Banana Bread - Lightened up - Spelt & Vegan

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by magpie diner

Another adaptation from Vegan a Go Go. I changed this to spelt flour, just personal preference and a little more protein. I also halved the amount of oil and used some applesauce to save on some calories.

Top Review by smellyvegetarian

Oh boy, this was a hit this morning! I was looking for a special treat breakfast for DS, and this fit perfectly! I love spelt flour in baked goods for its lightness, but this was the first time I've used it alone without any wheat at all. It did not disappoint! I used 1/4 c honey instead of the sugar, and since that added extra liquid I cut back the oil a bit further as well. Neither change seems to have harmed the finished product; I made 12 muffins and DH ate 6 of them in one sitting! This makes 12 good sized muffins, so I imagine a loaf would be tall and delicious! I added a touch of cinnamon (because I am an addict) and chocolate chips on top of half (see "special breakfast for DS" above :>). Thanks for posting, magpie--I know I will make this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl mash up the bananas and then mix in the lemon juice, oil, applesauce, sugar and dates.
  2. In a larger bowl stir together the flour, oat bran, sea salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix gently until "just" mixed.
  4. Spoon into a lightly oiled loaf pan and bake for 40-50 minutes (do the toothpick test to be sure).

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