Once I learned that Nick was allergic to eggs I did everything I could to modify recipes to remove eggs. One recipe that became a big hit with Nick was my egg free banana bread which I modified from a recipe for sour cream banana bread.
Egg Free Banana Bread
Nick has always been a picky eater. This meant that there was not only a lot of food that he wouldn’t eat, but when his egg allergy was at it’s peak there was a lot of food that he also couldn’t eat. Lunch was especially a struggle. I was able to get him to eat some fruits and vegetables for lunch, but that never seemed to filled him up.
That was when I first realized that I need to start modifying recipes so he could have more food to eat. Considering lunch was a meal of concern I decided to find a way to modify a bread recipe, and since he was such a big fruit fan I thought he might enjoy having banana bread for lunch. Nick ended up loving the egg free banana bread that I made for him, and I ended up making it for him all the time.
I was so happy with how the egg free banana bread turned out. The bread always comes out very moist, it tastes fabulous, and as a bonus it has a good shelf life. I would simply store it by just wrapping it in tin foil. That would help keep it nice and fresh for at least a good week. Which was good because that was usually how long it took Nick to eat a loaf up.
The modification was very easy and did not change the end product. In fact you would never be able to tell the difference between the original sour cream banana bread recipe and my egg free one. Besides the egg substitution the only real difference between the two recipes is that the egg free banana bread needs to bake for a little more time.
You may find that you need to make your own adjustments to the baking time. The original recipe says to bake the bread for one hour, but without the eggs that amount of time still left the bread a bit gooey. I found with my oven that I needed to bake the bread for an hour and fifteen minutes, but we all know that each oven cooks a bit differently. I would also leave it in the oven for an additional hour after the baking time to let the bread continue to bake while the oven cooled down. A good indicator that the bread is done is when it starts pulling away from the sides of the pan.
Here’s what you need to make Egg Free Banana Bread
- 1 cup of mashed bananas (this is usually works out to be 2 bananas)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 a cup of apple sauce (or one snack size cup)
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
How to Make Egg Free Banana Bread
While it does take a long time to bake making the banana bread is easy and it takes only a few minutes to whip together. The first thing you need to do to make it is to cream the butter, sugar, apple sauce, and vanilla.
Next you need to add in the bananas and sour cream and mix well. Then you’ll finish by mixing in all of the remaining dry ingredients.
Once every is all mixed together pour the mixture into a greased bread pan. Then bake at 350 for one hour and fifteen minutes. Then turn off the oven and leave the bread in there for one more hour.
Once you remove it the egg free banana bread from the oven take it out of the bread pan and let it set on a plate or cooling rack. It won’t be all that hot to the touch, but if you cut it too soon the slices can be a bit flimsy. I’d let it set for about 30 minutes, but I don’t really watch the time. I usually just let it set until I have some free time to come back and either cut up some for eating or to wrap it in tin foil until we’re ready to eat it
- 1 Cup Mashed Bananas
- 1 Cup Sugar
- ½ Cup Apple Sauce
- ½ Cup Butter
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- ½ Cup Sour Cream
- 11/2 Cup Flour
- 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
- ½ Tsp. Salt
- Cream butter, sugar, apple sauce, and vanilla.
- Add bananas and sour cream and mix well.
- Add dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into greased bread pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then turn off the stove and let the bread sit in the cooling stove for another hour.
Egg Free Cooking Resources:
- Bakin’ Without Eggs: Delicious Egg-Free Dessert Recipes from the Heart and Kitchen of a Food-Allergic Family by Rosemarie Emro
- The Allergy-Free Pantry: Make Your Own Staples, Snacks, and More Without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nuts by Colette Martin
- The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Meals: Dairy, Egg, and Nut Free Recipes for Every Day by Kelly Rudnicki
More Egg Free Recipes:
- Dairy & Egg-Free Rustic Meat Pie Recipe
- Egg Free Doughnut Recipe
- Egg Free Meatloaf: The Perfect Easy Meatloaf Recipe