Can you believe October is ending? Then we will have just have two months left to complete this year. Each year seems to be passing on faster than the previous. Actually, it feels scary too. That we are getting older by the minute, we are moving faster towards the ultimate end… Everyday when I lie down, I wonder what I have done that day to make it special. Maybe it was just a mad rush of traffic, work, gym and home… with not even little time to read the Quran, to listen to it, talk to my kids properly, call my parents, even chat openly with HD…
“Man is created hasty…” (Surah Al-Anbiya: start of verse 37)
How many times have we forgotten that there is much more than the life in this world? 🙁 I am guilty of the same, day in and day out. Trying to balance too many things and finally ending up with no balance at all is what sometimes happens to me. May Allah give us the blessing to get better at what we do and give barakah in our time… Here is an article I read and gives so much push to try and make our lives more meaningful for here and the hereafter… InShaAllah…
Since banana bakes are my craze, I had to make sure I have all types of options on the blog. 😉 After having baked these vegan choco-chip bread, I wanted to make one with chocolate and this is when I chanced upon this recipe. The recipe is quite easy and very straight forward. Just like every vegan cake recipe, you can use ingredients as available in your pantry. For example, you can replace the olive oil with any neutral vegetable oil. Even the soya milk can be replaced with coconut milk or almond milk. The recipe won’t make you miss the eggs or the diary. It is really delicious and apt for breakfast or afternoon tea as per your preference. I have used walnuts to add a crunch to my banana bread but you can use any nuts or even replace them with some dark chocolate chips – of course, making sure that they are vegan. Off to the recipe…
- 3 meduim bananas, mashed
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1½ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
- Mash the bananas well and whisk along with the olive oil till smooth. Now add the sugar, vanilla and milk and whisk well.
- Seive the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and fold in till all moist.
- Fold in most of the walnuts. Pour into the pan and top with the remaining walnuts.
- Bake for around 60 minutes or till the skewer comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then flip onto the cooling rack and cool completely.