Five Minute Friday {crowd}

We made our very first Vegan Banana Bread with *homemade* oat flour. It ended up being flat and dense, but tasted great! And not just in the this-tastes-good-for-a-vegan-recipe great, but in the Graham-and-Dave-kept-saying-yummy kind of great! With all my dietary restrictions right now, I am definitely making it again.

It is dairy-free, egg-free, and made with oats. {Bess can tolerate some wheat, but not much.} No cocoa, artificial sweeteners, soy, or caffeine. It meets all her allergy/intolerances and doesn’t taste like cardboard. Winner, winner, banana bread dinner!

  • 2 flax eggs {Mix 2 tbsp of ground flax with 6 tbsp of water. If I have time, I let it sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes.}
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 cups {before processing} of oats {put them in the food processor and turn them into ‘flour’}
  • 1/2 c. of sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 dash of cinnamon

Mix it all together. Pour into a pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool for 30 minutes. {Hahahahaha!} Slice and enjoy!

It still needs some tweaking, since I just basically threw a bunch of stuff in the mixer and then popped it into the oven. If you tweak it, please share your improvements {and flops} in the comments!

This was a crowd-pleaser at our Little House in the City.

And is there anything more precious in this entire world than a non-verbal little one praying over her snack? I argue that there is not…


“Sowwy, Daddy, but I ated all da banana bwead cuz it was so good and so yummy and I couldn’t keep some for you.”

“Mama, I’m pwacticing telling Daddy sowwy for no more banana bwead for him. Cuz I’m gonna eat it all!”


“Mama, it’s short like Adelaide!” Yes, yes it is…


Time’s Up…

Five Minute Friday

Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Be generous and leave an encouraging comment for the person who linked up before you. That’s the best part about this community.

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5 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday {crowd}

  1. David Ozab says:

    So do the oats make this gluten-free? A friend of mine is on a gluten-free diet and I’d like to share the recipe with her. Blessings from a fellow Five-Minute Friday (on Saturday) contributor!


    • Lyndse says:

      Hi David,
      Yes, it is gf if she uses oats that are marked gf. Most oats are cross-contaminated with wheat. By the way, I am excited to follow your blog…our daughter is non-verbal and has hypotonia. I look forward to reading your info on dysphagia and dyspraxia.



      • David Ozab says:

        My friend only buys GF, so this will work for her. Will pass it along. Glad to know another parent of a child with speech issues. Let’s keep in touch!


  2. looks like a yummy recipe, lyndse. thanks for sharing… thinking about trying it out myself and we aren’t gluten free. :-)


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