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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. 

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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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patti3 months ago
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is there a way to use fresh figs instead of dried? I have a bunch out on my fig tree right now.

Mela5 months ago
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I have a fig tree with a bumper crop right now. Any suggestions for changes if using fresh figs? Maybe less plant milk?

Debbie7 months ago
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Given that bananas vary greatly in size, why wouldn’t you give the measurement for mashed banana in cups? This is pretty basic.

Suzanna3 months ago
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I agree that a volume or weight measurement would have been helpful in this recipe. I had five smaller, ripe bananas that needed to be used up. I omitted the sugar. This bread was good but still too sweet for my tastes. I can’t imagine adding any additional sweetener.

K McWherte8 months ago
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This was delicious! I used chopped dates and substituted brown sugar for cane sugar. I used the walnuts also. It as moist and delicious. Perfectly risen and flavored. I love there is no egg and oil!

Nicole F.8 months ago
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Love this recipe! Easy to make and tastes delicious. Great grab and go breakfast or snack.

alecia flores8 months ago
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I made it GF & mostly vegan using oat half/half, & gluten free flour, but I had to use pecans since I had them. The oat half/half worked great. My gf family absolutely loved it.

Aarti Jaishankar9 months ago
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Figs are not vegan

Jean8 months ago
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Eating WFPB isn’t the same being as vegan. I’m not concerned about accidentally eating the little wasps that pollinate figs.

Nicole8 months ago
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Why? They are from a tree.

Stephanie D.9 months ago
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Great recipe, not too sweet! I’m be making it again soon, the bananas are ripening!

Regina Harris10 months ago
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Instead of 2 cups of whole wheat flour can I use 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup vital wheat gluten?

Noemi8 months ago
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I would not substitute a whole cup of gluten for a cup of flour. Plus, this is a “quick bread” that does not need a lot of gluten.

Stephanie D.9 months ago
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Worth the try, you may need to adjust the liquid. I’m not sure if the wheat gluten absorbs more of not.

James11 months ago
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I admit I was a little doubtful at first because of the amount of baking powder and apple cider vinegar in the recipe, but I was pleasantly surprised. It has a nice crispy top crust and moist interior. The figs add a nice variety to the bread and I look forward to making more.

Asia11 months ago
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I’ve always had a problem with my banana breads not rising properly. Holy cow, this one did not disappoint. Plus its so delicious, simple and clean! Love it, will definitely make again.

Sharon11 months ago
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Can I use date paste instead of date sugar?I have been given some date paste and am not sure what to do with it

J12 months ago
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I made this yesterday and both my aunt and I love it! Added almonds instead because I didn’t have walnuts and I didn’t add the dates. 10/10 would make again. I’m trying to go vegan so when I saw it I ran. My only concern is when cooled it’s not as moist as I’d like and the flavor of the WHF is strong. But it’s not overbearing. I’m definitely heating this up with some icecream tonight!

Mary1 year ago
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Love this bread. It is my staple. Curbes all biscuit and sugar cravings,

Denise1 year ago
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This is an easy and delicious recipe. My husband loves it so I make it frequently.

Mary Grace Tejero1 year ago
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I would really love this for breakfast! This Peach Bread Recipe also gives the same vibe 🙂 https://veganglobetrotter.com/delicious-peach-breakfast-bread-3-favorites/

Michele1 year ago
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This was nicer than what I expected. It was moist and nicely browned. I wonder if rolled oats could have been used instead, and what was the purpose of the vinegar? I used Swerve sweetner because that is what was on the shelf. I would definitely make this again.

sylvie torok-nagy1 year ago
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Can the figs be substituted with dates?

Shirls10 months ago
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No harm in trying

Cathy Jardine1 year 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.

Thanks,
Cathy Jardine

Dawn1 year 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.

Michelle1 year 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!

Noesari1 year ago
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Can the sugar be eliminated?

Janet Hanley1 year 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 Wendel is a whole-food, plant-based chef and former culinary projects 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 and follow her on Instagram for more.

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