Moist & Fluffy One-Bowl Banana Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free)

July 17, 2020
This sweet and wholesome banana bread is moist while being gluten-free! It is so easy to make and requires only one bowl. This vegan banana bread fills the house with a delicious aroma.

I've kept the ingredients as natural as possible with no added sugar, while still keeping that same beautiful banana bread flavor. You could add dates, maple syrup or sugar if you have more of a sweet tooth. Enjoy this as a snack or for your breakfast.
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Moist & Fluffy One-Bowl Banana Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free)

utensils YIELDS 1 loaf (6-8 slices)
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  • 3 extremely ripe Bananas
  • 1/3 cup Walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups Plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/3 cups Brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil (for greasing the loaf pan)
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1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.

2. Mash 2 1/2 bananas. Save half a banana for the banana bread topping.

3. Chop the walnuts finely and add to the mashed banana.

4. Gradually add the plant based milk and vanilla extract. Mix well.

5. Add the dry ingredients: brown rice flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until combined (but don’t overmix, keep it light to ensure that it is fluffy).

6. Slice the remaining half of the banana and arrange on the banana bread batter.

7. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes. Leave it to cool for at least 10 minutes. The top should be golden brown with caramelized banana slices. When you insert a skewer into the loaf, it should come out clean. Enjoy! 😊

Also by Debbie: Vegan Flourless Apple Bread

Related: Homemade Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Photo: Debbie Tan

Debbie was born in Malaysia and grew up in New Zealand. She loves writing, musicals, and living a plant based life. A digital marketer by day, she is also passionate about visual storytelling. She hopes to show that living a more sustainable and compassionate lifestyle can be simple and fun! Debbie has volunteered for social and environmental causes over the years, and interviewed Dr Jane Goodall on her 2018 world tour. Visit her Instagram @debbietan96 for snaps of delicious food and plants, and YouTube for music.


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