Mother's Day Brunch | Vegan Banana Bread

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Happy Mother's Day to you! Being a mom is similar to being wonder woman! As a mom, it is important to practice healthy habits so you can keep up being awesome! This Mother's Day, we are sharing a healthy vegan banana bread recipe!

This recipe is the perfect healthy go to brunch idea to surprise mom with! Although it leans to a little more complicated due to the ingredients that are used, this recipe is still delicious! 

We hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! We will talk to you next week with a new recipe! 

Wet Ingredients 

  • 1-1/3 cups  mashed very ripe banana (about 4 medium or 3 large)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup plant-based milk (we like almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted*
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup**
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups light/white spelt flour or whole-grain spelt flour*
  • Sliced banana, chopped walnuts, and/or chocolate chips, for topping (optional)
 image via Oh She Glows 

image via Oh She Glows 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350Β°F. Lightly spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with oil and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the banana until almost smooth, and make sure you have 1 1/3 cups.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients (ground flax, milk, melted oil, maple syrup, and vanilla) into the banana until combined.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients (sugar, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour) into the wet mixture, one by one, in the order listed. Stop stirring when there are no flour patches at the bottom of the bowl.
  5. Spoon the dough into the loaf pan and spread out evenly. Add your desired toppings and gently press them into the dough to adhere.
  6. Bake the loaf, uncovered, for 45 to 55 minutes (I bake for 47 to 48 minutes, but your time may vary), until lightly golden and firm on top. The top of the loaf should slowly spring back when touched.
  7. Place the loaf pan on a cooling rack for 30 minutes. Then, slide a knife around the loaf to loosen it and gently remove it from the pan, placing it directly onto the cooling rack until completely cooled (or to hasten the cooling process, transfer to the fridge for 45 minutes).
  8. Slice the loaf once cooled. I love to spread it with vegan butter or coconut oil. The loaf will keep in the fridge tightly wrapped for 3 to 4 days, or it can be frozen for 4 to 6 weeks.

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