Is it Banana Bread Season?


A fabulous banana sale hit my local grocer this week, “forcing” me to load up with close to a dozen bunches.  After a morning of slicing, flash-freezing, and packaging the bananas for later use, I stopped short, leaving out a bunch or two for some baking endeavors.  After all, with so many inexpensive bananas, who could can resist the temptation of banana bread? …

Taking a chance, I decided to attempt veganizing my favorite banana bread recipe.  While it was already dairy-free, eggs and honey were still key components.  Amazingly, I succeeded!  Yet, my hearty Banana Whole Wheat Bread did transform into a slightly more indulgent Banana Coconut Loaf (recipe on One Frugal Foodie) …

Alisa's Banana Coconut Bread

While still basking in the glory of my success, before I even had the opportunity to brag, I mean “post” about it, three more banana baking recipes appeared on my blog-reading rounds.

Hannah, over at Bittersweet Blog, shared her latest invention, Banana Pumpkin Spice Muffins …

Banana or Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Susan of Fat Free Vegan shared the kid-friendly Banana Coconut Bars her daughter E made …

Banana Coconut Vegan Bars

Stephanie of yum, yum kidcupcake posted up a basic all-around Banana Bread

Yum Yum Banana Bread

Oddly enough, though I do follow dozens of foodie blogs, dairy-free or not, all of the above recipes just happened to be vegan.  Happy baking!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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