Cooking with Manuela: Vegan Tofu Banana Bread

This vegan tofu banana bread is so moist and soft that you wouldn’t even guess that it’s made with no eggs nor dairy

This post is sponsored by Mori-Nu Tofu in collaboration with Dent Agency. All opinions are mine alone

Take a look at what I baked over the weekend. You might say this looks just like your usual, perfectly dense and moist banana bread loaded with crunchy walnuts. But noooo. Today I’ve got a special recipe for you. Even though this looks (and tastes) just the same, it’s a VEGAN tofu banana bread. Oh yeah, you heard me right. There are no eggs, no milk, no yogurt in this baby. What I used is a whole box of Soft Mori-Nu Silken Tofu and three extra large and extra ripe bananas to make this extra moist and extra tender sweet bread. 
Sorry, I just cannot stop myself from using this word. I’m just EXTRA excited after experimenting  with tofu in a dessert for the first time, and tasting how good this turned out. 

What I love the most about tofu is that it’s such a versatile ingredient. Not only can you sear it, crumble it or cube it to add to your favorite stir-fried dishes, soups or bowls. But it’s a heart-healthy vegetable protein that makes a great alternative for dairy and eggs in your baking and cooking.
Mori-nu Silken Tofu is low-fat, gluten-free, preservatives-free, and it doesn’t need refrigeration (until opened of course). You can read more about this tofu and discover some fun and interesting recipes here:

Now, let’s talk about this vegan banana bread. This recipe is really easy and takes maybe 15 minutes of your time to whip up (plus about an hour in the oven of course). All you need are a box of this silken soft tofu and three ripe and spotty bananas. Make sure the bananas are very ripe – the softer they are the sweeter they taste. 
You can mash them using a fork, or just like I did, a potato ricer. I used brown sugar (not regular) to give extra richness to the bread. And half cup of vegetable oil to give it a moist and tender texture. Fold in a cup of walnut or pecan pieces to give it a nutty flavor and a slight crunch. Just how I love it!

Here is my video recipe. I know you will want to try it too once you see how easy it is. Enjoy!


YIELD: 1 loaf, about 12 slices

    • 1 package (12 oz, 340 gr) Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, Soft
    • 3 large ripe bananas
    • 1 cup (200 gr) brown sugar, packed
    • 1/2 cup (120 ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 cups (300 gr) all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 cup (100 gr) chopped walnuts (or pecans)

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