This spring why not prepare this delicious Vegan Strawberry Banana Bread bursting with fresh juicy ripe strawberries? Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or tea.
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So I had a pint of strawberries in my refrigerator for almost a week now and I’m here thinking, I need to do something with these strawberries, either add them to my smoothie or prepare bread or freeze them.
I just couldn’t start this new week without doing something with this pint of strawberries so I decided to pair them with 4 very ripe bananas that I had sitting on the counter.
Would you believe that the minute I went into the kitchen and started gathering my ingredients, my husband walked in and took up the bananas to throw in the compost, saying that he has to throw them out before fruit flies start eating them?
This non-dairy strawberry bread recipe turned out so delicious, that I just had to share it with you all. Daevyd had 2 slices and I got his seal of approval. Check out my amazing Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread.
Recipe’s Appealing Features!
- It’s vegan, gluten-free, and incredibly easy.
- It comes together in no time.
- It is a delicious bread that is moist and soft.
- It is perfectly sweetened.
- It is thick and dense but nevertheless melts in the mouth.
- It is a one-bowl recipe. There’s no need for numerous cooking tools or a lot of cleanups!
- This recipe works well using fresh or frozen strawberries.
- No eggs or dairy are required.
- This fluffy and golden bread will fill your home with a delightful aroma and satisfy your appetite.
- It is a perfect breakfast or snack.
- It is filled with the goodness of fruits.
- Your entire family will adore it and be unaware that it is vegan.
Recipe’s Nutritional Value!
This Vegan Strawberry Banana Bread is made with those ingredients which are known to provide various nutrients and numerous health benefits, making it a nutritious punch!
Strawberries are vibrant red fruit that is juicy and tasty. They’re high in vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and folate. Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants and phytochemicals.
- Adding strawberries to your diet may help keep your heart healthy and your blood sugar levels in check.
- Numerous studies indicate that berries may aid in the prevention of numerous forms of cancer by combating oxidative stress and inflammation.
- Consuming foods high in fiber, such as strawberries, aids in the maintenance of regular bowel movements.
Bananas are rich in potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, vitamin C, copper, and protein, which provides many health benefits.
- Bananas are an excellent way to regulate blood sugar levels, good for digestion, promote heart health, and aid in weight loss.
- Additionally, bananas contain bioactive plant substances like catechin and dopamine. Bananas include dopamine, an antioxidant, and catechin, which may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- You won’t feel hungry for a number of hours after eating a banana because they are also incredibly filling. This will be quite beneficial to individuals planning weight loss. Furthermore, a medium sized banana only has 102 calories.
Almond milk is widely regarded as a healthier alternative to regular milk. Regular milk has more calories than almond milk. Almond milk is healthy and nutrient-dense.
- Almonds have a somewhat sweeter taste, are low in carbohydrates, and are filled with nutrients including dietary fiber, protein, and magnesium.
- It is high in calcium and phosphorus, both of which help to strengthen bones and prevent fractures.
- It’s also high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and beneficial antioxidants like vitamin E.
- If you’re on a low-carb diet, this gluten-free ingredient is a great choice.
The use of coconut oil as a substitute for other oils is on the rise, because of its potential health benefits.
- Coconut oil has a lot of MCTs (a kind of saturated fat), which your body digests differently than LCTs. MCTs are a fast-acting source of energy because the body can process them more quickly than other saturated fats.
- Consuming MCTs has been discovered to potentially enhance calorie burn.
- Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which may have antibacterial characteristics that can combat certain harmful microorganisms.
- Coconut oil’s MCTs may lessen seizure frequency by increasing blood ketone concentrations.
- It might help hydrate your skin and enhance skin barrier function.
- By enhancing elasticity and minimizing hair strand breakage, it can aid in strengthening your hair.
Flax seeds are high in a variety of nutrients. Their potential health benefits are mostly owing to their high amount of omega-3 fats, lignans, and fiber.
- Flax seeds include lignans, a class of minerals with potent antioxidant and estrogenic activities.
- They may prevent the occurrence of breast, prostate, and other cancers.
- Due to their high fiber content, flaxseeds can help improve digestive health, lower cholesterol, improve heart health, and keep you fuller for a longer time.
This vegan strawberry banana bread calls for simple pantry ingredients that may be found at your local grocery store or that you could already have in your pantry.
- Almond milk: I used almond milk in this bread recipe, but you could also use soy, coconut, or oat milk. If you are not allergic to dairy, you can substitute regular organic milk, which is also great.
