East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority

Vegan Banana Bread 2.0

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It’s lockdown again and you know what that means… time to bake some banana bread!

This time we have an alternative (still vegan) recipe for you with a couple of additions.

Last week I bought and tried the new Oatly vegan greek yoghurt. Unfortunately, I don’t eat too much yoghurt so needed a use for it – no food waste please!

Banana bread is one of my staple baking recipes. I adore banana bread, it’s easy to bake, doesn’t require fancy ingredients and can be adapted to be relatively healthy or quite unhealthy – depending how luxurious you feel!

This recipe is a great way to use up ripe bananas and excess Greek yoghurt (vegan or dairy).

You will need:

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-Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees

-Line or grease a loaf tin

-In a large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients of flour, sugar, baking soda and salt

-In another bowl, mash the 3 ripe bananas with a fork and then mix with the vanilla extract, oil, yoghurt and flax eggs (2 flax eggs can be made by mixing 2 tablespoons of flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of cold water and leaving to sit for 10 minutes)

-Slowly pour in the mix of dry ingredients and whisk until all mixed

-Add in any of your goodies

 -Pour into the tin and bake for approximately 55 minutes (test with a skewer that comes out clean)

-Let cool slightly before taking out of the tin. Slice and enjoy

*Hint – spreading nut butter on a slice makes it even better

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You have officially baked a very yummy banana bread and also saved 3 bananas and some Greek yoghurt going to waste – win, win.

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