Fluffy Millet Breakfast Cake with Stone Fruit

The idea for this snack cake has been swirling around my head for a while after seeing some beautiful millet muffins in Amy Chaplin’s cookbook, At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen (beautiful book by the way — highly recommend). Plus, we’ve been getting m…

Fluffy Millet Breakfast Cake with Stone Fruit

The idea for this snack cake has been swirling around my head for a while after seeing some beautiful millet muffins in Amy Chaplin’s cookbook, At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen (beautiful book by the way — highly recommend). Plus, we’ve been getting more into millet lately in place of rice and quinoa for something different (have you tried it?). It’s quite nutritious, versatile, and quick and easy to cook. We’ve been loving it in stir fries, alongside curries, and in nourish bowls.

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Easy Vegan Sausage Links

Friends, these vegan sausages are little miracles. Not a crumble in sight! These bean, oat, and nut-based sausages are packed with flavor thanks to spices like fennel and smoked paprika, have the texture of REAL sausage, and are incredibly versatile!

Easy Vegan Sausage Links

Friends, these vegan sausages are little miracles. Not a crumble in sight! These bean, oat, and nut-based sausages are packed with flavor thanks to spices like fennel and smoked paprika, have the texture of REAL sausage, and are incredibly versatile!

They can be made into large sausages for grilling (Hello, vegan sausage in a bun with mustard and sauerkraut), or made into small breakfast sausages perfect for brunch, scrambles, hashes, and more!

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Easy Vegan “Crab” Cakes (GF)

Friends, forget about real crab cakes. These vegan crab cakes taste just like the real thing!
Jackfruit does it once again, creating the perfect flaky, fish-like texture, and chickpeas add some protein. Not only is the texture spot on, but they’re als…

Easy Vegan “Crab” Cakes (GF)

Friends, forget about real crab cakes. These vegan crab cakes taste just like the real thing!

Jackfruit does it once again, creating the perfect flaky, fish-like texture, and chickpeas add some protein. Not only is the texture spot on, but they’re also mega flavorful and crispy thanks to bread crumbs and a quick pan fry. These are NOT to be missed! Just 1 bowl required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

All of the flavors of carrot cake baked into oatmeal! Swoon! What started as carrot cake overnight oats morphed into So. Much. More.
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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

All of the flavors of carrot cake baked into oatmeal! Swoon! What started as carrot cake overnight oats morphed into So. Much. More.

The flavors of carrot cake really pop here thanks to freshly grated carrot, maple syrup, cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins. It’s springy and light yet hearty and satisfying. Plus, just 10 ingredients and 1 bowl required. Let us show you how it’s done! 

What Is Baked Oatmeal?

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Good news: After lots of testing (10 rounds!) we cracked the code for the ultimate classic vegan chocolate chip cookie.
It’s buttery, salty-sweet, studded with melty chocolate chips, crisp on the edges, and tender in the center. Swoon! Plus, it’s made…

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It’s buttery, salty-sweet, studded with melty chocolate chips, crisp on the edges, and tender in the center. Swoon! Plus, it’s made in just 1 bowl with 9 simple ingredients. Let us show you how it’s done!

We’re no strangers to chocolate chip cookies (exhibits A, B, C, D, E, & more).

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Blueberry Gluten-Free Scones

These gluten-free scones are adapted from our original blueberry rosemary scones, which are a fan favorite! However, at many readers’ request, we created this versatile gluten-free version as well!
A special blend of gluten-free flours creates scones t…

Blueberry Gluten-Free Scones

These gluten-free scones are adapted from our original blueberry rosemary scones, which are a fan favorite! However, at many readers’ request, we created this versatile gluten-free version as well!

A special blend of gluten-free flours creates scones that are flaky on the outside, tender on the inside, infused with fresh rosemary, and studded with wild blueberries. Swoon! Let us show you how it’s done.

Origins of Scones

Scones are thought to have originated in Scotland in the 1500s (source).

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What started as chocolate tahini banana bread morphed into the fudgiest, most delicious chocolate muffins on the block!
Despite being naturally sweetened (with bananas!) and swirled with tahini, the main flavor is clear: CHOCOLATE.
We love that they’…

1-Bowl Fudgy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (Vegan/GF)

What started as chocolate tahini banana bread morphed into the fudgiest, most delicious chocolate muffins on the block!

Despite being naturally sweetened (with bananas!) and swirled with tahini, the main flavor is clear: CHOCOLATE.

We love that they’re refined flour-free, gluten-free, plant-based, refined sugar-free, (oil-free optional), and made in 1 bowl

These muffins start with making a flax egg. Then add bananas (spotty ones are best) to the mixing bowl and mash with a fork.

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Vegan Banana Bread

This deliciously moist vegan banana bread will become a favorite in no time! It’s easy to make and has just the right banana flavor. Everyone needs a good banana bread recipe. And if you’re trying to eat more plant-based foods, here’s the good news: it’s easily made vegan. Yes, this vegan banana bread tastes just as good as a standard loaf (or better?). Just like our vegan cornbread and vegan apple muffins, people will say, “I’d never think this was vegan!” Because baking without eggs and butter is just as delicious. Promise! Here’s how to do it. For gluten free, go to Healthy Banana Bread. What’s in this vegan banana bread? There are a few tricks to vegan baking, but no weird ingredients or tricks. It results in a loaf that’s perfectly moist, lightly caramel flavored, and bursting with banana flavor. In fact, this might be my favorite banana bread recipe (though I do enjoy this Healthy Banana Bread quite a bit). Here’s what’s in this vegan banana bread: Flax seed (for flax eggs, see below) All purpose flour Rolled oats Bananas Neutral oil Brown sugar (or substitute coconut sugar) Baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt It’s a simple […]

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This deliciously moist vegan banana bread will become a favorite in no time! It’s easy to make and has just the right banana flavor.

