Now let me preface this by saying I'm not a vegan, only a vegetarian. I tried it a couple of years ago but I broke down and had a very delicious omelet with extra cheese.
Back to my morning.... So I figured I must've had something I could substitute for eggs. There was flax seed meal (tried that before, came out okay, I'd give it a B), oatmeal (stabilizes the baked good, but add extra milk/water, can dry out) and applesauce. So I opted for two out of three; applesauce and oatmeal. I know sounds crazy huh?
So here's my ingredients:
• Pillsbury Banana Bread Quick Mix
• 1 cup cinnamon applesauce
3/4 c oats (quick oats work better), 1/2c for batter and 1/4c for topping
1/3 c coconut oil plus 1 tbsp (for topping)
• 1 c soy milk, if not available, use water
First, preheat the oven to 375° and grease and flour your loaf pan. I like to use the dry mix instead of flour.
So I made the batter by combining all the dry mix from the box, applesauce, 1/2c of oats, 1/3c coconut oil, and 1c of soy milk.
In a separate bowl I combined the 1/4c of oats with the tbsp of coconut oil. If you have walnuts, a 1/4c can be chopped and added to this mix of oats and coconut oil.
I baked this for about 50 minutes. But don't take my word for this! All ovens vary and check for doneness with a toothpick or thin knife.
After my vegan banana was done I let it cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then 30 minutes outside of the pan.
This next part is completely optional, but I happened to have about half a cup of chocolate frosting left over from a previous dessert. I nuked it in the microwave for 15 secs, then lightly drizzled it atop my banana bread. I wanted the chocolate frosting to set, so I put it in the fridge for fifteen minutes then let it sit at room temperature for another 15 minutes. A long time right! But it was worth it! Check how it came out!
Moral of the story? Eggs are not the end all say all! Save it for your breakfast and bring out the applesauce instead. It's a gateway to deliciousness.