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Easy-Peasy Banana Bread

What you need: 

3-4 overripe medium-large bananas OR 6-8 small bananas (1 pound's worth)
2 tablespoons oil (I used Rapeseed)
2 cups flour, sifted! (I used all-purpose flour)
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup sugar (I used Muscovado)
1 cup oatmeal (the quick-cooking oats variety)
1 cup soy milk (as mixture was getting too dry)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mash bananas with wooden spoon or potato masher, until it gets really smooshy. (I used the latter).
Mix into the bananas the rest of the ingredients.
Bake mixture in loaf pan or casserole dish coated in about 2 tablespoons of oil, for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until middle of bread is dry.
Happy baking!

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
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Suggestions for a an extremely moist and somewhat gooey cake...good for breakfast right after a run :)  Use vanilla soy milk, generous on the vanilla and some almond extract. make sure to use nuts, and you can skip the raisins unless you love them.  It was very good with 1/2-3/4 cup of the flour being whole wheat. Make sure to sift the dry ingredients and if you can, have your soy milk not too too cold...I'm wondering if vanilla silken tofu would be a great substitution in this as well. I make my zucchini bread with it as the egg substitution and it's fantastic. Happy baking!


This turned out pretty good.  I added more bananas than the recipe called for, and I wouldn't recommend doing that, but it still turned out pretty tasty.  I also added raisins and cinnamon.

Next time, I would NOT add more bananas, I'd stick with about 3 of them... and I'd add nuts, and a bit more oatmeal, I think.  The raisins and cinnamon were AWESOME in it...

Overall, a really good recipe.  It was SOO easy.


I would like to try this recipe but I'm wondering what you mean by vanilla "essence". Is that vanilla extract or artificial flavoring? Thanks!


this was SO good!! i used canola oil, a mixture of brown rice & spelt flour (half & half), and barley malt extract as sweetener. i think next time i'll throw in some carob chips.  ;)

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