Sugar Free Vegan Emmer Banana Bread

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This refined sugar-free banana bread is very simple, quick, yet delicious, nutritious, and makes a wonderful breakfast or snack for the family. While most banana bread recipes contain sugar, dairy and eggs, this vegan variation uses none of them, but is still moist and delicious. Feel free to substitute wholewheat flour for emmer flour and almond milk for soya milk.

  • 290 g Emmer grain, ground into flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 50 g Walnuts
  • 6 Pitted dates, roughly chopped
  • 250 ml Soya milk
  • 70 g Maple syrup
  • 30 g Macadamia oil
  • 3 Overripe bananas, mashed
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the ground emmer flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and chia seeds in a mixing bowl. Pulse walnuts and pitted dates until you have small pieces. Add to the flour mixture.
  3. In another bowl, mix soya milk, maple syrup, and macadamia oil until well combined. Add in mashed bananas and mix well.
  4. Pour the liquid to the dry mixture, stir until well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the middle rack of hot oven for about 1 hour. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Lisa Ho 27/3/14 04:51

Beautiful gorgeous bake :D
I must google to find out what Emmer is…may not have it here in Ozland :(

Sanjeeta kk 27/3/14 05:37

Never heard of Emmer grain...but that loaf certainty looks yum and healthy!

great-secret-of-life 27/3/14 06:53

so healthy bread.. looks very dense and tasty

Unknown 27/3/14 07:36

Beautiful loaf, Angie. Love that you were able to skip sugar! I'm getting bananas today...:) ela

Rosa's Yummy Yums 27/3/14 08:06

It looks delicious! A wonderfully healthy banana bread.



What's Baking?? 27/3/14 08:18

Emmer grain is new to me. Is it some sort of wholewheat?
don't think i can find it hear. Interesting. I'd love to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Angie.

jasna varcakovic 27/3/14 08:40

My boys love banana bread, but I'm concerned about too much sugar in it (should be called banana cake!). Your recipe seem to have solution for that!

Beena 27/3/14 08:59

Tempting healthy bread

Medeja- CranberryJam 27/3/14 10:08

This recipe is incredible! No eggs, butter and it looks so good!

Finla 27/3/14 11:22

I leanr so much verietyof grain from you. The bread looks super yumm.

lenia 27/3/14 11:26

This is my kind of bread!Just amazing!Healthy and delicious!

Joanne 27/3/14 11:41

I love that this gets it's sweetness from dates and the bananas themselves! That's all you need.

Ana Regalado 27/3/14 12:49

Delicious and beautifully-baked bread , Angie ! This is one nutrient-packed banana bread :D

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 27/3/14 12:53

Gorgeous loaf and I'm so pleased that you were able to make it without sugar. Very impressive Angie.

Nammi 27/3/14 13:28

yumm. I love the addition of dates

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 27/3/14 14:08

I had to do a little research on emmer flour. Very interesting how ancient it actually is. I guess many people would be more familiar with farro - the same wheat product. I have some farro in the pantry. Maybe I should put it in my spice mill and try grinding it into flour :)

This looks like a healthy and delicious banana bread, Angie. I love the dates in it too.

Jean | 27/3/14 14:29

Angie, this is wonderful! Just the sort of loaf I can enjoy for breakfast as well as dessert!

Anonymous 27/3/14 14:41

I have been thinking about banana bread for a while now and then you posted this great recipe. I love a different take on recipes.
have a lovely day Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

Chris @ Shared Appetite 27/3/14 15:07

Cool I've never heard of emmer before. And love that this is refined sugar free! Looks like a great recipe!

Elisabeth 27/3/14 15:19

Certainly is a Vegan Banana bread, Angie! So good with the walnuts and dates. The maple syrup is a wonderful sweetener instead of sugar!

kitchen flavours 27/3/14 16:30

Lovely bread, Angie! I don't think I have seen emmer grains before. Yet another new ingredient learnt from you! Thanks for sharing!

Monica 27/3/14 16:33

We are currently eating a very rich, decadent version of banana bread...I bet yours is equally delicious. Good for you!

Pilar 27/3/14 16:35

So delicious for breakfast!

Unknown 27/3/14 16:55

Wow! who would have guessed that it's vegan friendly... What a beautiful banana bread and so wonderful with the walnuts and dates. Baked a little something with bananas today myself, but not as healthy as yours I'm afraid :)

Akila 27/3/14 17:22

What a perfect bread... That too veganised....

