Monday, August 9, 2010

Banana Nut Bread



After not having a real oven for a little more than two years, I finally purchased one today! I can't tell you how happy this makes me. An oven really is necessary for so many recipes, desserts and main. I always thought that I would have to buy a full stove/oven set and never knew the possibilities with toaster ovens until Kelly posted about her wonderful new convection toaster oven. I started saving up and researching and I ended up buying Breville's Smart Oven. It does everything a traditional oven would do but does not heat up the room. It's great for me because I mostly only cook for my boyfriend and myself.

So getting this today, the first thing I did was rush to the kitchen and start baking. I chose to do banana nut bread because I have never had a vegan version before. I really couldn't taste the difference between this and one that would contain eggs. It was really moist and so yummy! I really enjoy eating this for breakfast with a hot cup of peppermint tea.


P.S. Taffy says hi : ]




Ingredients
* 1 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
* 2 tsp Baking Powder
* 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
* 1/2 tsp Salt
* 3/4 Cup non-processed white or brown sugar
* 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts
* Equivalent of 2 Eggs Using Egg Replacer
* 2-3 Ripe Bananas Mashed
* 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
* 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in nuts, egg replacer, bananas, oil and vanilla. Mix well.

3. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 45-60 mins (until knife comes out clean).

4. Cool for 5 mins before removing from pan. Cool on wire rack.

14 comments:

  1. ohhhhh so good so good!
    thank you!!!

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  2. I love your food but I love your kitties even more.

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  3. haha thank you shear sensations!

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  4. Love the fluffiness of the bread. I usually do a vegan version with no egg or oil just up the amount of bananas but it doesn't come out quite as fluffy.

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  5. Jacklyn, saw your pic on Vegan.com! Very Cool!

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  6. looks great! i just had some awesome banana bread too. and hello! to your love kitty!

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  7. I'm going to have to try this! What a cute cat :)

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  8. I could never tell the difference between vegan and non-vegan banana bread either. I love banana bread, I may have to go make some now after seeing yours!

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  9. Hey Jacklyn, though I can no longer eat stuff like this:(, it looks wonderful. Oh, and great info on the oven. We've lightly talked about getting an oven like the one described, since the subtropical sun already heats up our beach shack. Ugh, talk about muggy...I'll look into the Breville oven.
    p.s. Me loves Taffy!

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  10. Tender Branson - I would think no oil would be healthier...why do all the bad things always make food taste better? haha

    Vegan Aide - I know, its very exciting!

    Jessica - I'll let him know you said hi : ]

    Buddy - Thank you : ]

    Kiersten - I know, I think people are better off not adding the eggs if there is no difference. No need for the added cholesterol.

    Stella - I understand, it has too much sugar. I have to limit the amount of sweets I make..I am just too excited about being able to bake finally. A toaster oven is a great investment, in my opinion, especially for hot days like these. I am glad Taffy is so loved : ]

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  11. Hi Taffy! (I am scratching you behind the ears, can you feel it?)

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  12. this is another I-Should-Make-It!!!

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  13. I am new to veganism; still transitioning. So far I do love how I feel. I made your banana nut bread today and have to say it is "simply mahvelos" !!!! :)))

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