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  • Makes 1 loaf

A thick slice of this fruity vegan banana bread is good to go for breakfast or a snack. Enjoy it on its own or with Creamy Corn Butter.

You can freeze the bread for up to three months: Allow to cool completely first. Wrap entire loaf tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Or wrap individual slices in foil and place in a large freezer-safe zip-top bag.

vegan banana bread sliced shown with dried figs and whole bananas

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup unsweetened, unflavored plant milk, such as almond, soy, cashew, or rice
  • 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup pure cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon regular or sodium-free baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup chopped dried figs
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl mash bananas with a fork. Stir in milk, vinegar, and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add banana mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in figs and walnuts.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on rack.
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sylvie torok-nagy2 weeks ago
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Can the figs be substituted with dates?

Cathy Jardine1 month ago
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This Banana-Fig Bread is very good but I was wondering if I could make muffins this time, with this receipe.

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Cathy Jardine

Dawn1 month ago
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Overall, quite good. It rose beautifully, which was a pleasant surprise after some of the vegan loaf recipes I have tried in the past. 4/5 stars only because after baking until done based on the toothpick test and lightly browned on the outside, the inside of the loaf was still moister than what I personally prefer.

Michelle2 months ago
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We are not a dairy free or refined sugar free household, so I made this recipe with cow’s milk and white sugar, but this was wonderfully moist and made the whole house smell delicious! The figs and walnuts added great texture and flavors!

Noesari2 months ago
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Can the sugar be eliminated?

Janet Hanley3 weeks ago
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Yes! Do not use pure sugar cane. Use date sugar only which is dried dates that have been pulverized. Dates in their dried state do not raise blood sugar. You can cut back the volume to 1/4 cup if you like.

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Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com for more.

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