Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Alternative Vegan's Banana Bread

After I bought Appetite for Reduction without realizing it was lacking a dessert section, I was chagrined to find that another recent cookbook purchase- Alternative Vegan, the reprint of which I'd been stalking on Amazon for over a year, also had no discernible sweets chapter either!  What's a girl to do?  Make the closest thing she can find: banana bread (p.86), obviously.

You might not think of banana bread as dessert, but in my house we do it up right with chocolate chips.

As it turned out, there was only one, minute banana in the house & the recipe calls for 3 medium.  So, I quartered the recipe and made the smallest cake possible, baking it for 24 minutes at 375.

normal size stove, bite-size cake
The main difference between this bread cake and other recipes like it is that there is no liquid ingredient, making for a very thick batter (use a fork).  Also, it calls for peanut butter.  Any recipe that calls for peanut butter is okay in my book.

The banana cake was a huge hit and a mere memory within minutes of having cooled.  And now that I've conquered an Alternative Vegan dessert I'm anxious to try some of the other enticing recipes.  Stay tuned!


  1. I find it implausible that you are even aware of food recipes found outside of the desert chapter...

  2. Anthony, I'd be happy to make you a gallon of egg cream any time...


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