Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vegan Banana Bread




My friend gave me this recipe after I snuck a taste of hers in her fridge....it's so moist and delicious (AND HEALTHY!!!) 

Vegan Banana Bread



Prep time: 10 minutes



1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter substitute (like Smart Balance or Earth Balance)
egg substitute for 2 eggs (2 tablespoons of ground flax seed & 6 tablespoons of water) - This is a new trick for me! I just bought a bag of ground flax seed for about $3 at WalMart and it says right on there that ground flax + water can substitute for eggs in baking! I'm excited!
2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup of all purpose flour + 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup of walnuts (chopped)


Directions:


Preheat oven to 325


Put all the above ingredients (except walnuts) into a bowl and beat together with a mixer until smooth. 
So, are you wondering how it tastes? Me too.

YUMMMMMMY!


Stir in the walnuts. Pour into a greased loaf pan and top with some additional walnuts.  Bake for an hour and 15 minutes in a preheated 325 degree oven. A toothpick should come out clean.

Trust me...you'll never know that it doesn't contain eggs or butter.  The flax eliminates 10 grams of fat from the traditional use of eggs and extra fiber. The butter substitute adds extra health benefits (mine had added Omega-3's) and less fat.


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