Thursday, September 5, 2013

[Vegan MOFO] Throwback Thursday - Mama's Banana Nut Bread

Banana Bread Is Love

Growing  up my mom would often bake during the holiday season. She even baked things like cookies for the class for special occasions (back when parents were allowed to send in homemade treats). Everyone who tries her banana-nut bread falls in love with it, even those on the fence about banana-nut bread. So now she makes it vegan - she even says it tastes better vegan. I request it for the holiday season and for my birthday. I do not know her recipe - I just want to have her make it, it is a comfort food treat that screams 'love from mom'...

I have been playing around with sugar free baking lately, mainly so I can share treats with my diabetic neighbors. After buying the Forks Over Knives cookbook at Costco I tried the Better Than Mom's Banana Bread, well it is not better than my mom's but it is good. I have been playing around with the recipe, different spices and flours...

Sugar free takes on classics is not as scary as it may sound, people often equate sugar free, oil free and vegan as bland. Not so! Sweet treats are a cinch if you keep things like maple syrup and agave around. I am really into spelt flour lately, maybe it is a gateway to other flours! Do you bake sugar free? How about oil free? What is your favorite flour? I want to know!


  1. Mmmmm that chunk of banana bread looks very inviting right now as I sip on my morning coffee.

    Though I'm normally a chocolate cake kind of girl, banana bread is also one of my favourite tea cake type foods. Especially with walnuts in it, it's so very comforting! :)

    I rarely do completely sugar free baking but because I'm doing Raw recipes for MoFo, I've been pushed to find truly sugar free options. It's been a good challenge.

  2. Mmmmmm looks so delicious and yummy!!!! I haven't read the Forks Over Knives cookbook yet ;( I would love to check it out!

  3. That banana bread is totally worth a heart <3

  4. This post is right up my alley. I've done two posts about banana baked goods. This bread looks great.

  5. Oh yum, my mum always used to bake banana bread when I was a kid and it's still one of my favourites now.

  6. I'm really enjoying your theme(s?)! I adore banana bread and have a go-to recipe that I make regularly. I haven't experimented with a sugar-free version, yet, but I often think of trying it -- I think it would be a fun challenge.