend with 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup non-dairy milk.
Add entire box of pancake mix! Blend until just combined.
For an extra level of deliciousness, mix in a handful of chopped walnuts or vegan chocolate chips (or both!).
Pour in the batter. Add garnish toppings if desired.
Put it in the oven for about 1 hour, but give it a check around 45 minutes to be safe. Use a toothpick, or the bottom of a matchstick, to check if it’s ready. When it comes out fairly clean, it's ready.
Let it cool for as long as you can stand it.
Slice and serve with coconut cream, with a dollop of Rachel's Blueberry Jam. , or as is with a cup of warm tea.
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