Soy Milk and Banana Bread

This post contains two recipes, Banana Bread and Soy Milk.

Soy “Soya” milk Recipe

Soy milk is also known as soya milk in Nigeria. it’s extremely versatile and easy to make at home. All you need is clean soybeans and you are well on your way. Further processed soymilk is used in making Tofu aka “Wara soya”; the recipe can be found here.

  • 2 cups clean soy beans
  • Sugar  – to taste


  • In a large bowl, cover the soy beans with water. leave to soak for 10-12 hours
  • Remove the water and rinse out the beans
  • Pour the washed beans into a blender, add  in  cups of water. Blend until smooth
  • Sieve the mixture through a cheesecloth or local sieve , discard the chaff. Remove any excess foam
  • Set a large pot over medium heat, add the sieved mixture
  • Stir continuously until the milk starts to boil. boil for 10-15 minutes
  • Removed from heat and set aside to cool
  • Add sugar to taste . Serve cold

Banana Bread Recipe

This is my go to recipe for banana bread. I make some every time I have overripe bananas. It’s so easy and always a hit in my house. The decadent recipe works great as dessert, simply warm up a slice and top it with a scoop of icecream. yum yum.

Wet ingredients

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 Overripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup liquid milk

Dry Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1+ 1/2 cups all purpose flour (224gr)
  • 1/2 cup mix (Chocolate chips, nuts and or shredded coconut )
Banana bread ingredients
  • Preheat the oven to 325F
  • Mash up the banana until smooth, add in the other wet ingredients. combine
  • Thoroughly combine the dry ingredients
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined (resist the urge to overmix, it will make the bread tough)
  • Pour batter into a greased bread pan
  • Top the mixture with some more nuts, raisins or dried fruit if you desire
  • Bake  for  1 hour 15 minutes  or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean

Banana bread raw

Banana break cooked_9jafoodie_Nigeria

Serve the chilled soy milk with a side of Bread.


Healthy Variation.

Banana bread can make a very healthy breakfast food. The great thing is that you can make it ahead and simply grab and go. My healthy variation uses the same recipe as above with the following modifications:
– Remove 1/4 cup butter and replace with 1/4 cup yoghurt
– Substitute vegetable oil with coconut oil
– Only use 1/2 cup of sugar
– Add in 1 cup of ripe fruit or berries
– Add in another 1 cup oatmeal into dry ingredients
– Replace mix with 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Follow the same direction as above. Banana bread should be divided into 12 equal parts after baking. There will be ~225 calories per piece.
Banana bread - healthy

Healthy Banana Bread

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By |February 27th, 2011|21 Comments

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  1. […] just 3 simple steps. The process of making this is similar to soy milk, you can find that recipe HERE . If you dont live where you can easily source tigernut, feel free to substitute almonds in this […]

  2. Dee February 16, 2016 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Any chance you can post Agege bread recipe? ??????

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 16, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Mehnnn… that one na jamb question oh. I think there is a recipe on youtube, search there.

  3. Florence December 26, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Making this and just saw the healthy option. I will try it next time. Did not know you can add youghurt to your baking! Awesome.. thanks for all the tips.

  4. muobo September 13, 2015 at 5:48 am - Reply

    I have booked this site. I am about getting married. My hubby will hear it in food matter by the time I start sampling dishes from this site.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      hahahahhaha… start practicing before then oh.

      • Florence December 26, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

        Lol… practice is of essence! Lol

  5. asa June 22, 2015 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Hi my bread was hard, followed the steps religiously , what went wrong do I need to mix like it’s for cake till very soft and fluffy?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 23, 2015 at 7:30 am - Reply

      How was the consistency after mixing? you should only mix until the batter is combined, you shouldn’t mix till fluffy.

      • asa June 24, 2015 at 2:38 am - Reply

        It was kind of oily to me .everything mixed well. Got burnt (maybe the oven was set too high) and didn’t bake through to the centre, smh, trying again tonight. Wish me luck. The unpeeled moin moin was great though

  6. Bless December 4, 2014 at 8:51 am - Reply

    i love it

  7. Aghogho April 17, 2014 at 8:55 am - Reply

    plz i dnt knw how d soy beane look like, hw can i get it? tnx

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Google image will be very helpful… it looks just like beans but yellowish.

  8. Nwaimo December 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Just made banana bread with this recipe and this is the best i’ve made it, easy and straight forward. thanks

  9. Anonymous November 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Bread without yeast?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 1, 2013 at 9:47 am - Reply

      yes, do not not need yeast for banana bread.

  10. Ibifiri Kamson September 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    i really not a fan of soymilk, not sure i will ever be. but i am definetly a fan of banana bread. bring it on anyday anytime.

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