Homemade Vegan Cardamom & Seeds Banana Bread

My second favourite food after peanut butter is banana bread. I love banana bread and I have it almost every time we go out for breakfast/brunch – I know not very healthy but it’s good for my soul :P) But as we know, most banana breads out there are overly sweet and contain unnecessary amounts of saturated fat. So, I am always trying to create healthier versions of banana bread.

I make homemade banana bread once every two weeks and I try to keep the ingredients as healthy and nutritious as possible. I try to keep my banana breads refined sugar free and usually the only sugar in the bread is from the bananas and/or sundried fruits such as currants, sultanas or goji berries.

I made this banana bread a few weeks ago. It is vegan, oil free, refined sugar free and gluten free. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. As always, please let me know what you think of this recipe. If you like what you see on my blog, please follow me on this blog and/or Instagram for some food porn.

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Yummy banana bread.

For those of you counting calories or macros, please use the table below as a guide.

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Banana Bread Nutrition Facts.

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, ripe;
  • 2 flax/chia eggs;
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened coconut milk;
  • 2 cups rolled oats;
  • 2 tbsp. desiccated coconut;
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds;
  • 2 tbsp. sunflowers seeds;
  • 2 tbsp. pepitas;
  • 2 tbsp. sultanas;
  • 1 tbsp. hemp seeds;
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder (you can add half the amount if you do not fancy cardamom);
  • 1 tsp baking powder; and
  • For the topping: 1 tsp sunflower seeds, 1 tsp pepitas & 1 tbsp. goji berries.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius and grease a bread tray with olive oil;
  2. In a food processor, place the bananas and process until it becomes creamy;
  3. Then, add the flax/chia eggs and coconut milk and process until well combined. Add the rolled oats and process until combined;
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients (except the topping) and process until well combined;
  5. Transfer the banana bread mixture to the greased tray and top with the topping ingredients;
  6. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown;
  7. Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely;
  8. Slice in the banana bread and enjoy with peanut butter πŸ™‚ Store in the fridge for up to a week.
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