Yes, we have devised a gluten free, vegan, nut free, soy free banana bread recipe for you! We are absolutely BANANAS about bananas, so we're happy we can share this with you! It's made with organic coconut sugar and organic coconut oil, and when we make it we always love to add ripe bananas grown locally here in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, in this wonderful chunk of land we call Australia. It's perfect for all you sunshine coast vegan people, plus anyone else on this planet.
This recipe is simple, easy, and wonderfully moist and full of flavour. We also add fresh organic cinnamon which really helps give this banana bread recipe that extra layer of flavour to excite your taste buds.
Do not be overwhelmed by this recipe as it's pretty straightforward. Just make sure to mash the bananas well, and to mix the batter really well, preferably in a stand mixer. BUT if you don't have one, you can always use those massive muscles you have to stir it really well with a spoon and spatula. The better incorporated the mixture, the better the banana bread will rise and the more perfect the texture will be.
Let's start you off with some pictures so you get an idea of the process. Then we'll finish off with the equipment you'll need (basic stuff) and the mind blowingly scrumptious recipe.
Mash those bananas by hand, or blend them in a food processor if you have one. Make sure they are ripe or even VERY ripe (eg. spotty skin). The riper they are, the more sweet the banana bread.
Next add the dry ingredients together and whisk them well.
Now combine the mashed banana and oil & water to the dry mixture
Mix on high in your stand mixer for 1-2 minutes, or until it is really well incorporated. Then scoop the mixture into a 9x5 greased loaf pan and whack that sucker in a preheated oven at 170 degrees celsius for approx. 1 hour. Then VOILA!!! You have zee wonderful banana loaf to put in your belly and the belly of your loved ones. How wonderful it is to be alive, and how wonderful it is to celebrate this life with freshly baked food.
Equipment: Oven, measuring cups, measuring spoons, whisk, stand mixer (or bowl and muscles), 9x5 loaf pan (or similar size.
baking time: 1 hour @ 170 degrees celsius
400g Soul Kitchen GF flour mix
1 cup regular sugar (or 1.5 cups coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is lighter and less sweet, so more is needed)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
380 grams mashed ripe bananas
2/3 cup of oil (coconut or other oil of your choice)
1/4 cup coconut cream
1/4 cup water
Directions: Add all of the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until well incorporated. Then add your wet ingredients and mix VERY well until well incorporated.
Pour the batter into a greased 9x5 loaf pan, or similar size. Bake for approx. 1 hour at 170 degrees celsius. Use a skewer to test if the banana bread is ready after 1 hour. If the skewer doesn't come out clean, bake for another 3-5 mins, and then test it again.
Proceed to cut the banana bread and enjoy a slice (best warm and toasty!) with your favourite spread!