A vegan banana and walnut loaf. Picture by Richa Hingle.
This loaf is the best of both worlds. It's perfect for vegans but is in no way lacking on fruity flavour and is perfect if you're planning on hosting a high tea at home.

  • 100g sunflower oil
  • 400g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 150g treacle sugar
  • 8 dates, finely chopped
  • 7-8 bananas, mashed
  • 6tbs almond milk
  • 150g walnut pieces.
  • 80g dark chocolate pieces (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix flour, almonds, baking powder, sugar, and dates.
  3. Beat together the mashed bananas and oil. Then combine it with the flour mixture.
  4. Add the almond milk to loosen the mixture, fold in the walnuts and scrape mixture into a baking tin.
  5. Sprinkle on top the dark chocolate pieces.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes to an hour.
  7. Test with a skewer to make sure centre is cooked through.
  8. Cool down and take out of loaf. 
  9. Enjoy fresh and warm.