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From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Vegan Banana Coffee Bread


Ground flax seed - 2 tablespoons
Water - 3 tablespoons
Coffee - 3 tablespoons
Bananas - 4 large, mashed
Olive oil - 2 tablespoons (or 1/2 cup yogurt or 1/2 cup apple sauce)
Molasses - 1/4 cup
Whole-wheat flour - 1 cup
Unbleached white flour - 1 cup
Pumpkin pie spice - 1 tablespoons
Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Baking soda - 1 teaspoon
Walnuts - 3/4 cup, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray the bottom of a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk or blend the flax water and coffee until frothy.
  • Mix the mashed bananas, olive oil (yogurt/apple sauce), flax and molasses.
  • Mix the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, spices, salt, and baking soda.
  • Combine wet and dry and mix until well blended. Add walnuts
  • Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes. After 50 minutes check with knife or toothpick by sticking it in the bread. If it comes out clean; itís done. If it has some batter on it, cook a little longer. If it still needs to cook longer but is already quite browned, place foil over the top to stop it from
  • Remove and let cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • Slice and serve with coffee or tea. You can spread it with peanut butter or jam if you like.

Tip: You can add vegan chocolate chips, carob chips or peanut butter to the bread batter if you like.


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