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Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch

Ever wanted to bake a Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch? Here is the good news; my little brother Jeffrey can bake like a pro. He likes to prepare all kinds of meals. Today he is telling you step by step how to make yourself a Banana bread for your Easter Brunch! Enjoy the blog post of my brother!
– Happy Easter guys,
Sabine

Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food

Today I’m going to show you one of my first recipes that I have made and I have had a lot of positive feedback on it. It is called Banana Bread and if you like to prepare healthy food, you probably have heard of it.

A funny thing is that Sabine often has asked me if I could prepare it for her, so like the sweet brother I am (according to Sabine ha ha), I did that a lot for her and her fiancé Mache.

Some friends and family said it tastes more like a cake than like a bread, I guess that is because of all the natural sweet ingredients that I add to it, so therefore it tastes more like a cake.

I want to say before I start with the ingredients, that there are a lot of variations possible, so if you don’t like the ingredients that I have used this time, you probably can swap them for something else that you do like. I will give you some ideas for variation later also. You can make it your own perfect Easter Banana bread for your Easter Brunch.

Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food

The following list contains the ingredients that I have used.

Ingredients to a vegan Banana bread for your Easter Brunch:

  • 100 gram oatmeal (it does not matter if it are flakes)
  • 100 gram whole weat flower
  • 3 bananas (mashed)
  • 3 Easter eggs , no just normal eggs!
  • ½ tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 10 seedless dates
  • A splash of soy milk
  • 100 gram pecans
  • 50 gram walnuts
  • Olive oil

Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food

If you have all of these ready, you can start baking!

Step 1:

Pre-heat the oven at 180 ℃ and use the olive oil to grease the baking dish.

Step 2:

  • Mash the bananas, you can simply do it with a fork.
  • Cut the dates in small pieces
  • Crunch some of the nuts, keep in mind that you save enough whole nuts to cover up the bread at step 5. (So this will depend on how big your baking form is)

Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food

 Step 3:

Get a mixer and a bowl to mix the ingredients in.

At first, mix the soft ingredients in the bowl, that means the mashed bananas, the eggs and the milk.

Then, add one by one all of the other ingredients (but NOT the whole nuts, see step 5). Make sure you mix them well, so that it doesn’t clot.

Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food

Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food

Step 4:

Check how thick your Banana Bread mix is, because if it isn’t that thick the dates and nuts can easily sink. In that case put a layer of Banana Bread mix without nuts and dates first in the baking dish and after that add the rest of it with the dates and nuts carefully. It is easy to do this with a soup spoon. If the mix is thick enough you can add all of the Banana Bread mix, at once in the baking form.

Step 5:

Add the whole nuts on top of the Banana Bread mix, push them a little bit in the Banana Bread mix, so that they won’t fall off when you cut the bread after baking it.

Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food

Step 6:

Bake it for 50 to 60 minutes on 180 ℃ in the oven. How do you know it is ready? It is simple, for example check after 50 minutes with a toothpick or a skewer if the bread is ready. Stick it into the middle of the bread and take it out. If the skewer or toothpick is still wet, the bread is not ready yet.

Now that you know step by step how to make the Banana Bread, I wanted you to know what variations I have used and maybe you will like them even better.

Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food

Variations:

  1. Instead of using oatmeal and whole wheat flower, you can simply change one or both of them into: Almond flower; regular wheat flower; spelt flower. So if you are gluten intollerant you could still make the Banana Bread!
  2. About the eggs, I think 3 eggs is a good minimum for this bread, when I was excercising more often, I added 3 more eggs to it and it was tasty as well. You can also only add the eggwhites if you prefer more proteïnes.
  3. I like the dates in this bread, but I often made it with for example 5 dates and 5 vigs. Or maybe some raisins and cranberries instead. You can add anything you like to it, just ask yourself what do you like personally the most? I am most definitely going to make it in the summer with some raspberries and blueberries from our garden!
  4. The milk you want to add is up to you, I don’t like cow milk so much so I rather use soy milk or almond milk. But there are so much more options.
  5. The nuts are optional, that is something I made up myself, because it is a nice finishing touch!

Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food

Do you like this Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch? Let me know what you would like to add to your Banana Bread. Share it with me in a comment below.

