I found this recipe from This Rawsome Vegan Life on Pinterest months ago. I'll try recipes that I see on Pinterest every now and then. Sometimes, its a bust and I vow to never attempt the recipe again. Sometimes, it takes a failed attempt or two before I can get the recipe to even remotely resemble the picture of the recipe Others turn out to be delicious, and if I am lucky easy to make. This fail-proof banana nut bread is one such recipe. 

Fail-proof Banana Nut Bread

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:55 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 cup mashed bananas about 3 bananas
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax mixed with 1/4 cup water optional
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together.

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  • Step 2

    Bake for 45-50 mins to start with, then check to see how the bread is. Sometimes I have to cook it for ten minutes or so longer. I think it has something to do with the use of coconut oil.

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This is a great way to use up some old bananas instead of throwing them away. I personally prefer bananas to be a little green, so this is a useful recipe for me, because bananas tend to ripen from their greenness within a few days. If you don't want to use coconut oil, the original recipe specifies "vegetable shortening", and that can be substituted, too. I just like using coconut oil because it ensures that the bread is nice and succulent, not dry and crumbly. 

There are plenty of other things to do with overripe bananas, too. Like making them into ice cream. Yum. Or pancakes, smoothies, muffins, oatmeal, spring rolls, even a face mask