This vegan and gluten-free banana bread is quick & easy to make. It's important to use very ripe (brown) bananas. Enjoy for a quick breakfast (on the go) or as an in-between snack.
Preheat oven to 400° F (200° C) and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease with some (coconut) oil.
Combine flax seed meal with 6 tbsp of water and set aside.
Grind oats into flour using a blender or grinder.
Mash bananas with a fork in a big bowl. Add grated zucchini or carrot (if using). Then add oat flour, apple sauce, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and mix everything together. Finally fold in soaked flax seeds and walnuts (if using).
Evenly distribute dough in loaf pan and smoothen the top.
Halve banana lengthwise and gently press into top of dough.
Bake for 45-55 minutes and let cool completely afterwards.
Optional: Sprinkle banana on top of bread with sugar and heat with a blowtorch until sugar has caramelized.
Cut bread into slices and enjoy with some nut butter, jam or just as is.