Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the Banana Diaries!
Here I share healthy plant-based dessert recipes that are good for your body, mind, and soul. You’ll find a mix of both deliciously indulgent and light plant based vegan dessert recipes, that are occasionally Paleo, gluten free, and even keto.
Oh, hi, that’s me!
My name is Britt, and I’m SO glad you’re here! For those of you whom I’m just meeting, I’m a recipe developer, content creator, videographer, and food photographer behind The Banana Diaries.
I started The Banana Diaries (originally as just an Instagram page!) a little while ago, way back in April 2017 when I saved up my money to leave my corporate job. That journey led me to growing my Instagram and managing several brand’s social media accounts, then finally realizing that I needed a real place to document all of my creations. And thus, The Banana Diaries was born!
Now, I just love making vegan recipes that bring positivity and good vibes to all who make them 🙂 t brings me great joy sharing these recipes with everyone and building a community around light, love, and gratitude!
When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m running by the beach, painting at my easel, working on my photography skills, meditating, collecting new crystals, and playing with my kitties (Nala + Kosmo, the best coworkers a girl could ever ask for!).
About the blog
What started just a healthy eating blog quickly transformed into a vegan baking blog. At the Banana Diaries, it is our goal to share the best 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.
About the recipes
While some of these 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 78-year old Italian grandmother can fall in love with some of my Paleo vegan baked goods, you can be sure as heck anyone can.
Banana Diaries Q + A
Favorite meal: dessert of course 😉
Spirit animal: some days, I feel it’s a lion, other’s it’s a wolf; I love both dogs and cats (but have 2 kitties of my own, and they are my pride and joy ha!).
Country I’d most like to live in: Italy, but England is a close second
Favorite show: The Office…anddddd the Great British Bake Off 😉
If I wasn’t a vegan food blogger: I’d either be a full time artist or somehow figure out a way to get onto the Great British Bake Off (although my British accent is horrid)
Least favorite vegetable: eggplant (I actually think I’m allergic because my throat closes up when I eat it…so that’s another reason not to like it I guess ha!)
Go-to dessert: ice cream- DUH!
One thing you don’t know about me: I studied linguistics for undergrad, and am fascinated by languages and how we communicate
Non-blog hobbies: running, binge reading about spirituality and quantum physics, painting, playing guitar, meditating, baking for my friends…okay, so I like to do a lot of things!
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If you’re interested in hiring me as a food photographer and/or videographer, please visit Brittany Isabella Photography for my portfolio.