Vegan Banana Bread

I’m anxiously awaiting my doula client’s birth. This was my dream last night:

She was in labor, and I was in labor, too. We were both at my house.

I wanted my baby to be born into a pot of my homemade carrot soup (don’t worry, it was at room temperature). Then, I wanted my sister to pour Honey Bunches Of Oats over the baby.

No, I was not planning on eating the baby. I thought it would make for a peaceful, cozy birth experience.

Holla.

I’m making my clients some extra food this week. As I type, I’m smelling garlicky pot roast simmering away that I will deliver in a few hours, along with a sun dried tomato and feta Israeli couscous salad, and this:

I had to write down this recipe so I can Pin it so I don’t have to have my laptop in order to access it.

Vegan Banana Bread

1/4 cup almond milk (or nondairy milk of choice-coconut milk is lovely, too)

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

1/3 cup coconut oil, melted

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

3 ripe bananas

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 F. Rub a loaf pan with oil.

Mix together the soy milk and vinegar; set aside for about 2 minutes.

Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Beat together the oil and the brown sugar, then beat in the bananas – you can mash them ahead of time or let the paddle attachment of the stand mixer do the work for you. I just chunked the bananas in with the oil & sugar and beat them that way. Continue beating on high until very light. Reduce speed to low and add milk/vinegar mixture. By hand, stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture, being careful not to overbeat. I like stirring flour mixture in with a heavy duty scraper.

Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool on a rack for about 15 minutes then flip from pan.

This recipe is so good my clients are paying me extra to bring another loaf to them mid-week. You’re welcome.

In Ian news, dad was salty so he got some serious lovin’. Kinda awkward but awfully cute.

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