Marbled Banana Bread

A long time ago, I used to have a banana bread recipe that was my favorite.  It was thick, fluffy, and very flavorful.  Unfortunately, this recipe was not vegan or gluten free.  I have tried several banana bread recipes that are both gluten free and vegan and they were always good but nothing close to that rich banana taste of my favorite recipe.  I knew I would probably never get the same taste as before but I kept trying different recipes and finally I have found one that has been my absolute favorite so far!  It is very tasty and it looks so pretty too!

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This recipe was adapted from Peachy Palate:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cups bananas (about 3 large), mashed
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flax and water and stir. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Mix together.
  4. Take 3/4 cup of the flour mixture and put it in another medium bowl.  Whisk the cocoa powder into this bowl.
  5. In another small bowl, mix together mashed bananas, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and the flax mixture.  Divide this mixture between the two flour bowls.  (Just over 1 cup of the wet mixture in each bowl.)
  6. Place alternating scoops of each flour mixture in the prepared loaf pan until no mixture remains.
  7. Run a butter knife through the loaf creating swirls.  Run the knife through the center of the loaf for an even rise.
  8. Bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool before slicing.

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This banana bread is great as is, slightly warmed in the microwave, or topped with peanut butter!

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Marbled Banana Bread

Based off 8 slices of banana bread, this recipe yields approximately 228 calories and 6g protein.

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