I do love me a spotty banana, as it means its banana bread time. Cheap and easy to make, pretty much always guaranteed to be moist, and 9/10 times is a crowd pleaser. What more could anyone want out of a baked good?
As a uni student, other than being broke all the time, is that many people within your circle tend to be vegan. I have searched the internet for many different vegan banana bread recipes, but I think this is your best option.
- 140g Self-Raising Flour
- 80g Soft Brown Sugar (Can be light or dark)
- 60g Caster Sugar
- 1tsp Baking Powder
- 1tsp Cinnamon (optional, replace with tsp of Vanilla extract if you want)
- 3 or 4 Spotty Bananas ( or just 3 if not using one to decorate)
- 150ml Sunflower Oil
- Splash of plant milk (Hemp/Oat/Almond work best)
- Oats small handful (optional)
- Heat oven to 180°, grease using either sunflower oil or vegan butter a loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Don’t forget to sieve the flour and baking powder.
- Mash the 3 bananas, and add to dry ingredients with the oil. Mix together till combined.
- Add a splash of the plant milk to loosen the batter (about 2 or 3 dessert spoons)
- Pour into the tin, slice the remaining banana length ways. Place sliced face up on top of the batter, then sprinkle on the oats. To get some caramelisation on the banana, sprinkle a little brown sugar on.
- Pop the tin into the oven, and allow bake for 30-35 min. Check after 30mins with a skewer or small knife inserted into the middle.
- Allow to cool.
A little tip for you. If you don’t happen to have any spotty bananas as home, go into a local veg shop and see if they have any spotty ones- to the Glasgow students I’d recommend dropping into Roots n Fruits Veg shop. Often fruit and veg shops sell spotty bananas really cheaply.