Dairy-Free Spelt Banana Bread
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This better-for-you banana bread has far less added sugar than your typical quick bread thanks to the use of flavorful creamer. It's mildly sweet for sensitive morning taste buds, and is also whole grain and low fat for a healthier start to your day.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 (8x4-inch) loaf (8 servings)
  • 2 cups spelt flour (can sub whole wheat flour)
  • ⅝ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder (reduce to ⅛ teaspoon for higher altitude)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free buttery spread (can sub oil)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sweetened dairy-free creamer (I use Silk Caramel Creamer; see post above for options)
  • 2 tablespoons oats, for garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Grease an 8x4-inch loaf pan and line it with parchment paper so that the long edges hang over the edge a little (to easily lift the loaf out).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  3. Place the banana, buttery spread, and vinegar in a mixing bowl and blend with a hand mixer until relatively smooth.
  4. Add the creamer and flour mixture to your mixing bowl, and stir until combined. Do not over mix; a few small lumps are okay.
  5. Scrape the batter into your prepared loaf pan, and even it out. Sprinkle the batter with the oats, if desired.
  6. Bake the bread for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  7. Let the bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Leftover bread can be wrapped and stored at room temperature for a couple of days, or frozen for longer keeping.
Sweet Cream Spread: In a small bowl, whisk ¼ cup salted cashew butter with 2 tablespoons of the creamer that you used in the spelt banana bread. Whisk in more creamer, up to 2 tablespoons more, until it reaches a nice, creamy, spreadable consistency.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 thick slice (1/8 loaf) Calories: 184 Fat: 2.9g Saturated fat: .7g Carbohydrates: 35.3g Sugar: 11.4g Sodium: 331mg Fiber: 4.2g Protein: 4.3g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-spelt-banana-bread