vegan miso banana bread

vegan miso banana bread

The perfect bananas for making banana bread are so brown that they are toeing the border of going bad. Like, not moldy yet. But the ratio of brown to yellow should be about 9:1. So yes, it will take some time and patience to prepare this amazing vegan miso banana bread. But the wait for your bananas to turn brown is worth it for a sweeter flavor AND more antioxidants than yellow bananas!

If we were on the show Chopped from Food Network, the mysterious secret ingredients in the basket would be… *gasps from the audience in anticipation*
SWEET WHITE MISO
*ooooh aaaahhhh*
DATES
*whaaaaaaaa?*
and OVERRIPE BANANAS
*crowd faints simultaneously in sheer awe*

Banana bread was a staple growing up. We’d buy bananas, eat a few, and save some to get reeeal ripe. Then mash them up (this relieves some stress, trust me), mix everything together and bake until the top is crunchy and the inside is soft and moist. I love baking banana bread because the smell brings back memories of home.
The cool thing about banana bread is that it is super versatile. You can make it extra sweet by adding chocolate chips and sprinkles! Or make it more wholesome by mixing in chopped nuts, flax seed meal and wheat bran. If you’re feeling frisky, make your banana bread as an homage to Elvis Presley, with bananas, peanut butter, bacon and honey (one of his favorite sandwiches).
For this loaf, I wanted it to be addictively salty-sweet, so I added sweet white miso paste. And boy oh boy does it crank this bad boy up a notch! Enjoy!

If you’re hungry for more delicious banana recipes after baking your own vegan miso banana bread, check out these banana walnut muffins!

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Vegan Miso Banana Bread

This banana bread will knock your socks off! It's addictively salty-sweet, packed full of bananas and walnuts with miso and peanut butter to liven things up for your delicious vegan breakfast!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana nut bread, easy banana bread recipe, healthy banana bread, miso banana bread, miso paste, moist banana bread, peanut butter banana bread, plant based protein, vegan, vegan banana bread, vegan breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 10 servings
Author strawberryandcream

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dates, chopped
  • 3 large overripe bananas, mashed with a fork in a bowl
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • tsp salt
  • cup vegetable oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp sweet white miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan.
    Chop the dates and put them in a small bowl. Cover the dates with hot water and let them soak for 10 minutes. Then drain the dates and set aside.
  • Mash three overripe bananas in a bowl. Set aside for later.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the oil, vanilla, soaked and drained dates, sweet white miso paste, peanut butter and mashed bananas.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until there is no more dry flour visible.
    Fold in the chopped walnuts
  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out mostly clean (it won't be perfectly clean, since you want it to still be a little moist with all that banana goodness).

Published by strawberryandcream

Hello! I am on an epic adventure to learn how to cook and bake. So far I have only given myself food poisoning twice and made myself sick about a half a dozen other times. I am notorious for making poor substitutions, being clumsy in the kitchen & getting sent to the ER, and creating food that just looks downright nasty. But alas! I will prevail and learn how to master the art of feeding myself! :)

13 thoughts on “vegan miso banana bread

  1. Nourish – Nourish is all about wholesome food preparation for those with disordered eating. Our mission is to provide delicious recipes anyone can make at home, along with education and support for individuals recovering from eating disorders and their caregivers.
    Nourish says:

    Looks amazing! Banana bread is one of our favs!

    1. strawberryandcream – Hello! I am on an epic adventure to learn how to cook and bake. So far I have only given myself food poisoning twice and made myself sick about a half a dozen other times. I am notorious for making poor substitutions, being clumsy in the kitchen & getting sent to the ER, and creating food that just looks downright nasty. But alas! I will prevail and learn how to master the art of feeding myself! :)
      strawberryandcream says:

      Mine too!! Do you add anything in yours?

      1. Nourish – Nourish is all about wholesome food preparation for those with disordered eating. Our mission is to provide delicious recipes anyone can make at home, along with education and support for individuals recovering from eating disorders and their caregivers.
        Nourish says:

        Chocolate chips! That’s our favorite add-in

        1. strawberryandcream – Hello! I am on an epic adventure to learn how to cook and bake. So far I have only given myself food poisoning twice and made myself sick about a half a dozen other times. I am notorious for making poor substitutions, being clumsy in the kitchen & getting sent to the ER, and creating food that just looks downright nasty. But alas! I will prevail and learn how to master the art of feeding myself! :)
          strawberryandcream says:

          Yes!! That’s usually what we add when I’m baking banana bread with my dad Chocolate + banana = the best!

          1. Nourish – Nourish is all about wholesome food preparation for those with disordered eating. Our mission is to provide delicious recipes anyone can make at home, along with education and support for individuals recovering from eating disorders and their caregivers.
            Nourish says:

            It truly is the perfect pairing!

    1. strawberryandcream – Hello! I am on an epic adventure to learn how to cook and bake. So far I have only given myself food poisoning twice and made myself sick about a half a dozen other times. I am notorious for making poor substitutions, being clumsy in the kitchen & getting sent to the ER, and creating food that just looks downright nasty. But alas! I will prevail and learn how to master the art of feeding myself! :)
      strawberryandcream says:

      Thank you!!! I hope you get to try it!!

  2. Another great photoset! I really like the unique angles, and the graphic you used as a feature.

    1. strawberryandcream – Hello! I am on an epic adventure to learn how to cook and bake. So far I have only given myself food poisoning twice and made myself sick about a half a dozen other times. I am notorious for making poor substitutions, being clumsy in the kitchen & getting sent to the ER, and creating food that just looks downright nasty. But alas! I will prevail and learn how to master the art of feeding myself! :)
      strawberryandcream says:

      Aww thank you! that means a lot to hear!!

  3. infinitelyadaydreamer – Sydney – hey there, I'm Maryam! A minimalist, intersectional feminist, lifestyle + wellness blogger and creatively driven teen from sunny Sydney. I'm an aspiring interior designer and self proclaimed iced coffee fanatic. Welcome to infinitelyadaydreamer, a home for all my internal musings. I hope you'll stay a while x
    infinitelyadaydreamer says:

    This looks pretty darn delectable! And your photos? Incredible. I can almost taste the deliciousness! x

    1. strawberryandcream – Hello! I am on an epic adventure to learn how to cook and bake. So far I have only given myself food poisoning twice and made myself sick about a half a dozen other times. I am notorious for making poor substitutions, being clumsy in the kitchen & getting sent to the ER, and creating food that just looks downright nasty. But alas! I will prevail and learn how to master the art of feeding myself! :)
      strawberryandcream says:

      Hehe thank you!!!! Have you ever baked banana bread before? I highly recommend it Bc it’s so yummy and simple!

  4. Markus + Micah – We are Markus + Micah. We live in a tiny house by the sea, grow our plants, cook plant-based food, travel, and design wellness retreats and mindful programs so we can all live meaningful lives.
    Markus + Micah says:

    Oh, this is the recipe I did not think I need but I do!

    1. strawberryandcream – Hello! I am on an epic adventure to learn how to cook and bake. So far I have only given myself food poisoning twice and made myself sick about a half a dozen other times. I am notorious for making poor substitutions, being clumsy in the kitchen & getting sent to the ER, and creating food that just looks downright nasty. But alas! I will prevail and learn how to master the art of feeding myself! :)
      strawberryandcream says:

      lol! Let me know if you bake it!!

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