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Apple Raisin Bread

Apple Raisin Bread

A traditional recipe turned on its head by using nut milk, mashed banana, and aquafaba.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35-45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50-60 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
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  • 2 cups Homemade Nut Milk or store-bought plant-based milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 banana, ripe, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour, whole wheat pastry or gluten-free
  • 3/4 cup sucanat
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine nut milk and apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Let sit for five minutes then stir in applesauce.
  3. In a second bowl, mix mashed banana and vanilla extract.
  4. In a third, large bowl, mix all other dry ingredients except raisins.
  5. Stir bowls of wet ingredients into bowl of dry ingredients, then fold in the raisins.
  6. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Gently remove from pan. Cool, slice, and serve.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.