Usually I buy lots of the bananas in the hope that some will have time to get good and over-ripe before they get eaten. The riper (ie blacker) the better. But bananas have been quite expensive in Perth this year due to the tornado and floods in Queensland, so I have not been buying as many.
Fortunately I still had a few over-ripe bananas in the back of my freezer from last year. So when the banana bread cravings set in I had a handy stash.
For my first attempt at vegan banana bread I decided on the The Post Punk Kitchen's recipe - and I was not disappointed. The Post Punk Kitchen - Banana Bread
Surprisingly there is no photo on the website so perhaps Isa could use mine ;)
The banana bread is delightfully moist, with a wonderful texture and a sweet, spicey taste. It is a little bit too sweet even for my sweet tooth, so next time I will reduce the sugar a bit.
The only changes I made:
- I used regular soy milk instead of the vanilla soy milk in the recipe
- I added 1/3 cup of sultanas and 1/2 cup of walnut pieces. (My husband loves sultanas and walnuts in banana bread.)
I know that the sultanas would have contributed to the sweetness, but even without the sultanas I would prefer to scale back the white sugar a little.
I have a question: What effect does the apple cider vinegar have?
I looked at quite a few vegan banana bread recipes before deciding on this one and found that a lot used apple cider vinegar. Is it something to do with replacing the eggs?
Whatever the role of the cider vinegar - the recipe works! And I will definitely be making it again.