This recipe is a perfect solution to use up those over-ripe bananas. Nutty bananas with chocolate morsels, chunks of walnuts, oh so sweet, and salty.
Being vegan, we usually eat a lot of bananas. When our bananas are starting to get ripe, we love to set aside a few just for this recipe! This vegan banana bread is healthy, moist, fluffy, sweet, salty, and nutty.
This is an easy bread recipe to make if you have no experience making bread. It takes just a couple simple steps to transform everyday ingredients into a tasty treat! So quit contemplating and let’s get baking!
Easiest Banana Bread to Make
We are not lying when we tell you how easy this recipe is to make. Feel free to make substitutions when necessary. This is not a precise baking recipe that you have to weigh each item (although we recommend using a scale whenever possible).
If you are a little off here and there on your measurements, it usually turns out great. It is important; however, to measure the baking soda properly. Too much or too little baking soda will affect the amount that the banana bread rises.
Banana Bread Without Ripe Bananas?
The short answer is yes; however, there are ways to make your bananas ripen fast, or instantly. It is best to use ripe bananas when making this loaf. If you have spotted bananas that are getting soft, this is a perfect recipe to make! If you do not have ripe bananas you can buy some bananas, and put them into a brown paper bag to have them ripen faster.
Fruit also tends to ripen when placed next to other ripe fruits, so this method can be helpful as well. If you can’t wait for the bananas and want to make this bread now, do not worry. By placing the bananas into the oven at 350 degrees for 15-30 minutes, they will become soft and sweet! The bananas will become black and soft. Be sure to allow the bananas to cool before beginning the recipe.
Creative Toppings For Banana Bread
Get creative with this whole wheat banana bread! This recipe is one that can be changed and modified based on what you have in your pantry or what you like to eat! If you want to make a lower sugar recipe, try using half a cup of sugar. If you have walnut allergies, or just prefer a different nut, you can use almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios, or any other nuts you like. You can make this a nut free banana bread recipe by simply omitting the nuts.
What if I don’t have almond extract? Feel free to substitute for vanilla extract. Also, you can omit it. If you are on a low sodium diet, or don’t have finishing salt, take it out. You can also add additional toppings to this whole wheat banana loaf like:
Get creative! Comment below and lettuce know what toppings you used!