If you have been following Veganism, then you might know how to make vegan banana bread. Most of the online banana bread vegan recipe calls for all-purpose flour. Today you will learn how to make healthy vegan banana bread with whole wheat. Want to know the benefits of whole wheat, read it on Multigrain bread recipe.
This is one of the best and moist vegan banana bread recipe. People often get confused between a banana cake and banana bread. However, both are different in many ways. Before we understand the difference between banana cake and banana bread, you may like to check another popular vegan chocolate banana bread recipe that will tickle your taste buds.
People confuse themselves between banana cake and bread because of similar preparation. But, you must be able to distinguish between a bread and a cake. A cake always calls for a pouring consistency of the batter. Whereas this recipe uses a thick consistency of batter, just like dough for any bread. The consistency of the batter changes the thickness, and texture of the end product.
Whole Wheat Vegan Banana Bread
This is a time and tested healthy vegan banana bread recipe guaranteed to deliver a super moist vegan banana bread. Moreover, you will be surprised by the tenderness and health benefits of this vegan banana bread. Surprisingly, banana and cinnamon have a great affinity with each other. Banana and cinnamon complement each other and make the bread amazingly flavourful.
A vegan product does not carry an animal product or its by-products. Further, the products must not be tested on animals. Natural, unprocessed plant food falls under the category of a vegan food bucket. The list includes fruits, veggies, seeds, dry fruits, and nuts. This vegan banana bread recipe follows all the guidelines of a vegan product.
There is a variety of reason for people to look for vegan products. There are people who believe in reducing the cruelty with animals. Consequently, they like to drop animal products from their diet. This is a step for them to say “No” to cruelty to animals. Following this practice is Veganism.
Presently, a lot of people have developed allergies to dairy products. Such people opt for vegan bread and cakes. Irrespective of the reason, this whole wheat banana bread vegan recipe is guaranteed to list into your best banana bread.
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Whole Wheat Banana Bread
In a bowl, mash bananas and prepare a smooth puree. Overripe bananas are best to bake this bread as they provide full flavor as well keep the bread moist? In case you do not have overripe bananas, there is nothing to worry. Just keep the bananas in the oven at 200 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
Add organic sugar to the banana puree and mix it well. I prefer to use less sugar for my bread as I love the natural sweetness that comes from bananas. If you like your bread sweeter then you can add up to ¾ cup of sugar.
Add oil to the banana sugar paste. You can use olive oil as well for this bread. However, I have used rice bran oil in my bread.
Add Cinnamon powder, Nutmeg powder and Vanilla essence to the mixture and stir it well. Choice of spices totally depends on you. Cinnamon goes well with banana. If you don’t like these spices then you can skip. But trust me cinnamon and nutmeg take this bread to another level.
In a different bowl sift whole wheat flour with baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Now add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Fold gently.
The batter would be thick just like dough for bread. Don’t make any liquid adjustments or add milk. The batter for banana bread should be thick. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
Add sunflower seeds to the batter and mix it. Take a loaf tin. Place a parchment paper in it. Pour the batter into it and with the help of a spatula, level it. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on it.
Bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 30 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
Once done, take the bread out of the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before de-molding. If you de-mold the bread as soon as it comes out of the oven, you are risking your bread to break. Remember the baking is still happening within the bread because of the heat inside. It is still too tender for you to hold. Hence it is important to let the bread rest for at least 5 minutes before you de-mold.
After resting it for 5 min, De-mould the bread.
Now slice and serve Healthy Vegan Whole Wheat Banana Bread. I prefer to have banana bread when it is still warm.