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Banana and Papaya Bread

Adding ripe papayas and macadamia nuts to a classic banana bread recipe makes for an extra delicious sweet treat.

8-10 Bread Slices

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Breads and MuffinsBreakfast Vegan

Updated: Wed, 04/04/2018 - 9:20pm


  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup papaya puree
  • ½ cup very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup whole spelt flour
  • ½ cup whole oats
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup ground toasted macadamia nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9"x5" bread pan with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil.
  2. Whisk the flax seeds with non-dairy milk. Let stand one minute.
  3. Whisk in remaining coconut oil, papaya, banana, and whisk until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl mix remaining ingredients - except for nuts. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and stir gently to combine. Fold in the nuts.
  5. Pour batter into baking pan, and bake for 45-55 minutes. Check for doneness using a toothpick. Let cool before slicing. Enjoy!