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Talk about instant, delicious gratification in banana bread form. It's hard to mess up banana bread, but it's even harder to find a satisfying vegan banana bread recipe. Nothing out there comes even close to the Low-Fat Vegan Banana Bread recipe in Veganomicon. I love a hearty quick bread! Slice it up while it's warm and serve it with a sprinkle of powdered sugar if you want to yin this healthy bread's yang.

Ingredients:

2 large or 3 small very ripe organic bananas
1/4 cup organic cinnamon applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup organic pure cane granulated sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350ΒΊ and grease a 9"x5" bread loaf pan.

In a large bowl, mash up bananas.

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Then add sugar, applesauce, oil, and molasses, and whisk to incorporate.

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Sift in flour, baking soda, spices, and salt.

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Using a wooden spoon, mix everything up until the wet and dry ingredients combine. Be careful not to overmix!

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Transfer batter into the greased loaf pan and bake 45-50 minutes.

Use a toothpick test to make sure it has baked all the way through. If not, put it back in and check every few minutes. The top should be lightly browned and a toothpick inserted through the center should come out clean.

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Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack while you enjoy the heavenly aroma the bread will send throughout your home. Have a slice while you can, because it'll get eaten quickly...

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