I searched high and low for the perfect banana bread recipe and then even when I found one and tried it, it would flop without eggs. I’m not actually a vegan but eggs have never settled well with my stomach so when I bake, I tend to look for vegan recipes.
I tried 5 recipes and they all were sub par so I started tweaking ones that I found until I came up with this one and it’s perfect!
Well not as perfect as it would be with gluten and sugar in it but you get the idea. :)
I avoid gluten because I have an allergy. I avoid sugar because it causes inflammation in the body, messes with blood sugar balance and can off set a hormonal imbalance. It also disrupts the gut microbiome and can make you constipated or bloated.
But… who doesn’t love a good treat!!
So anytime I make a recipe up or use one from another blog, I make sure that it’s made without refined sugar and uses banana, honey or maple syrup to sweeten.
I’m excited to finally post this banana bread since I failed at it so many times. Small wins, ammi right?
So here you go! All my FAILS can be your WIN!
3 ripe organic bananas
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (MALK recommended)
2 tbsp ground flax seed
2 cups all purpose gluten free flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
** I get all ingredients from Thrive Market - see right side for a discount offer on first order.
Preheat oven to 3560 degrees and line loaf pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mash 2 bananas. Stir in olive oil, maple syrup, and almond milk. Mix well , then whisk in the flax and let stand for 2 minutes.
In a smaller bowl, mix together the gluten-free flour, baking soda and sea salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well combined. If your batter seems a little runny, you can add a little more flour until it thickens.
Pour the batter into a loaf pan. Slice the remaining banana in half lengthwise or into small circles like above photo and place on top.
Bake for 40 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
Let cool completely before slicing.
Feel free to jazz it up (yes, I said jazz) with some blueberries or walnuts if you like. Whatever floats your boat.
I love to heat it up in a pan with a little ghee on it!
If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram with #gfwithjrw
XO Jaclyn Renee