Easy Vegan Banana Bread - No Added Sugar

Who doesn't love fresh made Banana Bread?  I could eat it everyday, but most recipes always seem to have loads of sugar.  And that kinda takes away from the healthy part of the loaf.  So I came up with this simple & delicious recipe that ditches the sugar and uses stevia powder instead!  So no added sugar,  but still loads of delicious flavour. Hope you enjoy it, my family sure did!

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Recipe Note: I used BetterStevia Powder.  This is more concentrated than regular Stevia, so make sure you read the label carefully.  The recipe I used for inspiration called for 3/4 cup of sugar which converts to 1/2 - 3/4 tsp of BetterStevia Powder.  Depending on what type you have you may need to use a different conversion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup mashed ripe banana (about 3 large bananas)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil - melted
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk (soy, almond, cashew etc.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp BetterStevia Powder 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2  - 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup oats  (optional)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.  Or if you don't have any, grease and flour your pan.

  • Mix the ground flax seed and water together in a small bowl and let sit while you mix up the other ingredients.

  • In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Mix the flour, stevia, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, coconut and oats until combined.

  • In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Whisk the oil, bananas, vanilla, milk and the flaxseed/water mixture until blended.

  • Then add your wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined.

  • Pour into your loaf pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean about 30 to 40 minutes. Mine took about 36-ish minutes. Let your loaf cool in pan for about 15 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack. Then slice and enjoy!

Makes 1 loaf.  To mix things up, try adding chocolate chips or nuts instead of the oats and coconut.  I usually throw in whatever I happen to have on hand so each loaf is always different!

 

Disclaimer: As an ambassador for Vista Magazine, I received a free sample of  BetterStevia Powder . I was not compensated for this post and as always the opinions expressed are my own.