FLAVZCORNER 27/3/14 17:25

Nice bread with whole grain goodness and no added sugar!!

Mijú 27/3/14 17:49

Que requetebueno que se ve.
Un saludito

Alessandra 27/3/14 20:23

Excellent, always ready for a slice of vegan banana cake :-)


Rosita Vargas 27/3/14 20:55

Ohhh su pastel es refinado me encanta como te ha quedado,abrazos:)

Unknown 27/3/14 21:05

Hi Angie!! As always I love all your bread ingredients-really encourages me to think "outside of the box" when I bake bread and banana bread will always be one of my favorites!

Priya Suresh 27/3/14 21:43

This is something i would love to give a try definitely,beautiful bread.

chow and chatter 28/3/14 02:32

looks great love dates and must be really moist

Abbe@This is How I Look 28/3/14 04:04

I always have to think about your recipes, Angie. Once I figure out what the ingredients are they sound very good. This not only sounds good, but it looks great!

Esther Lau 28/3/14 04:14

Hi Angie, banana bread is my all time favourite! This sugar free version sound good ;)

TasteHongKong 28/3/14 05:30

Angie, I always adore your ways of making healthy breads - raw, wholesome, and now sugar-free : ).

Kelly 28/3/14 05:56

This loaf looks wonderful Angie - I love banana bread and this healthier sugar-free version sounds fantastic!

Sue 28/3/14 06:55

Full of so many great ingredients. It looks hearty and healthy, Angie!

easyfoodsmith 28/3/14 10:19

So much happening in that banana bread. Brilliant recipe and I love the moist texture of the sliced bread.

Unknown 28/3/14 13:48

Banana bread is one of my favorites.. it's so good warmed with a little butter (okay that totally takes away from it being vegan, but still!!) - the loaf looks amazing!!!

Alida 28/3/14 14:49

I love sugar free cakes. I find that by reducing sugar you eventually crave for it less and you get gradually used to enjoy cakes with less sugar in them. Beautifully delicious this bread Angie.
Enjoy your weekend XX

Gloria Baker 28/3/14 16:43

I love banana bread and love all yours breads Angie always look amazing and tempting!!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 28/3/14 17:40

Wow, you always amaze me with your choice of ingredients. They all sound delicious!

Pam 28/3/14 19:55

Your bread looks delicious and healthy two! A slab of butter and it's gone...

Koko 28/3/14 23:23

I'm not familiar with emmer! Can you tell us a little more about it!? Thanks Angie!! This looks so delicious- I just loooove banana bread!

Ann Jones 28/3/14 23:52

Great looking banana bread, I love that you use maple syrup instead of cane sugar. Yum!

Daniela Grimburg 29/3/14 01:32

Never heard of emmer flour before but if it helps to prepare such an amazing bread it must be fantastic!

Angie's Recipes 29/3/14 05:12

@Koko It's a type of ancient hulled wheat,like einkorn and spelt, in Italy, it's called Farro.

Anonymous 29/3/14 20:52

Looks tasty and healthy! Excelent receip for a bread!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 29/3/14 22:04

Wow what a healthy and delicious banana bread :D

Choc Chip Uru

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 30/3/14 01:33

Mmmm....I love banana bread and adding dates sounds like a spectacular addition!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 30/3/14 01:34

I adore banana bread, and dates sound like a spectacular addition!!

Ashley 30/3/14 03:00

I keep seeing so many good looking banana bread recipes lately! You have me wanting to go run and make some ... but alas there are no bananas at the house lol I really need to buy some...

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 30/3/14 03:55

You have me craving some yummy banana bread!

Unknown 30/3/14 04:12

I'm impressed with this vegan recipe! Though it doesn't have eggs or butter, the cake looks so moist and delicious!

Shu Han 30/3/14 10:08

"I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts. ~Graham Kerr " I LOVE THIS QUOTE! And the banana bread looks delicious, I can't believe you used no sugar. This is def going into my bookmarks.

My Inner Chick 30/3/14 15:30

Nothing quite compares to Banana Bread. Such Great comfort food. YUMmmy. Xxx

Debra Eliotseats 30/3/14 15:39

You have taken banana bread to a whole 'nother level! :)

Anonymous 30/3/14 15:48

Healthy booster banan bread, looks so moist and tasty!!!