PH: Sabine

Happy Easter everyone! Don’t eat too many Easter Eggs =)

Jeffrey

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Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch www.sofarsosabine.com Vegan Recipe Healthy Food

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    Maikel
    25 March 2016 at 08:12

    That looks so delicious!!! Bring me some

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      25 March 2016 at 10:22

      Thanks Maikel! It is real easy, but I could make it again next time you visit Sabine when she is in town :))

  • Reply
    Leny
    25 March 2016 at 08:13

    Een heel gezond brood en het staat ook heel gezellig op tafel en nog belangrijker het smaakt fantastisch, een echte aanrader
    De foto’s zijn ook weer perfect??

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      25 March 2016 at 10:24

      Dank je wel mam, fijn dat je weer hebt genoten van de smaak.
      De foto’s zijn inderdaad ook erg mooi geworden.
      ?

  • Reply
    Christa
    25 March 2016 at 09:39

    Dat klinkt echt heerlijk! Leuk om een post van Jeffrey te lezen :) fijne Paasdagen!

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      25 March 2016 at 10:27

      Hey Christa,

      Super om te zien dat je mijn post leuk vindt.
      Ik zou zeggen: “give it a try”.

      Jij ook een hele fijne paasdagen!

  • Reply
    ROBERT LEE
    25 March 2016 at 13:45

    Jeffrey,

    Your recipe looks so complicated to a person like me who has barely learned how to cook. Looking at the ingredients and especially the photos, I could understand why Sabine is extra sweet with you. Probably, she needs you to keep making her delicious food! <— :)

    • Reply
      Jeffrey Zaalberg
      25 March 2016 at 22:33

      Hey Robert Lee,

      Haha I think Sabine can cook/bake well also. But it is always nice to have someone doing it for you, isn’t it?
      Btw, as I also wrote in the article, this was one of my first recipes, so it can’t be that difficult!
      Thanks for your comment, it made me smile :)

  • Reply
    Kevin - JustKVN
    25 March 2016 at 17:40

    Ziet er leuk uit!! En leuk dat Jeffrey dit heeft gemaakt en geschreven!!
    Kevin
    http://justkvn.com

    • Reply
      sofarsosabine
      25 March 2016 at 23:57

      Ja is zeker super leuk! =) Ben zo trots op hem, heeft ie netjes gedaan!

  • Reply
    Jeffrey Zaalberg
    25 March 2016 at 22:36

    Hee Kevin!

    Thanks, ik heb mijn best gedaan ?
    Vond het wel leuk om een keer te ervaren hoe dat nou is, haha!

  • Reply
    Clair Kelly
    26 March 2016 at 13:07

    This looks delicious! Sadly, I can’t eat Bananas, but now I am thinking how I can substitute them in the recipe. Such a pretty little cake :)

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      28 March 2016 at 20:30

      Hey Clair Kelly,

      Thank you, that is sweet of you!
      Hmm that is inconvenient, but in that case I think you could add instead of the bananas, 1 apple in small pieces and maybe some (more) raisins. I think that would be great with the cinnamon also!

  • Reply
    PJ Zafra
    27 March 2016 at 09:29

    Your recipe sure looks delicious. I like that the ingredient used are all healthy. No over dosing on sugar or butter or any of that stuff. I would love to try this out myself. I don’t know much about baking so I definitely need some help. lol I can cook but never baked before. Happy Easter to you! :-)

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      28 March 2016 at 20:38

      Hi PJ Zafra,

      Thanks!
      That is exactly the reason why I love this recipe so much! Also mainly because of the bananas the banana bread is still sweet enough to be considered a cake haha.
      Also the nuts provide the healthy fats.
      Great to hear you want to try this, it is really easy, so I think that you can manage it alone, but baking together can be great also, right?

  • Reply
    Arrianne Guzman
    27 March 2016 at 11:55

    You made me laugh with the 3 Easter Eggs! Haha. Sabine is lucky to have a brother who cooks that good like you Jeffrey! The banana bread looks really delectable – I am curious about it tasting like cake :) It’s a big bonus that it is very healthy – I’ll share it with my health conscious friends. Hope to read more articles like this :)

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      28 March 2016 at 20:48

      Hey Arrianne Guzman,

      Thanks for all the sweet compliments and for sharing it with your friends!
      Maybe you can make it with them as well?
      If I have another recipe idea, I will ask Sabine if there is enough space left on her blog, haha :))

      • Reply
        sofarsosabine
        28 March 2016 at 21:38

        Are you kidding me!? For you there is always space, you’re my brother <3

  • Reply
    Prerna Sinha
    27 March 2016 at 17:46

    I am forever looking for recipes which use banana, as it gets ripe quickly and then I have to chuck it. This looks fab.