Vegan banana bread

Everyone needs a good banana bread recipe. And if you’re trying to eat more plant-based foods, here’s the good news: it’s easily made vegan. Yes, this vegan banana bread tastes just as good as a standard loaf (or better?). Just like our vegan cornbread and vegan apple muffins, people will say, “I’d never think this was vegan!” Because baking without eggs and butter is just as delicious. Promise! Here’s how to do it.

For gluten free, go to Healthy Banana Bread.

Vegan banana bread

What’s in this vegan banana bread?

There are a few tricks to vegan baking, but no weird ingredients or tricks. It results in a loaf that’s perfectly moist, lightly caramel flavored, and bursting with banana flavor. In fact, this might be my favorite banana bread recipe (though I do enjoy this Healthy Banana Bread quite a bit). Here’s what’s in this vegan banana bread:

  • Flax seed (for flax eggs, see below)
  • All purpose flour
  • Rolled oats
  • Bananas
  • Neutral oil
  • Brown sugar (or substitute coconut sugar)
  • Baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt

It’s a simple recipe but it results in a truly beautiful loaf that works every time! It’s full of banana flavor because it uses a load of bananas (about 4 to 6, whatever makes 2 cups mashed). This also helps to make it very moist.

Vegan banana bread

What’s a flax egg?

Flax egg can sound odd if you’ve never worked with them before. What is a flax egg? A flax egg is a mixture of ground flax seed and water that can be used as a substitute for an egg in baked goods. When the flax seeds are mixed with water, they become thick and gooey and work as a binder in baking.

This egg substitute is all natural and fits into virtually any diet (gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free). How do you do it? Simply combine ground flax seed and water for 15 minutes: the flax egg ratio is 1 tablespoon ground flax seed to 2 1/2 tablespoons water. For more, go to How to Make Flax Egg.

Where to find flax seed? You can find flax seeds at any major grocery, whole or ground (you can grind it yourself in a blender or coffee grinder). We keep our ground flax seed in the refrigerator and have it onhand any time we need to bake.

Flax egg
Make sure to use ground flax seed! When it combines with water, it forms a gel.

Overripe bananas are key!

This is a non-negotiable! We know that it’s hard to wait for bananas to ripen. It’s a variable process, so you never quite know when they’ll be ready. BUT! It’s very important to have overripe bananas fort his vegan banana bread. You must wait for the bananas to be overripe to get that lovely banana flavor and the beautifully moist texture.

Note: This recipe also calls for more bananas than you’d normally have in a banana bread recipe. You’ll need to have 4 medium or 6 small on hand, enough to make 2 cups mashed.

Vegan Banana Bread

Do you have a gluten-free version? Or a natural sweetener?

We do! Our Healthy Banana Bread recipe uses only rolled oats and is made in a blender to make a light and moist dough. That recipe also uses maple syrup as the sweetener. For this recipe, we wanted to make it like a standard banana bread (including sugar!), but a vegan version of that. So head over to our healthy version for those tweaks.

A few variations: muffins! Pancakes!

Banana muffins anyone? Or pancakes? We’re big banana fans around here, so we have a few other ways you can make use of your bananas:

  • Healthy Banana Bread Muffins They’re made simply in a blender with oats and bananas! Use the flax egg option for vegan.
  • Banana Blueberry Muffins Again using the oat and banana trick, but with blueberries! Use flax eggs for vegan.
  • Banana Oatmeal Pancakes These deliciously easy banana oatmeal pancakes are made in a blender using oats and bananas: no flour! Use flax eggs for vegan.
Banana pancakes
Try Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with a flax egg for a vegan variation.

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Vegan banana bread

Vegan Banana Bread


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 to 14 slices

Description

This deliciously moist vegan banana bread will become a favorite in no time! It’s easy to make and has just the right banana flavor.


Ingredients

  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax seed + 5 tablespoons water)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 4 large or 5 to 6 medium bananas)
  • 1/3 cup neutral oil (grapeseed, sunflower, vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar)*
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil, for greasing the pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Start the flax eggs and allow them to sit while preparing the ingredients.
  3. Grease an 8 or 9-inch loaf pan with coconut oil.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  5. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Whisk in the oil, brown sugar, vanilla, and flax eggs with a fork. Stir in the dry ingredients, just until the dough comes together.
  6. Pour the dough into the prepared bread pan. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar.
  7. Bake 60 to 65 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean (if you have a thermometer, the interior temperature should be 200 degrees Fahrenheit). The exact bake time depends on your oven and the size of your loaf pan. Cool completely before slicing.

Notes

*You can increase to 2/3 cup if you prefer sweetener bread. We preferred the flavor lightly sweet with 1/2 cup. The sweetness also depends on the ripeness of the bananas.

  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Quick Bread

Keywords: Vegan Banana Bread

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