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Monday, August 30, 2021

No sugar no flour banana bread

Searching for no sugar no flour banana bread?  I am excited to share a recipe, no sugar and no flour banana bread with you today.  

Ok, so after making the Black Bean Brownies No Sugar and Oat Brownies using my Vitamix, I am kind of hooked on it.  

It is so super simple to use!  I just throw all of the ingredients in and then mix it until smooth.  Put in baking dish and call it done!  

How easy is that?  No more  making sure I mix in dry ingredients and then wet ingredients... I love baking now!  

I had 5 very ripe, ok they were black bananas sitting on the counter mocking me... I bought them to make a banana bread... and then I kept putting it off... 

I was not sure how I wanted to go about coming up with a recipe for banana bread... and then Mr. Vintage was late coming home one evning so I decided to just jump in, in Cara fashion of course.

The oven was preheated to 350 degrees, since I had quite a bit of batter, I baked this for 32 minutes.  I made sure the toothpick came out clean.  Depending on your oven, it may take longer to bake.   

I threw in a package of dates and all 5 peeled bananas.  I did not want to come up with another recipe so I decided to just do it!  I flipped the switch and let the Vitamix do it's mixing, chopping magic!


Then I added in the oats, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and eggs into the batter.  

Once the batter was smooth, I poured it into our Wilton bread pan.   

Banana Bread

  1. 5 ripe bananas
  2. 1 8 oz package dates
  3. 1 1/2 c oats
  4. 1 t vanilla
  5. 1/2 t baking soda
  6. 1/2 t salt
  7. 2 eggs

Experimenting in the kitchen can be fun and then when something does not turn out, it can be a bust... 

I never thought 20 years, or even 5 years ago I would make up my own recipes.  Working with natural ingredients in their most basic form has made me really step outside my comfort zone, and I have to say I like it.

I never thought I would be able to enjoy baked goods again with the food allergies and restrictions I have, but that is not true.  I actually think the bakes goods I have been making taste better than store bought items.

I am having fun, experimenting, and sharing with all of you.  Who knew it would all come together like it has?  I never really intended to share the concoctions I made, but then I thought why not?

I love getting recipes from friends, and you have all become my friends over the months.  This blog has been one good thing to come from covid.  I am pretty happy it has turned out the way it has.

You could add nuts to your banana bread, but I am not a nut lover.  I like them separate, but not really in breads or cookies.


I love this little Jadeite cake plate by Mosser Glass.  It is the perfect size for cookies or sliced bread.    

I had my mom try this recipe and she loved it.  We all know that is a surprise since she is not a fan of gluten free foods.  I took that as a win, and decided I needed to share this with you as soon as possible!  Let me know if you give this one a try.  

Enjoy your week, let's hope for a speedy weekend!  Do you feel like we wish our lives away waiting for the weekends to hurry up and arrive?  I do not like that, but it is so true... 

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  1. How long to bake it and at what temperature?

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    1. 350 degrees, so sorry I did forget to mention how long to bake this for, 32 minutes. I inserted a toothpick and it came out clean at that 32 minute mark.

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    1. Hello! I am so sorry, I did forget to mention the amount of time to bake this bread! I baked it for 32 minutes at 350 degrees.

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  3. didn't say how long to bake.....

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    1. 32 minutes at 350 degrees. I am so sorry all, I did forget to mention that.

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  4. Hi,
    This sound deliciouys , but for a novice baker, could you specify the baking time?

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    1. Hello Dr Rashmi Ardey, my bread pan made a pretty thick bread so I baked it for 32 minutes. I checked it by sticking a toothpick down into the bread and it came out clean.

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  5. How long do you bake it for?

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    1. Hello, so sorry! 32 minutes is how long I baked this bread. When I inserted a toothpick, it came out clean at that 32 minute mark.

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  6. How long uu cook oat banana bread for

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    1. Hi Donna, bake for 32 minutes. So sorry I forgot to mention this in my recipe.

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  7. By any chance, do you know the nutritional value of a slice of bread, calories, fat and carbs?

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    1. So sorry, I actually do not know the nutritional value. This was a recipe I made up.

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  8. This recipe has no oil or butter in it, did you make without or you just forgot to mention it?

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    1. Hi Habibi, you are right! No butter OR oil! The bananas have enough moisture you do not need the oil or butter, pretty awesome!

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  9. Amazing recipe. I didn't have enough bananas so I augmented with mashed sweet potato and
    Mashed pear. I had 3 oz peeked banana 180 grams sweet potato and 4oz pear. I used a 50/50 mix of dates and raisins. Baked as muffins (made 14) and baked 18 minutes. Great texture and flavor.

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    1. CatherineSF, thank you so much! I love your version of this recipe and I am so glad you enjoyed it. I am actually kind of new to the making up my own recipes, but I am having a lot of fun doing it while learning so much! I appreciate your feedback!

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  10. Grocery shopping during the lockdown in San Francisco sparked lots of creative alternatives . also reading recipes where other bakers talk about their substitutes . basically try something, taste the batter, keep track of what you changed and most of the time it will work.

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