Vegan Banana Bread // Plastic Free July

Banana bread is one of those great cakes that you can make with ingredients from your cupboard and now I can bulk buy vegan chocolate chips, the recipe is zero waste too. It’s also a great way to use up any bananas that are too ripe too eat so you don’t end up with food waste.

I made this cake last night and as you can see from the photo I’ve already eaten about a third of it which can only be a sign that it tastes good. It’s really quick and easy to make and you don’t need any fancy food processors or equipment.

 

What ingredients do I need?

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk (I used almond, but anything will work)
  • 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips (feel free to add more if you like it really chocolatey)
  • 1/4 cup of non-dairy butter
  • Sweet sauce or spread of your choice for a topping (I used my favourite Cashew Caramello one from Almighty Foods)

How do I make it?

  • Set the oven to 180 degree
  • Mix the apple cider vinegar and non-dairy milk in a small bowl and put to the side.
  • Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  • Add maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla extract to the bowl with the banana and mix together.
  • Add the small bowl of milk/ACV to the banana mixture.
  • Sift in the flour and add the baking powder, spices and salt.
  • Fold the mixture together (but try not to over mix).
  • Add the chocolate chips and fold in (again, don’t over mix it)
  • Line the baking tin with butter
  • Add the mixture to the tin and place in the oven
  • The banana bread should take approximately an hour to bake. I’d recommend checking around 50 minutes mark just to make sure it’s not burning (as all ovens are different).
  • Remove the cake from the baking tin and add topping when cool.
Happy baking!! Let me know in the comments if there’s any zero waste cakes that you enjoy making.

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