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1.24.2011

trial#1: no sugar vegan banana bread

I took inspiration from Averie's pb banana bread for trial #1. A really yummy recipe but too moist- how do I get it to be more fluffy. It is really good! and no added sugar!  And really easy to work with too for icing and such... I don't know. If I can edit this a bit, this could be a keeper. Any tips? 

Here is my recipe: Sugar free vegan Banana bread
3/4 c oat flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 bananas
1 apple
1 tsp baking soda (this was too much - I could taste it)
2 T flax ground
vanilla splash
3/4 c almond milk
1/4 c water

I put everything in the vitamix and then baked it for about 30-35 min or until it was set. Just before
going in the oven
just out of the oven

6 comments:

  1. I have a similar banana bread recipe (but not vegan). I found the key to perfect texture is a low temp/long bake time. In my oven, 300 degrees for 75 minutes makes a perfect loaf. Maybe that and a little more flour will help?

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  2. This looks yummy to me - and it's great that it's "healthified"!!
    In my experience, banana breads usually are pretty dense, but I do have 2 ideas that might help:
    1) Use 1 1/2 tsp. double acting baking powder instead of baking soda (baking soda usually needs an acid [like buttermilk or honey] to create a fluffy product and I don't really see a good acid in your other ingredients; this could also explain why you could still taste the baking soda - it never really dissolved)
    2) Don't over mix. Vitamix the wet ingredients plus the flax seed. Stir the dry ingredients together in a separate by hand. Then fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients by hand just until combined. It's a little more labor-intensive, but really does make a difference in texture!

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  3. (In step 2 - that should say "Stir the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl by hand...)

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  4. thanks for the linkback and glad you found something that works! :) looks great!

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  5. For a single loaf I would use 1/2 t. baking powder, 1/2 t. soda and 1/2 t. salt. You might have too much moisture in there too.

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  6. Also, mix up your wet ingredients first and then mix in the dry only until it's incorporated. Too much mixing will mean a flat loaf.

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