1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
2/3 cup applesauce
1/2 stick vegan margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt together.
In another bowl, stir sugar, applesauce, vanilla and margarine until thoroughly combined. Add flour/baking soda/salt mixture and stir until smooth.
Mash bananas with a fork and stir into the batter. If desired, add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts.
Spray two loaf pans with oil and pour in batter. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes
An alternative is to pour the batter in standard size muffin tins. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. If you use the mini muffin tins, bake for 25 minutes.
The banana bread is cooked when the tip of a knife comes out clean and dry.
Can be frosted with peanut butter frosting for a banana peanut butter cupcake.