Bananas and I are like breakfast BFF! I would either add them on my porridge, in and on my pancakes and when they have turned super spotty and mushy, guess what, banana bread here I come!
I have learned several banana bread recipes in the past and I even dedicated a special heading for banana in my recipe index as well as a Pinterest board for uses of overripe bananas. Talk about being banana obsessed!
So are you ready for another banana bread recipe?
It’s a dairy and egg free recipe which means it is friendly to those who are on a vegan diet. I have used my favourite egg substitute of chia seeds gel. Generally, one egg is equivalent 1 tablespoon of chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water. Allow the chia seeds mixture sits for 15 – 20 minutes, mix it around and it will transform into gel. And this is the magic of chia seeds!
I decided not to add any white sugar, just 2 teaspoons of maple syrup which you can substitute with honey if you have some on hand. After all bananas are naturally sweet!
Also, please expect dense banana bread due to the use of spelt flour. I did not add any oil or butter for this recipe. Just 5 simple ingredients: bananas, chia seeds, spelt flour, maple syrup and baking powder or 4 ingredients if you decided to omit the maple syrup.
- 4 bananas
- 2 tbsps chia seeds
- 6 tbsps water
- 2 cups spelt flour
- ½ tbsp baking powder
- To make an egg substitute, mix the chia seeds and water and allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes until it transforms into gel.
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a loaf tin with baking paper or lightly grease it with some flavourless cooking oil.
- Mash the banana, add the chia seeds gel. Whisk with a fork until well combine.
- Stir in spelt flour and baking powder until just mixed. Do not over stir.
- Transfer the batter to the loaf tin. Smooth the surface to make sure they are evenly distributed.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the cake tester come out clean.
- Cut them into slices and slather with almond/peanut butter. Amazing stuff!
You will need a loaf tin.
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Jessica @ Desserts with Benefits says
WOW, only 4 main ingredients to make banana bread? YES PLEASE! This looks soooo good 🙂
Thanks Jessica for your kind words! I must admit, I really enjoyed this banana loaf with lots of peanut butter, nom!
felicia | Dish by Dish says
Hey Emily! this looks beautiful! I’m just wondering if I can use almond meal to replace spelt flour?
Michala Cassandra says
Yum Yum Yum it looks really good!
Do you know if it’s possible to freeze it?
I will try to freeze and report back to you. 🙂
OK so I baked this yesterday and it tastes really good! Everyone has to make this. So impressed with the chia seed gel and very quick and easy to make. I didn’t add any sweetener to the mix but served it with a spoon of almond butter and drizzle of honey…heaven! thanks for the recipe!
Hello! What’s the estimated weight of the bananas that you used? I’m not sure whether I should use the large ones or the smaller ones! Thank you and I love your recipes!
Thank you for your comment. 🙂 I’d say medium to larger bananas (about 2oog to 240g per banana). Hope this helps & happy baking!
Love this recipe!…..although in the actual recipe (ingredients list & method) it doesnt mention maple syrup.. so i forgot to put it in! I added cinnamon & chopped dates to mine (also halved the recipe & used a small loaf tin as i only had 2 ripe bananas) Turned out great!
I’ve just popped mine into the oven and noticed your comment. Really disappointed about this. I didn’t put the maple syrup in mine either. Such a shame this was missed in the ingredients and method as you say.
I tried it and then saw your comment so i just wanted to reply in case anyone sees your comment and would like to know, I happen to have some almond meal on hand one time and i tried substituting half of the flour with it and it was awesome!! Definitely makes it more fragrant if you are a fan of almonds. Maybe if you did substitute all the flour with almond meal you could let us know if it worked?
Hey can I also use buckwheat flour instead of spelt? 🙂
I would like to make the recipe but can not see how much maple syrup to use. Any help? Thanks!