Banana – Walnut Bread

A big challenge for Vegans is coming up with tasteful, healthful baked goods. In this recipe brought to us by Vegetarian Times, xanthan gum (found in most health food stores) acts as a thickener instead of eggs, agave nectar replaces refined sugar, and a touch of oat flour makes the dessert just a little bit better for you.

Banana- Walnut Bread
Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, divided
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup plain soymilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat 8×4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Combine flours, all but 2 Tbs. walnuts, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, xanthan gum and salt in bowl.
  2. Whisk bananas, agave nectar, soymilk, oil and vanilla until smooth in separate bowl. Fold in dry ingredients.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 2 Tbs. walnuts over loaf. Bake 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 20 minutes, then unmold and cool completely before slicing.

Nutritional Information

Per SERVING:

Calories 303
Protein 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Carbs 44g
Sodium 303mg
Fiber 3g
Sugar 23g
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