Why this banana bread?
- Healthy - This banana bread uses 100% whole wheat flour!
- Protein packed - Whole wheat and the vegan protein powder enriches this loaf with a good amount of protein.
- Flavorful - This loaf is super delicious with the spices added and the sweet carrots. This will remind you about the flavors of the tasty dessert, carrot cake.
- Carrots - Though carrots are available round the year, this is the best now in Spring with peak flavors and this loaf is a perfect banana bread packed with seasonal flavors.
- Nutrition rich - The nourishment from the whole wheat flour, protein powder, carrots, walnuts, and raisins make this an ideal choice to make for breakfast or snack.
What are the ingredients required to make this loaf?
To make this delicious vegan loaf, the following are required:
Whole Wheat flour - Gives wholesome nutrition.
Carrots - The star of the recipe. I have used Melissa’s Produce carrots. Any carrots available can be used, if you can’t find Melissa’s near you. For a variation, try colored carrots.
Flaxseed powder - Gives protein and acts as gelling agent.
Banana - the second star of the recipe. The overripe bananas sitting on your counter is great for this recipe.
Selefina Cinnamon - Cinnamon gives the characteristic touch of flavor to this loaf.
Walnuts - Gives nutty flavor, proteins, and a texture bite
Raisins - Iron rich, and adds to the sweet bite.
Plant based milk - The liquid in the recipe
Oil - Neutral oil can be used, adds to the fat and holds everything.
Salt - A tiny bit adds flavor
Organic brown sugar - Sweetens this bread.
Vanilla extract paste - I have used Taylor & Colledge Vanilla extract paste. This adds tons of flavor.
Baking powder and Baking Soda - Leavening agents
Aquafaba - It is used to give the gelling effect.
Is this bread vegan?
Yes, this bread is vegan. This recipe uses plant based protein powder, oil, and vegan brown sugar.
How to store this bread?
This banana bread stays for 3-4 days outside at room temperature. If you live in hotter regions, it is a better idea to store this ion fridge. This bread can be refrigerated and used for up to 7 days.
More banana breads….
Bananas sitting ripe on your counter can be easily made into a delicious loaf or a muffin that would make a wonderful breakfast or snack for the entire family. Bananas are a wonderful substitute for eggs. They give good leavening. Here are the links to a variety of banana breads for you to try.
Do you think this can replace your dessert?
Of course! With the flavors of carrot cake, this bread is ideal to serve for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. While I love to have this as such for dessert, my kids turn this into an addictive version by adding a little vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel. The addition of these would make a heavenly dessert. For a vegan dessert form, use vegan ice cream.
Carrot is one of my favorite veggies. This bright orange colored veggie is loaded with tons of carotene, Vitamin A precursor. For better eyesight, make sure to eat this everyday. I love to grow many kinds of carrots including colored carrots, and it is fun and satisfying to see produce grow. . This versatile root vegetable is great to use in sweet and savory recipes, or from appetizer to dessert. This is added in every soup! Check below for fun and delicious carrot recipes.
This week I am sharing healthy recipes for Blogging Marathon, and this is an interesting g theme. Please check the blog tomorrow for another delicious healthy snack/recipe.