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Birthday Banana Bread

My brother’s birthday is coming up and I wanted to send him something homemade. While it is usually 1 day for shipping, I wanted to pick an item that could handle an extra shipping day if need be. Vegan banana bread was a good choice! Thankfully the Post Office did get it delivered the next day, so he got to enjoy it 18 hours after it came out of the oven….

Banana Bread


  • 1¾ white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (canola or sunflower work well)
  • 2½ Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2½ Tbsp water
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350°, spray a 8″ x 4″ loaf pan with cooking spray.

Whisk the flour through nutmeg together in a large mixing bowl.

In a small mixing bowl whisk the bananas through vanilla until smooth, add to the dry and stir until mixed.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, bake for 1 hour to 1 hour, 20 minutes, until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean in the center. Let cool before slicing, store wrapped.

Makes 1 loaf.


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