Vegan Banana Bread
Turn brown bananas into a vegan dessert.
Vegan baked goods tend to have two problems: they do not rise well and they sometimes have an overly starchy, dry texture. This recipe avoids both problems by replacing the eggs and milk in a typical banana bread recipe with beer.
1.5 c All purpose flour
1 c white sugar
1 t baking powder
.5 t salt
1 bottle beer (The kind and quality matter. I used Red Hook Blonde Ale with great results. One might also use a wheat or weiss beer)
4 T melted margarine
2 ripe bananas, chopped
Combine dry ingredients. Add bananas. Slowly stir in beer and margarine.
Pour into a greased loaf pan (9x5) and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar, if you like.
This is a moist bread so you should test it to make sure it is done by sticking a clean knife into it. If the blade comes out clean, it's ready.
Iphigenia on June 25, 2009:
Great use for beer - another one of your recipes for me to try out. Thanks
barnabybear from Columbus, OH on January 04, 2009:
I love Banana Bread recipes. Thumbs up!
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