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Vegan banana bread recipe with cashew date spread

Recipe from Australian Bananas

The only thing more wholesome than baking banana bread, is baking vegan banana bread. This recipe makes a delightfully moist bread with a lovely crumb.

Here in Australia, we’re lucky to have the best fresh produce on the planet. Find bananas and more from Australian growers at that Adelaide Central Market.

Banana bread vegan

Recipe for vegan banana bread

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 60 minutes | Serves 8

Banana bread:

  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or raw sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 11/4 cups coconut milk
  • 2 large Cavendish Bananas, mashed (1 cup)
  • 1 tbs pepita and sunflower seed mix
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • Sliced Cavendish or Sugar Bananas, to serve

Cashew date spread:

  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup roasted cashews
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line 6cm deep, 10cmx21cm (base) loaf pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, sugar and coconut in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add the oil, coconut milk and banana. Stir gently until combined. Spoon mixture into the loaf pan and smooth the surface.
  3. Combine the seed mix and sesame seeds and sprinkle over the banana bread, Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes then lift onto a wire rack.
  4. For the cashew date spread, place the dates in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand 5 minutes. Drain really well. Place into a food processor with cashews and maple syrup, processing well combined.
  5. Slice the banana bread, toast under the grill or in a frying pan. Serve with cashew date spread and sliced banana.


Tip 1: Banana bread will keep 3-4 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Alternately slice and wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

Tip 2: Cashew date spread will keep 3 months in a clean jar in the fridge. Bring to room temperature to make it easy to spread.

The food to change your mood.

Fruit, veg and nuts aren’t just good for our bodies, they’re also good for our moods. What we eat plays a huge role in looking after ourselves, both physically and mentally. Because simply put, when we eat better, we feel better. So feed your body and brighten your mind with some fresh Aussie-grown fruit, veg and nuts.

This recipe was supplied by Horticulture Innovation Australia. Visit the Good Mood Food website for more.

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