Welcome to The Banana Diaries!
My name is Brittany (Britt for short!), and thanks for stopping by my little kitchen space on the web! I’m a vegan food blogger, cake lover, runner, cat mama, cookbook author, food photographer, recipe developer, and creator behind The Banana Diaries. I live in Connecticut, but am actually moving to Florida in the Fall of 2021 with my partner and our kitties- I can’t wait for all of the new adventures!!
I’ve been baking since I was 10 years old, and experimenting with recipe development since I was 15. After college, I started The Banana Diaries as a creative outlet for me while working in my first job. I always loved to bake and make recipes, and was an avid reader of blogs when they first came about (my favorites were Sally’s Baking Addiction and Minimalist Baker 🙂 ). What first started as an Instagram page soon transformed into a full fledge blog at the beginning of 2019. As I transitioned into a fully vegan diet, so did my recipes. I’m a self-taught baker, and work to transform the traditional baking techniques into vegan ones, giving you the perfect dessert that’s undetectably vegan 😉 Now, vegan food tastes amazing, but we all know that anyone who doesn’t follow the vegan diet is skeptical. And my guess is that, like me, you have family members that aren’t entirely vegan.
So these recipes make family gatherings a bit easier 🙂 Actually, most of the time, my family is now requesting my recipes for their birthdays, weddings (yes, I’ve been making some vegan wedding cakes now!), graduations, and more!
The recipes you’ll find on The Banana Diaries are vegan dessert recipes: cakes, cookies, brownies, etc. But you’ll also find much more. Sometimes you’ll see a mix in of the occasional vegan comfort food and main dish that’s absolutely delicious. These recipes have been tested multiple times along with showing step-by-step photos so that you can achieve the some incredibly deliciousness that will leave your family and friends speechless!
About The Banana Diaries blog + recipes
What started just a healthy eating blog quickly transformed into a vegan baking blog, when I went fully transitioned into veganism (though I don’t like to label myself, I eat and live vegan). At the Banana Diaries, it is our goal to share the best dessert and baking recipes that are secretly plant-based. When I first transitioned into plant-based vegan baking, it was hard and complicated. I want to take the guess-work out of that, while also delivering recipes that taste just as good as their more traditional counterparts and have added benefits of being nut free, gluten free, grain free, etc.
While you might just be here for the vegan cookies, I would highly recommend reading through the actual post as well. Each post is jam packed with vegan baking tips that will ensure each recipe you make from the blog comes out as a showstopper.
Vegan baking recipes can look complex, they’re really not. Each recipe adheres to using simple ingredients that you can most often find in a pantry (especially a vegan one- check out this vegan pantry post here!).
It’s my goal to not only deliver an incredibly delicious recipe, but also show you that it doesn’t take much effort at all to make something look beautiful. After all, we eat with our eyes first!
These vegan recipes are easy to follow (I did say we’re taking the guess-work out of vegan baking!), and they’re designed to be shared; my favorite way to show love is to bake for someone, and I’ve gathered proof over the years that both kids and adults love these recipes, whether or not you have an allergy or a dietary restriction!
If my 80-year old Italian grandmother can fall in love with some of my vegan baked goods, you can be sure as heck anyone can.
First time reader? Check out these posts!
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If you’re a brand or business in search of freelance recipe development, a food photographer, or sponsorships, please visit my Work With Me page.
If you’re interested in hiring me as a food photographer and/or videographer, please visit Brittany Isabella Photography for my portfolio.