Thursday, January 29, 2009

Egg-less Banana Bread

I can't believe Lent is almost upon us. I am looking forward to reflecting on Christ; to experiencing the dark, candle-lit, minor-keyed Pre-Sanctified Liturgies; to practicing a more simple approach to food, including these ideas about gluttony from Alana; and to sinking into much more that has nothing to do with food.

And yet, there is the daily task of feeding the family. I offer the fast-friendly banana bread recipe several of you requested. May God bless Mary L., who introduced this treat to us when she brought by a meal after the birth of Little Builder.

The Ingredients
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (I've used plain, and spelt flour too)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar, unpacked
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup soy milk or rice milk
1/4 cup apple sauce or oil
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup mashed bananas
sprinkling of mini chocolate chips

The Steps
1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
3. Mix, in another large bowl, milk, applesauce, vanilla, and bananas.
4. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined.
5. Grease & dust 6 muffin cups and divide the batter among them. Or use an 8inch square casserole dish.
6. Bake for 20-30 minutes.

We like this bread spread with peanut-butter.


  1. this looks very good. I'm going to replace the chocolate chips with dried fruit, probably cherries and pears.

  2. Thanks for that great banana bread recipe!

    If you get chance please drop by my banana bread recipe blog for some more great banana bread recipes.


  3. Thanks! I am printing that one off :)

  4. Ok, I can't wait to try this one!!! We've started using ground flax meal for egg replacer and it works well too (1tbs flax meal+3tbs warm water=1 egg). Thanks for sharing!!!