13 Mar

If you’re a vegan or planning to be one, here’s a good recipe-blog for you to read. Although there are many restrictions in a vegan diet, it doesn’t mean vegans are not permitted to eat and enjoy desserts. That’s the most common misconception about being a vegan. The real thing is, they could eat most of what omnivores could eat, but not just with the same ingredients. They can definitely indulge into healthy and delicious desserts. One good example is vegan banana bread made with only vegetable ingredients, without eggs and animal products. Th resulting bread is a low fat, low calorie dessert. If you think it’s not possible to make a delicious dessert dish without using animal-source ingredients, read this blog first before you jump into conclusions. In this blog, you will learn the best ever vegan recipe for banana bread. That’s perhaps the only thing you’ll need before you can judge this vegan dessert. This also covers some facts about the different kinds of diet, especially about the Vegan Diet.

Vegan Banana Chocolate Bread Recipe

23 Jan

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

This video shows another great vegan recipe that uses all organic, gluten-free and dairy free ingredients from organic coco powder to tapioca flour. Indulge into this guilt-free loaf of bananas and chocolate for a healthy dessert.

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6 Sep

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Hazelnut Banana Bread- Another Vegan Dessert!

This one’s easy and quick to make. Can you imagine the sweet captivating smell of hazelnuts? If so, just think of how it would end up if they’re mixed up with bananas and vanilla and rolled into one dessert. This one’s vegan, believe it or not! This banana bread is a proof that not all vegan dishes taste dull and boring. This hazelnut banana bread is insanely delicious and moist.

You can substitute some ingredients if you prefer. You can omit ½ of the earth balance butter and use almond butter instead.  This recipe makes 2 small loaves of bread. You can also add some apple sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 Bananas, mashed (I got about 2/3 cups plus 2 TBL when mashed)
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance
  • 5 TBL French Vanilla Soy Creamer
  • 2 cups Bread Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

Procedure:

Prepare oven by preheating it 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl, cream earth balance with sugar until even and smooth. Thoroughly mash your ripe bananas in another bowl and then whisk into the butter-sugar mixture. Mix well.

In another large bowl, sift flours and combine with baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Blend in the soy creamer and fold in hazelnuts. Mix until just combined.

Scrape batter into two loaf pans. Bake for an hour and set on rack to cool.

Vegan Mango Banana Bread

Although impossible but if you’ve got some leftover mangoes in your fridge, then it’s time to use them up in a different way. Experience bananas and mangoes in one heavenly delicious loaf of bread. Again, this banana bread treat is vegan and made without eggs. This recipe is slightly adapted from Joy the Baker. It makes one 9 by 5 inch loaf or two mini loaves.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium or 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 ripe mango, sliced into chunks

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan evenly (or 2 mini pans). Set aside for later use.  In a large bowl, mash bananas and stir in sugar, oil, and vanilla extract.
In another huge bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Whisk just until combined and do not over mix. Fold in mango chunks.

Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan(s). Bake in the oven for 45-55 minutes for one big loaf or 25-35 minutes for mini loaves, or until toothpick poked in the middle of the loaf slides out clean.

Carefully take out from oven once fully baked and cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Serve warm or cold.

Note: Wrap snugly or store in an airtight container to lasts for several days.

A Vegan Dessert, Banana Bread

13 Mar

A Vegan Dessert, Banana Bread

The Three types of Diet and the three types of People

Omnivore? Vegetarian? Or Vegan?

Suppose there are three types of people classified in terms of diet, then there would be the omnivores, the vegetarians and the vegans. Omnivores eat animal source foods as well as fruits and vegetables. Actually they eat all sorts of food. Vegetarians obviously are the fruit and vegetable eaters, while most animal flesh and animal products are excluded in their diet. However, some vegetarians consume by-products of cow and/or chicken. On the other hand, vegans are the type of vegetarian who are strictly into fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Animal flesh and dairy products like eggs, cheese, butter, ice cream, milk and yogurt are all excluded in a vegan diet. There are a lot of good things a vegan diet could bring but there are also some disadvantages. Advantages include a lower risk to hypertension, diabetes, obesity, heart diseases and to certain types of cancers. Vegan diets are usually high in fiber so they keep the digestive tract healthy. Disadvantages include the development of possible nutritional deficiencies. Some vegans may have low levels of vitamin B12, calcium, iron and vitamin D unless they really follow a nutritionally balance diet or include nutrient supplements. As a whole, vegan diet can be very healthy if coupled with good intentions, discipline and right knowledge. Bottom line is whether you’re vegan or not, your overall health status would still depend on food discipline and knowledge about diet and nutrition.

The Best Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Vegan banana bread

This recipe for banana bread includes a good list of vegan ingredients. It uses a healthier sugar alternative, sucanat sugar, which is a less refined form of sugar cane. It is grainier, healthier and it retains more of the dried sugar cane juice. It’s also lesser in sucrose compared to the more refined/processed types of sugar. The best thing about this recipe is using applesauce. This absolutely nutritious ingredient can be an amazing substitute for oil. The deep rich flavors of molasses and sucanat sugar made a huge difference in the bread’s over-all taste. Whole wheat flour also adds more to the nutritional goodness of this vegan dessert. It means more soluble fibers! Truly vegan!

Makes one loaf

Ingredients:

  • 2 large or 3 small very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (I used cinnamon spiced)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sucanat sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and then lightly lubricate a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with a cooking spray.

Mash bananas thoroughly in a large mixing bowl. Stir in sugar, applesauce, oil, and molasses, and beat swiftly to combine.

Stir in flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Stir and mix with a wooden spoon until the wet and dry ingredients are just well combined. If you’re using chocolate chips or nuts, fold them in this time.

Transfer the batter to the prepared greased pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Bake until the top turns lightly brown and a knife inserted through the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow cooling for a few minutes

Slice and serve!

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12 Mar

That\’s Vegetarian ~ Vegan Banana Bread

How-To: Gluten Free Banana Bread (Vegan)

These amazing videos will teach you more vegan recipes for banana bread. Make a simple chocolate coconut gluten-free banana bread as well as flax seed banana bread with these step-by-step video recipes. Once you’ve tasted these banana breads, you’ll find it hard to believe that they’re actually vegan! These rich, tasty and robust banana breads will show you the greater side of being a vegetarian! If you’re a banana bread lover and a health conscious individual at the same time, better watch these videos. Eat what you want and stay healthy!