- Coconut Oil: Coconut oil nicely binds all the ingredients. It also adds moisture and a buttery flavor to this bread. This vegan strawberry banana bread can be made with any type of oil (olive or vegetable) or butter.
- Vanilla: One tsp. of vanilla essence adds the proper amount of vanilla flavor to this bread.
- Ground Flax Seeds: Flaxseed act as an egg replacer, helping to keep the cake together.
- Gluten-free flour: I used Pillsbury Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour but you can try your favorite gluten-free flour blend.
- Cane sugar: A sweetener that’s easy to incorporate into your diet! I prefer organic cane sugar to granulated sugar since it is all-natural, and tastes great.
- Baking powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent. It will give the cake more fluff and lift. It is a wonderful ingredient that increases puffiness and lightens the texture of baked foods.
- Salt: Salt addition enhances the flavor of this bread.
- Bananas: It is very important to use very ripe bananas when making your banana bread, they should be speckled and very sweet. Avoid using unripe bananas.
- Strawberries: My strawberries were still looking fresh, had no mold and they were exceptionally sweet. So I would recommend you use fresh, mold-free, and sweet strawberries.
How To Make Strawberry Banana Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free)?
First I mash the bananas and trim the hull and chop strawberries and set them aside. Next, I mix all the liquid ingredients plus the flaxseeds in a bowl, then I add the dry ingredients and mix well.
Then I stir in the mashed bananas and chopped strawberries. Scoop into a prepared baking pan and bake for 70 minutes, it depends on your oven or the size of your baking pan and how long it will take, so start checking around 60 minutes.
Strawberry Banana Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free) is done when you tap the top and it doesn’t sink in, I also insert a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Slice and enjoy!
- The baking time will differ based on the type of oven you have.
- You can substitute strawberries with other types of berries, such as blueberries, blackberries, red berries, or cherries, (which are available or in season).
- I love to use ground flaxseeds as an egg replacer but for lighter color baked goods I love to use the golden kind.
- You can replace cane sugar with coconut sugar or stevia if diabetic. A variety of sweeteners, including brown sugar, coconut sugar, Can sugar, honey, maple syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and agave nectar, can be used to sweeten this recipe.
- If you want to focus on getting naturally occurring sugars, you can skip using any sweetener.
- If you want to further enhance the flavor of this vegan strawberry banana bread you can add 1 tsp of ground cardamom, allspice, cinnamon, or nutmeg.
- Add in the coconut flakes, nuts, seeds, raisins, or other fruit.
This bread can be served warm or cold. However, in my opinion, it is best served warm. You can serve this bread with milk, juice, tea, or coffee.
Using toppings is the best way to modify this bread and add extra taste and nutrients! Serve them along with:
- Ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Passion fruit
- Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries,
- Chopped pecans or walnuts.
To store: Extras can be kept for up to five days if kept in an airtight container at room temperature. Put it in the fridge if you want to keep it for a longer period of time.
To freeze: When the bread has cooled, place it in a freezer-safe plastic bag and keep it in the freezer for up to six months.
To make it easier for you to defrost just a slice or two when you need them, I’ll recommend slicing them before freezing them.
Check out my other Gluten-Free, Vegan Bread:
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Substitute Salted Butter For Coconut Oil In The Bread?
Yes. If you only have salted butter (Earth Balance) on hand, it will work. Simply omit the salt, as salted butter contains around ¼ teaspoon of salt per stick.
What Is The Secret To Moist Banana Bread?
The bread will be extremely moist if ripe bananas are used, along with either vegan butter or oil in combination. Try adding coconut yogurt if you want your banana bread to be exceptionally moist.
Is Strawberry Banana Bread Healthy?
Although this bread contains fruit, which makes it nutritious, it still has a lot of sugar and carbohydrates. So it’s advisable to eat it in moderation.
Is It Possible To Use Chocolate Chips In Vegan Strawberry Banana Bread?
Carob chips can also be used in this recipe especially if you are making this bread for kids. Add 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate to the bread batter before baking.
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- Energy: 198 kcal / 828 kJ
- Fat: 12 g
- Protein: 2 g
- Carbs: 21 g
- Preparation: 10 min
- Cooking: 1 h 10 min
- Ready in: 1 h 20 min
- For: 10 Slices
- Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper, spray or brush with oil and set aside.
- In a large bowl. add almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla and flaxseed and stir. Add gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well until batter is smooth. Stir in mashed bananas and strawberries.
- Scoop batter into prepared pan and bake for 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.