That’s a Crock of … Vegan Banana Bread
I also didn’t want to deal with a hot oven and my overly clingy 19-month-old, so I crocked it up, using a recipe from, “Make it Fast and Cook it Slow”- by Stephanie O’ Dea as inspiration.
I used my new fabulous Blendtec blender, with so-so results. It’s a little rubbery. In the future I will mix by hand. Though, I love the easy clean up of the Blendtec!
Vegan (because I’m too lazy to shop) Crock Pot Banana Bread
- 1 1/2 cups AP WW flour (or GF flour of choice)
- 1 1/2tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 large egg or vegan egg replacement (recipe below)
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 large bananas)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or sugar alternative/ subsitute)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (or rapadura)
- 1/4 cup canola oil or melted coconut oil (mmm my fav, smells like summer!)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- cooking spray or coconut oil to lube up the pan
(Use an oval 6-quart slow cooker)
- First check to ensure your loaf pan fits INSIDE your slow cooker.
- Mix up the banana bread (I used my Blend-Tec, see above, Blender since it was already dirty from making the egg replacement.)
- Lube the loaf pan well, and pour the batter in. Hey batter batter…
- Place the pan inside the slow cooker, dry. No water in the cooker.
- Prop open the top with a wooden spoon. (I forgot to do this, and it still turned out great!)
- Cook on high for 4 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean. It took about 3 hours 45 min. Don’t use the low setting, it won’t work well according to Stephanie O’ Dea.
This was seriously so easy to do. I love that I can leave the house, go play in the back yard, or set this up in my timed slow cooker and wake up to fresh banana bread.
I think I will use my naturally sweetened banana bread recipe AKA Gut Scrapper Bread, or my Sweet Potato Banana Muffin recipe in a loafpan next time. This one, though tasty, sent my blood glucose flying! Wee…grrr… crash! Not fun people. I like to ride it low and steady baby! Low Glycemic is where it is at I tell ya.
Vegan Egg Replacement – No eggs, no problem!
1/3 Flax seeds or chia seeds
1 cup water
Let it rest for 5 min before using.
It will thicken and gel up. Kinda cool if you ask me. Looks like a big boogers and kids love boogers, at least mine do!
Combine together using a blender. Makes 6 “eggs”.
No blender? Use a coffee grinder to first grind the seeds, then combine with the water by hand. Viola!