Friday, March 29, 2013

Dairy-Free Banana Bread

That moment when you took too long to eat those bananas, your grocery budget is just too tight, and you feel compelled to make something of those over-ripe browning bananas in your fruit bowl. Enter banana bread! How does one make banana bread without butter? Well, I found out. It came out deliciously moist, not too sweet, and a perfectly crusty crust.

 Here is my recipe:

  • 1/4 cup oil (I used canola)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg (lets be honest, I prefer local farm eggs!)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 mashed bananas
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. In mixer, add oils, sugar, and egg. Blend until mixed.
  3. Meanwhile, mix dry ingredients in small bowl and mash bananas.
  4. Add dry ingredients to mixer bowl and blend until mixed.
  5. Add bananas, blend until mixed.
  6. Pour in greased* baking loaf and bake for 1hr 10 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy warm!
*I found a dairy/soy free cooking spray at Whole Foods that I now use to grease my cooking pans: Spectrum brand "Butter It Up!" Natural flavor spray oil. Ingredients: canola oil, sunflower oil, natural non-dairy flavor, annatto extract for color.


  1. Can't wait to try it, but I can't print it. Guess I'm lazy ;)

  2. For now I would just recommend copy and pasting to a Word file. I will look into adding printable recipe cards!

  3. This is amazing! I'm making it for the second time, and I think it's better than any I've had in the past butter or no butter. So glad my cousin showed me your blog, for a while there I thought I was gong to have to go gluten free for my daughter and dairy for me and I was so down but I think we are fine with dairy free. I also have a great recipe for blueberry muffins if you need new inspiration. And I'm working on an oatmeal creme pie recipe, it's all I can think about :)

  4. So glad you enjoyed it and there are other dairy free moms out there to share with! New recipes are coming soon. Might make more of this banana bread today!