Nature’s Golden Treat

Nature’s Golden Treat

Bananas are Nature’s Golden Treat, with their sunny disposition and naturally sweet flavor. They stand as a universal symbol of wholesome goodness.

Beyond being a convenient snack, these golden wonders have found their way into an array of delightful desserts.

Join us on a journey as we peel back the layers of banana’s versatility. As we explore the unique richness it weaves in the world of sweet treats and our health.

Symphony of Sweet Possibilities

Humble Banana Bread:

Banana bread, with its comforting aroma and moist crumb, is a timeless classic.

Its simplicity is a testament to the harmonious relationship between ripe bananas, flour, and a touch of sweetness.

Whether enjoyed toasted or as a canvas for creative additions like nut butters or chocolate chips, banana bread is a universal crowd-pleaser. 

Here is an easy recipe for a wonderful Banana Bread flavored with Cacao and Pecans.

banana bread recipe

WFPB No-Oil Banana Bread

Plantaful Life Team
This WFPB banana bread is moist, flavorful, and free of added oils. It's a guilt-free treat that incorporates the natural sweetness of bananas and dates, along with the richness of pecans. Enjoy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 150 kcal


  • 2 Mixing Bowls Large and Small
  • 1 Sharp Knife
  • 1 Loaf Pan
  • Parchment Baking Paper


Bread Ingredients:

  • 3 Ripe Bananas Mashed
  • 1 Ripe Banana Sliced lengthwise.
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/2 Cup Date Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Cacao Powder
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract Or Powder
  • 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Pecans Chopped
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Pink Salt


Bread Instructions:

  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a loaf pan with parchment paper for an oil-free option.
  • Prepare the Wet Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, applesauce, date sugar, vinegar and vanilla extract. Mix well until the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Combine the Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, cacao powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay. Fold in the chopped pecans.
  • Transfer to the Loaf Pan: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.
  • Toppings: Add the two banana pieces cut lengthwise for visual appeal.
  • Bake:  Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool: Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely
  • Slice and Enjoy: Once cooled, slice and enjoy your delicious WFPB banana bread!


Nutritional Information Per Slice, assuming 12 slices

Calories: Around 150-200 calories per slice
Protein: 3-4 grams
Carbohydrates: 25-30 grams
Dietary Fiber: 3-4 grams
Fat: 6-8 grams
Sugars: 10-12 grams

Key Points to Note:

Calorie Variability: The size of bananas, the specific brands of flour and other ingredients, and the exact measurements can affect the overall calorie count. These estimates are based on common averages.
Serving Size: The estimate assumes the bread is cut into 12 slices, but this can vary based on how thick or thin you cut your slices.
Nutritional Content: The recipe is designed to be Whole Food Plant-Based, focusing on nutrient-dense ingredients. The fat content is mainly from natural sources like pecans.


Ensure your bananas are ripe for natural sweetness.
Adjust the date sugar quantity to your desired level of sweetness.
You can add a touch of cloves and cardamom for extra flavor.
Keyword WFPB No-Oil Banana Bread

Nature’s Golden Treat Delights

Frozen Delight: Banana Popsicles:

For a refreshing twist, frozen banana popsicles offer a cool and wholesome treat.

Simply blend ripe bananas with a hint of citrus juice, pour into molds, and freeze. These popsicles are not just a hit with kids but a guilt-free indulgence for all ages. Customize with a dip in vegan dark chocolate and a sprinkle of nuts for added flair.

Banana Chips a Crunchy Snack:

Dehydrated or baked, banana chips provide a satisfying crunch that satisfies the craving for something savory and sweet.

A healthy alternative to traditional snacks, banana chips showcase the fruit’s versatility and offer a delightful way to enjoy bananas on the go.

Tropical Banana Smoothie:

Embrace the tropics with a luscious banana smoothie.

Blend ripe bananas with almond milk, pineapple, and a splash of lime juice for a refreshing beverage that transports you to a sun-soaked paradise.

This smoothie is not just a drink; it’s a celebration of flavors that dance on the palate.

Banana A Morning Powerhouse:

Start your day with a burst of energy by whipping up a Banana Smoothie Bowl.

Blend ripe bananas with berries, greens, and a splash of almond milk.

Pour this vibrant mixture into a bowl and top with WFPB granola, nuts, and seeds for added crunch.

This delightful bowl not only satisfies your taste buds but also provides a nutrient-packed start to your day.

Banana and Nut Butter Toast:

Elevate your snacking game with a classic Banana and Nut Butter Toast.

Spread almond butter on whole grain toast and top it with sliced bananas.

This delightful combination balances the richness of nut butter with the natural sweetness of bananas, creating a snack that’s both satisfying and WFPB-friendly.

Banana and Oat Pancakes:

Transform your weekend breakfast into a WFPB feast with Banana and Oat Pancakes.

Blend ripe bananas with oats, a touch of baking powder, and a hint of vanilla.

Cook these pancakes on a griddle until golden brown.

Banana and Berry Parfait:

Impress your guests or simply treat yourself to a Banana and Berry Parfait. Layer sliced bananas with a mix of fresh berries and a dollop of WFPB coconut yogurt.

Repeat the layers until you’ve created a visually appealing parfait. Top with a sprinkle of chia seeds or chopped nuts for added texture.

This parfait is not just a dessert; it’s a celebration of simplicity and sophistication.

Frozen Banana Bites:

When the craving for something sweet strikes, reach for Frozen Banana Bites.

Dip banana slices in melted vegan dark chocolate and freeze until solid.

These bite-sized treats offer a satisfying blend of creaminess and crunch.

Keep a batch in the freezer for a delightful and WFPB-approved snack whenever the mood strikes.

Plantaful Life’s Past Banana Posts

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Interesting Facts on Bananas Part 2 – Plantaful Life

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These WFPB banana desserts are not only delicious but also easy to prepare. Making them perfect for a quick and healthy treat.

Feel free to customize these recipes to suit your preferences!


As we conclude our exploration of the many faces of Nature’s Golden Treat, let’s appreciate the simplicity and versatility of this humble fruit.

From the hearty banana bread, bananas have woven themselves into the fabric of our culinary experiences.

So, the next time you reach for a banana, consider the myriad ways it can bring a touch of bliss to your palate.

After all, in the world of desserts bananas are not just an ingredient; they are an invitation to savor the sweetness of life.

Please leave us a comment if you are looking for support on your wellness journey or have any questions about the benefits of a Plant Based Lifestyle.



Plantaful Life Team

Disclaimer: The information shared in this blog post and on our website is for educational and informational purposes only. We are here to inspire and support you on your plant-based journey. However, always prioritize your health and consult with your trusted healthcare provider for personalized advice. By using our website, you acknowledge and agree that you have read and understood this medical disclaimer. Additionally, you acknowledge the significance of seeking professional medical advice for your specific health needs.


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