Friday, January 14, 2011

The Best Banana Bread Recipe EVER!!!

makes 1 loaf or 1 dozen muffins

These are soo good, especially if you can get your hands on coconut oil.  mm mmm,  I think I am going to make some right now...

1/2 c. melted vegan butter, melted regular butter, melted coconut oil, canola oil (or if you need another option... 1/4c. of any of the above and 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce)
3/4 c. sucanat, brown sugar, or regular sugar
1 1/2 c. flour ( I use spelt, but you can use all-purpose or whole wheat)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 VERY ripe mashed bananas ( the more ripe, the more flavor!)
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Lightly grease an 8x4 loaf pan or muffin tins.

This is a one bowl wonder, which makes clean up nice!  In a large bowl, mash the bananas.  Add in all the ingredients and mix until well incorporated.  Do not over mix or your bread will be dense.  Pour batter into prepared pans and bake.

If you are making a loaf, bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

If you are making muffins, these typically take about 18-20 minutes.  Maybe a tad more, just keep an eye on them.

Cool to a wire rack and enjoy


  1. Hey Amy,
    I made these last night and my boys loved them. I unfortunately can't have them because I haven't figured out how to make them gluten free. But I used the 1/2 apple sauce and 1/2 coconut oil as well as I use coconut crystals instead of sugar (awesome sugar replacement, lower glycemic than agauve) and they still were a hit...thanks for sharing! How are you feeling?

  2. These ARE the best! I made them last night with mostly whole wheat flour and some all purpose flour. The rest of the ingredients were the same. They are amazing. I'm having to restrain myself from eating the whole loaf. Thanks for sharing!