Easy Vegan Breakfast Banana Bread

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 2, 2009

Morning everyone!

TGIF! I must say it is a great feeling going into work and knowing that a weekend is right around the corner. :)

This morning my right foot was still sore, so I decided to take an off day from running. I am expecting my new 30-day Shred DVD to arrive today so I will probably do that tonight and make it a Cross training day.

I had such a fabulous & lazy morning. I love mornings when I don’t have to rush!

I made a delicious breakfast banana bread that I would like to share with you all. It was simple and a new swing for breakfast.

Easy Vegan Breakfast Banana Bread

  • 1/2 banana (I use black/brown ripe bananas from the freezer and then dethaw in microwave for maximum sweetness)
  • 1 Tbsp. Maranatha Raw Almond Butter
  • 2 Slices of whole grain bread
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • Garnish Light Butter spread and/or Pure Maple Syrup


1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Take 1 overly ripened banana and cut in half. I used a brown banana that was in the freezer. I prefer to use overly ripe bananas because they are extra sweet which means that you don’t need to use any sugar in this recipe. I slit a few holes in my frozen banana and put it in the microwave on defrost for a minute or two. It’s messy but it works in a time crunch!


2. Mash 1/2 a banana with 1 Tbsp. of raw almond butter or your favourite peanut butter. Add in 1/2 tsp nutmeg.


3. Spread over 2 pieces of bread. I used Ezekiel bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon.


4. Line baking sheet with tin foil for easy clean up. Bake in oven for 10 mins. at 375.



5. Spread with light butter or drizzle with pure maple syrup. I was out of syrup, so I had mine with some light butter. It tasted just like banana bread!




Pure wholesome deliciousness!


Serve with a spicy tea. I had Celestial Seasonings gingerbread spice tea.


This savory breakfast has just 280 calories (without any topping)


Here are a couple more quotes from the Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide book:

Brent Sinclair, Grayslake, Illinois says, “I tried not to look too far ahead. In the first week, that 20-miler near the end seems incomprehensible. But it doesn’t seem that bad 2 weeks after you’ve run 18 miles. What’s another 2 more right?”

Kousik Krishnan, Glenview Illinois says, “I learned not to push hard early in the program. Every long run could be run further. Every speed workout could be run faster. However, overly ambitious running can lead to overuse injuries and fatigue.”

See you this afternoon!

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Krista January 2, 2009 at 9:50 am

Great recipe idea!

When I freeze bananas, I always peel them and break them into chunks. I get totally grossed out by a defrosted banana that’s still in the peel. It’s more convenient, too!


VeggieGirl January 2, 2009 at 10:09 am

FABULOUS RECIPE!!! You know I love it :-D

Happy Friday!!


Sarah January 2, 2009 at 10:26 am

random question: can you or anyone recommend a good sports bra that really holds you in when running and that doesn’t cost $60? i’d rather spend the money on shoes….


Kerrie January 2, 2009 at 10:37 am

That looks terrific and I am heading out to get some groceries .. what exactly is Eikel bread? I am assuming the organic section of the grocery store? Both boys would love this! Thanks for sharing such wonderful and healthy ideas!


Sophia January 2, 2009 at 10:54 am

yum that looks awesome! I think some chopped almonds or walnuts with a sprinkle of coconut would make that PERFECT!


laughinglindsay January 2, 2009 at 10:55 am

I don’t usually comment about food but your toast looks BRUTALLY GOOD. Oh my gosh… you’ve done it to me this time!


Can’t stand it! Off I go to toast it up!


Mariposa January 2, 2009 at 11:00 am

what a great way to improvise on banana bread!!! it looks delish!


Mariposa January 2, 2009 at 11:02 am

Sarah: RE: sports bras… i found the Champion Sports Bras to be the best.. if you are not too big busted and can deal without underwire- the regular ones are a dream.. only 20 bucks (at the most..) at Target.. the more supportive Champion ones are around 30.. I found those at Macys..
I’m big busted, so I usually do a sports bra plus a tank with a “shelf bra” for extra support..


marafaye January 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Oh that bread looks great…
My sports bra was $40, Goddess brand, and amazing!


Melissa January 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm

I hope your video comes today!

Great easy recipe!

It is so true about 20 miles seeming absolutely impossible and then all of the sudden you add one mile a week and you are at 20 before you know it!


Kelly Turner January 2, 2009 at 1:56 pm

I dont know why but i only like green bananas- well green on the peel. too overipe, and I wont eat it :(

Kelly Turner


Raspberry Runner January 2, 2009 at 8:28 pm

you’re a genius! almond butter on bananas is my favorite way to eat almond butter, so i can imagine that this mixture warm and bubbly on on bread would be incredible! i’m trying this soon. thanks for the idea!


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