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      28 March 2016 at 20:59

      Hi Prerna Sinha,

      That is perfect, this time we used fresh yellow bananas, so they were quite stiff still. But when they are a bit riper and they begin to get black spots it is even easier to mash them. In addition to that, researchers discovered that when a banana gets more ripe, there are more nutricients in it.

      • Reply
        sofarsosabine
        28 March 2016 at 21:39

        Cool fact about bananas, I didn’t know this Jeff!

  • Reply
    Miranda
    28 March 2016 at 00:56

    This looks delicious and I am defiantly going to have to try this but first I have to convert to the us system

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      28 March 2016 at 21:05

      Hey Miranda,

      Great, I am curious what you think about the flavor!
      I often have the same obstacle when I am looking for some nice recipes online haha, luckily there are a lot of sites where you can convert it ;))

  • Reply
    Sonnie
    28 March 2016 at 07:26

    My teen-aged daughter loves to bake, I will pass this to her. You have a sweet brother, its nice to see siblings who are actually getting along well.

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      28 March 2016 at 21:11

      Hey Sonnie,

      Thanks, I hope she likes the recipe as well!
      I’m also glad that my sister and I could get along well, for all our life.
      Say hello to your daughter! ?

  • Reply
    Dunja
    28 March 2016 at 10:13

    I started trying to eat healthy just recently. I heard of banana bread as everyone adores it, but i haven’t managed to find a recipe for it without fancy ingredients that can’t be found in a local store. I love this one! I’ll try to make it these days, wish me luck! :)

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      28 March 2016 at 21:24

      Hey Dunja,

      Good of you to try eat more healthy, welcome to the club!
      I do know that in The Netherlands, where I do live, you can find these ingredients even in the supermarket.
      I know you will succeed! Enjoy cooking the banana bread for the first time and feel free to let me know what you think of this healthy bread. ?

  • Reply
    Rachel
    28 March 2016 at 13:07

    Looks simple enough to do and it’s healthy too. I bet the banana bread smells good fresh from the kitchen! Now if only I knew how to cook…

    • Reply
      Jeffrey zaalberg
      28 March 2016 at 21:33

      Hey Rachel,
      Everybody has to start somewhere and I think this banana bread is a good start for you. ;))
      Yeah I really love how the kitchen smells while and after baking the banana bread. Especially when you like cinnamon.
      Are you ready to try and give your kitchen a nice odor? :))

      • Reply
        sofarsosabine
        28 March 2016 at 21:44

        Yes the smell of this banana bread is one of the best smells in the kitchen, hmmmm fresh baked bread <3

  • Reply
    Sam
    30 March 2016 at 14:40

    This is delicious!! I showed it to my boyfriend and we want to make it soon

  • Reply
    Kat
    8 April 2016 at 08:44

    Beautiful photos! I hope your brother gets to share more of his baking recipes. :p I bake banana bread occasionally and then partner it with warm green te. I’ll note of this in case I’m looking for variations in the future.

  • Reply
    Jen
    11 April 2016 at 07:31

    Thank you for sharing this article! I love really do love breads that has an ingredient of any fruit or vegetable. One of my favorites is banana bread. I don’t bake too much but I would love to try this one out!!

  • Reply
    Maria
    28 June 2016 at 19:02

    That really looks yummy!! Wow. It’s so amazing that your brother can bake like a chef! How I wish I could bake like him. 😀

  • Reply
    Louisa
    22 August 2016 at 03:58

    I’m not a big fan of banana bread myself. However, my son loves banana bread and I would like to make this for him. The heart design might be a bit much so I’ll use a round pan. I love this recipe has walnuts!

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    Thelittlelai: Beyond limitss
    24 October 2016 at 17:21

    Never get a chance to heard about this kind of banana bread. Well cooked and prepared with a heart. How I wish I can cook just like what you do. I’m sure the banana bread must be very delicious as what your photo speaks. I like how you shared the recipe and that’s kind of you.

    LaiAriel

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    Kcalpesh Ajugia
    20 January 2017 at 05:40

    This looks super yummy. Never thought of the idea of banana based bread in the first place. I love bananas and I’m a big fan of cooking, so would definitely want to try this out. Only thing is that I’ve never baked before so hoping for some good luck there. One last thing that I also always have pondered about is that when it comes to baking, is there a good vegetarian substitute for eggs?

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    KatrinaJeanCarter
    8 February 2017 at 12:03

    Tbh I thought that you would always need a breadmaker to make bread haha!! You changed my life! I am a sucker for banana bread cake so I shall make one with this soon :) Have something to munch on for work :)

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