Susan 30/3/14 16:13

These bread looks so yummy--it's going into my "Banana" file! XOXO

grace 30/3/14 19:46

variations of banana bread shall never cease, and i, for one, am glad! :)

Cathleen 31/3/14 02:08

This banana bread looks perfect! And so much healthier than the ones I make. Yum!

mjskit 31/3/14 04:10

Dates and bananas? I love this bread! Bet the macadamia oil also adds a unique flavor.

AdriBarr 31/3/14 06:21

What beautiful bread. I have never baked with emmer flour, but you have inspired me. Thanks!

Erin | Well Plated 31/3/14 06:53

Banana bread will always and forever be one of my faves. Love that you added chia seeds too!

Nancy 31/3/14 07:04

I haven't heard of emmer, but would love to give it a taste. Great recipe Angie!

Barbara 31/3/14 15:15

The maple syrup in your bread must taste marvelous. Love the idea, Angie!

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 31/3/14 15:20

Love the dates and macadamia oil in this beautiful banana bread Angie! I've never tried macadamia oil - I bet it adds some nice richness to this quickbread.

Jeannie Tay 31/3/14 17:32

Wow, a very healthy cake that I should bake too, it does looked very moist and delicious!

Geri Saucier 31/3/14 17:47

We love Banana Bread at my house:) I love the addition of the Chia seeds and the macadamia oil. One word describes this bread in my mind - delicious:)

Unknown 31/3/14 18:24

That looks awesome! I love that it is sugar free and vegan!

Pam 31/3/14 18:33

I love that you used maple syrup instead of sugar. The bread looks terrific.

Sue/the view from great island 31/3/14 21:43

Angie every ingredient in this bread sounds incredible...I bet it would make the best toast ever!

Evelyne CulturEatz 31/3/14 21:55

Angie just love this luscious healthier banana bread, great minds think alike ;-)

lisa is cooking 31/3/14 22:22

Love that the sweetness comes from dates and maple syrup!

Carol 31/3/14 22:42

I love the addition of dates and macadamia oil. Great flavors, looks soooo good! Being offline the past few months I've missed your beautiful food pics and delicious recipes.

motherrimmy 1/4/14 13:49

I can't say I've heard of emmer. This is why I love visiting your blog. I always learn something new. I'm off to go check Google to learn more.

Anonymous 1/4/14 23:32

I have never heard of Emmer grain. But knowing you it must result in one amazing loaf!

~Lexibule~ 2/4/14 13:14

Les photos me donnent vraiment l'eau à la bouche :) Bon mercredi!! xxx

Asmita 2/4/14 14:06

Wow Angie!
Your breads are always so beautifully made! This one looks amazing!!!

Sokehah cheah 2/4/14 17:52

I'm learning something new again today.... emmer flour. Great clicks, Angie!

Reeni 3/4/14 02:33

I love everything you packed into this banana bread Angie! Especially the macadamia nuts - they go so well with banana. You just gave me inspiration for my next banana loaf!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 3/4/14 03:24

Ah, lovely! At first I thought you might be introducing me to a new grain with your reference to emmer (I recognize this grain as "farro") lovely sweetening choices Angie -- I like that you didn't overdo it on the dates (little sugar bombs in their own right ;-) -- this sounds just perfect to me.

Amelia 3/4/14 15:17

Hi Angie, love your this banana cake. The texture look so good. Great pictures. Always enjoyed looking at all your pictures.

Best regards.

Blog do Chocolate 4/4/14 11:26


I love banana and everything which have it inside, so this bread sounds delicious ! :)


Geni 4/4/14 19:15

This looks too good to be true Angie! No sugar? I am amazed it looks so moist and delicious.

Sweet Posy Dreams 7/4/14 15:34

Like others, I had to look up emmer. The bread looks hearty and healthy, and, as always, beautifully photographed.

Terra 17/4/14 22:43

Love adding more recipes to my sugar free must make list! I didn't even think to add chia seeds to my baked treat, I am excited to try that now! Your banana bread looks fabulous, Hugs, Terra

Kiran @ 19/4/14 19:04

Off to google more about emmer. Delicious and wholesome loaf, Angie :)


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