Happy birthday to my brother! I made this cake to mark the occasion, because I really appreciate the support he has given me and my family, but also, more importantly, just for being the person that he is. He is in Scotland, and I’m in Australia, so I gathered some family together and we enjoyed the cake, and posted a photograph for his enjoyment.
VEGAN APPLE DATE BANANA LOAF
1 cup SR flour
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 big ripe bananas, mashed
1 vegan ‘egg’ (1 tblspn flax meal + 3 tblspns water)
¼ C ‘buttermilk’ (¼ C soy milk + 1 teaspoon vinegar)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium apple, cored and chopped
1 cup Medjool dates (pitted & chopped)
Yields 1 loaf
Preheat oven to 160 C. Line loaf tin with baking paper.
In a big bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, sugar and salt. Mix well.
In another bowl, mix up the vegan ‘egg’ and allow to stand a couple of minutes. Then add ‘buttermilk’, canola oil and mashed bananas. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in chopped apple and dates. Transfer batter to prepared loaf tin. Bake for 60 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack.